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Doctor insights on: What Does A Vaginal Yeast Infection Look Like

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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 untreated, does a vaginal yeast infection affect other parts of the body?

If untreated, does a vaginal yeast infection affect other parts of the body?

An untreated vaginal: Yeast infection will not, but sometimes you can have yeast in other parts of your body also like the GI tract, u can get otc creams to treat vaginal yeast if they do not work then u need to see your gyn for a culture and a stronger script med. Read more

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Does a vaginal yeast infection can cause a small pimples above the urethra?

Does a vaginal yeast infection can cause a small pimples above the urethra?

Satellites?: Yeast infections can cause a red rash with "satellite" lesions extending from the main rash. The small pimples you describe could be "satellites". Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a vaginal yeast infection?

Symptoms: The most common symptoms are a thick, white vaginal discharge with itching or irritation. The diagnosis is made by examining the discharge under the microscope and seeing the yeast. Read more

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What natural methods can I use to get cure a vaginal yeast infection?

Natural approaches: 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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Is it normal for me to have a vaginal yeast infection? How long it will recover? I never had a sex partner and I am 23..

Yeast: Yeast infections are very common. You will recover quickly when you use the right medication. There is no connection between being sexual or not and having a yeast infection. Read more

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I have a vaginal yeast infection and I scratched now I have cuts is there anything I can use to heal the cuts that doesn't burn? Like neosporin?

I have a vaginal yeast infection and I scratched now I have cuts is there anything I can use to heal the cuts that doesn't burn? Like neosporin?

Yeast fissures: Yeast itself can result in superficial fissures ("cuts"), which can start with trauma from scratching. But the problem is the yeast itself, not an infection that would respond to neosporin or any other cream. Just continue your yeast treatment; they will heal quickly. But ask your doctor or clinic about alternate treatment if all yeast symptoms aren't clearing up after 5-6 days. Read more

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I have a vaginal yeast infection is it okay to have sex using a condom?

I have a vaginal yeast infection is it okay to have sex using a condom?

Yeast infection: IIt is OK to have sex when you have a yeast infection. What's really at stake is your comfort — intercourse might be uncomfortable, if you have an active vaginal infection. Sex will not make the infection clear more slowly. Read more

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What can I use to treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Anti fungal: You can use an otc medicine like monistat. If that doesn't work, see your doctor for a prescription anti fungal medicine. Read more

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If I focused on treated a vaginal yeast infection internally with pills, can I cure it?

Diflucan (fluconazole) can be: Very effective in the treatment of yeast infections. It is a prescription medication. Read more

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I'm scared to death that I'll have a vaginal yeast infection forever one day due to a resistant yeast. Should I be worried?

Not likely: Unless a person has other health problems that suppress immune system (uncontrolled diabetes, HIV, cancer) making them prone to resistant yeast, the situation you are concerned about would be very unlikely. Read more

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How do I prevent penicillin from giving me a vaginal yeast infection?

Tell your Doctor: Your health care providers need to know that you are getting yeast infections after antibiotics, specifically the PCN, so they can give you a prescription for a medication that can prevent it from happenning again. Some patients benefit from using OTC monistat at the end of treatment with antibiotics or when they start having first signs of discomfort. However, some will need prescription med. Read more

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I'm getting rid of a vaginal yeast infection, what causes it and what to do?

Fungus among us: A yeast infection occurs due to changes in the vaginal pH (acidity/alkalinity scale). They occur more frequently in diabetics, and frequent douchers who alter the pH by washing out the bacteria that stabilizes the vaginal pH. Read more

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What's the quickest way to get rid of a vaginal yeast infection? Since it's sunday, docs offices aren't open and i'd like to clear it up asap.

Medication: There are many many over the counter yeast medications available at any pharmacy. Head to your closest one and find the aisle with vagisil, monistat and all the other brands. Choose your favorite brand and problem solved. Read more

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How can you treat a vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast: 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 of fermenting ...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