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What causes a yeast infection?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many factors:

Warmth and moisture content of the skin surface.
Remember, we all have "yeast" on our skin. A yeast infection represents an overgrowth of certain yeast species because of the above factors. But others include anti-microbial drugs, diabetes, weakened immune system. If prone to yeast infections, wear undergarments made of cotton, rather than artificial fibers, since cotton can be bleached!

In brief: Many factors:

Warmth and moisture content of the skin surface.
Remember, we all have "yeast" on our skin. A yeast infection represents an overgrowth of certain yeast species because of the above factors. But others include anti-microbial drugs, diabetes, weakened immune system. If prone to yeast infections, wear undergarments made of cotton, rather than artificial fibers, since cotton can be bleached!
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