Yeast Infection

Yeast infection is caused due to Candida albicans. It can affect both men and women, resulting in redness and itching in the private parts. Though it is not a sexually transmitted disease, it can be transmitted through sexual contact. Antifungal drugs help to give relief.

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I have uncontrolled diabetes, and the Candida infection has spread into my breast skin despite my taking medicines. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been told that I have Candida glabrata and it is not responding to any azole medicines. I think I may need something stronger to take. The yeast has also moved to the skin specifically in my breasts. I have uncontrolled diabetes. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, what you need to do is to control your diabetes. Visit or consult a physician for the same. If your sugar levels are not controlled, you will have recurrent or resistant fungal infections and it will be very difficult to treat. Along with this modif...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing thrush, which is extremely itchy often and also causes a loss of interest in sex. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 16-year-old female and I have been suffering from thrush for over a year now. I am not sure if it is thrush or not because it becomes extremely itchy often. I know it is not any STIs or anything because I have been tested already twice. It also caused me a loss of interest in sexual...  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to How are you doing? What other symptoms do you have? Any vaginal discharge? Can I see the photo of the thrush? It looks like you have been experiencing recurrent episodes of vaginal yeast infections, commonly known as thrush. Vaginal yeast infections can ...  Read Full »

I have noticed that my undergarments always remain wet, and I get a yeast-like smell from them all day. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed that small things in my daily life are affected. I have noticed that my inner garment is always wet and has a yeast smell throughout the day. Is this any infection? How to get this treated? Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. If you are experiencing constant wetness and a yeast-like odor in your underwear, it is possible that you may have a vaginal infection, such as a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. Here are a few suggestions t...  Read Full »

Why does my vagina itch and burn with a milky discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently not taking any medication. I am 23 years old, 4'11", 115 pounds. There is burning, itching, and passed some discharge, milky like discharge on the inside of labia minora, just thin layers being wiped off, small like cuts or something are there along with redness, burns ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the case summary. I think your fungal infection of vagina and UTI (urinary tract infection) are still not resolved as I can see you having so much of fungal infection (attachment removed to protect patient identity) plus you have not taken your antibiotic...  Read Full »

I have elevated blood sugar levels with a yeast infection and itchy legs. Which medications would help me overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor,My fasting blood sugar level is 298 mg/dL, and two hours after the meal is 402 mg/dL. I got a yeast infection and itchy legs. Please suggest some medicine to control my blood sugar level and get rid of yeast infection.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. How long have you had diabetes? 2. What is your HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin)? 3. What medications are you currently taking for it? Diabetes has many complications, so it is not just to bring down the numbers but to monitor and treat complications associated with...  Read Full »

I have a constant urge to pee with weird pain and itching in the vagina. What could be the possible cause? Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old girl. I feel like urinating every minute and cannot sit calmly as my vagina has pain and itching deep inside with a strong urge to urinate. I have experienced this thrice in the last two to three months, lasting about three hours. Is it due to sexual intercourse, or ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pain and itching in the vagina are due to a vaginal yeast infection called candidiasis. It can cause urine infection, as it is very common in females. Therefore, I suggest you use the following medicines and start medicine after a urine test. If there is no improveme...  Read Full »

Is there any specific medicine to control oral thrush?

Query: Hello doctor, I have non-allergic asthma diagnosed before six years. Currently, I am using a corticosteroid Foster inhaler two times a day with two inhalations each time. After the inhalations, I clear my throat with throat cleaning solution and also I use a sprayer with propolis and ethanol severa...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Oral thrush that is oral candidiasis is a kind of yeast infection that in your case can be attributed to long term steroid use. This is a kind of untoward effect due to inhaled steroids. You need to clearly examine the entire oral mucosa with regard to the extent the cr...  Read Full »

I had itching and a burning sensation in my vagina during unprotected sex, and now my period is delayed by three days. Does this indicate pregnancy or a yeast infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female, and I had my last period in the mid of last month. I had fertile days in the last week of the month. I had unprotected sex in the first week of this week and had my ovulation five days before the sex. The duration of the sex was short as it was painful, as I...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you get a serum hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) test to know if you are pregnant—also, a high vaginal swab test to diagnose the organism causing the vaginal infection. I would also suggest: Follow proper hygiene. Wear sof...  Read Full »

I have a yeast infection. Can I have sex with a condom?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a yeast infection. Can I still have sex if my partner uses a condom?  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yeast is not a sexually transmitted disease. It is present everywhere, just that it shows its presence when the good bacteria cannot keep its growth in check. It is fine to have intercourse with your partner. My suggestion would be using a condom during every coitus, as...  Read Full »

I had eczema on my lower body, neck, face, and scalp, which I suspect to be a yeast infection. What is your opinion?

Query: Hello doctor, I had eczema on my lower body, rising to the neck and spreading to the face and scalp. I suspect it may be some yeast infection, as I have seen improvement after using 1% Hydrocortisone and Betnovate cream. Kindly suggest to me your opinion.   Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and can understand your concern. Try to attach a clinical picture to assess lesions and guide you accordingly.Do you have inflammation, itching, burning, pain, or scaling?  Read Full »

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