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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. James Krick
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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

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I have a yeast infection and I think it causes you to have a bacterial infection?

Possible: Hi, Thank you for your question. A yeast infection happens when there's a change to the normal flora. You can get it if you are immunocomprised or after taking antibiotics. Some people even get it due to stress. Any change to your normal self puts you at risk to get other infections as well. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more

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What would or could happen if I was to continue and ignore this yeast infection or bacterial infection? or whatever it is?

What would or could happen if I was to continue and ignore   this yeast infection or bacterial infection? or whatever it is?

Get worse: most likely it will get worse or cause other issues. Please see your local MD to have it evaluated and treated Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any future dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more

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Do I have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis?

U could have both: Yeast usually itches and is white, BV usally smells and is green , brown, yellow , or opaque, see your gyn for a culture because you could have both and there are 6 diff bact that can cause BV and sometimes you can other bact like e coli , etc in tehevagina. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between bacterial vaginitis and yeast infection?

Test by your doctor: You can sometimes differentiate by synptoms. Bv has malodorous discharge whereas yeast has white, curdy discharge and itching. However, your doctor can also do a quick test to determine in the office. ...Read more

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Can UA tell if you have bacteria vaganal vagiosis and a yeast infection?

No: Urinalysis is not an effective way of determining if a vaginal infection is present. Wrong body part. BV and yeast can easily be determined by a simple vaginal swab done by your doctor ...Read more

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How to know it is just flar ups of bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection?

How to know it is just flar ups of bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection?

Yeast vs BV: 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. Bacterial Vaginosis can present with a yellowish cloudy, white or gray discharge which has a fish-like odor. ...Read more

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How to identify whether I have a combo of yeast infection as well as bacterial vaginosis?

How to identify whether I have a combo of yeast infection as well as bacterial vaginosis?

Need exam.: Bv usually produces a fishy odor, thin and homgenous off white discharge. Yeast infection produces itching and occasionally a whitish clumpy discharge. ...Read more

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Can antiacids give you a yeast infection ot bacteria vaginosis ?

Can antiacids give you a yeast infection ot bacteria vaginosis ?

Not if taken orally: The body regulates pH, so the overall pH wouldn't change with it, so it just can't affect vaginal processes. ...Read more

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Is it possible the bacteria/yeast infection has spread to my eyeball?

Yes: Infections of the eye are possible. These can involve the conjunctiva (outer lining) or the deeper structures of the eye proper. Eye infections can be caused by bacteria, fungus and viruses. If you are concerned that you might have an active eye infection, then please seek advice / treatment from a physician or other local provider. An eye infection should not be ignored. Vision is important. ...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