Cure For Yeast Infection Under Breast

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    natural cure to get rid of yeast infection under breasts.?
    I am 15 weeks pregnant and I woke up this morning with an itchy red rash under my breasts.

    • ANSWER:
      Buy some canestan (clotrimazole) cream from the chemist asap. If you want to rub natural yoghurt on carry on but I'd rather get cured quickly personally esp with it being Christmas.

  2. QUESTION:
    how can you get yeast infection cure for good?

    • ANSWER:
      The itching, the burning...aghhhh! It's enough to test the limits of sanity for any woman.

      Yeast infections are also known as Candida, Candidiasis is an infection caused by a group of microscopic fungi or yeast and there are more than 20 species of Candida.

      You can develop yeast infections around dentures, under the breast, vagina and lower abdomen, nailbeds, and beneath skin folds. Yeast infections tend to become more common with increased age, but can occur at any age and are known to cause vagina odors.

      And while yeast infections are thought to be mainly a problem among women, did you know that men can also get them? This is especially true for a man whose wife is suffering from one, since having sex will pass the infection back and forth.

      For a woman, however, the problem is a little trickier, since yeast thrives in a dark, moist environment. Simply put, the vagina is yeast's dream home!

      Many women (and men) suffering from yeast infections resort to the remedies found in a drug store: creams, suppositories, and other "medical" remedies. The problem with these is that they tend to help for only a short period of time and then the yeast comes back with a vengeance.

  3. QUESTION:
    strange rash under breasts?
    this has been happening for about a month. i will be changing for bed and under both breasts, it smells like a foul odor. it is frequently itchy and it smells bad. if i scratch under there with my finger nails, this weird stuff comes off, like dry stuff with a strong odor. also, underneath is a reddish line. does anyone know what this is? also, how do i cure it at home? i am not gonna tell anyone because, well, its embarrassing. i am 14 years old and transgender FTM. someone help. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      it might be a yeast infection (you can get them under folds of skin) or a staph infection.

      you need medicine so don't be embarrassed that is not a big deal people get all kinds of funky issues.

      your family loves you and a doctor looks at much, much worse that that.

      you need a prescription so just go to the doctor and get it over with.... so not a big deal!!

  4. QUESTION:
    Brown blotchy spots under breast?
    I have light brown splotchy spots under my left breast.
    I'm 13. Female.
    When I first noticed it (about a month ago) it was one spot about the size of a dime.
    now it is several spots in an area about the size of my palm.
    I don't tan topless, so I don't think it's sub damage.
    It may be nothing, but I'm a bit worried because breast cancer runs through the family.
    What else could it be?
    What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok...I can't see the spots so it's difficult. You really should ask mom to look at them. Are the spots flat like freckles, or raised like a rash? Are they truly light brown or slightly red? Sometimes in the hot weather months and we sweat under the breasts, we can get a yeast infection under them...but that is usually reddish, and sometimes a little itchy. I have found that if you go to the section of the pharmacy that sells feminine products, and select a salve that is normally used for a vaginal yeast infection and apply it under the breast, it will cure the yeast infection there as well.

      Otherwise, I don't know what to tell you. Breast cancer isn't usually something that is on the skin. It may be a lump in the breast that wouldn't otherwise be there. If ever you feel a lump that shouldn't be there, get to your gynecologist really soon.

      Please, your mother is your friend (hopefully), even if you think she's a bit "old fashioned". She wants you to be healthy and happy too. If the salve doesn't work, try talking to her.

      Good luck and God bless you
      I am an RN

  5. QUESTION:
    Reoccurent yeast infections?
    I had a question about this a few days ago, my problem is that my bf and i get reoccurent yeast infections (ping-pong affect, they go back and forth), and his doctors said it was incurable, and gave him hydrocortozone mixed with something else. If you have heard of anything else that could "curE" him (i.e. medications that he could recommend or ask his doc about) please let me know. I have had no problem curing mine, but it is him i am worried about (he is uncircumcised) so that is why he can even get the infections in the first place. Please help me out if you know anything!!! THanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      It would be nice if there was a pill or ointment to cure everything, but some things require rethinking to fix. Yeast infections happen in warm, moist places (duh) and the male and female genetalia are prime spots. It's hard to git rid of and ping-poning is pretty common. An uncircumcised male is a rareity now days for the very reason that removing the foreskin helps prevent infections. So your boyfriend needs to get clean. Not just after sex, but all the time. Does he wear nylon briefs? Go to white cotten underwear, both of you. Cotton absorbs moisture and can be washed in hot water with a little bleach, which will kill any stray spores. Regular washing with soap and water for him and he needs to pull the foreskin back both when he washes and when he dries. Get that penis clean and dry, the spores can't fruit and he is safe. You, too. If you work, take a packet of baby wipes, sealed in a plactic bag, with you to work. Use them to wipe and clean yourself after using the toilet. He just needs to really get serious about keeping his penis clean and dry. Or he needs to go get circumcised. It really is healthier.
      Heavy breasted women get yeast infections under their breasts. Talk about uncomfortable. I use Gold Bond powder all summer under my bra and in my panties. No yeast for me, thank you.

  6. QUESTION:
    Red flakey skin under breasts?
    Im a lil bit embaressed about asking this, so please serious answers only!

    Just a few days ago, saturday to be exact, I noticed I had red skin under my breasts where the underwire of a bra would sit. Its kinda of itcy but isnt itchy all the time, and the skin seems to be flakeing off, kinda like sun burn. It looks like realy dry skin.

    Ive been reading up on it alot to try and find out exactly what it might be. Ive herd it a yeast infection, an irratation or a fungus. I realy dont want to visit the docter if I can just buy some over the counter lotions or powders and cure it myself.

    But before I go out and buy a bunch of diffrent things. Is there anyway to tell exactly what it is. And if so what exactly should I get for it?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like it is a yeast infection. I would call your local pharmacist on the phone (you can do so anonymously if you are embarrassed) and ask what you do to treat it. He will probably suggest using the same type of cream that you use to treat vaginal yeast infections. The yeast infection comes from having your breasts get moist (persperation) in the fold under your breasts; bacteria forms and you get yeast. It can be very uncomfortable.

  7. QUESTION:
    what are the signs of a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      You might have a yeast infection if you notice:

      itching, burning, or swelling in and around your vagina
      pain or discomfort in your vagina during sex
      a burning feeling when urinating (peeing)
      vaginal discharge that often looks like cottage cheese (it may also be thinner or absent)
      But your symptoms can be misleading. Other conditions can cause similar symptoms, and some of them could be much more serious. If you're not sure or if this is your first yeast infection, visit your doctor for a diagnosis. Your doctor can check to make sure the symptoms are not being caused by another condition such as a sexually transmitted infection (STI; also known as a sexually transmitted disease, or STD) or another inflammatory condition or contact irritant.

      As many as 1 in 20 women have recurring yeast infections. This means having at least four infections within the last year (or at least three yeast infections in the last year that did not happen while you were taking antibiotics). You shouldn't ignore a recurring yeast infection - get it checked out. Make an appointment with your doctor so they can help you find out why you are having such frequent infections and suggest a treatment plan.

      Consult your doctor if you have fever, pelvic pain, or a coloured orunpleasant-smelling discharge. It is also recommended that you see yourdoctor if you are under 12 years old, pregnant, or breast-feeding, orif you have diabetes or health conditions that weaken the immune system.

      For a more complete list of situations where you should see your doctor about your yeast infection, please go to the "When should I see my doctor?" section.

      If it's not a yeast infection, what else could it be?
      More than half of women who think they have a yeast infection actually have something else. Other conditions, including some sexually transmitted infections (STIs, also known by the older term, STDs), can cause similar symptoms. While yeast infections have few long-term complications, STIs can be harmful if not treated and can even lead to infertility and other serious complications.

      How does your doctor diagnose a yeast infection?
      Your doctor will diagnose your yeast infection by asking about your symptoms, examining your vagina, and in some cases, taking a sample of your vaginal discharge. The sample can be examined under a microscope and may also be "cultured" (a lab test to check for bacterial or fungal growth).

