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What to do when you have a yeast infection?

What to do when you have a yeast infection?

Burning, itching,,,: A yeast infection of the vagina or vulva may cause severe itching, burning, soreness, irritation, and a whitish or whitish-gray cottage cheese-like discharge, often with a curd-like appearance. In the clinic, etc. Diagnosis is done with a scraping or swab of the area placed on a microscope slide, which is treated with KOH dissolving the cells and leaving the candida yeast cells. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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 to do if I have a yeast infection?

What to do if I have a yeast infection?

Yeast: 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) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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What happens if you have a yeast infection and do not treat it?

What happens if you have a yeast infection and do not treat it?

Depends on details: Yeast is a life form, and there are many kinds. Some live with humans, as a normal part of us. If these "friends" of ours get to be more than desired, we call it a yeast overgrowth... such as when seen in the mouth, on the skin, in the vagina, etc... If they get even more overgrown, or if any yeast go where they are not supposed to live, we call them infections... which can worsen if untreated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a yeast infection. Help!?

Yeast infection: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. ...Read more

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If you treat yourself for a yeast infection but do not have one... what will happen?

Treatment cautions: Well, frankly, you've wasted money on whatever therapy you used. The other danger is you 'train' the microbes so that when you have a 'real' problem, the therapy might not be as effective. It's always best to get the guidance of a doctor. These days, there's 'too much' over the counter therapy, so you have to be careful. I think you'll be fine from this little episode, but next time I'd call a doc ...Read more

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Not sure if I have a yeast infection. How can I tell?

See below: If you have never had it diagnosed before - it is best to see you family physician or your gynecologist for definitive diagnosis initially. There is usually a white discharge (is sometimes clumpy like cottage cheese) and there is no odor. It can lead to itching, pain and redness of vulva. ...Read more

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How do you know you have a yeast infection in general?

How do you know you have a yeast infection in general?

Burning, itching,,,: A yeast infection of the vagina or vulva may cause severe itching, burning, soreness, irritation, and a whitish or whitish-gray cottage cheese-like discharge, often with a curd-like appearance. In the clinic, etc. Diagnosis is done with a scraping or swab of the area placed on a microscope slide, which is treated with KOH dissolving the cells and leaving the candida yeast cells. ...Read more

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As a concerned patient i need to know how do you know when you have a yeast infection?

Culture proves it : But usually the yeast infection can be easily identified by itching , redness , discagrge and/or burning of the genital area. ...Read more

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Do you tend to cramp if you have a yeast infection?

Unlikely: The two symptoms often occur in the same patient but they are not related. ...Read more

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Not sure how can you tell you have a yeast infection?

ITCHING&DISCHARGE: The main symptoms of yeast infection are vaginal itch and white cheesy vaginal discharge it can sometimes cause pain or burning during urination and during sex. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a yeast infection?

Medical eval: Can lead to accurate diagnosis. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a yeast infection?

What do you suggest if I have a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: Micon 7, Monistat, Vagistat, (tioconazole) Gynazole, Femcare, Gyne-lotrimin & Mycelex. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have a yeast infection?

Yeast infection ?: 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 (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex( clotrimazole). OTC meds don’t work ? See your dr for oral meds. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a yeast infection once a month and what do you suggest?

Get it checked: If you are indeed having recurrent documented yeast infections, you should be evaluated to make sure you don't have diabetes or other conditions that may be compromising your immune system. If you have frequent yeast infections, you may be best served by periodic prophylactic treatment in order to suppress these infections. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a yeast infection?

Symptoms & tests: I am not sure what location is of concern. In women, vaginal yeast infection is by far the most common one. Usually, they complain of curdy, discharge with or without associated burning. Frequently, they may have no symptoms. Using KOH preparation or a new test called affirm may confirm the presence of vaginal yeast. Gi yeast may be revealed at the time of egd/colonoscopy. Thrush is visible yeast. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a yeast infection?

Try OTC Monistat: you can try OTC Monistat. If it is not effective you should see your doctor for a checkup. Remember that consuming too much sugar, antibiotics, diabetes etc can increase risk of yeast infection. Frequent infections can be a sign of an other problem. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a really bad yeast infection?

It would be driving: you crazy. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. ...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