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What is the cause of a yeast infection?

What is the cause of a yeast infection?

Fungus: A yeast infection is caused by fungus (often candida albicans) that multiplies in your mouth, your vagina, or your skin. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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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It is possible that a fungal infection of the skin drain your energy?

It is possible that a fungal infection of the skin drain your energy?

No it does not: Fungus infections of the skin do not have any systemic effects and do not drain your energy. ...Read more

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Itchy and reddening of the skin of the penis(outer), what are the reasons and remedy for this? Is it a fungal infection?

Itchy and reddening of the skin of the penis(outer), what are the reasons and remedy for this? Is it a fungal infection?

Balanitis: Inflammation of the glans penis is called balanitis. It's more common w/uncircumcised males & depending on cause may be associated w/systemic complaints like joint pain, mouth sores, swollen glands & feeling overall 'bad'. Most commonly due to candida but as well from gc or syphilis, hpv, herpes infection, streptrichomonas, gardnerella, autoimmune diseases, contact dermatitis and other skin dis'. ...Read more

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What are the symptooms/signs of a yeast infection and what is a yeast infection in a male?

What are the symptooms/signs of a yeast infection and what is a yeast infection in a male?

Sxs: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of a yeast infection?

What is the symptoms of a yeast infection?

Discharge: Primary complaints are itch, burning, and usually a thick white discharge. ...Read more

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Is scaling of the scalp a sign of infection?

Is scaling of the scalp a sign of infection?

Yes: I was originally taught that this was a dry skin condition. I have seen many treatments come and go. The current theory is that this is a fungal infection. It frequently gets better when treated with a mild antifungal cream, such as lotriminaf. Talk with your provider about how often and for how long. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a skin fungus?

What are the signs of a skin fungus?

Scaly & itchy skin: Dry scaly itchy skin is usually associated with skin fungal infections. In some cases, there may be small blister like lesions with some yellowish fluid. There are many conditions with similar symptoms. Please have your doctor take a look for a clear diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the cause of ringworms infection?

What is the cause of ringworms infection?

Dermatophytes: Dermatophytes are molds that can invade the superficial layers of the skin and cause infection. There are 3 genera of pathologic dermatophyte fungi: trichophyton, microsporum and epidermophyton. Transfer of infecting organisms from soil, animals of humans is accomplished by arthrospores or vegetative cells with thick cell walls that can survive for more than a year outside their hosts. ...Read more

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What is the cure for bacterial infection in the groin area of a male?

What is the cure for bacterial infection in the groin area of a male?

Bacterial : Infections respond to antibiotics. On the skin, it is probably a gram positive organism, such as staph. Depending on the depth, topical or systemic antibiotics can be used. I would show it to your doctor to make sure it is not a fungus infection. ...Read more

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What are the remedies for curing a fungal infection on the skin in the groin area?

What are the remedies for curing a fungal infection on the skin in the groin area?

Antifungal Cream: You can use over the counter anti fungal cream or a prescription antifungal cream, it usually is enough to clear the infection but recurrences are common due to persiperation in that area.Keeping the groin area clean and dry after bathing and putting dry underwears right away after swimming and not to share towels and clothing with others, avoid tight fitting clothes and use anifungal powder. ...Read more

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What is the difference between apperant picture of the melanoma and skin fungal infection?

What is the difference between apperant picture of the melanoma and skin fungal infection?

Very different: Melanomas usually start in a pigmented lesion (not always). And slowly grow and may bleed or ulcerate. Fungal infections begin in moist creases or folds and have white arches or raised itchy pink skin and usually respond to treatment by keeping the area clean and dry whereas a melanoma will not. Any lesion present for over a month should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a staph skin infection?

What are the symptoms of a staph skin infection?

Boils & cellulitis: Abscesses (boils) or cellulitis (red, hot, swollen, tender skin). ...Read more

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What is the cause of a sinus infection?

What is the cause of a sinus infection?

Bacterial vs. Viral: Typically bacterial or viral in origin. Viruses tend to resolve on their own in a few days (think of the common cold) whereas bacterial infections persist longer than a week and/or there's a "double-worsening" where one starts to feel better, and then the symptoms relapse. Antibiotics like Azithromycin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are used to treat bacterial sinus infections. ...Read more

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Is a yeast infection and vaginal fungal infection the same thing? If not, what is best treatment for fungal and what are its causes?

Is a yeast infection and vaginal fungal infection the same thing?  If not, what is best treatment for fungal and what are its causes?

Yeast=fungus: Yeast is a fungus, by definition. Best treatment is to try to determine what may have provoked it? Changes in diet, sleep, stress, detergent, clothing, sex practices., etc. Second is otc anti-fungal like clotrimazole, Miconazole or any vaginal anti-fungal. If that doesn't work, then diflucan, (fluconazole) an oral pill. And lastly, elimination diet. A great book, the v book, goes into detail about yeast! ...Read more

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Is a fungal infection a yeast infection? Or are there different types of fungal infections. I'm referring to a fungal infection of the mouth.

Fungal infection: Yes, fungus, yeast are the same. There are many different types, from the more common thrush, to the more rare but destructive less known fungal infections like histoplasmosis and others. The usual in the mouth is Candida Albicans or thrush. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a yeast infection and a bacterial infection in the vagina? How different are the symptoms?

What is the difference between a yeast infection and a bacterial infection in the vagina? How different are the symptoms?

The difference is: A yeast infection is caused by yeast. The bacterial infection that i think you are referring to is not actually an infection. It's an imbalance of the vaginal flora/bacteria. Hope this clarifies. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

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