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Yeast (Definition)

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


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What is candida albicans on the skin and mucous membranes?

What is candida albicans on the skin and mucous membranes?

Confusing question: Candida albicans is a yeast that is everywhere in nature. It can end up on your skin or mucous membranes and be a simple contaminant, like so many germs in the environment. It can also cause a condition called thrush in the mouth, or a skin rash around the anus or in babies diaper area. ...Read more

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Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Here are some...: Do you have similar lesions on other parts of body especially over elbows or knees? Clinically, it may be skin fungal infection or psoriasis. For the time being, you may try topical hydrocortisone 1 % with antifungal drug like clotrimazole 1-2 times daily and see. Besides, have a doctor to take a look for confirmation. How to get these done correctly? To http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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Which vaginal bacteria causes underskin bumps or bumps on the vagina, ?

Which vaginal bacteria causes underskin bumps or bumps on the vagina, ?

Blocked gland: It sounds most like a blocked skin glands. Basically pimples. There are a lot of glands in the vaginal area. Sweaty rubbing like with sex or exercise can cause dead skin and various skin bacteria to get pushed into the skin pores and block the gland secretion. Showering after sex or exercise can help. Increasing air flow and keeping the skin dry can help too. ...Read more

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Can dettol cure fungal infection on the skin?

Can dettol cure fungal infection on the skin?

No: It will only irritate it. Anti fungal preps are available otc. ...Read more

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Is raw, irritated skin on inner labia and vaginal opening a sign of a yeast infection or a bacterial infection?

Is raw, irritated skin on inner labia and vaginal opening a sign of a yeast infection or a bacterial infection?

Either: It is more likely to be a yeast infection or an irritant dermatitis, but a bacterial infection can also be a potential cause. Consult a physician for a culture and treatment. ...Read more

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Can a man use vaginal yeast infection cream to treat dry peeling skin of the penis? No stds.

Yeast is Yeast: There is no gender to medicine. Now, did the company try to brand their anti-dungal medicine by calling it a "vaginal' cream. Yes, most likely. If you have a fungal infection then this may very well work for you. ...Read more

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Yeast infection from antibiotic was givin nystatin topical for skin (not vaginal)now severly irratated and skin is scaley!! Vagina hole burns! Help?

Yeast: I suggest you try monostat suppository that is over the counter for possible yeast infection that is inside the vagina. If it does not get better you should then make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Not usually: No, this could be an indication of another problem such as dehydration or autoimmune disease. More information is needed to make a better diagnosis, but not typically associated with fungal infections like jock itch or toenail fungus. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause broken skin?And ?Redness on the vulva?

Can a yeast infection cause broken skin?And ?Redness on the vulva?

Yes: Some yeast infections will cause intense pruritus (itching) of not just the vagina but also the vulva - this is called vulvovaginal candidiasis. The itching can be so intense that the patient can literally break or injure the skin of the vulva due to extreme scratching, which is sometimes inadvertently done during sleep. The doc will note what are called excoriations (shallow tears or abrasions). ...Read more

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I got 2 doses of fluconazole for yeast infection that caused skin irritation from vulva to anus also on two OTC creams. How long will skin peel/stop?

I got 2 doses of fluconazole for yeast infection that caused skin irritation from vulva to anus also on two OTC creams. How long will skin peel/stop?

1-2 wks?: Provided that the fungal infection is the cause for the irritation. We need to know also what kind of OTC creams you are using since some of them may actually irritate your skin further. If the yeast infection is not the cause, your skin will not heal until the actual cause has been taken of. ...Read more

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Itching around vagina but not vulva. No discharge. Red spots on skin. Over the counter anti fungal cream not working. Can it be a yeast infection?

Itching around vagina but not vulva. No discharge. Red spots on skin. Over the counter anti fungal cream not working. Can it be a yeast infection?

Need exam: This may be related to a yeast infection, or many other conditions, including sexually transmitted infections or skin diseases. You should get examined by a health care provider to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. You should abstain from intimate, skin-to-skin contact until you have been examined. ...Read more

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Can yeast overgrow in the body and cause things like leaky gut syndrome, oral thrush and fungal rashes?

