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Dr. John Landi
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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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What can I do for a yeast infection after already trying fluconazole?

Make sure it's Yeast: Fluconazole can fail in up to 15% of true yeast infections. If you haven't been tested by your doctor this needs to be done first after failed treatment. You may have a bacterial infection that needs a different treatment. If it is yeast, terconazole cream may be more effective and, although a bit messier, has a lower failure rate. ...Read more

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What can I do for a yeast infection in pregnancy?

OTC preps and yogurt: Monistat or gynelotrimen are safe. Strongly recommend taking a lot of pro-biotics like yogurt, kefir, kambu-cha, as well. Stay away from sugar and simple carbohydrates. Even fruit in excess is a source for feeding yeast. ...Read more

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So what can I do to prevent yeast infection? Does washing a feminine products everyday will do?

Good hygiene: Good hygiene is most important in avoiding diseases. Fungal vaginitis is most often encountered after use of antibiotics due to death of the good bacteria that checks the growth of the yeast. So if there is no need for antibiotics, don't take any. ...Read more

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¿what can I do, ? I have yeast infection for two weeks and oral thrush for a week

¿what can I do, ? I have yeast infection for two weeks and oral thrush for a week

See your dr soon: You definitely will want to see your doctor very soon. For you to have used infections and oral thrush, you need to have your immune system evaluated further. You may need to consult with an integrative physician to get their recommendations to evaluate your nutritional status, lab values, stressors, and to see how you can support your intestinal system better by staying away from sugars and starches. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can I do about reoccurring yeast infections caused by sex?

Yes: Can be that your are not fully treated, or getting re-infected by your partner (s) who should also be treated. Use condoms till the issue is resolved. May not be yeast but another type of infection. White cottage cheese discharge is typical of yeast. Fish odor discharge can from a bacterial infection. Sometimes an allergic reaction to condoms can doe this, even sperm can cause a reaction ...Read more

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What else can I do for a yeast infection? I've done Monistat cloitrimazole diflucan (fluconazole) and probiotics and only 75% better

Depends: Chronic yeast can indicate higher sugar levels, resistant yeast or too much acidity from diet, stress, medications Consider getting your sugar levels checks, a culture of the yeast to confirm how to treat it, manage stress, continuing or changing the probiotics to something stronger, eating a more alkaline diet and using pH drops to improve acid/base balance ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my yeast infection?

What can I do to treat my yeast infection?

Tx: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work ? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal). ...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


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