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Yeast Infections

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A vaginal yeast infection (also called candidiasis) is casued by an excess growth of yeast organisms in the vagina.

Common symptoms of a yeast infection are:

vaginal itching (often severe)white, curdy and odorless dischargepain during urinationpain during intercoursered and irritated skin around the labia

Yeast infections can be very uncomfortable (to say the least!) but rarely cause any serious problems. However, it is important to have the infection treated so you don't pass it along to your baby during delivery in the form of thrush (yeast infection of the mouth). Check with your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

You can help to prevent yeast infections by:

eating yogurtwearing cotton or cotton lined underwearavoiding tight fitting pants & undergarmentsavoiding feminine talcs, sprays or perfumes in your vaginal areanot douchingwiping from front to back after using the toilet


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theloyalekof Nov 19, 2010 11:49:49 PM ET

1) if i were ill i would have taken the antibiotics of obvious choice, amongst which are amoxicillin, or the beta-lactamase protected one augmentin. 2) if the drugs would be proven to be inefficient i would consult my health care provider and possibly start treatment with doxycycline. 3) i know that antibiotics should not be taken without a consultation with a doctor, that is why i always visit him, when i get sick.

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WheseenoT Nov 3, 2010 07:29:50 PM ET

Hpv, the virus that causes cervical cancer, is also linked to throat cancer, and oral sex is a major risk factor for both men and women, new research shows.

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FatteFlaloPet Sep 3, 2010 01:06:29 AM ET

Hi all! i am new in the forum. just want to greet you all :)

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