• STIs
  • Methods of prevention include not having sex, using condoms, not douching, and being tested for STIs before having sex with a new partner. (wikipedia.org)
  • Safe sex is sexual activity engaged in by people who have taken precautions to protect themselves against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as HIV. (wikipedia.org)
  • Along with pleasure and bonding, women's sexual behavior with others (which can include heterosexual or lesbian sexual activity) can result in sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the risk of which can be reduced by recommended safe sex practices. (wikipedia.org)
  • severe
  • The most common symptom is vaginal itching, which may be severe. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • overgrowth
  • Taking some brands of birth control pills and/or an antibiotic may trigger this overgrowth. (bowdoin.edu)
  • However, you might also be interested to know that there are other conditions associated with the overgrowth of yeast in the body, including thrush (an oral yeast infection) and athlete's foot . (columbia.edu)
  • thrush
  • However, if you have a yeast infection during childbirth, it is possible for your child to develop oral thrush. (epigee.org)
  • But if you have a compromised immune system, such as from HIV or from persistent steroid use, thrush can lead to life-threatening systemic infections. (everydayhealth.com)
  • creams
  • Medications for yeast infections consists of creams and suppositories, both sold over the counter as well as oral medications, which require a prescription. (epigee.org)
  • include
  • Risk factors are similar to those of sexually transmitted infections generally and include a high number of sexual partners and drug use. (wikipedia.org)
  • Systemic signs of infection include a fever or increase in temperature of more than 1.1 °C (2.0 °F) from usual, chills, and an increased white blood cell count. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other risks include dentures and following antibiotic therapy. (wikipedia.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)
  • Diagnosis
  • While there are many over-the-counter medications available, it is important to have a proper diagnosis of a yeast infection before you start using these strong medications, especially if this is your first yeast infection. (epigee.org)
  • Your doctor will be able to test you for this vaginal infection, confirm a diagnosis, and if you do have a vaginal yeast infection provide you with a prescription for an oral medication or recommend an over-the-counter vaginal cream (over-the-counter means that you can purchase your vaginal cream at your local pharmacy without needing a prescription from your doctor). (zarzarmodels.com)