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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?

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?

No: A topical yeast medication, when used on a skin rash that is actually not a yeast skin rash, will not cause a yeast skin infection... because the topical yeast medication blocks yeast growth. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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 something is wrong with my thyroid could it be causeing me to have yeast infection that won't go away.

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

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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?

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?

Tongue: many things can cause it. They include yeast, local trauma, thyroid issues and low b12. See an ENT for a culture and some blood tests ...Read more

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What can cause a yeast infection?

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

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What is yeast infection caused by?

What is yeast infection caused by?

Candida: It is caused by one of several fungi of the genus candida. The most common is candida albicans. There are other types of yeasts that do not cause vaginal infections but do cause infectons elsewhere such as the blood. ...Read more

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What is a yeast infection caused from?

What is a yeast infection caused from?

Immunocom: Immunocompromised patients and patinets on antibiotics, may also result from xerostoma and poorly fitting dentures and partials. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes you to get a yeast infection?

Please tell me what causes you to get a yeast infection?

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

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What causes yeast infections?

What causes yeast infections?

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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Can replens cause yeast infection?

Can replens cause yeast infection?

Vaginal candida: This vaginal moisturizer will not cause yeast infection, but by altering the acidity and other features of the normal vaginal tissues it may potentially increase the likelihood that yeasts (candida albicans) may grow out. ...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