What is skin Fungus infections?
What is a vaginal yeast infection?
A vaginal yeast infection is a common fungal infection caused by overgrowth of Candida, naturally occurring yeast. Yeast are normally found in a woman’s vagina in small numbers, but sometimes they can multiply and change the normal balance of bacterial growth. When the fungi begin to grow in excess, they may develop into candidiasis. These are the most likely fungi to cause yeast infections as well as infections in other moist areas of the body, such as the mouth (thrush), skin folds, and beneath the fingernails.What are the risk factors for getting a yeast infection?
- Birth control pills
- Recent or current use of antibiotics and certain other prescription medications
- Unprotected sexual activity
- Mismanaged diabetes
- A weakened immune system
- Often we don’t find the cause
Women may experience:
- Vaginal itching
- Burning while urinating
- Pain during intercourse
- Swollen or red vulva
- Thick, white discharge resembling cottage cheese
Men with an infection may develop balanitis, an inflammation of the head of the penis, and may experience:
- Painful swelling on the tip of the penis
- Red dots on the tip of the penis
- Dry peeling skin
- Burning during urination
A yeast infection (or candidiasis) is not considered a sexually transmitted infection. In fact, they are a very common and normal part of women’s lives. An estimated three in four women will have a yeast infection in their lifetime, and many of these women will have recurring infections. In rare cases, a yeast infection can be spread through vaginal intercourse among partners who have unprotected sex, but the risk is low. Like any other vaginal infection, they should be treated immediately, and if you are sexually active and your partner is having symptoms, he or she should also seek treatment. In any case, sex should only resume once symptoms disappear.
Women commonly misdiagnose themselves with yeast infections when they need to be treated for other conditions. Recurring yeast infections can sometimes be a sign of an STI or some other condition that requires treatment, such as a bacterial infection. If you or your partner frequently experience some of the symptoms, it’s advisable to get tested to rule out STIs.What if I experience any of the symptoms?
If you think you may have a yeast infection, but have never had one before, it is a good idea to see a health-care professional the first time to be diagnosed correctly before trying an over-the-counter treatment. It’s important to establish that they are truly yeast infections. Some women have a different vaginal discharge just before their period, and if it is itchy or irritating, it may be perceived as a yeast infection. There are many other things that can cause the same symptoms, and yeast creams may not fix the symptoms or can make them worse.
Use Lotrimin Ultra for rosacea, chronic skin2008-07-02 10:20:09 by --------
Rashes. I figured out that rosacea and chronic acne was fungal in its origins. Finally, my primary care doctor told me that Lotrimin Ultra is great for all these types of infections. Lotrimin is an antifungal.
I had been using medicinal creams as prescribed by a dermatologist. They were working, but starting to work less and less. Plus they are expensive, as well as the visit.
You can get a tube of Lotrimin at your local drugstore.
It has made my rosacea and rash on my cheeks disappear.
Just wanted to share this money saving method for treating skin rashes.
Infections can be of many types2011-08-28 10:54:02 by sally-sez
Bacterial , viral , mycoplasmic , or fungal . salt water is a good rinse and will kill many organisms however many times the infection comes from deep in the bone structure such as from infected teeth for that you need to see your dentist . when i get a sinus infection i first use salt water then if i still need something more powerful i mix a little goldenseal herb with water then snuff it up my nose . it does not burn or feel too uncomfortable and it is very effective at treating sinus infection .if i am in a crowd of people coughing their swine flu all over me then i carry a bottle of tea tree oil with me and sniff the tea tree oil vapors
Mange2010-08-23 19:14:49 by blackrose322
Thats what it sounds like to me. because of the scaling. there are different types
Types of Cat Mange
Ear MItes (Otodectic Cynotis) : Ear mites are the most common form of mange in cats. The mites feed on scaling skin. This is a different condition from head manage and is caused by a different type of mite that does not burrow into the skin. Common symptoms include irritation and inflammation of the ear canal. In severe cases you will see a substance oozing from the ear and red, scaly skin from secondary infections caused by bacterial or fungal infections.
Notoedric manage (also called head mange or cat scabies) : This type of mange causes hair loss and crusty skin from mites burrowing under the skin
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