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Clear drainage slow drips out of R nare docs say due to allergies. Now having odor, like vaginal secretions - healthy not yeast smell what is that?

Clear drainage slow drips out of R nare docs say due to allergies. Now having odor, like vaginal secretions - healthy not yeast smell what is that?

Single nare drainage: Commonly fowl smelling unilateral nasal drainage may indicate some obstructing lesion or infection rather than allergies. May consider a second opinion or ENT ...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


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What is the cause of vaginal yeast?

What is the cause of vaginal yeast?

Causes: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more

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What is superimposed vaginal yeast? And how do you cure it?

What is superimposed vaginal yeast? And how do you cure it?

Second infection...: Likely, you are referring to a seocndary infection that occurs after treatment has been initated for an infection such as a urinarybtract infection. The treatment usually involves antibiotics that disrupt the normal balance of bacteria in your vagina, causing a change in the ph of the environment that allows yeast to grow. A dose of Fluconazole should do the trick (drug is by prescription only). ...Read more

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What do you recommend for vaginal yeast when the anti-fungal medicine was not effective enough?

Yeast infection: If anti-fungal cream is not working, we usually resort to the oral tablets. Fluconazole 150 mg. Just one dose. Can repeat in 1 week if any symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of recurring vaginal yeast infections?

What are the causes of recurring vaginal yeast infections?

Several: Antibiotic use most common, sometimes illness, more likely in summer/ hot weather. Illness can as well. Injury, some chemicals (ie spermacides in some), diabetes, non breathing clothing can all contribute. ...Read more

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After a round of antibiotics I came down w/a vaginal yeast infctn, normal. Treated w/single dose oct trtmt, but 4 days later symptoms remain?

After a round of antibiotics I came down w/a vaginal yeast infctn, normal. Treated w/single dose oct trtmt, but 4 days later symptoms remain?

Go back....: If you still have symptoms after initial treatment then please go back to the doctor and get re-evaluated; there may be something else going on here. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a resistant form of vaginal yeast. Terconazole and fluconazole didn't help. Is there another medicine I should ask my Dr. about?

Several choices: There are several options for vaginal yeast resistant to the azole drugs. Ask your doctor about nystatin, flucytosine, and the group of drugs called echinocandins (e.g. caspofungin, micafungin). Also, boric acid vaginal capsules often are effective (over the counter or prepared by the pharmacy -- get advice from pharmacist). Good luck! ...Read more

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Causes of vaginal yeast infection?

Causes of vaginal yeast infection?

Overgrowth of yeast: Occurs after antibiotics, or associated with diabetes. Treatable with over the counter products such as gyn lotrimin or micatin (miconazole). ...Read more

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Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more