      What kinds of questions can you expect from your doctor? Your doctor may ask whether you have had previous yeast infections and which treatments, if any, you have tried. Other questions help to narrow down when the symptoms started, what types of symptoms you are experiencing, and the colour, consistency, and odour of the vaginal discharge. The answers to these questions are key to finding the proper diagnosis.

      A proper diagnosis is very important to ensure you receive the most appropriate and effective treatment to cure your yeast infection. Fill out our "Doctor Discussion Guide" to help you prepare for your doctor visit.

  8. QUESTION:
    How can i cure my yeast infection naturally?

    • ANSWER:
      Plain Yogurt if placing directly on the area, I had a friend that was an OBGYN, he said it works, also eating it, I had to take massive dosage of antibiotics and so I did both eat it (twice a day 1 for breakfast and desert for lunch)and placed the plain yogurt in my bath water because you can get a yeast infection under your arms as well as under the breast (for women). My doctor said we would have to keep constant eye out for yeast infection but was amazed it never became an issue due to my friends advice I would also suggest swabbing the area down with hydrogen peroxide let it dry and then apply the yogurt.

  9. QUESTION:
    what is the yeast infection really?
    what are it's symptons and what causes it to happen? what is it's cure and how to avoid it? and where does it happen mostly?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast is an overgrowth of the candidia bacteria. The symtoms are a thick cottage cheese like discharge and severe itching as well as smell of freshly baking bread aka yeasty smell if it is a vaginal yeast infection. If it is althletes foot is a rashy with severe itching and again the yeasty smell. If it is jock itch or a perineal yeast infection it would be red, itchy and smell yeasty. Same for the infections under abdominal folds or under the breasts. Yeast infection of the mouth aka thrush is white and causes a very sore tongue and mouth. To cure it you need antifungals. To help avoid it be sure to eat plenty of yogurt with live active cultures or take acipophillus capsules. WOmen should not douche and wear only 100 % cotton underwear. Keep areas like under your breasts dry if possible as yeast tends to thrive in warm moist enviroments. Also yeast in the gut would be c-diff.

  10. QUESTION:
    Help with itching under breasts?
    I have large breasts and they often itch underneath; it is a warm, moist, dark place so I suppose a perfect place for fungi to grow. My doctor told me to use athlete's foot powder as an antifungal. Does this work? Are there better methods? Would this also cure a yeast infection under the breasts if this is what the problem is?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, the athletes foot powder will more than likely work. Athletes foot is a fungal infection and so is a yeast infection. I get the same symptoms, but probably not to the same extent since I am not that well-off :). Under your breasts it is dark and can get moist which is a perfect place for bacteria and fungus to grow.

      BTW. Please do not listen to the person who said to put deodorant under there!

  11. QUESTION:
    rash under my breasts?
    thanks for all your answers, but have tried most of them to no avail, doctor says i have to stick it out till i get it out of my system. and to all you sarcastics 'I AM NOT FAT' i am size 10 with fabulous big breasts!
    please let me know if you have any other cures for me.

    • ANSWER:
      Healthy skin provides a barrier between the inside of the body and the outside environment. A rash indicates an abnormal change in the skin. Rashes can be caused by many different things from allergies, allergic reaction (from food, latex, bra), yeast, bacteria, sweat/heat, irritants, and other skin problems or diseases. Here are some causes and suggestions I found online.

      FYI: Rashes without other symptoms are usually minor and may go away with home treatment. In some cases, a rash may persist or the skin may become so irritated that medical care is needed. In adults and older children, rashes are often caused by contact with a substance that produces irritation (contact dermatitis). The rash usually starts within 48 hours after exposure to the irritating substance. A minor case of contact dermatitis may cause mild redness of the skin or a rash of small red bumps. A more severe reaction may cause swelling, redness, and larger blisters. The location of the rash may give you a clue about the cause.

      Sug. #1
      If itis a fungal infection then, a rash cream with no water (thus depriving any fungal infection from the moist conditions it needs to survive). Fungal spores can survive warm washing conditions so it's advised to wash underwear and bras in hot/boiling water to kill the spores and reduce the chance of reinfection.

      Sug. #2
      Submammary intertrigo. This may be due to maceration because of poor support and/or bacteria and/or yeast growing there. Treatment of the bacteria and/or yeast are necessary to bring the problem under control, but YOU must take special precautions to clean under your breasts thoroughly, dry with a clean towel, then blow dry the area under your breasts where the dermatitis is located with a hair dryer. This should be followed by application of a topical antibiotic or topical anti-yeast preparation. You should wear a good bra and use a man's T-shirt under your breasts or put a towel under your breasts at night so that any perspiration is wicked away. Your (PCP) physician can easily order Mycolog II which has nystatin in it and Triamcinolone ointment which is an anti-inflammatory agent. This in many cases is sufficient. Be sure to use the cream. You should be followed by a board certified dermatologist to be certain that you clear and stay clear.

      Sug. #3
      Many rashes are caused from an irritant from the inside out rather than the outside in. Under the bra area is your liver and stomach. In Chinese Medicine the liver and lungs are associated with rashes. Vaseline is a petroleum based product which means it is derived from oil as is gasoline. Since this is a holistic column I would recommend calendula ointment instead. I would also suggest a liver detox program.

      Sug. #4
      A red 'sweat rash' under the breasts is called intertrigo. It may be sore or itchy, and you may have it in your armpits as well. The rash has a definite edge, and there may be some whitish material on it. It's usually caused by Candida fungus or Corynebacterium bacteria, which likes to live in warm, moist places. If you are overweight or have large breasts, the skin crease underneath them is ideal for Candida. Candida also likes skin that has been slightly damaged; this makes it easier for the fungus to take hold.

      Get a supportive bra to lift your breasts up. Although underwired styles give good support, they tend to trap sweat under the breasts so choose a non-wired style. Cotton is better than a synthetic material because it allows sweat to evaporate. Wash it in a non-biological (non-enzyme) detergent and don't use perfumed fabric softner. Wash carefully under the breasts with a non-perfumed soap. Don't put any disinfectants in the water. Rinse well. Pat dry with a soft towel. To make sure skin is dried thoroughly use a hairdryer too. Don't wash your hair with shampoo in the shower the shampoo may contain perfume that trickles down and irritates the area under your breasts. Stop applying creams, even if they say 'for Candida' on the label. You could have become sensitized to one of the ingredients, and the cream could be making it worse. Instead, simply follow the instructions above for 2 weeks. If after 2 weeks, the rash isn't better, see a doctor who will be able to prescribe a different cream.

      Sug. #5
      Contact dermatitis doesn't usually occur the first time you are exposed to the irritating substance (allergen). Once you have had a reaction to the substance, a rash can occur in response to even very small amounts of the substance. Contact dermatitis is rarely serious, but it is often very itchy. Common causes of contact dermatitis include:

      * Poisonous plants, such as poison ivy, oak, or sumac.
      * Soaps/detergents
      * Shampoos, perfumes, cosmetics, creams or lotions.
      * Jewelry or fabrics.
      * Latex. Allergy to natural rubber latex affects people who are exposed to rubber products on a regular basis, especially health care workers, rubber industry workers, and people who have had multiple surgeries. Latex allergies can cause a severe reaction.

      Sug. #6

      Rashes women get in the skin folds between and under their breasts. The typical appearance would be red, sore, sometimes itchy and perhaps even raw skin, beneath the breast folds. Hot and humid climates, summer days, perspiration and underwire bras will worsen the situation. Women with larger busts seem to suffer the problem more severely, possibly because their is more skin area covered below the breast skin fold that could be affected. In some cases, the breast folds could extend as far as the armpit or underarm area.

      Breast rashes are difficult to clear up because of two factors

      - The chest and bust area tends to get very little airflow and that creates a moist environment where fungal infection can develop. The problem usually becomes worse in hot climates and during summer

      - Reinfection can be caused by fungal spores remaining in your underwear. You can prevent this by washing undergarments in hot/boiling water.

      As the bust rash condition is often associated with a mild fungal infection ladies often try antifungal creams but only with average results.

      The common medical terms for these breast rashes are Submammary Candidiasis (Meaning a flat inflamed rash underneath the breast where the candida fungus aggravates the damaged skin) and Submammary Seborrhoeic Dermatitis where the skin is red and may have a somewhat scaly appearance.

