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Yeast infection symptoms?

Yeast infection symptoms?

Itchy..: ...With yellow curd like discharge and red vulva. Often confused with vulvar skin irritation which may be treated with 1% Hydrocortisone cream. ...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


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Does Flagyl cause yeast infections?

Does Flagyl cause yeast infections?

It may.: 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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Which Monistat cures yeast infection?

Which Monistat cures yeast infection?

They all do: Check out http://www.Monistat.Com/monistat-products for various monistat options. However, since you're posting your question as a 35yo male, do realize that monistat is intended for vaginal yeast infection, not other types of yeast infection that might occur elsewhere (in men). ...Read more

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Can herpes cause foul yeast infection?

No: They are 2 different things. Each is treatable but different. STOP TAKING FOLIC ACID UNTIL YOU GET A BLOOD TEST FOR B12. Why take such a huge dose, anyway? ...Read more

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Contact vulvitis, vaginitis or yeast infection?

Contact vulvitis, vaginitis or yeast infection?

Neither: Contact vulvitis infers an allergic reaction to something involving the vulva. Usually treated with topical steroids. ...Read more

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Does mycolog II cream cure yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis?

Yeast infections : Mycolog ii is an anti-fungal and is used for yeast infections. If your treatment fails to relieve your symptoms, you may have BV (bacterial vaginosis) which is usually treated with Flagyl pills/gel or Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) cream. See your doc if your symptoms persist for an exam and testing. ...Read more

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Does yeast infections smell fishy?

No, not normally.: Usually there is no significant odor with yeast. Recommend medical eval. ...Read more

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Vaginal yeast infection. Same as thrush?

No, Thrush is oral: A vaginal yeast infection and thrush are caused by the same same fungus, candida, but thrush is oral (only the mouth), and the former only affects the vagina. Clotrimazole can be used for both, but usually different medications are used for the vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Can mupirocin ointmentbe used for bacteria vaginosis / yeast infection?

No: It is used mainly for strep or staph skin infections and not effective against the usual bacterial cause of bacterial vaginosis (gardnerella), it also does not treat a yeast or fungal infection, only certain types of bacteria. ...Read more

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Are yeast infections contagious?

Yes: Yeast infections are not considered a sexually transmitted disease. But partners do the potential to infect each other. ...Read more

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Can acidophilus cause yeast infections?

Yeast: Lactobacillus acidophilus is a bacteria that is a normal resident of the vagina in some women. It is not a yeast and does not cause yeast infection. ...Read more

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What causes yeast infections?

What causes yeast infections?

Candida (overgrowth): Candida is the usual cause of yeast infections in a person. Candida is always in or on our bodies, in small amounts that are invisible. Candida lives with us, normally. It causes symptoms if it invades into parts of our bodies where candida is not supposed to go, or it causes symptoms if it is indeed staying where it should but is overgrowing in large amounts (such as with oral or vaginal thrush). ...Read more

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What causes cronic yeast infections?

What causes cronic yeast infections?

Several factors: Several factors can cause chronic yeast infections- 1. Local balance of normal flora is disrupted, typically from the recent user of antibiotics; 2. Impaired immunity- this may be due to steroid use or having other illnesses such as hiv; 3. Misdiagnosis of symptoms in the absence of yeast from testing- adverse drug effects can be mistaken as a yeast infection. Consult your gyn or id specialist. ...Read more

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How are repeated yeast infections treated?

How are repeated yeast infections treated?

Further testing: Recurrent yeast infections to me mean you have a source for this, usually intestinal colonization with candida or other yeast. Testing via a specialty lab like genova cdsa can diagnose this, then using a anti candida diet, oral antifungals together with supplements and good probiotic helps your gut rid itself of the offending yeast giving long term relief. Find a functional medicin doc to help you. ...Read more

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What is the strongest ovules for yeast infections?

The right one: Strongest is not the improtant factor. All antifungals work on organsms that are sensitive to the agent. Most agents are as potent as clinically necessary. If you are having recurrent infections and one agent is not working your organism may be resistant and you may need a different agent or one that has different metabolism. If recurrent ask your doctor to culture and check susceptibilities. ...Read more

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Symptoms of yeast infections?

Varied...: Itching, burning, thick whitish cottage cheese discharge. However, many times, the symptoms of a yeast infection can look like any other number of infections - and if you've never had a yeast infection diagnosed before, it might be better to get it checked out and confirmed by your doctor first. ...Read more

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I continuously get yeast infections?

Recommend:: 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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What causes yeast infections in women?

Cool and Dry: Anything that increases moisture or heat in the vaginal area can increase your risk of yeast. Avoid the bathtub, wear cotton underware or none at all, avoid panty hose, skinny pants and staying in a wet swimsuit. Wear more skirts. Diet can help as well. Eating dairy with active, live cultures can help vaginal, bladder and colon health. Dannon, activia and greek yougurts as well as kefir may help. ...Read more

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How to stop recurring yeast infections?

Suppression: If the offender is c albicans, suppress with Diflucan (fluconazole) once or twice weekly. If atypical yeast ( not c albicans), boric acid capsules vaginally (compounded by a pharmacist) twice daily for two weeks. Also consider probiotics designed for the vagina. This is discussed in detail in ask your gynecologist. For more information www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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How come i keep getting yeast infections?

I don't know.: 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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How to stop yeast infections from reocurring?

Find out the cause: Find out the cause with the help of your physician. 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>>. ...Read more

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I have a question on treating yeast infections?

Please clarify: Please ask the question again, we are uncertain what you are trying to ask. ...Read more

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What should I do for continious yeast infections?

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

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Why do I keep having reoccurring yeast infections?

Do you take: Oral contraceptives? Are you immunocompromised? Do wear panties that are overly tight or made of synthetic materials? Do you spend lots of time in hot tubs or wear wet bathing suits without changing quickly into something dry? These are just a few questions. If yeast infections are recurrent, you should be evaluated by a gynecologist or your physician. ...Read more

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Why is it that i keep have recurrent yeast infections?

Reccurrent yeast: 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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How come you think I have such frequent yeast infections?

How come you think I have such frequent yeast infections?

Yeast sites vary: Yeast infections usually occur in the oral passages, vagina, foreskin and penis, and in the skin where there are creases( armpits, groin, breasts). Taking antibiotics kills the good bacteria allowing the yeast to grow. High blood sugar and taking cortisone type medications also favor yeast growth. Yeast can be transmitted during sexual actvity as well. Warm moist areas favor yeast growth. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infections...I had hysterical nothing works

Yeast infection: Questions; how do you know it is yeast infection, just burning and itching do not mean yeast infection. Please see your pcp. ...Read more

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What are the major differences in avaginal yeast infections and Trichomoniases ?

Trichomonas: Yeast infections usually cause itching, a white clumpy discharge and sometime irritation of the outside of the vagina. Trichomonas usually feels more irritated inside, and the discharge is less clumpy. Trich is a sexually transmitted infection, and requires antibiotic treatment, whereas yeast infections are not sexually transmitted and are treated differently. ...Read more

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Are yeast infections contagious?

Yes: Yeast infections are not considered a sexually transmitted disease. But partners do the potential to infect each other. ...Read more