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How to avoid recurrent vaginal yeast infection in women with rheumatic fever taking secondary prophylactic antibiotic a lifetime?

How to avoid recurrent vaginal yeast infection in women with rheumatic fever taking secondary prophylactic antibiotic a lifetime?

Probiotics: Our body has more good bacteria than normal cells. Antibiotics destroy the bad as well as these good bacteria. If you have to take antibiotics for life (i have never heard of that for rf) then you must take high quality high dose probiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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If a female has a vaginal yeast infection can the guy get it if she gives oral sex?

If a female has a vaginal yeast infection can the guy get it if she gives oral sex?

Unlikely: If a woman has a vaginal yeast infection, it is unlikly that a man will develop an infection regardless ot the type of sexual encounter. Most women have some yeast present vaginally. Yeast is considered an infection when a ph balance or change in balance of natrual flora leads to an overgrowth of yeast. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have sex and oral sex with a female vaginal yeast infection? Or could it spread?

Is it okay to have sex and oral sex with a female vaginal yeast infection? Or could it spread?

No, yes: Yes, it can spread to the mouth or penis. In addition, the damaged skin in the area is more prone to bleeding and a secondary bacterial infection. You should treat the infection first to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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26 yearold female, found 2have vaginal yeast infection.Is intense cleaning of the genital area(no douching)worsen the condition? Ideal cleaning method?

26 yearold female, found 2have vaginal yeast infection.Is intense cleaning of the genital area(no douching)worsen the condition? Ideal cleaning method?

Intense cleaning?: Intense cleaning of a woman's genital area is not a good idea! a gentle, normal amount of daily cleaning is fine. Intense cleaning can make things worse by roughing up all the surfaces, not to mention making a person very unhappy. ...Read more

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What can be used to treat vaginal yeast infection?

OTC yeast creams: Vaginal yeast infections are treated with over the counter yeast creams, such as monistat. See your doctor, however, if there is no improvement or worsening after treatment as there could be other infections occurring that mimic a yeast infection. ...Read more

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How do you treat vaginal yeast infection?

OTC meds: You can start first with the otc creams and suppositories. There will be a section at the drug store for this. However, if you've never had a yeast infection before, i'd recommend getting checked out by a doctor first just to confirm. Symptoms of yeast infections can also look like any number of other vaginal infections that could be more serious. ...Read more

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Could I have oral pills that treat vaginal yeast infection?

Yes: A physician could prescribe Diflucan which is an oral antifungal medication that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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Can you tell me some recommended products to treat vaginal yeast infection?

OTC meds: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, gynazole, femcare, Gyne-Lotrimin ; mycelex. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Yeast Infection (Definition)

Clinical illness due to a fungus which exists in a yeast form is the definition. Some fungi only form yeasts and some are dimorphic, having both a yeast stage and a stage in which they form a mesh-like network of a ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more