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Doctor insights on: Yeast Infection Syptoms

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How do I get a yeast infection?

How do I get a yeast infection?

Easy: We are all colonized with yeast, usually candida albicans. If your immunity is profoundly reduced, or if the acidity and other factors in the vaginal barrel are right you may get it. Babies frequently get thrush which is yeast infection in the mouth, and people may get secondary yeast infections after treatment with antibiotics reduces the bacteria which previously inhibited the yeast growth. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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 can I treat yeast infection?

How can I treat yeast infection?

Over the counter med: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication (like miconazole) if you have these symptoms. If the symptoms persist after this treatment, it should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I heal a yeast infection?

Yeast medication: You can try time and your immune system as well as limiting sugar and yeast in your diet, but typically, due to discomfort, patients prefer medication. I assume this is vaginal, but yeast under skin folds can be treated the same way - with an over the counter vaginal yeast medication/cream. If it doesn't respond to this you will need to be eval'd for other infection or resistance. ...Read more

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How do I stop a yeast infection?

See your doctor: Get examined. Depending on what your family doctor finds, you'll be given appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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How do I treat a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: I assume it is vaginal. There are OTC preparations (clotrimazole).Take oral probiotics/ yogurt to prevent . If not vaginal (can have it in mouth or GI tract) will need evaluation. Though vaginal yeast infections are common would check for diabetes. In any case going to an urgent care/doctor may be helpful ...Read more

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How come I have a yeast infection?

Possible reasons: 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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How can I cure a yeast infection?

How can I  cure a yeast infection?

Antifungal: You can either use over the counter creams or a prescription for Diflucan (fluconazole) from your doctor. It's a pill you take once. ...Read more

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I think I may have a yeast infection?

OK: Try some Over the counter medications at the pharmacy-ask the pharmacist where to find them. If they do not work, then get an exam to confirm the diagnosis, and get treated. by the Doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to know I have a yeast infection?

Vaginal?: 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

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How can I treat this yeast infection?

OTC treatment.: Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex( clotrimazole). ...Read more

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Help! yeast infection. What can I do?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Could i still have a yeast infection?

I don't know your: Symptoms. But one can develop chronic or recurrent yeast infections. ...Read more

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I think my yeast infection came back?

Sorry to hear that: In my experience, 95% of women who self diagnose themselves with yeast are incorrect. Unfortunately, many doctors will treat these infections (esp at first) with no exam, just symptoms. This causes the pt to always associate that sx like itch or discharge with yeast. Especially, if you are having recurrence, see a doc, get a wet prep and or a culture to make sure. ...Read more

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How to know if I have yeast infection?

Med eval.: 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

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Why did I get another yeast infection?

Why did I get another yeast infection?

Many reasons: Theoretically, anything that alters the vaginal flora/ecosystem can predispose to it. An example would be taking antibiotics. Recent onset of douching is another one. ...Read more

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How do ik if I have a yeast infection?

How do ik if I have a yeast infection?

To know for: Sure, you need exam and tests. Typical symptoms of vaginal candidiasis are cottage cheese like discharge and itching. You should also get tested for diabetes if this becomes recurrent problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a yeast infection?

Yeast: Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. days (7 to 14 days sometimes). OTC meds include Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex( clotrimazole). OTC meds don’t work ? See your Dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...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