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Do you need to treat yeast in gut to keep from getting vaginal yeast infections from coming back?

Do you need to treat yeast in gut to keep from getting vaginal yeast infections from coming back?

No.: Yeast in gut has no relationship to vaginal yeast infections. Recurrent yeast infections should be evaluated by your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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How do I prevent from getting yeast infection or bacterial infection in my vagina?

How do I prevent from getting yeast infection or bacterial infection in my vagina?

Question unclear: Are you getting these? Or do you just want to prevent the possibility? Stop taking Keflex and this will reduce the risk of candidiasis. Bv is not likely to occur unless some change in the acidity or other environmental changes in your vaginal secretions. Doubt you can prevent this from occurring. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference from BV or yeast infection?

How do I tell the difference from BV or yeast infection?

BV & yeast infection: Typically, BV gives you a thin, gray vaginal discharge with a bad fishy odor. Candidiasis or yeast infection gives you a thick, white cottage cheese- like vaginal discharge. You should get tested for them to find out what you have as the appearance of your vaginal discharge does not confirm the diagnosis and you could have both or more (trichomonas, chlamydia, gonorrhea, etc.). ...Read more

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What does a bacterial infection come from ?

What does a bacterial infection come from ?

Wrong place ; time: Bacteria are everywher. They protect us from bad bugs by crowding them out or not allowing them to take hold; produce bacteriocidal compounds; help us digest food ; make essential vitamins for us. Unfortunately some bugs are not 'friendly'. If our immune system isnt intact (skin breakdown, chemo, poor nutrition, burns, immune diseases) these bad bacteria overcome our immune system and attack us. ...Read more

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How do you get yeast infection in mouth from food?

How do you get yeast infection in mouth from food?

NO: Yeast is a normal resident in the mouth but becomes problematic if it "over" grows. ...Read more

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What can happen if i cannot get rid of vaginal yeast infection?

What can happen if  i cannot get rid of vaginal yeast infection?

Irritation: If over the counter agents are not working, see your ob/gyn for more help. There may be other problems leading to the infection or a resistant strain of yeast. Most yeast infections are self limited. ...Read more

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Should constant yeast infections worry me? Everytime I have sex with my boyfriend i seem to get a yeast infection. I have used the yeast infection kits that help get rid of the infection but they come back.

Chronic Yeast : Diabetes and abnormal glucose tolerance or Insulin resistance are major risk factors for recurrent yeast infections. Oral contraceptives are also a risk factor. Patients infected with HIV are only at risk if their cd4 counts are less than 100. Chronic antibiotic therapy can also be a risk factor for recurrent yeast infections. See your doctor for help. ...Read more

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I keep getting yeast infections. What can I do to stop from occurring?

I keep getting yeast infections. What can I do to stop from occurring?

Probiotics: Anything that causes irritation to the vaginal tissue can cause a shift in the normal flora. This includes intercourse, bike riding, bubble baths, and even nylon vs cotton underwear. Probiotics and/or yogurt with active cultures can help rebalance. Consider being checked for medical conditions such as diabetes if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a yeast infection and do they eventually go away?

Itching: Itching is the most common symptom of a yeast infection. It typically goes away with an antifungal like monistat or a store brand generic equivalent. Sometimes the vulva and vagina can become red and tender and painful. Discharge can be thick and cottage-cheesy, or it can be thin and white, the type and color of discharge doesn't always indicate a yeast infection, but itching and redness does. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of yeast infection be just discharge? And what kind if yogurt will get rid of yeast infection?

Yes and No: You can have discharge as the only manifestation of vaginal yeast infection, although this is a little unusual. See a gynecologist and be examined. No, would not rely upon yogurt to rid yourself of a yeast infection. Your gynecologist can explain this to you when you visit them. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you distiguish bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, and UTI from each other?

How do you distiguish bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, and UTI from each other?

UTI: A urine culture will tell if its a uti. A physical exam and vaginal exam can differentiate yeast from bv. ...Read more

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What else can I do to help the fluconazole get rid of my yeast infection?

What else can I do to help the fluconazole get rid of my yeast infection?

Probiotics: Try taking probiotics, decreasing sugar intake, increasing good area circulation to your vaginal area (loose clothing, cotton underwear, sleeping without underwear at night), don't ever douche, don't use products near your genitals that have perfumes or deoderants in them. No talcum power there, either. Cornstarch is ok. ...Read more

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What causes yeast infections to come back every 5 months?

Try a new diet: Some women are just prone to yeast infections. You need to wear cotton undies, not just cotton in the crotch. You need to shower after you work out. There is a diet in a book called the yeast connection which can be very helpful. It is perfectly safe to use over the counter anti yeast medication like monistat whenever you get a yeast infection. The 7 night works best. ...Read more

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What are some things i can buy to cure a yeast infection?

See your doctor: Your doctor will have to do some special tests to the discharge to make a specific diagnosis and treatment recommendation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of vaginal yeast infection and how do you cure it?

Itching, thick white: Vaginal discharge are most common symptoms, can also cause vaginal pain with sex. Can be cured using Miconazole or Clotrimazole cream or vaginal suppositories (inserts). ...Read more

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I think I have vaginal candidiasis aka yeast infection. What are the steps needed to get rid of this?

I think I have vaginal candidiasis aka yeast infection. What are the steps needed to get rid of this?

C Ur GYN 4 Rx: There r vaginal suppositories 4 this. Used 2 b by rx only but may b otc now. Check with ur gyn 1st, then pharmacist. In mouth it is thrush. ...Read more

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I have chronic vaginal fungal infection. What can I do to prevent this not coming in long term?

I have chronic vaginal fungal infection.  What can I do to prevent this not coming in long term?

Many: See a doctor to check for immune or hormonal condition. Be checked for drug resistant yeast. Avoid diets high in sugar, cotton underwear or no underwear. Avoid thongs. Adding healthy bacteria in diet: probiotics, yogurt, raw apple cider vinegar. Luvana or rephresh to regulate vaginal ph. Boric acid suppositories. Gently douching with 1/2 tsp baking soda/water. Apply gentian violet. Meds. ...Read more

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How come i get so many urinary tract infections?

How come i get so many urinary tract infections?

UTI risks: The most common reasons center around issues of hygiene and hydration status. Make sure these things are optimized, and then review with your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to control the discharge from having a yeast infection?

Treat the infx: Unfortunately, the best way to control any yeast infection d/c is to treat the infection. There are over the counter creams and rx pills that can help. Severe infections with creamy discharge may require a pad to help the discharge. ...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