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Dr. James Krick
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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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My daughter has bumps under arm and I have had her to the doctor and they said it was a yeast infection. But it is still there.?

My daughter has bumps under arm and I have had her to the doctor and they said it was a yeast infection. But it is still there.?

Did they treat it?: If so, have you given the treatment enough time? If they gave you a treatment to use, and if you are using that treatment as prescribed, and if it has been a number of days without improvement, then see your doctor again. If it's only been a day or two, give the medicine time to work. ...Read more

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What causes yeast infection in mouth, vagina & under my arm?

What causes yeast infection in mouth, vagina & under my arm?

Yeast: Immunocompromise can be one reason. Others can be diabetes, uncontrolled or excessive sweating, moisture. Antibiotic use can cause yeast vaginitis. ...Read more

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I have a sebaceous cyst on my arm pit that has a yeast infection. Is there any way to get rid of the yeast infection?

Yeast in your armpit: Is not a common area for infection unless you have predisposing problems such as hidradenitis suppurtiva. But if its a superficial infection, most over the counter antifungals will work for you. If its more refractory, you will have to see your local physician for further treatment. ...Read more

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Can herpes or a vaginal yeast infection cause a skin rash throughout the body? I have a skin rash that develops first with an itch and then a round red bump appears. The first few where limited to my lower left arm and looked more like bites but then dis

Can herpes or a vaginal yeast infection cause a skin rash throughout the body? I have a skin rash that develops first with an itch and then a round red bump appears.  The first few where limited to my lower left arm and looked more like bites but then dis

It : It would be very unusual for herpes or vaginal yeast infection to spread throughout the body. Other medical issues, such as MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus), eczema, psoriasis, pityriasis, or other dermatological issues can cause a rash on the body. Trying a mild anti-bacterial soap and mild lotion may be helpful, but if it is a worsening rash, or if the patient had fever or new symptoms, then the patient should be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Ive had a yeast infection on my arm,armpits,stomach back legs and eyelids and face for 3 months ive been to dr nothing works?

Ive had a yeast infection on my arm,armpits,stomach back legs and eyelids and face for 3 months ive been to dr nothing works?

Yeast infection: YEast infection often occurs in warm, moist areas, such as joint folds, under arms and breasts, abdomen. Unusual to be on eyelids and face. If none of the treatment effective, I would either question the diagnosis or wonder if you have an underlying condition such as diabetes. You should consider seeing a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Skin rashes mostly around my inner thighs n buttocks..there's a few tiny spots on my lower leg n arm..currently having yeast infection cuz of plan b..

Skin rashes mostly around my inner thighs n buttocks..there's a few tiny spots on my lower leg n arm..currently having yeast infection cuz of plan b..

Rash: Yeast infection is common is areas of the body that is moist like inner thighs, arm pits. See you physician. If it a yeast infection it will require antifungal topical medication and keeping the area dry. ...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