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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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What can this be? I've had this yeast infection for over a year, i keep freaking my self out. It will randomly turn yellow but it wont stay for long, it is sticky and thick. I tried to use the yogurt on a tampon it went away for a few day and then came b

What can this be? I've had this yeast infection for over a year, i keep freaking my self out. It will randomly turn yellow but it wont stay for long, it is sticky and thick. I tried to use  the yogurt on a tampon it went away for a few day and then came b

The : The best decision you have made thus far is the visit you have scheduled with the gynecologist. You simply may have a bacterial vaginosis (bv) as opposed to yeast, which is why the symptoms have not resolved. Also an std check needs to be done to rule out gonorrhea or chlamydia. Relax and try not to worry. Hopefully you will have an answer and treatment very soon. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can I use tampons if i took canesten oral for my yeast infection ?

Yes: There is no information that the use of this medication means that you cannot use tampons. ...Read more

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Last night was the last day of using the yeast infection cream. Is it okay to use tampons now, or should I wait a few days?

Tampons in yeast inf: Best to wait a few days for maximal comfort. You can take acidophilus or another supplement like Flor-a-Stor to prevent yeast recurrence, too. ...Read more

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I just had a yeast infection, still do in fact. Will tampons aggravate the yeast infection?

Try a pad: If you are being treated with a medication that is inserted vaginally, each time you remove a tampon, medication will also come out. A tampon may or may not irritate tissues that are red or raw from the yeast infection. ...Read more

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I started using tampons for the first time and now have a yeast infection. Can tampons cause this?

Not really: Tampons do not cause yeast infections directly. It is possible that in early use of these you somehow damaged the mucosa of your vagina and this predisposed to yeast infection, but just as possible this was purely coincidental. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i put garlic powder on a tampon and put it in, will that help with a yeast infection?

Interesting question: I am familiar with application of a garlic clove into the vagina for treatment of yeast but not of garlic powder. Don't recommend experimenting placing different substances in the vagina. Take care. ...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