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  • pelvic inflamm
  • Douching also can spread an infection from your vagina or cervix up into the uterus, increasing your risk of getting pelvic inflammatory disease (also called PID). (aafp.org)
  • BV is a risk factor for pelvic inflammatory disease, HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and reproductive and obstetric disorders or negative outcomes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease or pelvic inflammatory disorder (PID) is an infection of the upper part of the female reproductive system namely the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, and inside of the pelvis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Untreated infection in women may cause pelvic inflammatory disease and possible infertility due to the resulting scarring. (wikipedia.org)
  • steroids
  • You may be more likely to get a yeast infection if you are using antibiotics or steroids, are pregnant, or have diabetes. (aafp.org)
  • Efforts to prevent infections of the mouth include the use of chlorhexidine mouth wash in those with poor immune function and washing out the mouth following the use of inhaled steroids. (wikipedia.org)
  • medications
  • Medications taken orally, such as prescription Diflucan, Sporanox, Nystatin, and Nizoral, clear up the infection within a few days but provide slower relief of burning and itching. (americanpregnancy.org)
  • severe
  • The pain can be severe or it can occur midway in the menstrual cycle or during a pelvic exam. (bowdoin.edu)
  • For those who do not improve after three days or who have severe disease intravenous antibiotics should be used. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most candidal infections result in minimal complications such as redness, itching, and discomfort, though complications may be severe or even fatal if left untreated in certain populations. (wikipedia.org)