      (NOTE:- Submammary Psoriasis is different and is best treated with our PSOREXEDERM CREAM (psoriasis cream) Submammary Psoriasis has raised red areas often with a shiny silvery scale.)

      Below is a link for the psoriasis cream and the info from suggestion #6....

      well, hope this helps.
      Take care.

  12. QUESTION:
    How can I get medicine for yeast infections for free?
    I end up spending way too much money on generic monistat....
    I am having safe sex monogamously...I am diabetic though, so I am prone, and almost constantly suffering...
    At the local Planned Parenthood, they are so understaffed that often one has to wait at least 2 hours past the scheduled appointment time to be seen. Fluconazole works for me if I take about 3 doses, but getting the prescription is really strenuous.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe you need to discover the underlying cause of the yeast infections. Are you diabetic? Are you on antibiotics? It's true some people are prone to yeast infections but getting to the cause can save you money and discomfort. Try eating yogurt with active cultures, drink buttermilk these are a few of the many things to try. If you have sugar in your urine you are a high risk for yeast infection. I was once under the impression some women just get yeast infections more but I found a homeopathic remedy at the local drug store that cured me of the problem after 2 uses. So maybe you can get a cure not just patch the problem. It may be in your best interest to speak with the pharmacist at your local drugstore to ask about different treatments available to treat yeast infections. If you don't feel comfortable speaking with the pharmacist speak with a nurse at the local health department. They are busy education women concerning gynecological health and are up to date on new treatments and offer clinics for family planning. This even covers breast exams and pap smear at low cost if you qualify financially. OH by the way. To decrease the risk of yeast infection white cotton underwear is recommended, nylon is known to hold moisture and increase infection risk. Also loose fitting pants or skirts will help to decrease the risk of infection by allowing ventilation and decreasing moisture retention.

  13. QUESTION:
    Would a medication to cure a skin yeast infection cause pimples after use?
    I had a yeast infection under my breast as I have taken up running. I used econozole nitrate for two weeks as instructed, and it cleared up. Now the areas I used the meds on have small little pimples on the newly cured skin. Does this make sense? They are not bothersome, I am just curious.

    • ANSWER:
      The reason for the pimple could either be a reaction to the medication you took or due to a weak immune system which is likely the reason. A yeast infection is caused by a weak immune system and since you just recovered it's possible the reason for the pimple so don't worry to much.

  14. QUESTION:
    what is the best thing to use for a yeast infection?
    vaginal yeast infection

    • ANSWER:
      Doctors recommend not using a one - three day treatment. It is best to use a seven day Monistat yeast infection medication. You can get this in all Health and Beauty sections. Also, if it does not completely go away at the end of one week, it is safe to take a second full week of treament. Then if you still have itching or discharge then see your doctor. He/she will likely give you an oral medication called Diflucan. This is a one time dose of a pill or two pills. One pill taken that day and the second tablet taken on the next day. It will cure the infection!!!!!!!! It works wonderfully!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      If you want another approach for treatment. You can go to a health food store and buy a little bottle of 100% pure Tea Tree Oil. I like the brand "TEA TREE THERAPY." One little bottle will last a long time. It is a natural antiseptic. You can saturate a Q-tip and put on the affected area. It helps for the itching and even a little placed just inside you will cure a yeast infection. The last two yeast infections that I had I used this method. I quickly cured it and I have not had another infection for about 2 years.

      Males also can have yeast infections. It is called Candia. Usually it is found in the crease of skin folds. Many times it is found under the breast, tummy areas, privates. I know it sounds weird but this is what we use in a hospital, Athletes Foot Powder. You sprinkle it onto the affected areas and it will help dry the infection.

  15. QUESTION:
    i get regular yeast infections why is that!? should i go to the doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      of course See your Gp or Gynecologist preferably . From the avatar I am thinking Athlete ??
      So that puts you in my General category I am Cheer Geek 11 years of it. following other things like Gymnastics/dance/volleyball. The first thing I learned at Cheer Camp In my 6th grade summer was about Yeast infections it was hot and sweaty , a lot of us had them under our arms and breasts. as well as DWNTHR so the older girls showed us that Plain yogurt would CURE them for the summer. wipe it on sleep with it. 2 fingers Swiped through the ()i/() and never ever douche with out prescription from a Gynecologist. Keep ALL perfumed products out of i/ they KILL your friendly little Bacteria that keep the necessary yeast in control. No perfume below the Nipple line. no antiperspirant
      if you want to smell good all under then drink pineapple juice and it will exude from your pores. [Consider haw upclosenpersomal Cheering is we have FACE/ hands/ necks /knees. Right in each others things all the time so we want to smell fresh. BUT so many ppl are allergic to perfume in their nose we can't risk using it and causing an Asthma attack when they are in our support team THEY FALL DoWN GAGGING you fall down Breaking. so we do not use purfume.
      EVEN if it labeled for your Vagina it is not healthy for everyone The company that makes it also makes a product for yeast infections that WE find to be less than Advertised in effectiveness it makes the symtoms go away but the Yeast infection returns in a few weeks.. Another BIG cause is perscription Antibiotics and steroids used along with them They are effective They KILL all the bactreia even the Friendlies and Yeast is left to Grow because it is not a bacteria it is a plant life like FUNGI.
      But you will do as your family requires you to and do not listen to the internet we are just a bunch of Dorks with out anything better to do than think up scheddy junk to post on line to young girls.
      google this and you will see 100 K of sites that tell you Yogurt for yeast infection . so we are a Bunch of ditwits.

  16. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection of the skin?
    My friend is very large breasted, she has a terrible rash on her lower boobs and under the boob. It is very very red , sometimes it itches and sometimes very sore for her. It also smells terrible. I believe it is a yeast infection. She will not go to the doctor. I suggested gold bond powder but it has not helped. Any home cures for this? I told her to put tissue under her breasts to keep the skin to skin contact minimal and told her to keep it as dry as possible. Thats all I know what to tell her, so any suggestions might help.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you are dead on. I have suffered with these in the summer from time to time. Keeping the area dry is #1, like you said. She also needs an anti-fungal cream. She can buy this over the counter. Your pharmacist can point out the best one. If that doesn't help then she made need an oral medication like Diflucan. Occasionally creams are not enough and a few days of this medication can clear it right up!

  17. QUESTION:
    are there natural ways to cure candida?
    ive deen having candida since i was 15yrs now am 23 i treat it but it comes and gos so i was wondering if ther could be a natural way of controling it coz its realy getting on my nearves

    • ANSWER:
      Candida or Monilia is a skin rash caused by a yeast living on normal skin of 80% of all people. In most people, the presence of this yeast on the skin is not visible. In some people, for unknown reasons, the yeast grows more actively and causes a red, itchy, scaling rash. The yeast likes warm moist areas and usually grows in the skin folds under the breast, stomach, and arm pits.

      Candida - CAUSE

      Candida is caused by a yeast called Candida albicans.
      Candida infection sometimes occurs as a result of antibiotic therapy.
      People with diabetes are more prone to getting the rash of Candida, but the rash can occur in anyone.

      Candida - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

      Red, itchy, scaling rash on skin, usually worse in the skin folds under the breast, stomach, and arm pits.

      This vaginal infection occurs predominantly in reproductive age women. The main symptoms produced by a candida yeast vaginitis are vaginal and/or vulvar itching (pruritus), or even a vulvar burning sensation. There is a cheese-like (caseous) white to white yellow discharge. Also there can be swelling of the perineum or a redness (erythema) (1). The discharge is not watery and usually not odorous. Symptoms build up over 1-3 days.

      Candida - HOW DIAGNOSIS IS DONE?

      Gram stain showing yeast is an accurate method of diagnosis as is culture.

      Candida - TREATMENT & HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES

      Homeopathy is very well known for its effectiveness in skin-disorders. There are many homeopathic medicines which have been used clinically against fungal diseases and candida. The following homeopathic medicines may help in the treatment of Candida:

      Sulphur, Sepia, Antim crud, Natrum mur, Natrum salicylicum, Petroleum, Medorrhinum, Thuja etc.

