- Q Are there alternative treatments for candidiasis?
Some alternative treatments may help people with candidiasis. Home remedies for vaginal yeast infections include lactobacillus capsules taken orally or used as a suppository, garlic suppositories, vinegar douches, and tea tree oil creams. More scientific... Full Answer
- Q What causes vaginal pH levels to increase?
Dr. Lauren Streicher, Obstetrics & GynecologypH refers to the vagina's acidity level. A vaginal pH of 3.5-4.5 indicates that there is a perfect amount of good bacteria (lactobacilli), and no overgrowth of the bad bacteria that can cause odor, irritation and sometimes infection. What makes pH rise... Full Answer
- Q As a teen, why can discharge from my vagina mean I have a yeast infection?
Patricia Geraghty, Advanced Practice NursingYeast infections are actually overgrowth of a microscopic fungal organism that may be present in the vagina at any time. It is not something you catch from someone or something. This overgrowth causes symptoms including a very thick, white discharge that... Full Answer
- Q Can I use vaginal anti-fungal medicine for a yeast infection?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineYes! A yeast infection is actually a fungal infection caused by candida and an antifungal drug is a great way to stop a yeast infection in its tracks. Some examples of vaginal antifungal medicines that you could try include miconazole,... Full Answer
- Q Is there a cure for chronic yeast infections?
The only cure for a chronic yeast infection is to follow the schedule of medication that your doctor prescribes. Avoidance of the things that cause yeast infections is also very important in ridding yourself of this fungal overgrowth. Although you might... Full Answer
- Q How are yeast infections related to vaginal infections?
Every woman has a small amount of the yeast Candida albicans in the vagina. When there is an excess of this yeast, however, a vaginal infection can occur. Vaginal yeast infections are very common among women. The symptoms include itching, redness, and a... Full Answer
- Q Is candidiasis responsible for mouth sores?
White sores or lesions in the mouth or on the tongue are usually a sign of candidiasis infection in the mouth, also called thrush. The infection is caused by an overgrowth of candida, a yeast which occurs naturally in our bodies. This condition is common... Full Answer