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Yeast Infection And Diabetes
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
What organ?: Bacterials infections are more severe and more difficult to treat. ...Read more
Not always different: Uti's are usually due to bacteria but rarely can be associated with yeast. Usually yeast infections int he bladder are present when a 'foreign body' like a stent or catheter are in place but in some populations like diabetics yeast not uncommonly are associated with infections. Most yeast infections originate in the gi/gu tract (mouth to anus; vagina) because that's where the organisms colonize. ...Read more
Very possible: Antibiotics reduce bacterial levels, often allowing for yeast overgrowth. Antibiotics will reduce spread of bacterial infection, but will not cure an infected tooth. You need actual Dental treatment to affect a cure. Please call your Dentist about the tooth infection and your OBGyn about your yeast infection.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral Nystatin: Oral Nystatin will kill the yeast living in your digestive system and that recontaminates the affected area. Probiotics, yogurt & acidophilus milk will provide bacteria to help restore microbiological balance to the gut. If this doesn't work it may be time to see a physician to check your immune system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of test?: Vaginal yeast causes itching, irritation, and sometimes increased vaginal discharge; most affected women would not call it "aching". What kind of test was it? In a doctor's office or something you found on line? If the latter, I suggest you ignore it and see your doctor. Definitely should not have and should ignore tests for "systemic" yeast or candida, like a saliva or "spit test". ...Read more
Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. Candida is the name of the yeast. Cystitis is a bladder infection, which could be a viral infection, bacterial infection or a yeast infection. Yeast infection just means that you have an infection from yeast and it could be just about anywhere. Vaginal yeast infections and oral (mouth) yeast infections do tend to be the most common, but skin occurs too. ...Read more
Yes and no: Vaginal yeast usually irritation or itching, sometimes with scant clumpy white discharge, no odor. Discharge due to STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas) usually yellowish, often with odor, usually little irritation. Bacterial vaginosis thin, gray discharge, strong odor, no itch. Herpes can mimic yeast; check for open sores/blisters. These are only guidelines; many exceptions. See your doctor! ...Read more
Why is a urinary tract infection that started together with a vagina yeast infection treated with antibiotics? Isn't it fungal infection?
?two separate issues: A vaginal yeast infection can certainly irritate the area & that irritation can lead to a secondary invasion by germs that commonly hang around the genitals. The short distance between the pee outlet & the bladder makes women susceptible to invasion from the outside.Both the yeast & the germ would need separate rx. The best way to confirm a germ is involved is with a urine culture prior to rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am being treated for pid, uti, and yeast infection. Can my PID be caused by the bacteria from UTI or fungus from yeast infection?
NOT REALLY: They can start with the same event and the pid can show sxs later. ...Read more
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