“They are natural flora. They live there just like bacteria live in the mouth,”” says Michael Spence, M.D., an obstetrician and gynecologist at Hahnemann University School of Medicine. “”If there is an upset in the balance or ecology of the area by taking antibiotics, or if you have diabetes, for instance, then you get more yeast and a vaginal infection.”
Other things that can provoke a yeast infection include pregnancy, birth control pills, hormones for menopause, chemical douches, spermicides, nicks in the vaginal wall from tampons, too little lubrication during intercourse, or intercourse with someone who has a yeast infection.
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* Expose your feet to the air as much as possible. Wear plastic sandals in public dressing rooms and showers
* Change your clothes as soon as your finish working out, and don’t share towels anywhere
* Don’t use feminine hygiene sprays or douches. They could kill the helpful bacteria in the vagina
* Wear underclothes and work out clothes which are made of cotton
* Wash your clothes in hot water after each use
* If you have repeated bouts of the infection and you take the pill, ask the doctor about trying a different method of birth control
* If you use steroid inhaler for asthma, rinse your mouth after each use
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More people get athlete’s foot than any other fungal infections. It can be really vexing, but it’s easy to control it and treated right away. The fungus that causes athlete’s foot is like those that cause jock itch and yeast infections. It breeds in closed, damp places and feeds on dead skin cells. Walking bare foot in the shower at a gym and around the pools may increase your chances of getting athletes foot.
Jock itch is a fungal infection in the groin that most men get from time to time. Women on the other hand may get yeast infections. Which occurs when a fungus that that’s already in the body displaces the helpful bacterium that keeps it under control. The infection begins in the vagina but spreads if left untreated. If you are pregnant, taking anti-biotic or birth control pills. Then you are more likely to get an infection.
Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. It makes a white or yellow coating that may look like milk and is easy to scrape away, exposing raw, red skin. Babies frequently get thrush. People infected with AIDS or Cancer get infected more often. Taking large doses of anti-biotics can also bring on Thrush. People who perspire a lot or who are over weight and likely to have folds of skin that will rub against each other are also prone to fungal infections.
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News Item: Boise, Idaho (UPI—Firefighters went on a panty raid of sorts when a women called the department complaining of smoke in her attic.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, they discovered that the source of the smoke was a pair of the woman’s panties in the microwave oven.
The woman, whose name was not released, told firefighters she put the nylon panties in the microwave to get rid of a yeast infection.
For the record, microwaving may be a great way to cook vegetables, but it is not a sensible way to cure a vaginal yeast infection, as this news item attests.
The microwave “”cure”” is the result of a study by University of Florida and Baylor College researchers who discovered that the yeast-causing organism, Candida albicans, can be killed by microwaving. The scientists said women leave yeast spores in their panties when they have an infection. Normal laundering won’t kill the fungus. But microwaving them, they proved, does. It also starts fires.
Cooking your panties in the microwave isn’t good advice, says Marjorie Crandall, Ph.D., a candida specialist who has written a booklet called How to Prevent Yeast Infections. What the researchers proved, she says, is that Candida albicans survives normal wash-and-dry cycles, once deposited in a women’s panties, meaning it can reinfect the wearer. But most women don’t want to take the chance of a panty raid in the kitchen.
So what’s the answer?
Give those panties an extra scrub. As a precaution, scrub the crotch of your panties with unscented detergent before dropping them into the wash, says Dr. Crandall. Avoid fabric softener, she adds, which irritates tender skin. Or boil the fungus away. Still another laundry and underwear study reports you can boil your underpants or soak them in bleach for 24 hours prior to reuse to kill the candida. Wash with unscented soap before wearing.
Kill it with heat. Also, candida can die when panties are touched with a hot iron. – Lichtenstein, Vaduz
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* Use condoms or stop having intercourse until you get treated
* Use an over the counter yeast medicine.
* Wear clean cotton underwear, and avoid panty hose and tight pants
* Eat plain yogurt containing active cultures if you have yeast infection after taking antibiotics
* For thrust, try a gentle mouth wash to loosen the white coat
Need of Home Remedies for Fungal Infection
* If your foot has an odor that doesn’t go away after treatment at home
* If your rash starts to spread or isn’t better or isn’t better after 2 weeks of self care
* If the infection has reached your nails. This is hard to clear up.
