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What causes a yeast/staph infection in men?

What causes a yeast/staph infection in men?

Depends: In the genitals, its from the warm and moist environment. Over the counter antifungal creams are usually enough to cure them. In general, it's from the fungus (tinea or candida) and normal skin bacteria (staphylococcus) that are allowed to attack through a break in the skin or a disease (like diabetes, etc). ...Read more

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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 causes yeast infections in women?

What causes yeast infections in women?

Cool and Dry: Anything that increases moisture or heat in the vaginal area can increase your risk of yeast. Avoid the bathtub, wear cotton underware or none at all, avoid panty hose, skinny pants and staying in a wet swimsuit. Wear more skirts. Diet can help as well. Eating dairy with active, live cultures can help vaginal, bladder and colon health. Dannon, activia and greek yougurts as well as kefir may help. ...Read more

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What causes yeats infection in woman?

What causes yeats infection in woman?

Yeast infection: This is often predisposed to by use of antibiotics, steroids, underlying diabetes, immune deficiencies and sometimes simple changes in the normal organisms present in the vagina. ...Read more

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What are the symptooms/signs of a yeast infection and what is a yeast infection in a male?

What are the symptooms/signs of a yeast infection and what is a yeast infection in a male?

Sxs: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more

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What causes yeast infections in the vagina?

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Candida: Causative agent of vaginal yeast infections are candida species yeast, usually albicans. Treatment is with either topical antifungal or a single dose of systemic, such as fluconazole. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for a yeast infection cause frequent urination in a woman?

Is it unusual for a yeast infection cause frequent urination in a woman?

Yes: Yeast infection of the urinary bladder acts just like bacterial uti. Frequently, yeast causes both vaginitis with local irritation and itching along with bladder infection (UTI) with burning and frequency. ...Read more

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Tell me all symptoms of a yeast infection in women?

Tell me all symptoms of a yeast infection in women?

Discharge and itchin: The commest symptoms are ithching, discomfort and thich white cheesy discharge from vagina it can also sometimes cause pan or burning during urination or during sex. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection from oral sex from a male. Also does yeast infections cause it to raw in the vaginal area. ?

Can you get a yeast infection from oral sex  from a male.  Also does yeast infections cause it to raw in the vaginal area. ?

Oral sex and Yeast: It would be hard to get a yeast infection from oral sex. But not impossible. It would depend on your current state of health. If you have oral sex and your vagina was not in contact with the male then it cannot travel to there as well. ...Read more

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What causes a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: A yeast infection results from an overgrowth of yeast anywhere in the body. The growth of yeast is normally limited by our immune system and normal body bacteria. If there is a compromise in our immune system or when taking medications such as antibiotics or steroids, yeast can become so numerous that they cause infections, particularly in warm and moist areas of our body. ...Read more

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What causes a yeast infection?

What causes a yeast infection?

Many factors:: Warmth and moisture content of the skin surface. Remember, we all have "yeast" on our skin. A yeast infection represents an overgrowth of certain yeast species because of the above factors. But others include anti-microbial drugs, diabetes, weakened immune system. If prone to yeast infections, wear undergarments made of cotton, rather than artificial fibers, since cotton can be bleached! ...Read more

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Took a yeast infection test...positive. Can a yeast infection cause aches in your vagina?

What kind of test?: Vaginal yeast causes itching, irritation, and sometimes increased vaginal discharge; most affected women would not call it "aching". What kind of test was it? In a doctor's office or something you found on line? If the latter, I suggest you ignore it and see your doctor. Definitely should not have and should ignore tests for "systemic" yeast or candida, like a saliva or "spit test". ...Read more

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What causes a vaginal infection?

Bacterial imbalance: Vaginal infections can be caused by a variety of things. The loss of balance between "good" and "bad" bacteria can cause bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection. There are several other infections that are sexually transmitted, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomonas. ...Read more

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Having a bad herpes outbreak would that cause a bacterial infection in vagina?

Having a bad herpes outbreak would that cause a bacterial infection in vagina?

Yes possible: Yu could have added secondary bacterial infection , see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment , you will need antibiotics ...Read more

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What are symptoms of yeast infection in women in pregnancy?

What are symptoms of yeast infection in women in pregnancy?

Discharge and itchin: The commest symptoms are ithching, discomfort and thich white cheesy discharge from vagina it can also sometimes cause pan or burning during urination or during sex. ...Read more

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What causes a yeast infection after sex?

What causes a yeast infection after sex?

Yeast infections: are very common with or without sex. If you get them after sex, make certain that you empty your bladder soon after intercourse. Douching is not recommended. Adding probiotic foods to your diet like yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchee or aged cheeses can promote the growth of healthy bacteria. Recurrent yeast infections may occur in people with diabetes, so it's worth having that checked too. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between vaginal discharge and yeast infection discharge? Could a std cause a yeast infection?

Whats the difference between vaginal discharge and yeast infection discharge? Could a std cause a yeast infection?

STD vs yeast: No STD causes yeast infections. Usually vaginal yeast infections cause no discharge, or only a slight amount, usually white and thick. The main symptoms of yeast are itching, irritation, and sometimes redness of the labia, vaginal opening, etc. There are many causes of vaginal discharge, including STDs. Since you ask about STDs, probably you suspect you may be at risk, so get tested. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a male yeast infection?

