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Doctor insights on: Yeast Infection

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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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What signs, symptoms of yeast infection for women?

What signs, symptoms of yeast infection for women?

Yeast infection: Yeast infection can cause cheesy smelling white discharge that may stick to vaginal/vulvar area. It is associated with itching and at times lower abdominal discomfort. ...Read more

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Is itching in female gential area every now then a sign of yeast infection there is no discharge?

Is itching in female gential area every now then a sign of yeast infection there is no discharge?

Maybe but: Vaginal itching and in the surrounding area called the vulva can be a sign of a yeast infection in the skin. If it happening from time to time that is not likely. Simple heat & sweating are the most common cause of occassional genital itching. Herpes can present as itching which comes and goes. Allergic reactions to houselhold products can too. ...Read more

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Can a bacterial and a yeast infection diagnosis at the same time mean something bad like a std. This is my first yeast infection and im 20?

Can a bacterial and a yeast infection diagnosis at the same time mean something bad like a std. This is my first yeast infection and im 20?

Combined yeast and b: Yeast and bacterial infection occurring simultaneously is not uncommon in young sexually active females. Having a new sex partner or multiple sex partners increases the risk of bacterial infection (bacterial vaginosis). Administration of antibiotics at times may precipitate vaginal yeast infection. Both conditions are curable. ...Read more

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How can I manage a persistent yeast infection?

Depends: Yeast infections include diaper rash, thrush, and vaginal infections, and the treatment is individual to each patient. Having yeast in stool is not a yeast infection, and does not need to be managed. ...Read more

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If a sexual health doc tests you for a yeast infection under a microscope and it's positive, and say there is no way its herpes is that good enough?

Yeast and herpes: No. That means the rash tested is Yeast. The rash is not herpes. But this is not how herpes is diagnosed. Herpes is diagnosed with a blood test. Or a visual inspection of a cluster of blisters. ...Read more

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I wish to know how do you know if you have yeast infection?

I wish to know how do you know if you have 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

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Could stress cause yeast infection?

Yes: Severe or chronic stress is known to have a negative effect on the immune system and could plausibly increase the likelihood of getting a yeast infection. Additionally, there have been some studies which support the link between stress and vaginal yeast infections. ...Read more

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Can a light pink discharge mean a yeast infection?

Can a light pink discharge mean a yeast infection?

Not typically: While a light pink discharge can be a sign of a vaginal or cervical infection, it is not typically seen with a yeast infection. ...Read more

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How can I treat yeast infection?

Over the counter med: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication (like miconazole) if you have these symptoms. If the symptoms persist after this treatment, it should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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Treated yeast infection with off brand cream 4 wks ago, symptoms returned last week is it possible cream wasn't effective. I'm positive its yi?

The only option: The only option you have is to treat again. I would just recommend you use a different product. If this does not solve the problem you must go to the doctor for examination and diagnosis. ...Read more

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When to go back eating sugar & fruits after treating yeast infection?

When to go back eating sugar & fruits after treating yeast infection?

Moderation: If the yeast infection is cleared and there are no issues with your blood sugar, Diabetes, you may resume your intake of fruits. American diet is heavy on simple sugars. It's never a good time to go back to sugars. Always read label and do your best to minimize intake of simple sugars such as; maltose sucrose, high fructose, corn syrup, molasses, cane sugar. ...Read more

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After treatment yeast infection I had pain during intercourse with slight bleeding. Tests for bacteria, yeast, gonorrhea, and chlamydia are negative.?

After treatment yeast infection I had pain during intercourse with slight bleeding. Tests for bacteria, yeast, gonorrhea, and chlamydia are negative.?

Pain during sex: Let's talk about non-medical causes. Was it rougher type sex you had or was your partner not gentle enough? Could your partner's member been too large for you? It's not just infection that could have caused the pain and bleeding, you know. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for a yeast infection besides going to the dr. Since it could happen every once in a while? Please let me know all trtmts.

Yeast: Almost all treatments for yeast infections are available over the counter without a doctor's prescription. There is a whole section at the drug store of the various options. ...Read more

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Can white vinegar cure yeast infection?

Usually no: Vinegar (or any acidic liquid) can help with bacterial vaginosis but is not a treatment for yeast infections. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of yeast infection? How do you get rid of yeast infection? What kind of tests should I get done and then what kind of medications are recommended? Are there over-the-counter options? What about natural alternatives?

If: If this is the first time you are dealing with a possible yeast infection then you should see your doctor for confirmation. I am assuming we are discussing vaginal yeast infections. The symptoms are vaginal itching, irritation, and a white cottage cheese like discharge. The symptoms vary. Most doctors can make the diagnosis by history and examination alone. In addition a special test called a wet mount can be done; this allows the doctor to look under the microscope and make a diagnosis based on their findings.
As far as treatment goes there are multiple over the counter medications, or your doctor can prescribe you a pill and/or a cream. As far as natural alternatives, visit your local vitamin/herb store for lactobacillus acidophilus. There are many forms of this supplement. Ask for assistance.
Please see your doctor before treating yourself, and if it is yeast then you will know the signs and can self treat in the future.
All the best. ...Read more

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Good over-the-counter drugs for yeast infections?

Here are some:: Micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what symptom will I have if my yeast infection gets worst?

Yeast Infection: Redness, burning, itching, swelling and white, clumpy discharge without odor are typical. ...Read more

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Half truth that antibiotic rarely has side effect. I always get a yeast infection after taking antibiotic?

Half truth that antibiotic rarely has side effect. I always get a yeast infection after taking antibiotic?

Side affects: All antibiotics can have side affects. Tell your dr when you start any antibiotics and start an otc yeast cream as soon as you start taking them. You could be pre- diabetic or your genetic makeup may be the reason. ...Read more

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Will drinking a lot of water after eating candy help me avoid yeast infections?

Doubtful: The sugar 'concentration' may decline slightly, but you are still feeding the organisms that live for a free meal of simple sugars. Try using a good multivitamin and adding proflavanol daily- usana company. See if that works better than water- more expensive, but the price of candy is high! ...Read more

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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

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What causes yeast infection?

What causes yeast infection?

More than natural: Having more yeast than there naturally should be in a particular part of the body... is what causes a yeast infection. Yeast and fungi are part of our lives on Earth. They are always with us, but when they end up in places or in numbers that are not natural, we call it an infection. Sometimes we call it an overgrowth, if the location is normal but the yeast numbers are too high. ...Read more

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What causes a yeast infection?

What causes a yeast infection?

Many factors:: Warmth and moisture content of the skin surface. Remember, we all have "yeast" on our skin. A yeast infection represents an overgrowth of certain yeast species because of the above factors. But others include anti-microbial drugs, diabetes, weakened immune system. If prone to yeast infections, wear undergarments made of cotton, rather than artificial fibers, since cotton can be bleached! ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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