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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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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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What are signs of a yeast infection. Could a recent course of antibiotics cause it? If so save to use e.g. Canteen or needs to be treated different?

What are signs of a yeast infection. Could a recent course of antibiotics cause it? If so save to use e.g. Canteen or needs to be treated different?

Yeast infection: Antibiotic therapy is probably one of the top three causes of yeast infection. Foul odor from vagina, abnormal discharge, painful urination, and redness of perineal tissues are all signs of yeast infection ...Read more

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I have a new partner of 8 months. He is not circumscised. I have yeast Infections And bv frequent. Just test positive for ureaplasma. How to tell h?

I have a new partner of 8 months.  He is not circumscised.  I have yeast Infections And bv frequent.  Just test positive for ureaplasma. How to tell h?

Not an STD: Ureaplasma is a normal bacteria in the genital tract. Knowledgeable STD experts almost never test for it; half of all sexually active people have it. Yeast also is not sexually transmitted. BV may or may not be an STD; experts don't agree. You may be able to prevent recurrent BV by consistent condom use. See an STD expert or a gyn who specializes in infectioud diseases. ...Read more

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I feel like I am pregnant but all the tests keep coming negative. I went to e. R last night and they told me I had a yeast infection?!

I feel like I am pregnant but all the tests keep coming negative. I went to e. R last night and they told me I had a yeast infection?!

Depends on symptoms.: Yeast infection may cause swelling and pressure in the vagina but doesn't usually cause other symptoms of pregnancy like nausea, breast tenderness and fatigue. See your doctor to evaluate these other symptoms. ...Read more

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How can you cure a yeast infection?

Some options: 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 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex(clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal). ...Read more

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Can a 16 y.O. Get a yeast infection?

Any reason: Yes. Things that may encourage an excess growth of vaginal yeast include using antibiotics, having high estrogen levels (such as during pregnancy, high-dose birth control pill use, & the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle), having diabetes, having an impaired immune system, using corticosteroids, such as prednisone, &
being overweight. Avoid douching, see your dr. ...Read more

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What are common yeast infection symptoms?

Itching / discharge.: Women with vulvovaginal candidiasis (yeast infection) usually experience genital itching, burning, and sometimes a "cottage cheese-like" vaginal discharge. Men with genital candidiasis may experience an itchy rash on the penis. The symptoms of vaginal infection are similar to those of many other genital infections, so it is important to see your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a yeast infection?

What is the best way to treat a yeast infection?

OTC Creams: Over the counter antifungal vaginal creams containing Miconazole or Clotrimazole are effective means of treating the usual vaginal yest infection. Oral medications are no more effective for this problem and are best used for systemic infection. Vaginal creams are less convenient, messier, but do not have the rare risk of liver failure found in the oral medication. 7 day use is most effective. ...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?

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: The 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 to cure male yeast infection?

Medication: You either need topical antifungal medicine, which you can get overthecounter, or oral medication, which requires a prescription from your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause a yeast infection?

Several factors: Several factors can cause a yeast infections-
1. Local balance of normal flora is disrupted, typically from the recent use of antibiotics; 2. Impaired immunity- this may be due to steroid use or having other illnesses such as diabetes or hiv; 3. Misdiagnosis of symptoms in the absence of yeast from testing- adverse drug effects can be mistaken as a yeast infection. ...Read more

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What to do about yeast infection?

Yeast Infections: Vaginal yeast infections may be treated with OTC meds such as: Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Butoconazole & Tioconazole. ...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 do you get a yeast infection?

Imbalance of vaginal: Bacterial flora. Yeast is normally present in small numbers in the vagina, Other bacteria, normally present there, keep yeast in check. If the balance is disturbed due to hormonal changes or antibiotics, yeast takes over. See this site for more info.
http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/vaginal-yeast-infections-topic-overview ...Read more

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How can you treat yeast infection?

Yeast tx: 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 days sometimes). Otc meds include Monistat (miconzole), vagistat-1 (tioconazole), femstat (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or mycelex(clotrimazole). Otc meds don’t work? See your dr. S/he may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal). ...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 is yeast infection caused by?

What is yeast infection caused by?

Candida: It is caused by one of several fungi of the genus candida. The most common is candida albicans. There are other types of yeasts that do not cause vaginal infections but do cause infectons elsewhere such as the blood. ...Read more

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How do you treat a yeast infection?

Yeast: Yeast infections may be treated with OTC meds such as: Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Butoconazole & Tioconazole.
Sometimes oral medication like diflucan (fluconazole) may be needed. Take care. ...Read more

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How to wash with a yeast infection?

How to wash with a yeast infection?

Warm water is fine: For the vagina. You do not need to put soap or other cleansing chemicals into the vagina. ...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


Mouthwash (Definition)

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