      Candida - CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT

      A common treatment regimen is anti-yeast cream applied to the affected area twice a day followed by hydrocortisone cream. Azole class of drugs are also commonly used.

      Candida - WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

      If you have recurrent Candida infections you should have a glucose tolerance test done to rule out diabetes mellitus.
      If you are a diabetic and are frequently diagnosed with Candida infections your blood glucose levels are probably not in the normal range. You should contact your family doctor and have your treatment plan reevaluated.

      REFERENCE WORKS

      Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 14th ed, McGraw-Hill

      Davidson's Principles and Practise of Medicine, 17th ed, 1996, Churchill Livingstone

      New Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory, William Boericke, 2nd revised ed., 2001, B. Jain

      Homeopathic Treatment requires strict individualization. Please do not take any medicine without consulting your physician/homeopath

      http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/candida-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp

      I hope the provided information proves to be helpful for you.

      Take Care and God Bless you.

  18. QUESTION:
    Dandruff wont go away..HELP!?
    I dont know why but my dandruff will nto go away..When i was younger(15 and below) I NEVER had htis problem and now all of a sudden it comes up. I have had it since the summer off and on and now it's back. Is there anyway i can PERMANETELy get rid of it? I tried head and shoudlers and i dont think that worked.

    • ANSWER:
      Dandruff normally flares during the spring and fall months, however, you have it year around. At this time there is no cure. You can keep it under very good control by simply rinsing your scalp with a mixture of 1-2 cups of water and couple of teaspoons of white vinegar. Leave the mixture on for about 5 minutes then rinse with water. As you get older, you may find that you also get this on your face, especially around your nose, eyebrows, inside and behind the ears. Simply use the same solution on those areas. Use this solution every day for a week, then once a week year round, you will stay under very good control. If you stop using it, of course you will see the dandruff flakes again. This solution works very well on yeast infections, under the breast, skin folds etc. Also works for stinky feet. ;-D

  19. QUESTION:
    How can I cure my heat rash?
    I have heat rash on my neck, arms and breast. My neck seems to have stopped itching and my arms itch every now and again but my breasts are the worst.
    There's no possible way for me to keep the area cool since I have a big bust. My breasts are always touching.
    What can I do to stop the itch?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I am always impressed that there is oftentimes some good advice and good links from people helping others through Yahoo_Answers.

      You have possibly become allergic to something and/or might be suffering the symptoms from lean nutrition to your organs which is my own disease, although I truly hope I can become totally healed of it.

      Itch and rash problems can be miserable and will always get worse if not resolved, so I would strongly encourage you to see a good doctor about it and become a good doctor yourself from sites like the following is the best advice anyone might give you today. [SEE: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-rash/SN00016 AND http://dermatology.about.com/cs/dermphotos/a/dermgallery.htm ]

      IF you are interested I will share what I have learned from my own and others itch and rash problems with the hope it might help you today or someday in your future.

      I have seen them all to be either all nutritional and dryness related or partly nutritional and/or viral or bacterial or fungal or parasitical lice etc or an allergic reaction to some things that are toxic in one s food or air or skin applications or meds. If meds are needed Monostat 7 for yeast infections has worked for me for moist jock itch regions also, since it is the same antifungal that is in most jock itch meds.

      So some people like myself react allergically to the chlorine or fluoride that is being re-absorbed through the skin after the hot water washes out all the skin oils or to a skin lotion or meds or toxins in one s foods. In addition to toxins in these things I have also become allergic to the Vitamin Palmitate enrichment within milk products. I suggest organic cow s milk or organic goat s milk for babies until they can be weaned to solid food like green beans, lentils, or boiled/de-acidified spinach.

      When my liver started to become severely weakened from bad nutrition and too many mineral supplements that were toxic and I never knew it, the first sign was rashes and itchings when I became a little warm under the covers at night, in the backs of my knees and inside the arms that eventually spread to other places.

      My own problems with my fragile liver began to become very severe after several months of eating considerable nutritional yeast that had much too high of copper %DV's. After having a severe copper taste for several weeks I eventually recognized that the base grains %DV's did not have near as much copper. So I concluded that the super high copper %DV s was not a non-toxic plant source of copper within the grain, but was a toxic metallic copper from the pots the yeast was brewed inside.

      IF I may let me explain further why if I were you I would make the choice to look for "toxic-triggers" and to reduce them in order to allow the skin/organs to become stronger.

      In the past I also have had many problems with asthma and with skin rashes and itchings. I have learned that all the things that trigger these problems are very very toxic to everyone's health and I have learned to run from them.

      I also 'eventually' learned that my nutrition was below what it needed to be, so that I could easily have an allergic reaction to something that was toxic, AND my skin and/or lymph and/or kidney and/or liver organs were not strong enough to deal with it quickly, so the rash/itchings were a continual 'warning.'

      I have since learned that better nutrition will make the skin and 'purifying' organs and entire body stronger in order that they can more easily deal with toxins that we all might have a hard time identifying and running from. (Google browse: Pellagra-Wikipedia beriberi scurvy & rickets)

      I know this from my own experiences with myself and others since these were also my triggers and when we are all under stress we usually consume-apply things that are more toxic to us, whether alcohol, cigarettes, pharmaceuticals, or eating too many calories or high- glycemic calories from carb-sugar-starches.

      Toxins include chlorine and fluoride in the drinking and shower water, or pesticides preservatives nitrates chemicals synthetics or enrichments in foods, or pharmaceuticals you have consumed or applied on your skin, or molds or smoke or aerosols.

      It took much research and money and sufferings to learn that all of my triggers were due to poor nutritional choices. My hope is that you will learn from my past experiences for the sake of your future health and longevity and would methodically look for your own triggers and would thoughtfully consider the nutritional component and then make the choices to become stronger.

      My best to you,

      A1 nutritionist

      Source:

      IF you are interested, I feel I have become a quasi-expert on rashes and pruritus itchings after many years of off and on flare ups. So to do my part to make a difference in the world I now take a little time each week to help others understand why better nutrition is so important, and I have posted much of my own story via the link at: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091016160457AAkysKW
      . I hope you will have learned something today from my own mistakes and would not duplicate them. My best to you and yours. A1- nutrition

  20. QUESTION:
    What can cause genital itching in diabetics?
    Do you know of what can cause genital itching in a diabetic? Its not a yeast infection or STD.
    Can dishydrotic eczema on the hands and feet also cause problems in the genital area?
    Steroid creams not working only Vagisil to stop itching. Doctor doesn't seem to know!
    SERIOUS ANSWERS ONLY- OR REPORTED!!!
    It doesn't seem to be an allergy to soaps or anything else.
    Johnny M: hygiene is excellent and why do you assume diabetics are not as thin as "healthy" people?
    Its NOT a yeast infection. Was treating for that for months with no help!
    Those pictures are disgusting- didn't really need that!

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including the skin. As many as one third of people with diabetes will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes at some time in their lives. In fact, such problems are sometimes the first sign that a person has diabetes. Luckily, most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated if caught early.

      Some of these problems are skin conditions anyone can have, but people with diabetes get more easily. These include bacterial infections, fungal infections, and itching. Other skin problems happen mostly or only to people with diabetes. These include diabetic dermopathy, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum, diabetic blisters, and eruptive xanthomatosis.

      Fungal Infections

      The culprit in fungal infections of people with diabetes is often Candida albicans. This yeast-like fungus can create itchy rashes of moist, red areas surrounded by tiny blisters and scales. These infections often occur in warm, moist folds of the skin. Problem areas are under the breasts, around the nails, between fingers and toes, in the corners of the mouth, under the foreskin (in uncircumcised men), and in the armpits and groin.

      Common fungal infections include jock itch, athlete's foot, ringworm (a ring-shaped itchy patch), and vaginal infection that causes itching.

      If you think you have a yeast or fungal infection, call your doctor. You will need a prescription medicine to cure it.

      Itching

      Localized itching is often caused by diabetes. It can be caused by a yeast infection, dry skin, or poor circulation. When poor circulation is the cause of itching, the itchiest areas may be the lower parts of the legs.

      You may be able to treat itching yourself. Limit how often you bathe, particularly when the humidity is low. Use mild soap with moisturizer and apply skin cream after bathing.

