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Yeast Infection Between The Breasts
Whats the difference between vaginal discharge and yeast infection discharge? Could a std cause a yeast infection?
STD vs yeast: No STD causes yeast infections. Usually vaginal yeast infections cause no discharge, or only a slight amount, usually white and thick. The main symptoms of yeast are itching, irritation, and sometimes redness of the labia, vaginal opening, etc. There are many causes of vaginal discharge, including STDs. Since you ask about STDs, probably you suspect you may be at risk, so get tested. Good luck! ...Read more
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
See your HCP: The symptoms can frequently be similar for both, but, typically, BV is associated with a foul fishy ordor, a watery discharge that comes and goes, and itching. A yeast infection generally does not have a distinct fishy odor, but may have a thick white discharge and itching associated with it. Many times, vaginal dryness is the first indication of a yeast infection. See your hcp for diagnosis. ...Read more
Yeast vs herpes: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters caused by the herpes simplex virus. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more
How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis staph infection from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?
Difference between bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections? And treatment for the bacterial vaginosis?
Different: Yeast is pretty easy to explain. It is an overgrowth of fungal cells in your vagina. This can cause a thick white discharge and itching. It is very easy to treat and not a serious infection. Bacterial vaginosis is a little trickier. It is an overgrowth of vaginal bacteria which don't particularly belong in the vagina. Increased discharge and odor are the big problems. It is treated with antibiotic. ...Read more
Big: Vaginal itch can couse not just yeaast infections. ...Read more
Can sex cause vaginal yeast infection in pregnancy and is there any link between yeast infection tablets and upper leg pain?
Yeast infection: Vaginal yeast infections are more common in pregnancy because of the hormonal changes and are not usually caused by sex. The back strain of pregnancy caused by the compensation for your center of gravity shifting can result in pain in the upper leg. This is not caused by medicines used for yeast infections. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Not much: Most over the counter yeast creams are pretty similar. They primarily vary in dosing schedule and price. Just keep in mind that if your "yeast infection" doesn't clear up with one or two treatments it may actually be bacterial vaginosis, which requires a prescription written by a medical professional for treatment. ...Read more
Herpes vs yeast: Herpes is a viral infection and usually presents with painful vesicles, or fluid filled lesions. It can be treated but not cured. A yeast infection is what it says caused by yeast. It is a white creamy or cheesy discharge that is itchy. It can be treated and cured. If you are unsure which you have, see your doctor. You may require cultures and medication. All the best. ...Read more
Alteration of flora: Yeast are present in our GI tract as part of a normal mixed population of organisms. The balance of these competing organisms helps to prevent any one from becoming predominant, but when you treat with antibiotics you kill many sensitive bacteria and allow yeast (which does not respond to antibiotics) to overgrow and possibly produce disease. Clostridium difficile is similar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any correlation between my boyfriends tinea versicolor and my recurring yeast infections?
Candidiasis & TV: There is no correlation as each condition is caused by a different organism. ...Read more
Which Monistat yeast infection cream is right for me? There are different #s. My infection has discharge, cute below vaginal opening. Please help?
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