What are the symptoms of a male yeast infection?

Penile itching: penile redness, irritation and itching may be a sign of penile candidiasiss. ...Read more

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What could be causes of vaginal itching besides an STD or a yeast infection?

What could be causes of vaginal itching besides an STD or a yeast infection?

Varies: There are a number of conditions other than yeast infections and std's that can cause vaginal itching including allergic reactions to soaps, perfumes, and laundry detergents as well as medical conditions such as lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, padget's disease of the vulva, dysplasia, and cancer. If you have persistent symptoms, it may require a biopsy for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes yeast infections in women?

Cool and Dry: Anything that increases moisture or heat in the vaginal area can increase your risk of yeast. Avoid the bathtub, wear cotton underware or none at all, avoid panty hose, skinny pants and staying in a wet swimsuit. Wear more skirts. Diet can help as well. Eating dairy with active, live cultures can help vaginal, bladder and colon health. Dannon, activia and greek yougurts as well as kefir may help. ...Read more

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I'm a 22 year old female with two children ..I have a yeast infection.. Can yeast infections cause bumps ?

Yes: Yeast will often cause small to moderate red papules but these are usually confined to moist genital regions. ...Read more

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I am female, over 60/concerned that the fleshy part of my external urethra is a bright red. What causes this? I do not have a UTI or yeast infection.

I am female, over 60/concerned that the fleshy part of my external urethra is a bright red. What causes this? I do not have a UTI or yeast infection.

May be a caruncle...: What you described most likely represents the occurrence of urethral caruncle - a 0.5-1 cm papular lesion from protrusion of posterior aspect of urethra, which is benign & usually asymptomatic, occurs to menopausal women, and requires no Rx, but occasionally still needs some Rx to shrink it or remove or biopsy it. Detail? Ask urologist timely. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for a yeast infection cause frequent urination in a woman?

Yes: Yeast infection of the urinary bladder acts just like bacterial uti. Frequently, yeast causes both vaginitis with local irritation and itching along with bladder infection (UTI) with burning and frequency. ...Read more

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Would a brand new hot tub only used by me- still potentially cause infections such as uti or yeast infection in a woman?

Yes: it is the soap and salts that cause it not the bathtub. Also the length of time you spend in it. Long soaks can kill goid bacteria in your vagina therefore causing yeast infections. ...Read more

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What causes a yeast infection?

Many factors:: Warmth and moisture content of the skin surface. Remember, we all have "yeast" on our skin. A yeast infection represents an overgrowth of certain yeast species because of the above factors. But others include anti-microbial drugs, diabetes, weakened immune system. If prone to yeast infections, wear undergarments made of cotton, rather than artificial fibers, since cotton can be bleached! ...Read more

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I've done quite a lot of research on how to cure yeast infection in women with little or no hope. Has anyone got a way out for me?

I've done quite a lot of research on how to cure yeast infection in women with little or no hope. Has anyone got a way out for me?

See your doctor: Which md gave the diagnosis to begin with? If that doctor diagnosed it to be yeast then she will treat it. There are a great many books that describe all sorts of generalized symptoms that most people have had in their life and call it yeast. If that is the basis of your diagnosis it is time to see a physician. Find out if you have anxiety or are experiencing depression. ...Read more

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What causes a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: A yeast infection results from an overgrowth of yeast anywhere in the body. The growth of yeast is normally limited by our immune system and normal body bacteria. If there is a compromise in our immune system or when taking medications such as antibiotics or steroids, yeast can become so numerous that they cause infections, particularly in warm and moist areas of our body. ...Read more

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Tell me all symptoms of a yeast infection in women?

Discharge and itchin: The commest symptoms are ithching, discomfort and thich white cheesy discharge from vagina it can also sometimes cause pan or burning during urination or during sex. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of yeast infection in women?

What are common symptoms of yeast infection in women?

Irritation: Most women will have discharge, redness, swelling , irritation and intense itching. Some of these symptoms may be less intense if the yeast is limited to the vulva (or outer area of the vagina). ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor a yeast infection in women?

Remedies: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a yeast infection avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5.Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after >>. ...Read more

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What are the effective ways to take care of yeast infection in women?

Options: If this is your first possible yeast infection or if you are not sure if you have a yeast infection – see your physician. If over the counter meds don’t work that would be another reason to see your physician. Your physician could prescribe Diflucan (fluconazole) which is an oral antifungal medication that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). Another option is a vaginal cream. ...Read more

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Please explain the difference in yeast infection in women and bactria infection? Not sure which one i had. 3 weeks hat clumpy disharge now thick white

Med eval.: This sounds like a possible yeast infection. Is there redness, itching, or pain? If this is your first possible yeast infection, it is best to see your doctor for accurate diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes a yeast infection after sex?

Yeast infections: are very common with or without sex. If you get them after sex, make certain that you empty your bladder soon after intercourse. Douching is not recommended. Adding probiotic foods to your diet like yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchee or aged cheeses can promote the growth of healthy bacteria. Recurrent yeast infections may occur in people with diabetes, so it's worth having that checked too. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of yeast infection in women during menopause?

What are the symptoms of yeast infection in women during menopause?

Discharge , itching: The symptoms are usually the same for menopausal women as premenopausal women. These include irritaton, swelling, redness, discharge and usually intense itching. ...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