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Do yeast infections always mean something weak in the immune system?

Do yeast infections always mean something weak in the immune system?

Not all the time: Antibiotics can cause vaginal yeast infections. But if you are having oral or skin infection that usually does mean an impaired immune system. You should be checked for diabetes, low white blood cell count and HIV which are more common causes. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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I am getting excessive canker sores along its what I think is a yeast infection. Immune system? Yeast overgrowth?

I am getting excessive canker sores along its what I think is a yeast infection. Immune system? Yeast overgrowth?

See your MD: Excessive canker sores & yeast infections may be your body's way of signaling that your defense systems are being attacked by either bacteria, yeast or a virus. It would be most effective for you to see your md to have the appropriate tests taken. Please also relate to your doctor if you have been taking any medications, been exposed to anybody chronically ill or been traveling outside the country. ...Read more

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Caught a yeast infection after having sex does this mean I have a weak immune system worried I have underlying cancer or something horrible help!

Caught a yeast infection after having sex does this mean I have a weak immune system worried I have underlying cancer or something horrible help!

Educate yourself: Any guy can catch a yeast infection down there from a girl or just being himself. It's got nothing to do with your immune system. It's common. You're almost a grown man. One of the finest gifts you can give yourself and the women in your life is to be a responsible, educated lover. Start using condoms and read a couple of good books. And welcome to the new joys and responsibilities of being a man. ...Read more

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22y/of. Monthly vaginal yeast infections. This month hsv2 outbreak also. Superinfection? Low immune system? How2 treat? Ev coconut oil work?

22y/of. Monthly vaginal yeast infections. This month hsv2 outbreak also. Superinfection? Low immune system? How2 treat?  Ev coconut oil work?

See an OB/GYN: This is not necessarily any immune defect. This can happen to totally normal women. For best management, however, a trained experience clinician with good communication skills would be the best person to discuss this with. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection possibly cause sepsis in a person with Lyme disease (immune system)?

Not related: Yeast infection does not usually lead to sepsis until you are severely immune-compromised. Whether you have lyme disease or not has no bearing on this issue. ...Read more

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What are symptoms associated with systemic yeast infection in females?

Curds & Way Itching: Cottage cheese like curds in the vaginal tract and itching, redness and a mild odor. ...Read more

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What is the best and most natural way to cure a female yeast infection?

Natural: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. If you have a yeast infection avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5.Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after >>. ...Read more

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Is there a natural cure/preventative for female yeast infections?

Best prevention: Is to avoid what causes yeast to overgrow in the body - eating sweets, eating a lot of carbs, fruit juice, soda pop and alcohol. Also wearing clothes around the vagina that don't breath increase chance of yeast, as does taking antibiotics. Eating yogurt or other foods with live cultures can help - make sure it's a yogurt low in carbs. Boric acid in the vagina, such as in yeast arrest might help. ...Read more

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What are some tips for female hygiene to prevent yeast infections?

What are some tips for female hygiene to prevent yeast infections?

Yeast prevention: Vaginal yeast infections can be minimized by bathing with hypoallergenic soaps, avoiding perfumed feminine hygiene products, wearing cotton underwear and loose clothing, taking probiotics daily and increasing raw garlic in the diet. Avoid excess sugar and simple carbohydrates in the diet as well. Good luck! ...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