* If over the counter treatments fail to work after a couple of weeks
* If you develop an open sore that oozes pus
* If the rash spreads, gets worse, or keeps coming back
* If you suspect you have one and you aren’t better after using the over the counter drugs
* If you have signs of thrush. Your doctor may prescribe anti fungal creams, pills or suppositories
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* Thick white, discharge from the vagina
* Itching, pain, or tenderness around the genitals
* Pain or soreness during sex
* Urge to urinate often. Urine may sting or burn
* A red itching rash with flaky white patches on moist skin areas
* Creamy yellow or white coating in the mouth or throat or on the tongue
* Bathe daily and dry your body well
* Avoid tight shoes and underwear, especially in hot weather – Argentina, Buenos Aires City
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When you get a yeast infection, a doctor confirms the problem by examining some of the discharge under a microscope. Then he prescribes a medicine that kills the excess yeast in the vagina.
It sounds simple, but women who get yeast infections know it isn’t. Yeast, which causes itching and burning and carries a yeasty smell and causes a white, cheesy discharge, has a way of coming back. Some people are prone to yeast infections.
Marjorie Crandall, Ph.D., a candida specialist and founder of Yeast Consulting Services in Torrance, California, understands why women will try almost anything to relieve the discomfort. For 20 years, she fought chronic yeast infections that made her life miserable. Today she is infection-free, and she is also one of the top authorities on ways to control the problem.
Here’s what she and other experts recommend for those troubled by yeast infections.
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* Wash twice a day and dry well between the toes after showering or swimming
* Apply an over the counter anti fungal powder, cream to your feet and sprinkle some powder in your shoes everyday
* Wash sports shoes at least once a week
* Wear clean cotton socks, and don’t wear the same shoes everyday
* Take your shoes and socks off at home to give your feet plenty of air
* Use an anti fungal powder, cream, or spray, three times a day until the rash goes away. Keep using the medication for atleast a week after that to make sure the fungus is completely gone
* Don’t wear tight pants or underwear’s
* Change your underwear and jock strap daily. Wash them in hot water
* Dry your groin well after showering.
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* Itching, scaling and redness that often starts between the toes
* Dryness, flaking, or blisters on the toes or sole of the feet
* Toenails that thicken and become layered or scaly and yellowish
* Odor in severe cases
* Itchy red bumps in the groin and on the genitals. Rash may extend to the buttocks and inner thighs
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There is nothing funny about a yeast infection. If left untreated it can cause many other health concerns. A lot of people don’t know that your brain is an area where you can develop a yeast infection. When the yeast infection migrates to your brain, the normal functions of your brain will be disturbed. One of the reasons you don’t hear too much about yeast infections and brain function is because it doesn’t happen often, so you shouldn’t be overly concerned. If your first thought when you suspect a yeast infection is to buy some OTC preparation from the chemist, hold off for a moment. The reason for that is if you are pregnant, for example, then you should see your doctor and receive a safe treatment for the condition.
Yeast is populated throughout the body, especially the vagina, and never becomes a problem until certain factors show up, and clothes can actually make a big difference. Candida prefers underwear that is ultra tight, made from material other than cotton and also underwear that is not clean. The general reasons have to do with keeping moisture and elevated temperatures at a state that is conducive to over-growth of Candida. If you have a history of wearing pantyhose and developing yeast infections, then that could be a clue right there. You have to look at the overall situation starting with the clothes you wear.
Have you had a lot of repeat yeast infections recently? To find the cause, you have to start paying attention to what you are doing and the types of clothes you wear. The best choice of fabric for underwear – and actually the most comfortable – is 100% cotton with no dyes or bleaches. It’s important to wear clothes that don’t hamper your body’s ability to breathe. Clothes that are too tight or made of synthetics harbor bacteria, moisture, and germs.
The Candida yeast cells can continue to live on clothes and specifically in your underwear. It goes without saying that good hygiene demands that you change your underwear daily, as well as practice other methods of personal hygiene. It’s imperative that you launder any clothes you wore while you had a yeast infection. Be especially prudent with underwear, shorts, trousers, or skirts. Bad sanitation can cause ED
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