      Diabetic Dermopathy

      Diabetes can cause changes in the small blood vessels. These changes can cause skin problems called diabetic dermopathy.

      Dermopathy often looks like light brown, scaly patches. These patches may be oval or circular. Some people mistake them for age spots. This disorder most often occurs on the front of both legs. But the legs may not be affected to the same degree. The patches do not hurt, open up, or itch.

      Dermopathy is harmless. You do not need to be treated.

      Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum

      Another disease that may be caused by changes in the blood vessels is necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum (NLD). NLD is similar to diabetic dermopathy. The difference is that the spots are fewer, but larger and deeper.

      NLD often starts as a dull red raised area. After a while, it looks like a shiny scar with a violet border. The blood vessels under the skin may become easier to see. Sometimes NLD is itchy and painful. Sometimes the spots crack open.

      NLD is a rare condition. Adult women are the most likely to get it. As long as the sores do not break open, you do not need to have it treated. But if you get open sores, see your doctor for treatment.

      Diabetic Blisters (Bullosis Diabeticorum)

      Rarely, people with diabetes erupt in blisters. Diabetic blisters can occur on the backs of fingers, hands, toes, feet, and sometimes, on legs or forearms.

      These sores look like burn blisters. They sometimes are large. But they are painless and have no redness around them. They heal by themselves, usually without scars, in about three weeks. They often occur in people who have diabetic neuropathy. The only treatment is to bring blood sugar levels under control.

      Eruptive Xanthomatosis

      Eruptive xanthomatosis is another condition caused by diabetes that's out of control. It consists of firm, yellow, pea-like enlargements in the skin. Each bump has a red halo and may itch. This condition occurs most often on the backs of hands, feet, arms, legs, and buttocks.

      The disorder usually occurs in young men with type 1 diabetes. The person often has high levels of cholesterol and fat in the blood. Like diabetic blisters, these bumps disappear when diabetes control is restored.

      Digital Sclerosis

      Sometimes, people with diabetes develop tight, thick, waxy skin on the backs of their hands. Sometimes skin on the toes and forehead also becomes thick. The finger joints become stiff and can no longer move the way they should. Rarely, knees, ankles, or elbows also get stiff.

      This condition happens to about one third of people who have type 1 diabetes. The only treatment is to bring blood sugar levels under control.

      Acanthosis Nigricans

      Acanthosis nigricans is a condition in which tan or brown raised areas appear on the sides of the neck, armpits, and groin. Sometimes they also occur on the hands, elbows, and knees.

      Acanthosis nigricans usually strikes people who are very overweight. The best treatment is to lose weight. Some creams can help the spots look better.

      Good Skin Care

      There are several things you can do to head off skin problems:

      Keep your diabetes well managed. People with high glucose levels tend to have dry skin and less ability to fend off harmful bacteria. Both conditions increase the risk of infection.

      Keep skin clean and dry. Use talcum powder in areas where skin touches skin, such as armpits and groin.

      Avoid very hot baths and showers. If your skin is dry, don't use bubble baths. Moisturizing soaps, such as Dove or Basis, may help. Afterward, use an oil-in-water skin cream, such as Lubriderm or Alpha-Keri. But don't put lotions between toes. The extra moisture there can encourage fungus to grow.

      Prevent dry skin. Scratching dry or itchy skin can open it up and allow infection to set in. Moisturize your skin to prevent chapping, especially in cold or windy weather.

      Treat cuts right away. Wash minor cuts with soap and water. Do not use Mercurochrome antiseptic, alcohol, or iodine to clean skin because they are too harsh. Only use an antibiotic cream or ointment if your doctor says it's okay. Cover minor cuts with sterile gauze. See a doctor right away if you get a major cut, burn, or infection.

      During cold, dry months, keep your home more humid. Bathe less during this weather, if possible.

      Use mild shampoos. Do not use feminine hygiene sprays.

      See a dermatologist (skin doctor) about skin problems if you are not able to solve them yourself.

      Take good care of your feet. Check them every day for sores and cuts. Wear broad, flat shoes that fit well. Check your shoes for foreign objects before putting them on.

      Additional information: Vagisil is a medication used to treat yeast infection. You mentioned above that only Vagisil stops itching. Therefore, if Vagisil works, it would have to be a fungal infection like the one described on paragraph 3 by the American Diabetes Association.

  21. QUESTION:
    i currently have a red raw rash in my groin region i think from chaffing. how do i go about curing it?
    It is not at all sexually related at all i guarantee it. I work outside alot and sweat a bunch, so it is from that. I just do not know whether to use lotion or some kind of baby powder. what do you suggest i use?

    • ANSWER:
      It's a fungal infection. There are fungal organisms on and in us and we usually have no problems with them. When you sweat and stay damp in a spot that doesn't have a free flow of air the fungi are happy as can be and multiply at an alarming rate. The treatment is an antifungal cream you can buy at the drug store. The cheapest is usually the clortrimazole cream sold for vaginal yeast infections. Don't use the applicator to put it inside you. Wash with a gentle soap-a non deoderant one is best-and dry very carefully in the groin area. Apply the cream twice a day after drying. When it gets healed up use powder-plain cornstarch is a good cheap choice- to absorb moisture. It may flare up again. If it does, go back to using the cream till healed. This infection is also common under the breast and especially under the abdominal flap if you're heavy.Wearing all cotton underwear can also help as nylon traps moisture. If you do this faithfully and it won't clear,or you get other areas, get tested for diabetes as this is sometimes, but not usually,a factor.

  22. QUESTION:
    what red spots on thighs mean?
    i am diabetic for 20 years

    • ANSWER:
      Skin Complications

      Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including the skin. As many as one third of people with diabetes will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes at some time in their lives. In fact, such problems are sometimes the first sign that a person has diabetes. Luckily, most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated if caught early.

      Some of these problems are skin conditions anyone can have, but people with diabetes get more easily. These include bacterial infections, fungal infections, and itching. Other skin problems happen mostly or only to people with diabetes. These include diabetic dermopathy, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum, diabetic blisters, and eruptive xanthomatosis.
      Bacterial Infections

      Several kinds of bacterial infections occur in people with diabetes. One common one are styes. These are infections of the glands of the eyelid. Another kind of infection are boils, or infections of the hair follicles. Carbuncles are deep infections of the skin and the tissue underneath. Infections can also occur around the nails.

      Inflamed tissues are usually hot, swollen, red, and painful. Several different organisms can cause infections. The most common ones are the Staphylococcus bacteria, also called staph.

      Once, bacterial infections were life threatening, especially for people with diabetes. Today, death is rare, thanks to antibiotics and better methods of blood sugar control.

      But even today, people with diabetes have more bacterial infections than other people do. Doctors believe people with diabetes can reduce their chances of these infections in several ways (read Good Skin Care farther down the page).

      If you think you have a bacterial infection, see your doctor.
      Fungal Infections

      The culprit in fungal infections of people with diabetes is often Candida albicans. This yeast-like fungus can create itchy rashes of moist, red areas surrounded by tiny blisters and scales. These infections often occur in warm, moist folds of the skin. Problem areas are under the breasts, around the nails, between fingers and toes, in the corners of the mouth, under the foreskin (in uncircumcised men), and in the armpits and groin.

      Common fungal infections include jock itch, athlete's foot, ringworm (a ring-shaped itchy patch), and vaginal infection that causes itching.

      If you think you have a yeast or fungal infection, call your doctor. You will need a prescription medicine to cure it.
      Itching

      Localized itching is often caused by diabetes. It can be caused by a yeast infection, dry skin, or poor circulation. When poor circulation is the cause of itching, the itchiest areas may be the lower parts of the legs.

      You may be able to treat itching yourself. Limit how often you bathe, particularly when the humidity is low. Use mild soap with moisturizer and apply skin cream after bathing.
      Diabetic Dermopathy

      Diabetes can cause changes in the small blood vessels. These changes can cause skin problems called diabetic dermopathy.

      Dermopathy often looks like light brown, scaly patches. These patches may be oval or circular. Some people mistake them for age spots. This disorder most often occurs on the front of both legs. But the legs may not be affected to the same degree. The patches do not hurt, open up, or itch.

