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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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Keep breaking out into yeast rashes. What could cause these?

Keep breaking out into yeast rashes. What could cause these?

YEAST RASHES: YOU ARE PROBABLY TALKING ABOUT MONILIASIS ALSO CALLED CANDIDIASIS. SEVERAL CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE THIS IMBALANCE THAT ALLOWS THE OVERGROWTH OF YEAST. THIS CAN BE A RESULT OF: 1. HORMONAL IMBALANCE 2. WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEM 3. UNCONTROLLED DIABETES 4. STRESS 5. EATING A LOT OF SWEETS 6. ANTIBIOTICS 7. PREGNANCY 8. DOUCHING SEE YOUR PCP . . . SOON BEST LUCK! ...Read more

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Keep breaking out into yeast rashes. What keeps causing these?

Keep breaking out into yeast rashes. What keeps causing these?

Usually: Warm and moist areas or if vaginal maybe from someone who cares it. Be checked if the reason is not obvious you may need some blood work. All the best. ...Read more

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What does a yeast rash look like?

What does a yeast rash look like?

See below: In kids, yeast diaper rashes are beefy red and have red satellite lesions. These can also be in other areas in babies like the folds of the neck. In adults or older kids, yeast infections vary in appearance depending on the type of agent involved. Athlete's foot is a red, fine scaly rash. Jock itch is similar. Ringworm - a circular like area with a raised ring of scale around a red center. ...Read more

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How to dry up oozing yeast rash?

How to dry up oozing yeast rash?

Antifungal cream: You need to treat the fungus in order to stop the oozing. If this occurs at the skin folds (under the breasts, groin etc), consider using an antiperspirant powder regularly. ...Read more

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What cam I do gor recurring rectal yeast rash?

What cam I do gor recurring rectal yeast rash?

Grapefruit & Garlic: Eat a clove of garlic a day or take garlic caps, & also grapefruit seed extract to inhibit yeast in the gut. Also, a very low carb diet is important. Yeasts like starch and sweets, so don't eat those things. Avoid pasta, potatoes, rice, and sugary fruits and sweet processed foods. ...Read more

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My baby develop yeast rash on his neck, back and buttock for about a month now what can I do to treat it?

My baby develop yeast rash on his neck, back and buttock for about a month now what can I do to treat it?

May not be yeast!: That pattern is more typical of seborrheic dermatitis. "yeast" medicines won't help, but anti-inflammatory ("cortisone" related) creams will. If your own doc is having trouble with this, you might see a pediatric dermatologist. Keep in mind that to diagnose your infant accurately, we'd need to know his age, health status, & what has and hasn't worked. Actually seeing the rash helps us too! ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a yeast rash on ears and elbows?

Is it possible to get a yeast rash on ears and elbows?

Not normally: It is likely something else. Check with a doctor to find out what it is and how to treat it. ...Read more

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How do I treat a yeast rash on my neck? Can I use enfamil gentlease?

How do I treat a yeast rash on my neck? Can I use enfamil gentlease?

Yeast rash: can be treated with an antifungal cream. I am assuming the question about Enfamil Gentlease is unrelated and is about feeding your child. Gentlease is a good formula if you are not breast feeding. . ...Read more

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What is another shampoo has ketoconazole in it with no prescription? I have a yeast rash on my back that causes flaking and discoloration.

What is another shampoo  has ketoconazole in it with no prescription? I have a yeast rash on my back that causes flaking and discoloration.

Tinea versicolor: Most mild cases of tinea versicolor only need a special “shampoo” or cream. The shampoo is used like a soap on the affected skin. If it covers a large part of your body, or if it doesn’t get better with the shampoo or cream, you might need oral treatment. Your doctor will decide if you need pills. Topical antifungal medications, topical selenium sulfide, and topiical zinc pyrithion are 1st line ...Read more

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Nystatin dr gave me is not working for my daughters yeast rash now it looks like she is getting a diaper rash her skin in areas looks scaley and red?

Nystatin dr gave me  is not working for my daughters yeast rash now it looks like she is getting a diaper rash her skin in areas looks scaley  and red?

See a pediatric derm: Diaper rashes are quite common, however there can be multiple causes. Often, it is first treated for yeast, however there is usually a irritant component that needs treatment as well. Infantile psoriasis can show up as a diaper rash, so if it is stubborn and persistent, this can be the cause. Lastly, rare conditions only a pedi derm would be familiar with would be evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Yeast rash on back was diagnose as bacterial and as eczema and I was given antibiotics and steroids which made it worse.I'm pregnant how to treat?

See a dermatologist: Confused question reflects a confused Dr who should have sent you to a dermatologist. Do you have infection or eczema or something else? Which antibiotics? Which steroids? Is the rash confined to your back? Does it itch? How bad? How long? Ever before? ...Read more

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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


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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more