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Why can't I get rid of my yeast infection? What can I do?

Why can't I get rid of my yeast infection? What can I do?

Explore reason.: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called Candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching.See MD ...Read more

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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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Why can't i seem to get rid of my yeast infection?

Why can't i seem to get rid of my yeast infection?

An underylying issue: ? Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection under my armpit. Why? And how do I help get rid of it?

I have a yeast infection under my armpit. Why? And how do I help get rid of it?

Yeast infection: Yeast and fungi love warm moist places. Armpits, under the breasts and in the groin are common locations. Keep area clean and dry, especially after exercise. Do not use cornstarch in those areas since that may increase growth of yeast. Nystatin cream may help, use according to package directions. If not improving in 1-2 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am sufferring an itchiness of my vagina and my discharge smells like garlic. How can I treat myself? I cant get rid of this

I am sufferring an itchiness of my vagina and my discharge smells like garlic. How can I treat myself? I cant get rid of this

Vaginitis: These are symptoms of a vaginal infection and a yeast infection is most likely in view of the itching. Although you could try an over the counter antiyeast vaginal cream, it's best to See your physician or gynecologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a yeast infection on my chest?

What do I do to get rid of a yeast infection on my chest?

Fungal cream: You can buy otc athlete's foot cream. Their effective ingredients work on almost all fungal infections that affect the skin anywhere in the body, not just the feet. ...Read more

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I'm 25 and i always suffer from vaginal infections right after my period, what should I do to get rid of it? I cannot tolerate it.

I'm 25 and i always suffer from vaginal infections right after my period, what should I do to get rid of it? I cannot tolerate it.

Vag infections: It would be nice to know what type of infection you're suffering from. Is it yeast or bacterial vaginosis? You need to know that because treatment will depend on the type of infection you're struggling with. It may be that birth control pills may help if there's a hormonal component. Also, there vaginal probiotic supplements that can be tried, but you will need to know what infection is responsibl. ...Read more

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Why do I get pimples on my vagina? And how can I get ride of it?

Why do I get pimples on my vagina? And how can I get ride of it?

Not sure of your ?: Do you mean that you get pimple-like sores on your labia or in your groin area? These can be sebaceous cysts or irritation from shaving. If you get lesions inside your vagina, they should be checked by your doctor. Keep your genital area clean. Use moist wipes to clean in the folds well when you go to the bathroom. See your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I can't get rid of thick white discharge after I have sex its really bad I have cramps a lot burns when i pee i keep getting yeast infections please h?

Variable: Burning on urination is a frequent symptom of bladder infection in women. Recurrent yeast infections may be related to antibiotic treatments. Many women achieve relief by treating bladder and vaginal infections and then resetting their vaginal ph to 4 which is what is needed to avoid bacterial and yeast overgrowth. A product called rephresh, available otc seems to help. ...Read more

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I keep getting blader infections and there really starting to hurt how do I get ride of it?

I keep getting blader infections and there really starting to hurt how do I get ride of it?

Need to see doc.: Recurrent UTI at your age needs evaluation to ensure there is not an anatomic defect that could produce long term issues. ...Read more

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Hi i think I have yeast infection on my penis head how do I cure it i'm so scare?

Hi i think I have yeast infection on my penis head how do I cure it  i'm so scare?

See your doctor: Men are less likely to get yeast infection but they can.There is itching , dryness and head of penis skin may be cracked, sometime it can also cause blisters, these can break open. Use over the counter antifungal cream like Monistat twice daily, avoid having sex with your partner and have her treated retract your foreskin if it is present and clean thoroghly/keep dry prescription rx like Diflucan (fluconazole) tabl. ...Read more

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What shall I do if I have a yeast infection in my vagina?

What shall I do if I have a yeast infection in my vagina?

Monstat: You can start with over the counter monostat. Avoid tight fitted clothing, take probiotics, change out of wet clothes immediately, and do not douche. If infection persists, consult you doctor for stronger treatment and to confirm yeast infection. ...Read more

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I keep getting a pimple in my vagina, how do I treat this?

I keep getting a pimple in my vagina, how do I treat  this?

See a doctor: If you keep getting this, see a doctor and see what it is. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting reacurring BV and yeast infection before and after I have my period? What will get rid of it. I have taken the meds and insert.

Why do I keep getting reacurring BV and yeast infection before and after I have my period? What will get rid of it. I have taken the meds and insert.

See below: Bv is a synergistic infection involving gardnerella and a number of other bacteria. It is treated with Metronidazole oral or intravaginal treatment. Tinidazole and Clindamycin are alternatives. Oral and intravaginal probiotics containing lactobacilli can help. Recurrent disease is related to colonization of your sex partner, inconsistant condom use and is halved with estrogen contraceptives. ...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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more