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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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How could prevent this yeast fungus?

How could prevent this yeast fungus?

Vaginal?: Natural Approaches to Yeast Infections: 1. Wear cotton vs synthetic underwear 2. Avoid wearing underpants in bed at night. 3. No tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid scented). 5. No douches or harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia well after soaping up. 7. Wear pants that fit loosely, not ones that hug the crotch. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between yeast and fungus?

All yeasts are fungi: But not all fungi are yeasts, some are molds although some molds can change into yeast and back again. These are called dimorphic. ...Read more

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Is tinea the fungus that causes ringworm a mold or yeast?

Is tinea the fungus that causes ringworm a mold or yeast?

Fungus: Multiple species of tinea fungus cause infections known as ringworm and may vary depending on the part of the body affected. They feed on keratin and can be fairly contagious. Estimated that 20% of the population may have some type of fungal infection, and can be transmitted to and from pets as well. Multiple treatments both topical and oral available once correct diagnosis made. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as having fungus, bacteria and yeast all at once in the bloodstream in someone who has low immune ?

Is there such a thing as having fungus, bacteria and yeast all at once in the bloodstream in someone who has low immune ?

Absolutely not: Someone w/ bacteria & fungus in bloodstream would be close to death in ICU. There are however some rogue medical practitioners who promote a scientifically unsound idea that various vague and non-life-threatening symptoms are due to chronic blood infection by yeast or viruses or exotic bacteria. This is pseudoscience &has resulted in patients getting seriously harmed by misguided treatment. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are different kinds of fungus and infection besides yeast and vaginitos in the vagina?

Could you tell me what are different kinds of fungus and infection besides yeast and vaginitos in the vagina?

Please see your gyn: As your gyn can do a vaginal culture, there are 4 diff. Strains of yeast, 7 different bacteria that can cause BV and numerous other bacteria that can cause vaginal infections, both stds and non stds. ...Read more

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I get a yeast infection after intercourse for 1 yr now. Seen my OBG every week and no results. Its not fungus! Any other suggestions?

Tricky: irritation, chemical immunological or physical. Could just be not enough lubrication and some irritation. could be some allergic or other reaction to a detergent or to semen or lubricant or rubber. cannot say in your particular case,.. ...Read more

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If I have some form of fungus overgrowth like a yeast in my mouth, should my girlfriend be treated also? If she has or has not symptoms?

No worry: Oral thrush (Candida Albicans=fungus ) is not contagious, meaning it cannot be passed to others. However, If you think you have thrush, the best thing you can do is to see a dentist/physician for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Yeast infection on neck and back of neck and spreading my doc said its fungus its blotchy white and I'm nervous ?

Yeast infection on neck and back of neck and spreading my doc said its fungus its blotchy white and I'm nervous 
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Tinea versicolor: Perhaps you're describing a very common condition that's more noticeable during summer when you get a tan. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinea-versicolor/basics/definition/con-20024674. There are many antifungals, mostly prescription but also OTC selenium sulfide shampoo is another option. ...Read more

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Hi my scrotum has been red for over 4 months & itchy. I got tested for yeast, suphilis and herpes came back -. Fungus creams don't help. What is it?

Hi my scrotum has been red for over 4 months & itchy. I got tested for yeast, suphilis and herpes came back -. Fungus creams don't help. What is it?

Rash: Red itchy scrotum. You need to see a dermatologist. You have been tested for multiple possibilities by someone who can actually examine you, and yet you expect that people who have not will diagnose this? See an expert and have this assessed professionally. ...Read more

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Internal vaginal itch. the only bacteria i had was coli and was treated with cipro (ciprofloxacin) and the internal itch still persists. neg for yeast, trich, fungus?

Test again: Unfortunately, taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for an E. coli infection could trigger a yeast infection to happen next. So although your test could've been negative for yeast before, it's worth retesting. Also you could ask your doctor to rule out desquamative vaginitis by looking under the microscope. In the meantime, you can use vaginal probiotics which can help. ...Read more

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Been to derm 4 perianal redness /treated in past 4 mrsa-no yeast/fungus. Now red again. Can diet/sweat irritate the area?Possible hemorrhoid now :(

Been to derm  4 perianal redness /treated in past 4 mrsa-no yeast/fungus. Now red again. Can diet/sweat irritate the area?Possible hemorrhoid now :(

Return visit: You have perianal redness and swelling. This could be infection hemorrhoid or a sign of inflammatory bowel disease. You may ask your doctor for a referral to GI doctor. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing candiasis fungus. I believe to have it because i experience fogged memory, fatigue, yeast, chapped lips and wrinkled. Pleaseh?

It's not Candida: "Systemic candidiasis" causing such symptoms is an urban myth. There is no such thing. If "yeast" means you think you have a vaginal, skin, or oral yeast infection, get it checked out. But even though candida is the usual cause, it doesn't explain your other symptoms. See a doctor, such as your family physician or an internist, then take it from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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Vaginal yeast infection since 6 mnths. several doses of fluconazole. infection comes back. vaginal swab +ve for fungus. used pessaries too. itching an?

Vaginal yeast infection since 6 mnths. several doses of fluconazole. infection comes back. vaginal swab +ve for fungus. used pessaries too. itching an?

Preventive treatment: Recurrent Candida vaginitis(CV) is usually due to failure to eradicate the infection rather than reinfection. Candida is part of the normal vaginal flora and is usually asymptomatic. Taking Fluconazole(Diflucan) weekly for 6 months, or OTC anti fungal vaginal creams for 10 days followed by a weekly vaginal suppository or twice weekly cream, can be effective in preventing reoccurrence. ...Read more

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Can fungus on my to nail cause yeast to multiple in my throat. I had a throat culture done and it showed that i had over growth of yeast. Please help?

No: The fungii that cause nail fungal infection (trichophyton and epidemophytum) are different than yeast infection of the throat (candidia). However if you are prone to opportunistic infection (suppressed immune system, etc) you are more likely to get both but the spread of the nail to the throat is extremely unlikely. I hope you are seeing your pcp for these matters to monitor your overall health. ...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


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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more