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What Happens If A Yeast Infection Doesnt Clear Up
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
No: There are all sorts of " microorganisms" - ie "bugs" that live in, on or around us and that occasionally cause infections. One major type of microorganism is yeast, another is bacteria, a third is virus, a fourth is parasite and several others. T treatments for one type of microorganism generally wont be effective against another. An antiyeast or antifunagl medication wont help against bacteria. ...Read more
What does it mean if the lab test confirmed yeast infection but it really doesn't seem like a yeast infection?
Depends: It could be an early infection, a false positive result (meaning the test is positive, but you do not have the infection), or an atypical presentation of yeast infection. It is hard to say without actually evaluating you in person. If in doubt, you can always wait and repeat the test, or get treated. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Tx: You can be treated for both simultaneously. ...Read more
I have otitis externa.. Is it normal to see the gunky stuff keep coming out after using the ear drops? Does that mean it's getting rid if the infectio
Drip Drip Drip Drip: I thought you didn't want to do that! Changed your mind,huh?Well,where do you expect all that stuff to go?Out your nose?Very little will get absorbed in that tiny canal;what's left should drip out eventually.If it didn't I'd wonder if you had a sponge stuck up in there.As it gets better the amount will decrease.If not, then it's probably not getting better and you should see your doc for a recheck ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a urinary track infection & does it hurt.? If so, where at?. & does it effect your discharge?. What can I take to clear it up
UTI SYMPTOMS: The symptoms of urinary tract infection are 1frequency and urgency of urination2burning and pain during micturition 3blood in urine 4pain or discomfort in middle of lower abdomen where bladder is located 5 if infection is higher up in the kidney you may get flank pain6 fever in some cases some time there may be UTI without any symptoms, called asymptomatic uti. ...Read more
What does it mean if white pus like cottage cheese comes out your vagina but doesn't hurt or itch is that a pregnancy symptom?
Vaginal Discharge.: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Discharge with pregnancy is usually milky ; white but is not diagnostic of pregnancy. If you have missed your period take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more
Get it checked: If you are indeed having recurrent documented yeast infections, you should be evaluated to make sure you don't have diabetes or other conditions that may be compromising your immune system. If you have frequent yeast infections, you may be best served by periodic prophylactic treatment in order to suppress these infections. ...Read more
Ways to prevent yeast infection or a bacterial infection at your vagina? Does it help if i don't wear underwear when i sleep or does it make it worse?
Does not matter: Maintaining a healthy vaginal flora and ph is the best way to avoid overgrowth with unwanted bacteria, like yeast or a mix of anaerobic bacteria, that cause bacterial vaginosis. You should avoid vaginal douches and what often helps are otc vaginal ph balancing gels. They come in packs of single applicators and you get them most of the time in supermarkets, next to the tampons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncertain.: Some say the lemon juice can be poured over a ringworm infection to treat it. I do not know if it is effective or not. It will likely tingle. One home remedy for treating ringworm is to rub the affected area of skin with a slice of lime dipped in salt (over the pulpy portion). Rub in & follow by rinsing. I can not speak to effectiveness of this approach. ...Read more
How does the yeast infection look on a man? Was it a yeast infection if it disappeared in 3-4 days with clotrimazol?
Possible: Yeast infections often look similar on men. Typically it is a burning and signficant pain in the groin. My experience has been yeast tends to be more likely to involve the scrotum and burns and hurts more, and other fungi tend to itch. In either way both tend to improve quickly with Clotrimazole so it is certainly possible this was the case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Staph: Staphylococcal disease of the skin usually results in a localized collection of pus, known as an abscess, boil, or furuncle, depending upon the exact type of lesion that is present. The affected area may be red, swollen, and painful. Drainage or pus is common. When staph is in the blood (bacteremia or sepsis), it can cause high fevers, chills, and low blood pressure. ...Read more
Neutral: I don't know about good or bad. The discharge just means your body is dealing with something, in this case an infection. Your body's white cells and perhaps the yeast itself are adding up to the discharge you see. It's showing you that you need to see your physician -- especially if over the counter anti-fungal medicines have not helped. ...Read more
I have a wet white/yellow discharge with a foul smell. Is it STD related? Will it go away? What is it?
Get tested for STDs: I assume you're female per your profile, not male as suggested by username. You mention STD, so I assume you think you're at risk (new partner, no condom, etc). Your symptoms are suspicious for trichomonas (an STD). Bacterial vaginosis, sometimes but not always sexually acquired, also is possible. So are gonorrhea and chlamydia. You need to be professionally evaluated in person for STDs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Around my vagina is getting dry, white discharge coming out the vagina, doesn't itch or stink. Can it be a yeast infection? What should I take?
Maybe: If you have an abnormal discharge and you are uncertain of the cause, you should not blindly treat it. There are many possible causes. Therefore, go get checked by a GYN to get a definitive diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more
I have a white almost wet chalk-like discharge. It doesn't smell and it doesn't itch down there either.. What is wrong with me?
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