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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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I have a yeast infection under my armpit. Why? And how do I help get rid of it?

I have a yeast infection under my armpit. Why? And how do I help get rid of it?

Yeast infection: Yeast and fungi love warm moist places. Armpits, under the breasts and in the groin are common locations. Keep area clean and dry, especially after exercise. Do not use cornstarch in those areas since that may increase growth of yeast. Nystatin cream may help, use according to package directions. If not improving in 1-2 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis causedby staph from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?

How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis causedby staph from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?

1st step: Yeast has the appearance of confluent redness- worse in crease and small red bumps in the periphery. Generally there is no fever or pain with yeast (itchy). So if fever, pain, pus or spreading outside of axilla go see your doc. If not, try lotrimin (clotrimazole) for a week or so, use powder to keep area dry, avoid deodorant :( , reduce the sugars in your diet and see if it improves. ...Read more

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How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis staph infection from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?

How to distinguish axillary lymphedenitis staph infection from intriginous yeast infection of armpit?

Staph infection: Usually presents with pus while fungal infection generally presents as red, scaly superficial skin patch or lesion. See ur dr for any concern. Take care! ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection in my armpit and I have topical anti fungal creme for athletes foot. Can the creme cure my yeast infection in my armpit?

I have a yeast infection in my armpit and I have topical anti fungal creme for athletes foot. Can the creme cure my yeast infection in my armpit?

Maybe: If the cream covers for yeast it may work if indeed you have a yeast infection in your armpit. Read the package insert to see what the cream is effective for. ...Read more

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Being treated for a yeast infection on arm. Can i sleep in the same bed as my wife?

Being treated for a yeast infection on arm.  Can i sleep in the same bed as my wife?

Little or no risk: Maybe a non-yeast fungal infection. (Yeast is a type of fungus, but other fungus types usually cause non-genital skin infections.) Not eastily transmitted to others. And the fungus maybe present for months before rash started, so your wife has already been repeatedly exposed. Probably no point in changing sleep arrangements at this time. Check with the doctor treating you if you remain in doubt. ...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