      Dermopathy is harmless. You do not need to be treated.
      Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum

      Another disease that may be caused by changes in the blood vessels is necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum (NLD). NLD is similar to diabetic dermopathy. The difference is that the spots are fewer, but larger and deeper.

      NLD often starts as a dull red raised area. After a while, it looks like a shiny scar with a violet border. The blood vessels under the skin may become easier to see. Sometimes NLD is itchy and painful. Sometimes the spots crack open.

      NLD is a rare condition. Adult women are the most likely to get it. As long as the sores do not break open, you do not need to have it treated. But if you get open sores, see your doctor for treatment.
      Atherosclerosis

      Thickening of the arteries - atherosclerosis - can affect the skin on the legs. People with diabetes tend to get atherosclerosis at younger ages than other people do.

      As atherosclerosis narrows the blood vessels, the skin changes. It becomes hairless, thin, cool, and shiny. The toes become cold. Toenails thicken and discolor. And exercise causes pain in the calf muscles because the muscles are not getting enough oxygen.

      Because blood carries the infection-fighting white cells, affected legs heal slowly when the skin in injured. Even minor scrapes can result in open sores that heal slowly.

      People with neuropathy are more likely to suffer foot injuries. These occur because the person does not feel pain, heat, cold, or pressure as well. The person can have an injured foot and not know about it. The wound goes uncared for, and so infections develop easily. Atherosclerosis can make things worse. The reduced blood flow can cause the infection to become severe.
      Allergic Reactions

      Allergic skin reactions can occur in response to medicines, such as insulin or diabetes pills. You should see your doctor if you think you are having a reaction to a medicine. Be on the lookout for rashes, depressions, or bumps at the sites where you inject insulin.
      Diabetic Blisters (Bullosis Diabeticorum)

      Rarely, people with diabetes erupt in blisters. Diabetic blisters can occur on the backs of fingers, hands, toes, feet, and sometimes, on legs or forearms.

      These sores look like burn blisters. They sometimes are large. But they are painless and have no redness around them. They heal by themselves, usually without scars, in about three weeks. They often occur in people who have diabetic neuropathy. The only treatment is to bring blood sugar levels under control.
      Eruptive Xanthomatosis

      Eruptive xanthomatosis is another condition caused by diabetes that's out of control. It consists of firm, yellow, pea-like enlargements in the skin. Each bump has a red halo and may itch. This condition occurs most often on the backs of hands, feet, arms, legs, and buttocks.

      The disorder usually occurs in young men with type 1 diabetes. The person often has high levels of cholesterol and fat in the blood. Like diabetic blisters, these bumps disappear when diabetes control is restored.
      Digital Sclerosis

      Sometimes, people with diabetes develop tight, thick, waxy skin on the backs of their hands. Sometimes skin on the toes and forehead also becomes thick. The finger joints become stiff and can no longer move the way they should. Rarely, knees, ankles, or elbows also get stiff.

      This condition happens to about one third of people who have type 1 diabetes. The only treatment is to bring blood sugar levels under control.
      Disseminated Granuloma Annulare

      In disseminated granuloma annulare, the person has sharply defined ring-shaped or arc-shaped raised areas on the skin. These rashes occur most often on parts of the body far from the trunk (for example, the fingers or ears). But sometimes the raised areas occur on the trunk. They can be red, red-brown, or skin-colored.

      See your doctor if you get rashes like this. There are drugs that can help clear up this condition.
      Acanthosis Nigricans

      Acanthosis nigricans is a condition in which tan or brown raised areas appear on the sides of the neck, armpits, and groin. Sometimes they also occur on the hands, elbows, and knees.

      Acanthosis nigricans usually strikes people who are very overweight. The best treatment is to lose weight. Some creams can help the spots look better.

  23. QUESTION:
    PLEASE HELP!! Cant see a doctor?
    Ive been really worried ablout all these problems but i dont have medical insurance . For the last month or so ive had pain in my vagina when i pee , Ive been losing hair , not alot but i usually dont loose alot of hair like when i brush it or put my hands through it like 5-10 pieces come out. And ive also had sharp pains under my breast sorta behind my rib cage. If it helps im 20 years old , not sexually active (virgin) i do smoke ciggaretes ( 5 cigs a day ). I dont really workout or eat healthy( sad i know) and im about 40 pounds overweight. I forgot to mention ive also had headaches the last week or so and ive had alot of saliva or mucus in my throat. Can anybody please tell me if this is all because of one problems or is it an infection maybe? i googled the peeing thing and it might be a UTI but i don't know what i cant take at home to cure or help it . Can anybody please tell me what i can do at home or take since i cannot see a doctor? Thank You So Much!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Believe it or not, I have some of the problems you do yet I am 13 years old. If you can't see a doctor at an actual doctor's office, go to the hospital and apply for charity care (I'm sorry if I sound stupid for saying this, as I haven't done much research on it.) My mother can't see a doctor either yet she applied for charity care and can go to the hospital with no expenses.

      The pain in your vagina could possibly be a yeast infection, or bladder infection. If you honestly can't/refuse to see a doctor, you can always go to a store like Walmart and purchase something in the womens' health section... they usually have things that cure yeast infections for the most part (it worked for me!)

      The part where you brush your hair or run your hands through it could just be breakage... no need to worry about that unless you're losing a ton of hair. I lose about 10 pieces in the shower alone and maybe the same when I'm brushing my hair. Some great shampoo brands are Herbal Essences and TRESemme. Some women may need to switch back and forth to different brands to prevent excessive breakage.

      I don't work out or eat healthy either and I am a virgin also, yet I know the sharp pain under the breast/in the rib cage area. That should definitely be checked out because even I don't know what it is. Simple research could do you some good!

      I am also about 80 pounds overweight, though it doesn't seem like it, but I used to have lots of headaches for weeks in a row. This was due to oversleeping. It mainly depends on how you eat, and whether or not you're getting enough sleep. Don't sleep too much -- this also causes headaches. Don't sleep too little either - sleep deprivation as opposed to oversleeping is worse.

      The saliva or mucus in your throat can be a simple cold, depending on how bad it hurts you. If you are coughing, try Cold-eez, a simple and cheap remedy you can find at Walmart. It can prevent anything bad from happening to your sinuses, unless they have gotten pretty bad.

      Otherwise, see a family member and seek help from them! :) I hope all/some of this helped you!

  24. QUESTION:
    what is thrush please answer this question?
    what is it ?
    how do you get it ?
    how do you know if you have it ?
    how can you cure it without seeing a doc?

    i think its thrush
    i mean the one down below

    • ANSWER:
      Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida fungus, also known as yeast. Candida infection is not limited to the mouth; it can occur in other parts of the body as well, causing diaper rash in infants or vaginal yeast infections in women.

      Thrush can affect anyone, though it occurs most often in babies and toddlers, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.

      What causes thrush?

      Small amounts of the candida fungus are present in the mouth, digestive tract, and skin of most healthy people and are normally kept in check by other bacteria and microorganisms in the body. However, certain illnesses, stress, or medications can disturb the delicate balance, causing the fungus candida to grow out of control, causing infection.

      Medications that upset the balance of microorganisms in the mouth and may cause thrush include corticosteroids, antibiotics, and birth control pills. Illnesses or medical situations that make candida infection more likely to develop include uncontrolled diabetes, HIV infection, cancer, dry mouth, or pregnancy (caused by the hormonal changes that occur with pregnancy). People who smoke or wear dentures that don't fit properly also are at increased risk for thrush. In addition, babies can pass the infection to their mothers during breast-feeding.

      What are the symptoms of thrush?

      Thrush usually develops suddenly, but it may become chronic, persisting over a long period of time. A common sign of thrush is the presence of creamy white, slightly raised lesions in your mouth usually on your tongue or inner cheeks but also sometimes on the roof of your mouth, gums, tonsils, or back of your throat. The lesions, which may have a "cottage cheese" appearance, can be painful and may bleed slightly when you scrape them or brush your teeth. In severe cases, the lesions may spread into your esophagus, or swallowing tube, causing:

      Pain or difficulty swallowing
      A feeling that food gets stuck in the throat or mid-chest area
      Fever, if the infection spreads beyond the esophagus
      Thrush can spread to other parts of the body, including the lungs, liver, and skin. This happens more often in people with cancer, HIV, or other conditions that weaken the immune system.

