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What To Do If 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
What to do if you have a yeast infection that wont go away, its been 6 months, even though you've tried everything.?
Others: Be sure to be checked for diabetes if you have not already. Try taking probiotics from the health food store as 2 caps three times daily for 1-2 weeks then daily. Often times yeast infections can come from chronic contamination from the bowels. Taking probiotics will run them off. Make sure you are not suffering chemical irritation from bubble baths or chemical soaps. ...Read more
Some options: Your physician could prescribe Diflucan which is an oral antifungal medication that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). Another option is a vaginal cream, ointment, suppository for several days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Some people require maintenance tx. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have a yeast infection for the first time in my life, i'm only 19. Can someone give me information about it?
1st 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 (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex( clotrimazole).Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of > ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have a yeast infection due to the antibiotics for my colon infection, so i know that much but my pee hole is?
Yeast infection: It would probably be a good idea to hold off shaving any area of skin in which yeast infection is occurring, since shaving creates breaks in the skin (even if you cannot see them), as well as just irritating the area and either promoting the yeast infection or making it more difficult to treat effectively. ...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
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