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What helps to cure a yeast infection?

Antifungal meds: There are over the counter yeast medications such as Monistat that can help. There are also prescription creams that help treat a broader spectrum of yeast (there are more than one strain that can cause infection), or the Diflucan (fluconazole) pill. ...Read more

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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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What is a yeast infection?

Fungus: It is an infection by a fungus called candida. It can occur vaginally, orally or any place warm and moist ( diaper area, skin folds). Commonly happens if you've been on antibiotics or have an immune system problem, ...Read more

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What kind of soap is good to help with a vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast Infections: It is best to take showers instead of a tub bath. Use neutrogena liquid cleanser or cetaphil cleanser. Neither are soap. Use hand held spray to rinse area well. Wear cotton underwear. Wear loose clothing so air can circulate. Use hair dryer to dry area as often as needed. Always request med for yeast and take/use during the time you are on antibiotics in order to prevent. ...Read more

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What will cure a yeast infection for good?

??For good ??: Unfortunately yeast spores are around us every day & are estimated to comprise 5% of the dry weight of your stool. It is unlikely that you could rid yourself of this material for any more than a brief period. It is the conditions of moisture & skin irritation that allows the spores of yeast to cause an infection. Those predisposed must remain vigilant & treat early to reduce impact on your life. ...Read more

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What is a worse infection to have, a bladder infection or yeast infection?

What is a worse infection to have, a bladder infection or yeast infection?

Bladder infection: If not treated, a bladder infection could lead to a serious complication - a kidney infection. If you have had a bladder infection before and think you have another one, you are right most of the time. Please have a urinalysis and culture and senitivity performed on a clean catch urine specimen for the correct diagnosis and treatment. See your hcp ! don't wait. Uti1. ...Read more

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What can eliminate a vaginal yeast infection?

Oral or vaginal meds: See your gyn for a script , or u can use otc meds , if the otc meds don't work then u need a culture. ...Read more

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How is a vaginal yeast infection self-diagnosed?

How is a vaginal yeast infection self-diagnosed?

Vaginal discharge: Cottage cheese like vaginal discharge, itching, irritation are some of the more common symptoms. Please ensure that your provider is aware of your concerns. ...Read more

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What is a natural cure for a yeast infection?

Meds usually best: Natural Approaches to Yeast Infections: 1. Wear cotton vs synthetic underwear 2. Avoid wearing underpants in bed at night. 3. No tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid scented). 5. No douches or harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia well after soaping up. 7. Wear pants that fit loosely, not ones that hug the crotch.8. Change out of ...Read more

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What causes a yeast infection?

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Yeast infection: A yeast infection results from an overgrowth of yeast anywhere in the body. The growth of yeast is normally limited by our immune system and normal body bacteria. If there is a compromise in our immune system or when taking medications such as antibiotics or steroids, yeast can become so numerous that they cause infections, particularly in warm and moist areas of our body. ...Read more

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What causes a yeast infection?

What causes a yeast infection?

Many factors:: Warmth and moisture content of the skin surface. Remember, we all have "yeast" on our skin. A yeast infection represents an overgrowth of certain yeast species because of the above factors. But others include anti-microbial drugs, diabetes, weakened immune system. If prone to yeast infections, wear undergarments made of cotton, rather than artificial fibers, since cotton can be bleached! ...Read more

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What is a strep yeast infection?

What is a strep yeast infection?

Hmmm?: I have not heard that term before. If i had to guess it would be due to someone taking antibiotics for a strep infection. This could then be followed by overgrowth of yeast as certain bacteria are killed off or reduced in #. ...Read more

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Systemic yeast infection for a guy? How can that happen?

Unusual: Getting systemic yeast infection in an otherwise "normal" person would be very unusual. Would need to know the circumstances, but patients with profound immuno-suppressive conditions may be more susceptible to this condition. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a yeast infection?

Vaginal?: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. 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 soaping up. ...Read more

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Can a BV infection feel a lot like a yeast infection?

Can a BV infection feel a lot like a yeast infection?

Maybe: I hate to be a stick in the mud, but... A bacterial overgrowth more likely causes a vaginal discharge and odor. A yeast overgrowth more likely causes vaginal itching only, without with discharge and odor. There are some otc products, like monostat, that you can try if you think you have a yeast infection causing itching. Otherwise, you may need to see your fp about getting Flagyl for bv. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Bacterial Vaginosis.Taking metronidazole 500mg.Is this going to cause a yeast infection and how can I prevent that?

Diagnosed with Bacterial Vaginosis.Taking metronidazole 500mg.Is this going to cause a yeast infection and how can I prevent that?

Maybe but not likely: Mixed vaginal infections (caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, BV...) are not uncommon. If you take metronidazole for a prolonged period of time, there is a risk that the yeasts in your vagina may cause you some transient symptoms which will resolve spontaneously. You may simply want to wait or consult your gynecologist regarding yogurt, Diflucan (fluconazole) or other preventive measures appropriate to you ...Read more

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Can i cure a yeast infection and vaginal bacterial infection with garlic?

Can i cure a yeast infection and vaginal bacterial infection with garlic?

No: No. Garlic will have no beneficial effects against yeasts or bacteria. See a doctor and get proper treatment. ...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