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Yeast infection diagnosis and treatment

Yeast infection diagnosis and treatment

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Common yeast infection symptoms & treatment

A yeast infection occurs when too much yeast, a common fungus found on and in the body and in the environment, grows in one place. Even though this fungus is commonly found in the environment and on someone's body it requires the right set of circumstances to cause infection. Certain medications, stress, and other factors can cause the fungus to grow more than it should and cause infection. It is most often caused by a fungus called "candida".

YEAST INFECTION SYMPTOMS

  • Mouth — white patches on the tongue, redness, soreness, or difficulty swallowing
  • Nail beds — pain, pus, swelling, or a white or yellow nail that separates from the nail bed
  • Penis — redness, scaling, or a painful rash on the underside of the penis
  • Skin folds — burning, itching, pimples, rashes, or patches that ooze
  • Vagina — burning, itching, redness, or a white vaginal discharge, itching of the vulva, pain when urinating, pain during sex

HOW TO TREAT A YEAST INFECTION

Yeast infections are treated differently depending on where they occur. However, in general, most yeast infections are treated with anti-yeast medication, creams, powders or oral tablets.

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