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What Causes Frequent Topical Yeast Infections
Please respond! If i have yeast infection possibly (not std) and i use topical yeast medication and it's not yeast infection, will that cause one?
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
If something is wrong with my thyroid could it be causeing me to have yeast infection that won't go away.
Not related : Thyroid disease and yeast infections are not related. Neither of these should be hard problems for your doctor to fix. Get your thyroid levels checked. Try and over the counter yeast cream. If you have already tried that gave your doctor run tests to confirm that the infection is in fact yeast and not something else. ...Read more
I have small red patches on my tongue, but they don't cause pain. Could a yeast infection have anything to do with getting these?
Several factors: Several factors can cause a yeast infections- 1. Local balance of normal flora is disrupted, typically from the recent use of antibiotics; 2. Impaired immunity- this may be due to steroid use or having other illnesses such as diabetes or hiv; 3. Misdiagnosis of symptoms in the absence of yeast from testing- adverse drug effects can be mistaken as a yeast infection. ...Read more
Yeast sites vary: Yeast infections usually occur in the oral passages, vagina, foreskin and penis, and in the skin where there are creases( armpits, groin, breasts). Taking antibiotics kills the good bacteria allowing the yeast to grow. High blood sugar and taking cortisone type medications also favor yeast growth. Yeast can be transmitted during sexual actvity as well. Warm moist areas favor yeast growth. ...Read more
Candida (overgrowth): Candida is the usual cause of yeast infections in a person. Candida is always in or on our bodies, in small amounts that are invisible. Candida lives with us, normally. It causes symptoms if it invades into parts of our bodies where candida is not supposed to go, or it causes symptoms if it is indeed staying where it should but is overgrowing in large amounts (such as with oral or vaginal thrush). ...Read more
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