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What To Avoid 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
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
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
Heat, moisture: Skin fungi love warm, damp areas such as the groin and feet, which is why jock itch and athletes' foot are so common. Your job is to keep the involved area as cool and dry as possible. In the case of jock itch, wear loose underwear and apply a good powder like zeasorb twice a day. And of course, apply a good antifungal cream or lotion twice a day until the rash clears. ...Read more
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
Vaginal discharge: A yeast infection usually yields a whitish cottage cheese type of discharge that itches and can cause swelling of the labia with irritation. Ovulation discharge usefully is thin and watery with the consistency of egg whites and does not cause any type of irritation or itching. ...Read more
UTI vs Yeast: An easy test to tell the difference is a urinalysis--it can see presence of bacteria or white blood cells in the urine. Both conditions may cause burning, itching or irritation. Utis usually have urgency and frequency or urination also. Yeast often produces vaginal discharge. Go see your doctor and give a urine sample so you can know. ...Read more
You can: Use a tampon when you have a yeast infection, but if you are treating the yeast with a vaginal cream it might somewhat block the treatment from clearing up the infection. Also because the vaginal tissue is usually irritated and inflamed with yeast a tampon might be uncomfortable. So a pad might be more comfortable. ...Read more
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
Why yeast infection so hard to get rid of and should I sustain from sex if I have yeast infection even with a condom on?
Candidal vaginitis: This may be predisposed to by a number of conditions including diabetes, steroids, antibiotics, among others. You should try being treated orally through one entire menstrual period, and your sexual partner can use an anti-fungal cream or ointment. Some women have an inflammatory reaction to condom materials and this may perpetuate the condition. Check with your gynecologist. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: 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 >. ...Read more
Is it possible to always have to pee while having a yeast infection?..Or should I check to see if I have a bladder infection
See answer: Though vaginal discharge, itching, irritation, and burning on the outside with urination are the typical symptoms vaginitis and yeast infections, urinary frequency and urgency are not and more suggestive of a uti/cystitis/bladder infection or some other type of bladder-related problem. Recommend a urinalysis and a urine culture as next most appropriate test. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I am going to the bathroom so much, does it have to be a UTI or can a vaginal yeast infection cause that?
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