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How do you catch a yeast infection and how long does it last?

How do you catch a yeast infection and how long does it last?

Not transmissible: Yeasts are part of the normal germ population of the gastrointestinal tract. Yeast infections are not transmitted but develop whenever there is an imbalance in the body's germ population, such as when you take antibiotics, or when there is a drop in the immunity level. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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How long does a normal yeast infection last for ?

How long does a normal yeast infection last for ?

Candida albicans: Infection of the vagina by a fungus called candida leads to whitish cottage cheese discharge and vaginal irritation. Once infected symptom might worsen with out treatment. With adequate treatment and precautions should resolve within 1 week to 10days. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a yeast infection last?

How long is it normal for a yeast infection last?

Yeast: It usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. For immune compromized people it could last longer. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a yeast infection last?

Antifungal meds: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will the yeast infection last?

Can someone tell me how long will the yeast infection last?

With treatment.: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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How long should I expect a yeast infection to last? Is it sexually transmitted?

No STD: Yeast infections in females are typically not considered sexually transmitted, although a ping-pong effect between partners may promote recurrent yeast infections. Most yeast infections, when treated, disappear within 24 hours. However, it depends on the strain of the yeast, and certain strains of yeast can be stubborn to treat. ...Read more

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How long can a yeast infection last after taking diflucan (fluconazole)? Anything else i can do about huge symptoms?

How long can a yeast infection last after taking diflucan (fluconazole)? Anything else i can do about huge symptoms?

Varies: Diflucan (fluconazole) works about 98% of the time when taken in three doses (one a day, every other day, for three doses). It can take 2 to 5 days for the symptoms to clear up. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor. If the symptoms reoccur (happens about 10% of the time) re-treatment and suppression may be required. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will yeast infection last after taking medication?

With antifungal meds: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...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


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