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What Is Symptoms Of A Yeast Infection
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
Vaginal yeast infx: A vaginal yeast infection is a type of vaginitis — inflammation of the vagina — characterized by vaginal irritation, intense itchiness and vaginal discharge. A vaginal yeast infection affects your vagina and the tissues at the opening to your vagina (vulva). Vaginal yeast infection — also called vaginal candidiasis — is very common, and easily treatable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Discharge/itching: Most vaginal yeast (candida) infections are associated with a discharge, and or itching and sometimes frequent and/or uncomfortable urination. Some have a whitish, "cottage cheese-like" discharge. Hyphae (branhing from the yeast can sometimes been seen on a smear from a vaginal swab. ...Read more
Yeast Rash: Yeast infection can present as bright red, painful rash. Rash typically looks like bright red dots coalesced together, with surrounding scattered "satelite" lesions. Can distinguish from simple irritant rash because yeast rash is usually confluent down into the creases of the skin. ...Read more
Complicated: What yeast are you referring to? Histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, cryptococcosis, coccidiodomycosis and other systemic diseases are all yeast infections. Symptoms are not specific for any and require detailed testing to establisha diagnosis. If you are referring to candidiasis then this virtually never occurs in a person with normal immunity or outside a hospital. See a doctor asap. ...Read more
Burning, itching: A yeast infection of the skin of the groin, called tinea cruris, presents as intensely red, itchy, with occasionally in burning pain sensation. If you know someone with these symptoms, have him evaluated by a physician. Hygiene, keeping the area clean and dry, wearing loose, breathable fabrics, and use of prescription topical antifungal medications are necessary to control the infection. ...Read more
-itis or -osis: Vaginitis is inflammaiton of vagina & can be due to infection, inflammation or a change in the normal flora. Symptoms usually are a discharge, odor, itching, spotting, burning, irritation to vag pain (esp w/sex or w/urination. Most common causes are bacterial, candida (yeast) or trichomonas but bubble bath, topical agents /sprays can cause irritation as can foreign bodies (retained tampon). ...Read more
A fungal infection: Several factors can cause yeast infections- 1. Local balance of normal bacteria and fungi (flora) is disrupted, typically due to antibiotics; 2. Impaired immunity- this may be due to steroid use or having other illnesses such as hiv; 3. Misdiagnosis of symptoms in the absence of yeast from testing- adverse drug effects can be mistaken as a yeast infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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