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Redness and irritation of vulva, gram stain negative for yeast and "not consistent w/ bacterial vaginosis" given rx for lotrimin (clotrimazole) but no relief!

Redness and irritation of vulva, gram stain  negative for yeast and "not consistent w/ bacterial vaginosis" given rx for lotrimin (clotrimazole) but no relief!

Redness: Redness and irritation of the vulva are not always infectious in origin.This can also be caused by chemicals such as dyes, perfumes, deodorants, etc. in products u use in the area like soaps,detergents used on ur underwear,toilet paper,feminine hygiene sprays,pads,etc.U need to be a detective and look at anything different you are using that you weren't before this and use only hypoallergenic prod ...Read more

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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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Vaginal redness, continual yeast infection, any answers for what this is?

Vaginal redness, continual yeast infection, any answers for what this is?

D/W 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 friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more

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Constant yeast infections, bruising, and insomnia. No std. Any clues out there?

Constant yeast infections, bruising, and insomnia. No std. Any clues out there?

See See derm: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Burning before and during urination. No stds. No uti. Possible BV or yeast. Which one?

Burning before and during urination. No stds. No uti. Possible BV or yeast. Which one?

Return To Doctor: Your symptoms can occur with a number of genitourinary disorders. More info is needed such as accompanying symptoms, duration, results from your exam & more. Usually a microscopic exam w/ cultures of both urine & vaginal fluids is required & will readily diagnose Bacterial Vaginosis, Yeast, UTI, & more. Recommend return to your doctor for further exam or seek 2nd opinion from a Gynecologist. ...Read more

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Which Monistat yeast infection cream is right for me? There are different #s. My infection has discharge, cute below vaginal opening. Please help?

U reeally need to se: See a gyn or your gyn for an exam and culture as u could have a yeast and bacteria infection at the same time or a a yeast infection with one of the less common strains that may need specific yeast med. ...Read more

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Can you have a yeast infection without usual symptoms (pain, redness, itching)? Just much much more (whitish, milky) discharge?

Can you have a yeast infection without usual symptoms (pain, redness, itching)? Just much much more (whitish, milky) discharge?

Unlikely: As you seem to know, the main symptoms of yeast are irritation, itching, and redness. When there is discharge, usually it is scant and clumpy. "Witish, milky" vaginal fluid could be normal. However, any new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge should be medically evaluated. Many possible causes, including infections (STDs, bacterial vaginosis), hormonal changes, and more. See your doctor. ...Read more

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First time yeast infection question. Any other suggestions besides monistat?

See a doctor: There are many other treatments. If you're not better with monistat, then your doctor needs to determine for sure if you have a yeast infection, and if you do can offer you more broad-spectrum treatment like gynazole. ...Read more

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What OTC drugs cure vaginal yeast infections in one day?

Probably none: There are several otc vaginal yeast infection treatments available - most are multiple day vaginal creams. There is one that requires only one dose. One dose doesn't necessarily mean one day cure - it could take more than one day for the medication to be effective. Most of the otc yeast medications are effective about 70% of the time - if your symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Most common reason for vaginal itching besides std's or a yeast infection?

Most common reason for vaginal itching besides std's or a yeast infection?

Allergies: often times some women will have an allergy or a skin sensitivity to new underwear or pads that have an irritant. ...Read more

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Extreme vaginal itching. Tested neg for candida, gardnerella, trichomonas. No contact with new soaps,shampoos,meds etc. No douching. What could it be?

Extreme vaginal itching. Tested neg for candida, gardnerella, trichomonas. No contact with new soaps,shampoos,meds etc. No douching. What could it be?

Contact allergy?: It is unusual to have a drug reaction confined to the vaginal area. There are other potential causes including allergy to latex condom and semen. See an allergist if this problem persists. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ thrush. I do not have hiv/aids, no antibiotics, no meds, no diabetes, no yeast infection. Only 50% spleen working. Causes for me?

Diagnosed w/ thrush. I do not have hiv/aids, no antibiotics, no meds, no diabetes, no yeast infection. Only 50% spleen working. Causes for me?

You have Thrush: Why are you so upset by this? This is one of the most common and nearly benign problems to have with your health. It usually represents fatigue and stress. But, regardless of why you have it, take your medicine and get better. ...Read more

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Will nystatin cure an anal yeast infection? And what are symptoms of a anal yeast infection

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 more

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Does sle cause your vaginal area and/or bladder to itch (outside & in) & discomfort? No uti, no bladder infection, no yeast infection, no burning etc

Does sle cause your vaginal area and/or bladder to itch (outside & in) & discomfort? No uti, no bladder infection, no yeast infection, no burning etc

Possibly: Auto-immune conditions cause reactions in areas of the body. In the many sle patients for whom we have cared this has never previously arisen, but if you excluded other possibilities this must be considered. The other question is, what medications are you taking, and are you wearing underpants or using soap or deodorant, etc. To which you may be having an allergic or irritative reaction? ...Read more

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How do you distiguish bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, and UTI from each other?

UTI: A urine culture will tell if its a uti. A physical exam and vaginal exam can differentiate yeast from bv. ...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