      How is thrush diagnosed?

      Your dentist can make the diagnosis by examining your mouth. He or she looks for the distinctive white lesions on your mouth, tongue, or cheeks. Lightly brushing the lesions away reveals a reddened, tender area that may bleed slightly. A microscopic examination of tissue from a lesion can confirm the diagnosis.

      Thrush that may extend into your esophagus may require other tests to make the diagnosis. Such tests might include taking a throat culture (swabbing the back of your throat with sterile cotton and studying the microorganisms under a microscope), performing an endoscopy of your esophagus, stomach, and small intestine (examining the lining of these body areas with a lighted camera mounted on the tip of a tube passed through these areas), or taking X-rays of your esophagus.

      How is thrush treated?

      While healthy children and adults can be effectively treated, the symptoms my be more severe and difficult to manage in those with weakened immune systems. Antifungal medications, which are generally taken for 10 to 14 days, are often prescribed to treat thrush. These medicines are available in tablets, lozenges, or liquids. Your dentist will have a specific treatment approach designed for you based on your age and the cause of the infection. Because the presence of candida infection can be a symptom of other medical problems, your dentist may suggest you seek care from a medical doctor as well so that any underlying health problems you may have can be treated.

      How can thrush be prevented?

      The following practices can help minimize your chance of developing thrush:

      Follow good oral hygiene practices. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day.
      Avoid mouthwashes or sprays. These products can destroy the normal balance of microorganisms in your mouth.
      See your dentist regularly. Especially if you have diabetes or wear dentures.
      Limit the amount of sugar and yeast-containing foods you eat. Foods such as bread, beer, and wine encourage candida growth.
      If you smoke, quit. Ask your doctor or dentist about ways to help you kick the habit.

      A natural way to treat thrush in the early stages is to eat plain yogurt, holding it in your mouth for 30-60 seconds with each bite. Make sure it says, 'active culture' on the label. If you cannot tolerate the sour flavor, put a cup or two in a blender, and add a banana, and a little honey for flavor if necessary. A little ice makes it like a shake. Sip and hold it in your mouth with each drink. I had a camper get this where we didn't have much in the way of medical help, and we did this, plus gave the camper Acidophilus pills. (Pearls is the name we used, they are good as t

  25. QUESTION:
    I'm gonna try to put my dog on a raw diet, how many servings should I do?
    My dog suffers from extreme yeast, and potentially mange. The vet said our dog has yeast, but no skin scrape was done due to finances (it was the cheapest vet in town, and they wanted 0 for the scrape test). So to help my poor baby, I bought anti microbial and fungal shampoo, and I'm gonna attempt to put her on a raw foods diet. She's very light, and underweight, and weighs about 65-70 lb.

    How much raw chicken or beef should I give her per meal? How many cups of veggies should I give her? Like should I do a cup of veggies with half a chicken breast or a handful of beef? I'm trying to do this all on a budget by the way. Also, can I feed my dog raw pork/pig? I know dogs can handle raw chicken and beef, but what about pork??

    We have two dogs, her (who has extreme yeast infection) and her step sister, who's perfectly fine. We feed both of them one scoop of dog food a day, and each scoop is 2 cups of dog food (It might actually be three cups, but it might be 2 cups. I forgot). One dog is severely underweight, has lost a few teeth, and suffers from yeast infection, while the other is at a perfect weight. So obviously were not under feeding her, because one dog is fed the same amount and is perfectly healthy.

    *Dont lecture me about taking a mortgage out of the house, or how I'm such an evil person, or how I should go in hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt for my dog (let alone thousands). Just answer the questions I need help with so I can help her sooner rather than later. We've had her for 9 years, so obviously age has a role in all this. Our finances got difficult when the economy hit, just like anyone else. I too have given up many things.
    One dog is perfectly healthy (as said by the vet) and the other isn't.
    It's not animal cruelty if we try a variety of ways to fix them. Also, dogs can eat raw chicken. That's what they were meant to eat, you're stupid Ronaldo seriously. It's not like wolves cook the chicken they kill before eating it. Dogs can handle it.

    • ANSWER:
      Following are inexpensive recommendations that are effective for yeast infection and mange.

      YEAST INFECTION

      For the yeast infection issue as well as many other skin issues, I recommend a powder called 'Flowers of Sulfur' (also known as 'brimstone' or 'sublime sulfur').

      This substance has been used for thousands of years to cure all kinds of skin ailments including fungal and bacterial infections and if there is itching, it will stop it within a couple of days. Google it to learn more about its healing properties.

      Even vets have forgotten about this wonderful and inexpensive remedy but fortunately you can still purchase it at your local pharmacy for very little money. You can also buy it online at http://www.pennherb.com/search?mv_session_id=eDEGJydw&mp=s&s=Sulfur%2C+USP+Grade

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.You can dust and rub this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin.

      The dusting can easily be accomplished if you use a powdered sugar duster or an empty talcum powder bottle. Separate the hair as you go around dusting to expose the skin until you have covered it.

      Alternatively, mix 1 tablespoon of flower of sulfur powder with 1/4 cup of Jojoba oil and put it in a bottle. Always shake to mix well before applying to the skin as it tends to separate. You do not need to wear gloves as it is not toxic to humans either.

      Apply daily until the problem clears.

      MANGE

      As you may already know and for the benefit of those who read this post and are not familiar with this problem, mange is a skin condition caused by tiny mites that you can't see with the naked eye. There are three types of mites that attack dogs most often: demodectic (not contagious and may itch or not), sarcoptic (very contagious and extremely itchy) and cheyletiella (contagious and mildly itchy).

      The typical symptoms as the mange condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin. If the condition causes itchiness, scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections (bacterial or fungal) that may cause an unpleasant odor. Unfortunately, (except in the case of puppies with immature immune systems) mange does not go away on its own and the lesions continue to spread so it should be treated as soon as possible.

      The most common type of mange today is demodectic mange (not contagious type) which is triggered by a weak or compromised immune system due mainly to factors such as immaturity (as in the case of puppies), improper nutrition (commercial food being the main culprit), stress and advanced age.

      Vets can do a deep skin scraping and check the sample under a microscope to detect the presence and type of mite. However, everyone should be aware that there are some very serious problems caused by the use of the most common prescribed treatments and there are safe and affordable alternative treatments to cure any type.

      Regardless of the type of mange, in order to cure it you need to treat with a medication that kills the mites. The mange medications most often prescribed by vets contain pesticides and other toxic chemicals that are detrimental to your dog's health with resulting health issues that you will have to face sooner or later. These medications include Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). See the links that follow for toxicology information. It is always advisable to check the veterinary drug database for the side effects of any medication prescribed by your vet http://www.drugs.com/vet/

      Thankfully, there are a number of effective alternative treatments out there that are safe and natural at a reasonable cost that will kill the mites. You can easily do some research in the Internet to find out about these and compare your options.

      I prefer the 'spray type' because it is inexpensive, very effective, convenient to use (no mixing and no mess), and it is natural and harmless to pets and humans.

      Hope this helps.

      Toxicity:

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18627233

      http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/toxicity/c_dg_ivermectin_toxicity

      http://www.drugs.com/sfx/ivermectin-side-effects.html

      http://www.drugs.com/vet/mitaban.html

      http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1677&aid=2245

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1481314/?page=1

      http://www.petmanage.com/dog-health/what-is-amitraz-toxicity.html

      Mange spray:

      http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

  26. QUESTION:
    Why Won't My Cracked Nipples Heal?
    I have cracked nipples from breastfeeding. On one side it looks like there sometimes is a little blood, but usually it just looks cracked. The other side doesn't bleed but there's a HUGE crack that is at the base of my nipple and it wraps around almost half my nipple. I went to a lactation consultant and she said his latch was fine and she corrected my positioning on the side that my nipple is severely cracked(we were doing a different hold since it was very painful to feed him on that side). It's still kind of painful to feed him on the really bad side, and my son is now 5 weeks and my nipples still are showing no sign of healing. The LC said there was no sign of infection or thrush or anything, so why won't they heal?! I've tried lanolin, letting them air dry, putting breast milk on them after feeding, letting them rest(pumping one side) for 48 hours. Nothing seems to be working! It's only painful on one side and I've been pumping that side, but I'm getting very discouraged. Will they ever heal?

