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What To Avoid When You Have 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
I have a yeast infection and i'm using OTC creams. Are there foods/drinks that I should avoid/use to help?
Probiotics: Probiotics, obtained either from food or supplements, are good bacteria that act protectively within your body. Filling your system with these through regular use inhibits nasty harmful organisms like yeast from growing to begin with. Additional benefits include stronger immunity, better digestion, and even better skin. ...Read more
I have a yeast infection that is affecting my rectum but I also have a problem with hemorrhoids. Are there any anti fungal creams I need to avoid?
Yeast infections: Yeast infections, usually mean candida albicans, a weak germ that lives in moist warm areas, like the vagina, groin folds, and mouth. Many people have some yeasts normally in the colon, but too much antibiotics may cause too many yeasts to grow, and they get inside the vagina, groin skin, and mouth.Diabetics have more yeast infections. Eat yogurt and probiotics, and use antiyeast medicines.Keep dry. ...Read more
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What is your best recommendation for yeast infection? I've had it for 1week, and I really just want it gone fast! I'm 16,& I want to avoid the Dr :(
Any "azole" drug: If you have had yeast professionally diagnosed, AND if your symptoms are the same, AND if no risk for other infections, especially STDs, then self treatment probably is safe. Otherwise, see a doctor or clinic. Effective OTC treatments are fluconazole (Diflucan), single dose by mouth; or other "azole" creams, inserts, etc (miconazole, clotrimazole, etc). All equally good; you can use the cheapest. ...Read more
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
I'm diagnosed with vaginal yeast infection. What are the food items if any that need to be avoided at this time which can cause overgrowth of yeast?
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