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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. Theodore Davantzis
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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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How to tell if I have a yeast infection or ovulating?

How to tell if I have a yeast infection or ovulating?

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

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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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How to tell if I have a UTI or yeast infection?

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

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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 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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How to tell if I have a yeast infection?

How to tell if I have a yeast infection?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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What can you take to clear a vaginal bacteria infection if you can't get a antibiotic?

What can you take to clear a vaginal bacteria infection if you can't get a antibiotic?

Please see a doctor: Some types of vaginal bacteria are normal, but you really need to see a doctor to see what is causing your infection, & to get the right treatment.This is very important as some infections can spread to other sites and make you very sick. Also please make sure you don't pass this to someone else. I would recommend you avoid sex until you get treated. Most bacterial infections require an antibiotic. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a yeast infection?

How to know if I have a yeast infection?

Vaginal ?: 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. For your first possible yeast infection - get medically evaluated to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do you take for a yeast infection typically?

Over the counter : Treatment is over the counter found in any pharmacy, in the form of ovule or vaginal cream; it typically takes few days for the symptoms to go away. If this fails, then your doctor can prescribe Fluconazole orally single dose. ...Read more

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How can you tell when you no longer have a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Your itching will go away, and discharge will return to your normal. If it persists, with treatment, see your gyn for further testing. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a bacterial infection in your stomach?

Blood test: The most commonly tested bacteria for in stomach infection is h. Pylori which is screened with a blood test. This is the organism responsible for stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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What can you take for a yeast infection while pregnant?

Yeast infection: Please seek the advice of your ob. However, intravaginal suppositories (monistat) are available otc. For intestinal yeast infection, probiotics should help. Refrain from oral medications like Diflucan (fluconazole) as much as possible during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What can you do for a yeast infection right away?

Yeast infection: Keep area dry, use otc topical medications, probiotics. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you go to the doctors for a yeast infection?

Usually......: To diagnose a yeast infection the physician may obtain a medical history, perform a pelvic examination, & take a sample of vaginal secretions which can be examined microscopically at the office or may undergo further laboratory tests. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have a yeast infection and have sex is it contageous?

Yeast is not: Considered an std but it can be spread through intimate/ sexual contact. ...Read more

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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

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

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more