- Q What is a vaginal yeast infection?
A vaginal yeast infection is irritation of the vagina and the area around it called the vulva (vul-vuh). Yeast is a type of fungus. Yeast infections are caused by overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans. Small amounts of yeast are always in the vagina.... Full Answer
- Q What is a fever?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineFever is an adaptive response that decreases microbial reproduction and increases the inflammatory response. Inflammation and heat go together like peanut butter and jelly. With a cut, for example, you'll see redness and swelling to go along with... Full Answer
- Q Can a high body temperature cause brain damage in my child?
Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann, PediatricsDeveloping brain damage from fevers is an urban legend. Fevers that are caused by infection do not cause brain damage. It takes an extremely high body temperature, such as 108°F (42.2°C), to cause brain damage. This can occur with high... Full Answer