Can yeast overgrow in the body and cause things like leaky gut syndrome, oral thrush and fungal rashes?

Never heard of it: Yeast in the guts is normal (also in the mouth). Overgrowth of yeast is often related to recent antibiotic usage. Leaking gut syndrome is a rare condition. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause broken skin or redness on the vulva?

Can a yeast infection cause broken skin or redness on the vulva?

Yes: Some yeast infections will cause intense pruritus (itching) of not just the vagina but also the vulva - this is called vulvovaginal candidiasis. The itching can be so intense that the patient can literally break or injure the skin of the vulva due to extreme scratching, which is sometimes inadvertently done during sleep. The doc will note what are called excoriations (shallow tears or abrasions). ...Read more

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Are vaginal yeast infections and circular bumps on my tongue signs of thrush?

Are vaginal yeast infections and circular bumps on my tongue signs of thrush?

Thrush: That may not necessarily be a sign of thrush but you should certainly see your doctor to be sure and get it treated. ...Read more

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K i don't know what its called but is it ok to still get pregnant if I have an overgrowth of yeast that results in skin rashes an frequent infections?

K i don't know what its called but is it ok to still get pregnant if I have an overgrowth of yeast that results in skin rashes an frequent infections?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy is best attempted when you do not have any medical issues that can be addressed and treated prior to pregnancy. The problem sometimes is not the condition itself, but it's the medications that are needed for treatment that can pose problems. Approach pregnancy when you are at your healthiest. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can intestinal yeast or bacterial overgrowth cause pink rash both sides of butt crack? Can it come through the feces and affect the skin there?

Can intestinal yeast or bacterial overgrowth cause pink rash both sides of butt crack? Can it come through the feces and affect the skin there?

Get evaluated: GI doctor, colorectal surgeon, dermatologist can help you. They will first perform a visual inspection & digital exam after taking your history as to circumstances, duration, quality, timing of symptoms & your risk factors. They may then determine topical treatment or ask to perform further evaluation of the rectal lining. Problem may be dermatologic, infectious, inflammatory, functional, etc. ...Read more

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I have spots on the insides of my thighs that itch like crazy! is it dry skin or could it be linked to my candida overgrowth? (i'm about 95% paleo)

I have spots on the insides of my thighs that itch like crazy! is it dry skin or could it be linked to my candida overgrowth? (i'm about 95% paleo)

See a dermatologist: Why candida overgrowth? There is always a reason. Beware of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as it is a sleeping pill and will not reduce your itch. Claims for "paleo" diet do not make sense to scientists or physicians. You may have a type of intertrigo. Are you very heavy? ...Read more

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I have a rash under my arms, beside each breast. As i'm having candida overgrowth issues, i wonder if they could be linked. Or is it just dry skin?

Possible: Candida likes warm, moist areas. If you feel that yeast is "out of control" you might want to discuss this with your doctor to find out if there is an underlying reason why. ...Read more

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What do I do for yeast overgrowth or candida?

What do I do for yeast overgrowth or candida?

Depends on: the site of overgrowth. If pelvic, then a check with gynecologist is necessary. ...Read more

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How does sugar relate to yeast overgrowth?

How does sugar  relate to yeast overgrowth?

Helps yeast grow.: High blood sugars are often associated with yeast infections especially in the mouth (thrush) or on the skin (particularly in skin folds such as the axillae, groin creases or under the breasts) or vaginal yeast infections. A key to preventing such infections is to control your blood sugar level. ...Read more

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Can cutting down on sugar reduce yeast overgrowth?

Can cutting down on sugar reduce yeast overgrowth?

Absolutely: Cutting down on simple sugars in the diet has many health benefits, one of which is reduction in total body yeast load. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a overgrowth of yeast in my blood?

Clinically: There are folks who can check your live blood under a microscope and determine the yeast in your body. The traditional medical community does not approve of this though. Most don't even believe in yeast in the blood. ...Read more

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Can the overgrowth of yeast in the body cause pneumonia or increase your risk for getting pneumonia or are they two unrelated things ?

