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What can cause a yeast infection?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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