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Can a yeast infection spread throughout your body? If so what are the symptoms?

Can a yeast infection spread throughout your body? If so what are the symptoms?

Yeast: There are some individuals who may get systemic candidiasis, but most commonly they are profoundly immunosuppressed or have been receiving antibiotics for other serious infections, and so on. You do not say why you suspect this, but if you have symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, etc., see a doctor and get evaluated. ...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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Can a yeast infection spread outside the vagina to the inner thighs?

Yes: In the groin (more common in males) it is called jock itch. Yeast can become a dermatitis (skin related) and be red with even little red dots outside that are called satellite lesions. It is not that common in females but can happen. If lotrimin, tinactin, (tolnaftate) micatin help then it is definitely yeast. ...Read more

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Treated vaginal yeast infection last week. have noticed occasional itching around anus. Did my yeast infection spread? How do I treat it?

Yeast infections: There are a number of good antibiotics which kill yeast. Ask your OB to prescribe an oral antifungal medicine for you. Cannot do that on this website. ...Read more

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Can vaginal yeast infection spread to anus?

Can vaginal yeast infection spread to anus?

YES IT CAN: Yes it is possible as yeast can spread anywhere it is moist and dark including anus, but not that common. ...Read more

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Does vaginal yeast infection spread through clothes/towels or other utensils? Will it spread to any other part of the body by direct/indirect contact?

Does vaginal yeast infection spread through clothes/towels or other utensils? Will it spread to any other part of the body by direct/indirect contact?

No: Vaginal yeast is usually candida, which is already everywhere (we all have candida on our bodies). The problem is one of overgrowth of candida in the vagina. A very small amount of candida is ok. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a yeast infection spreading all over your body? I have chronic yeast infections as well as tena vascular.. I cant spell it. Anyways help..

Doesn't happen: Genital area yeast infections never "spread all over the body". It will remain localized to your genital area. I think you're the same person who asked about this before. I still urge you to work with your doctor. If the diagnosis is correct, all yeast infections, no matter how chronic, can be cleared with treatment. ...Read more

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How are yeast infections spread through oral sex?

How are yeast infections spread through oral sex?

yeasts: I don't think that yeast infections are spread by oral sex. Yeasts are everywhere in the environment around us. A yeast infection of the female reproductive tract normally occurs when the normal flora balance is disturbed, usually after a round of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can vaginal yeast infections spread to the anus easily?

Can vaginal yeast infections spread to the anus easily?

Yes,if conditions rt: The yeast that causes the vaginal yeast infection is also normally in the stool. The close proximity of the areas allows cross contamination of the site & a possibility of a diaper rash like change around the anus. This is not likely to occur if the skin of the anus is healthy & dry but increases if raw & wet.Inflammation from scratching or bacterial infections can also lead to yeast overgrowth. ...Read more

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Is it possible the bacteria/yeast infection has spread to my eyeball?

Is it possible the bacteria/yeast infection has spread to my eyeball?

Yes: Infections of the eye are possible. These can involve the conjunctiva (outer lining) or the deeper structures of the eye proper. Eye infections can be caused by bacteria, fungus and viruses. If you are concerned that you might have an active eye infection, then please seek advice / treatment from a physician or other local provider. An eye infection should not be ignored. Vision is important. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get tearing at the vaginal opening after using cream to treat a yeast infection? The infection spread to anus. Same problem with tears

Is it normal to get tearing at the vaginal opening after using cream to treat a yeast infection? The infection spread to anus. Same problem with tears

Yes: Yes, this is so painful, right? It's more that the skin is splitting, i'm guessing. Sometimes you can use some desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or similar cream (for diaper rashes). This can help that skin to heal. This tearing could be due to the infection from yeast, or it could be your skins' reaction to some ingredients in the ant-fungal cream. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection that has spread to inner thighs. Dr gave diflucan (fluconazole). Took one dose yest and one today. Rash seems to have spread. Got no relief?

I have a yeast infection that has spread to inner thighs. Dr gave diflucan (fluconazole). Took one dose yest and one today. Rash seems to have spread. Got no relief?

Yeast: you need to take the medicine for several days before you notice an appreciable effect. In the meantime you may use topical lotrimine (over the counter) for the thigh area ...Read more

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I have bv, i took flagyl. It seems i developed a worst case of yeast infection and it spread to my anus? My stool is dark and smells like chemicals?

I have bv, i took flagyl. It seems i developed a worst case of yeast infection and it spread to my anus? My stool is dark and smells like chemicals?

Antibiotic effects..: The yeast infection is related to the antibiotic (flagyl) that has disrupted the normal balance of the bacteria found in that area of the body. That has been disrupted. Talk to your doctor to discuss therapies to treat this infection, based on the specifics of your case. ...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