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Yeast (Overview)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting carbohydrates. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/yeast.


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What is candida yeast?

What is candida yeast?

Type of yeast: Candida is the scientific name for a group of yeasts. There are sub types like albicans, glabrata and more. Yeasts are a type of fungus. So in other words, candida is a type of fungus as opposed to bacteria/viruses.Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Yeast (Overview)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting carbohydrates. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/yeast.


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How can you treat skin yeast?

Yeast infections: There is any number of anti-fungal medications from gels to creams to sprays available at any grocery or drug store that sells over the counter medications. ...Read more

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Managing High Cholesterol (Tip)

Managing High Cholesterol

Diet, exercise, lose weight ; try these herbs - garlic, red yeast rice, ginger, turmeric, rosemary, artichoke. ...See more

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Can yeast live outside the body?

Can yeast live outside the body?

Absolutely Routinely: in most of their habitats, e.g. ferment grapes into wine, grains into beer, flour into yeast risen dough,, etc. Study: https://www.google.com/search?q=yeast, including the images & shopping links and: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeast for an overview. ...Read more

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How do I heal a yeast infenction?

How do I heal a yeast infenction?

Where?: Yeast can be in many areas and to many degrees. Probably the most potent way to rid one's yeast infections is to use and oral antifungal (besides iv). It is available, simple and fairly safe. Next is to use topical antifungal creams and ointments. Again, this willl depend on where and how sifnificant the infecitons is. If in doubt, see your pcp or a dermatologist or infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

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Can yeast be diagnosed by culture?

Can yeast be diagnosed by culture?

Yes: if we are talking about vaginal yeast, a vaginal exam with swabs taken for microscopic analysis and culture. This is the standard by which we diagnose such infections. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What should I do about chronic yeast?

Med eval: If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection, simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your physician for treatment in that situation. ...Read more

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How can you eliminate yeast from your body?

Why?: It's not usually necessary to eliminate yeast from your body. This is not a common problem, and when people are infected with common yeasts (e.g. Candida), it usually affects only mucous membranes, such as the mouth or vagina. These conditions can be treated with topical or oral antifungal drugs. ...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