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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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Is there a difference between yeast and fungus?

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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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 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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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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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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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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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

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