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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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I am continuously having labia and anal itching. Now have a rash under my armpit and my nostrils are itchy. Can this be a yeast infection?

I am continuously having labia and anal itching. Now have a rash under my armpit and my nostrils are itchy. Can this be a yeast infection?

You need to be check: Labial and anal itching may or may not be due to yeast infection and other conditions also need to be checked
so see your doctor and find out what you have. ...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

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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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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

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

I've 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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Hav yeast infection (swollen red itchy bumps on legs arms n butt)after childbirth. Can it b a sign of diabetes. Wht can b other reason fr the prblm?

Probably not yeast: These are not the typical sites for yeast infection and thus it is likely from something else. Pregnancy itself can be associated with unusual skin rash which should subside within 30 days after delivery. If the problem persists and not helped by topical cortisone, see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Wart under right butt cheek and one on left elbow. Smooth. Raised. Painless. What could this be? Also, yeast infection before last 2 periods. Help!

Need more info: Very difficult to make diagnosis without visualizing the lesions on the skin. Also the yeast infection has several causes including diabetes and/or untreated or poorly treated yeast infection. Please see your family physician for examination and blood tests. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of yeast infections under the arms?

What are the symptoms of yeast infections under the arms?

Redness, irritation: It'll be red, irritated, almost like a burn. I've included a picture so you can take a look. Make sure you get it checked out if you have one! ...Read more

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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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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 cure a yeast infection?

Yeast: Best treatment for yeast is a pill called fluconazole. If a rash only, try over the counter Miconazole cream. ...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 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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What can I do for a yeast infection?

What can I do for a yeast infection?

Yeast tx: Yeast infections may be treated with OTC meds such as: Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Butoconazole & Tioconazole. Sometimes prescription of Diflucan  (Fluconazole)may be indicated. ...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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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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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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Why do I keep getting a yeast infection?

Don't know: We don't know why, but 10% of women will experience recurrent vaginal yeast infections for no obvious reason. Those women respond well to treatment and suppression, and for most of them the problem eventually resolves. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have yeast infection?

Yeast Infection: 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. See your physician/ gynecologist for definitve diagnosis the first time. ...Read more

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Help? I believe I have a yeast infection?

Yeast Infection: 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. If it’s your 1st possible yeast infection or you aren’t sure if it’s yeast – see your dr. Some tx options include vaginal cream, ointment or suppository for sev. Days (7 to 14 day. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have a yeast infection?

Try OTC Monistat: You can try OTC Monistat. If it is not effective you should see your doctor for a checkup. Remember that consuming too much sugar, antibiotics, diabetes etc can increase risk of yeast infection. Frequent infections can be a sign of an other problem. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a yeast infection?

Itching, irritation: The main symptoms of vaginal yeast infections are itching and irritation, sometimes with redness and swelling of the labia minor. There can be vaginal discharge, but usually not much -- typically thick and white, sometimes compared to cottage cheese. Strong odor or large amount of discharge suggest other infections, including STDs, but not yeast. See a doctor if you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a yeast infection?

Vaginitis symptoms: Classic symptoms of yeast infections include white cheesy discharge, vaginal itching, and irritation. It is best to see your doctor for further evaluation to ensure there are no other causes to your symptoms, such as bacterial vaginosis or std. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more