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Hello docs. I was wondering can toothpaste help a yeast infection?

Hello docs. I was wondering can toothpaste help a yeast infection?

Absolutely not: Toothpaste does not eliminate any of the creepy crawlies that live in your mouth, just helps control them. You'll notice i said in your mouth, not anywhere else in or on your body. Please see your physician for the appropriate treatment for your particular yeast infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Is athlete’s foot the same thing as a yeast infection?

Is athlete’s foot the same thing as a yeast infection?

Yes: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection (yeast) of the skin of the foot, brought on because of the warm moist environment created by the sock and shoe. ...Read more

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Which Monistat yeast infection cream is right for me? There are different #s. My infection has discharge, cute below vaginal opening. Please help?

U reeally need to se: See a gyn or your gyn for an exam and culture as u could have a yeast and bacteria infection at the same time or a a yeast infection with one of the less common strains that may need specific yeast med. ...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 do u get a yeast infection?

From colonized Fungu: Usually when our immune system is compromised or suppressed by antibiotics or an illness, the funguses in our system take opportunity to multiply and cause a yeast infection. ...Read more

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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 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

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