Generally unrelated: Where would yeast be overgrowing. This theory of yeast overgrowth producing many other issues has never been scientifically proven and when subjected to inquiry does not stand up. Now, if you are immune suppressed, like with HIV disease you can have multiple illnesses simultaneously and this can include systemic yeast infections and pneumonia. Hope this is not you. Have a good thanksgiving. ...Read more

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How is a overgrowth of yeast in the gut treated?

How is a overgrowth of yeast in the gut treated?

Intestinal yeast: Typically a result of antibacterial agents, immune disorders, or dietary issues, the cure often depends in part on cause. If you are not on antibiotics and do not have an immune system problem, the best cure is to add good bacteria back by eating yogurt or taking probiotics available at your grocery or health food store. Sometimes we will use prescriptions like Nystatin or other agents. ...Read more

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Will diflucan help treat candida yeast overgrowth in a male with symptoms?

Will diflucan help treat candida yeast overgrowth in a male with symptoms?

Fluconazole : Yes, fluconazole is an anti-fungal proven effective against candidal infections of various sites and is NOT dependent on gender. Persons who are immunocompromised (due to diabetes, chemo/radiation therapy, chronic steroid use, HIV, or extremes of age, etc.) are more susceptible to developing candidiasis. Common sites of infection include the mouth, genitalia, urinary tract, and esophagus. ...Read more

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What causes yeast overgrowth? Does amoxicillin cause it or what medications or foods?

What causes yeast overgrowth?  Does amoxicillin cause it or what medications or foods?

Yeast overgrowth: Yes amoxicillen can can cause a yeat infectio. Next time try taking pro biotic with your antibiotic to reduce the chance of a yeast infection. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have a candida rash does that mean you have candida yeast overgrowth?

I'm just wondering, if you have a candida rash does that mean you have candida yeast overgrowth?

Sure, but: You have a candida overgrowth where you have the rash. It doesn't mean you have a yeast problem anywhere else in your body. Just treat the rash. ...Read more

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Will an upper GI endoscope detect an overgrowth of yeast all the way down as far as the scope will go?what happens if they find it that far down

Yes: The endoscope can see changes of fungus in the esophagus. It usually isn't found in the stomach or small intestine. Medication (antifungal) can eradicate the infection. ...Read more

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Hey i'm taking gnc 10 bilion probiotic complex becoz yeast overgrowth.is taking gnc 25 bilion or 50 bilion is for fast recovery from candida overgrowt?

Hey i'm taking gnc 10 bilion probiotic complex becoz yeast overgrowth.is taking gnc 25 bilion or 50 bilion is for fast recovery from candida overgrowt?

No: That cannot be assumed to be true, because almost NONE of the probiotic supplements have scientific studies proving a particular supplement at particular doses can lead to "fast" recovery from a particular disease. "Yeast overgrowth" is very vague, because it does not say HOW MUCH overgrowth, nor even WHERE in the body the overgrowth is, or which TYPE of yeast. Usually, supplements are "untested". ...Read more

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Why does hypothyroidism cause canida (yeast) overgrowth?

Why does hypothyroidism cause canida  (yeast) overgrowth?

It doesn't: Hi. Correlation does not establish cause-and-effect. Having hypothyroidism ( a fairly common condition) and a yeast infection (another fairly common condition) is nothing more than a coincidental correlation, not a cause-and-effect relationship. Treat BOTH! Good luck! ...Read more

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How long will fatigue last from candida yeast overgrowth?

Doesn't exist: There's no such thing as "candida yeast overgrowth, " nor does candida cause fatigue. ...Read more

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How long could fatigue last from candida yeast overgrowth?

Not usual: It has been my experience that there is no relationship between candida and fatigue. You would have to have one overwhelming case of candida to cause your fatigue.......And why do you have the overgrowth. The fatigue may be a sign of an underlying problem which could be related to the candida. ...Read more