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What is a yeast infection?

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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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 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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Whats the difference between vaginal discharge and yeast infection discharge? Could a std cause a yeast infection?

Whats the difference between vaginal discharge and yeast infection discharge? Could a std cause a yeast infection?

STD vs yeast: No STD causes yeast infections. Usually vaginal yeast infections cause no discharge, or only a slight amount, usually white and thick. The main symptoms of yeast are itching, irritation, and sometimes redness of the labia, vaginal opening, etc. There are many causes of vaginal discharge, including STDs. Since you ask about STDs, probably you suspect you may be at risk, so get tested. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a vaginal bacterial infection from usually?

What is a vaginal bacterial infection from usually?

BV: Bacterial vaginosis may result as an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacterial flora or transmitted sexually. ...Read more

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How serious is a vaginal candida infection?

Not serious: Not serious. Just take oral or topical medications for a few days. ...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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How is a Vaginal yeast infection different than Trichomoniases?

Unrelated: These are two totally unrelated vaginal infections. Yeast is an overgrowth of normally present fungus is the vagina. Trichomoniasis is a protozoan parasite (small bug) that is passed from one person to another during sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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What is gardnarella vaginal infection?

What is gardnarella vaginal infection?

"Vaginosis": The gardnerella bacteria is the most common pathogen. Easily treated with antibiotics. Douching is not recommended! ...Read more

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Does a yeast infection cause more vaginal discharge?

Does a yeast infection cause more vaginal discharge?

Sometimes: Yeast infections certainly can be associated with an increased vaginal discharge. The classic discharge is "a cottage cheese" discharge. However, there are other causes for vaginal discharge also. If you are noticing an increased vaginal discharge that is unusual for you then see a gynecologist for further evaluation.For more information: www.AskYourGynecologist.org ...Read more

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What causes a vaginal infection?

Bacterial imbalance: Vaginal infections can be caused by a variety of things. The loss of balance between "good" and "bad" bacteria can cause bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection. There are several other infections that are sexually transmitted, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomonas. ...Read more

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Is a white, creamy discharge a sign of a yeast vaginal infection?

Is a white, creamy discharge a sign of a yeast vaginal infection?

Vag discharge: The type of discharge is typical usually of one or the other infection but not diagnostic.You would need a vaginal culture and other tests to confirm what is the nature of infection and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Is itchiness a sign of yeast infection?

Is itchiness a sign of yeast infection?

Often a prominent: symptom. Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a vaginal yeast infection?

Tips: 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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What is a UTI infection?

UTI: UTI stands for urinary tract infection. It could be a simple mild bladder infection developed after sex. It could also be a kidney infection. Generally if you say UTI it means a bladder infection. ...Read more

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What is a UTI infection?

UTI definition: UTI is an abbreviation for "urinary tract infection." "UTI infection" is not a term, therefore. ...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


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Vaginal Yeast Infection (Definition)

Excessive growth of yeast in the vagina that results in itching, redness, and a ...Read more