Yeast Infections

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What Is an Anal Yeast Infection?

Anal itching may be a sign of an anal yeast infection, a fungal infection in the anus. Learn about symptoms and treatment of anal yeast infections. An anal yeast infection develops when fungus, Candida, grows out of control around the anus. Yeast...

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Can You Get a Yeast Infection After Having Sex?

Men and women can contract a yeast infection after having sex. Learn more about how it happens and what treatments are available. A yeast infection is a fungal infection that can occur in many different parts of the body, but it can be more alarming...

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Is Thrush Contagious?

Generally, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting thrush from someone else. But in some cases, there’s a risk for a thrush infection if exposed. Thrush is an infection caused by an overgrowth of a yeast, known as Candida albicans, that...

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How Long Does a Yeast Infection Last?

How long a yeast infection lasts depends on the infection's severity and your treatment. Here are your treatment options and how quickly they work. A yeast infection is a frequent cause of skin and mucous membrane irritation. Some of the most...

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What Are the Symptoms of Candida Infection?

Symptoms of a candida infection depend on where it is in your body and can include a sore mouth, rashes, pain when urinating, or digestive discomfort. Candida is a type of fungus that everyone has on their skin and in their body. Usually, bacteria...

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Can a Man Give a Woman a Yeast Infection?

Yeast can be passed through sex, but it doesn’t always cause an infection. So a man can give a woman a yeast infection, but that’s not always the cause. Many organisms live on our skin and in our bodies. These bacteria and fungi play a vital...

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What Is Vaginal Thrush?

Vaginal thrush is another term for a vaginal yeast infection. Symptoms include vaginal discharge, itching, and discomfort. Vaginal thrush is another term for a vaginal yeast infection. It is very common, and the vast majority of people with vaginas...

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Are Yeast Infections Contagious?

Although yeast can grow on many different parts of the body and can affect both men and women, yeast infections are not typically contagious. Although you might be embarrassed by having a yeast infection, they are very common infections of the skin...

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Tea Tree Oil for Yeast Infections

Tea tree oil may be helpful in treating yeast infections at home. Find out how to use this essential oil and when to call a doctor. Tea tree oil (TTO), also known as melaleuca oil, is a popular essential oil that has the longest history of medicinal...

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The Birth Control–Yeast Infection Connection

Learn about the ways that birth control can impact a woman’s chances of getting a yeast infection, how to prevent it, and how to treat one at home. A vaginal yeast infection, also known as candidiasis, is a common infection, and most women will...

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