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What is the best way to deal with bacterial or yeast infection?

What is the best way to deal with bacterial or yeast infection?

Yeast: If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work ? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal). ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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's the difference between a bacterial or yeast infection?

What's the difference between a bacterial or yeast infection?

Different causes: As you pointed out, there is a difference as these are two different types of organisms. Therefore, treatment of bacteria requires antibiotics, while yeast requires treatment with anti-yeast products. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a yeast infection or bacteria vagiosis?

How do I know if I have a yeast infection or bacteria vagiosis?

See your GYN: A good exam and some testing will answer this. ...Read more

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What can look like yeast infection or bacteria infection but really isn't?

Varies: Some std's can mimic the symptoms of yeast or BV - such as chlamydia, trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, etc. Some pelvic, vaginal, cervical, or uterine cancers could present with similar symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with yeast infection but i think it might be bacteria infection. How to tell that difference?

Diagnosed with yeast infection but i think it might be bacteria infection. How to tell that difference?

Wet prep: yeast-- white discharge and itching. bacterial vaginosis- yellow discharge and odor. diagnosis is by viewing the discharge under the microscope (wet prep) ...Read more

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I have an esophagal yeast infection i'm taking medications to kill the bacteria but i still seem to be feeling worse why?

I have an esophagal yeast infection i'm taking medications to kill the bacteria but i still seem to be feeling worse why?

Jarrish-Herxheimer : This is perhaps due to a few things. However most likely is what is called a jarrish herxheimer reaction, which is the body cleaning out the debris from the die off of all the yeast. This usually just lasts a few days and you will start to feel better. The other possibility is a reaction to the medication. Depending on which medication you are taking, it could be affecting your liver. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection turn into a bacterial infection?

Can a yeast infection turn into a bacterial infection?

Yes: Unfortunately, yeast infections can turn into bacterial. Sometimes it's due to the cream that one uses to treat yeast infections, your body can have a reaction to those chemicals which can then lead to bacterial vaginosis. Sometimes a woman goes back and forth between the 2. Best, if you can, is try to figure out what in diet or environment caused initial infection and prevent that. ...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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more