    • ANSWER:
      Breastfeeding may make your nipples sore. But cracked and bleeding nipples are not a normal side effect of breastfeeding. Nursing isn't meant to be painful in fact, pain is a warning sign that you have a problem that needs correcting.

      On occasion, you may see blood though you feel no pain. A bloody discharge from the nipples during the first week of breastfeeding may be caused by increased blood flow to the breast, along with the growth of milk-producing tissue. This is a harmless condition, and should go away without treatment in a few days.
      What causes the condition?

      The main cause of cracked or bleeding nipples is improper positioning of the baby at the breast. This also causes severe nipple pain. Correcting your nursing technique can substantially soothe or cure cracked nipples. Sometimes just the slightest correction of positioning will make a world of difference.

      If your baby has thrush, you may get cracked nipples and shooting pains in the breast during or after a feeding. Thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth that results when yeast naturally present in the body grows and spreads out of control. (See our article on thrush.)

      Your nipples could also crack or bleed because of severe dry skin, or if you have eczema. You can get an eczema-like condition on the nipples or breasts as a result of very dry air, laundry detergent residue, ointment or lotion applied to the breast, bath soap or antibacterial cleanser, powder, hair spray, deodorant, perfume, or cologne.

      Using a breast pump wrong can also hurt your nipples, and make them crack or bleed. Be especially careful when you pump, as certain machines and handling your breasts too roughly can injure delicate breast tissue, breaking the capillaries. Excessive suction from a breast pump has caused hemorrhages under the skin in some women.
      What should I do?

      If your nipples bleed or crack, try the following:

      Check your baby's positioning. A poor latch-on technique is the most common reason for this condition. Your baby should face your nipple, tummy to tummy with you. Your baby needs to open wide to take in a good mouthful of both the nipple and the areola. The best latch-on position is off-centered, with more of the areola below the nipple in your baby's mouth. Line up his nose with your nipple so that his bottom gum is far away from the base of your nipple when he opens. Your nipple should be far back in your baby's mouth.

      Change positions at every feeding. This focuses the pressure of the baby's gums on a different area of the breast each time.

      Nurse more frequently, but for shorter periods. Remember, the longer you go between feedings, the hungrier your baby will be and the harder he will nurse.

      Rub a little breast milk on your nipples after each feeding and let it air dry. The milk actually helps heal them.

      Don't use soap, alcohol, lotions, or perfumes on the nipples. Bathing with clear water is all it takes to keep your breasts and nipples clean.

      Take painkillers. If the pain is severe, you can take a mild painkiller (acetaminophen or ibuprofen) about 30 minutes before nursing.

      For deep, painful cracks, try medical-grade modified lanolin (such as Lansinoh ) made specifically for breastfeeding mothers. Rub a small amount of the ointment on your nipples. This treatment, called "moist wound healing," relieves pain and allows the wounds to heal much faster without forming a scab. It does not need to be washed off before feedings.

      If a crack or wound shows no sign of healing, check with your doctor or healthcare professional. Bacteria can get into the affected area and lead to infections like mastitis.
      Will the condition affect my baby?

      Babies are generally unfazed by cracked or otherwise injured nipples. Blood in the milk doesn't hurt them, and breastfeeding can continue. The main concern here is to correct the problem and allow the nipple to heal, so that nursing is once again a pleasurable experience for both you and the baby.
      Can I still nurse?

      Yes. Nothing in the world is more wonderful than breastfeeding your baby but convincing a mother with cracked, bleeding nipples of this is near impossible. Getting help from a lactation consultant right away can make all the difference.

  27. QUESTION:
    i have an std and am on the birth control mirena?
    okay i dont know if i do but i am just wondering what will happen if i do? i think i have one and someone said you can have alot of troubles with having one on that kind of birth control!? what can happen to me?!

    • ANSWER:
      Indiscriminate Use of Steroids* Risk involved. Please, don t play with steroids .

      Steroids, double edged dragons, are artificial hormones which are to be used very sparingly that too for a very short duration [say a week or maximum month]; under strict medical supervision, preferably by an endocrinologist or a gynecologist/reputed physician. Lest U shall be playing with fire .
      They will give the feeling of well being for emergencies only. Diet pills, Weight loss pills, Breast enlargement pills, Height increase tablets, Birth control pills [Plan A,B,C,UNWANTED 72, ecstasy, Mirena, Freedom-5, Marvelon-28, Yaz, tri-cylcen lo, etc.], medication for allergies, asthma/bronchitis, depression possess steroids.
      Prolonged & indiscriminate usage has impact on cycles, mood swings, severe cramps, insomnia, anemia, Serious irreversible complications, cancers, which are worse than the symptoms.

      Prevention & cure of all STDs*, HIV/AIDS + birth control. No medication. No side effects.

      All the symptoms cited-----------an offshoot of sexual promiscuity.
      1. Question about Ovulation & birth control, No steroids/medication? It was used by our predecessors.
      Natural & Safe Methods of Family Planning-No Medication.--From 5th day of menses to 18th day---is the period for release of egg-----'ovulation'-- Her temperature shall raise by just one or two degrees. On those days, sex with condom or no sex or withdrawal of the organ just before orgasm. Have a thermometer and check her temperature on all the possible days of ovulation, as cited.
      Or U can just massage her wrists & ankles on both sides hard by Ur thumb[s] just before coitus.
      Remote control Acupressure points given by the God. For Treatment, hard-pressure is to be applied on & around these points with Ur thumb and middle finger.
      Palms/soles:
      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2304961665160.2103840.1282822997&type=1&l=0a6bb63dd0

      Dorsal side of Palms & soles:

      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2306802071169.2103895.1282822997&type=1&l=38eadce9df

      2. Douching: Douching by 'vaginal douche' ensures the following advantages; if complied with religiously.
      1. Prevents the onset of/cures HIV/STDs/UTIs., despite sex without a condom.
      2. It is as good as D&C. D&C costs about INR.5000/= or so, where as douching costs nothing,.
      3. All the menstrual irregularities can be rectified.
      4. Dr.Vora says that it is widely used in Isreal, where, the woman lives full 100 years with 'no' illness of any sort.
      5. The female-partners indulging in 'sexual promiscuity' can be free from STDs., if used regularly. Here is a way--how to use it? Using it, daily, before and after coitus prevents all STDs.
      6. Dr.Vora suggests to all Governments/NGOs., to supply the douche in red light areas all over the globe and thereby arrest the epidemics of STDs., and HIV. But Who cares?

      VAGINAL DOUCHE:
      https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3230879732533.2121546.1282822997&type=1&l=36124bffc7

      Let her wash her uterus with the aid of vaginal douche/baby enema set.
      1 liter of Luke-worm water + 2 or 3 drops of dettol or savlon daily in the morning/evening.
      To pump slowly the medicated water through vagina shall cleanse uterus and even HIV or any other infection will be prevented/cured. All the menstrual problems shall also be solved.
      3. Use of condom ensures spread of STDs., yeast infections, etc., to maximum extent.
      4. Not to indulge in anal/oral sex.

      5. The safest and most secured method is to enjoy free sex just within the wedlock only,.

      PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse Yahoo Answers on any health issue.

      Source: HEALTH IN UR HANDS Vol. I & II--- by Dr.Devendra Vora, D.Sc.,M.D.,F.R.C.P.,---an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India. Available all over the globe in all Indian languages. Dr.Vora, cured and caused to cure more than 150000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, irregular menses and also many other most dreaded diseases.

  28. QUESTION:
    I have a lump on the top of my thigh?
    Male, 17. I only found it last night and unsure how long it's been there. It's pretty big, doesn't hurt and is kind of tender and hard. Is there anyway to tell if you have a cancerous lump besides going to the doctor?

    Cheers

    • ANSWER:
      1. It is not more than a boil/an abscess. Cancer can never develop overnight. It takes months and years.
      .

      Nitya Paste-medicated with non-poisonous, [23] vegetarian herbs.
      Utility: By virtue of its herbs, it acts as a antihistamine for all sorts of allergies by external & internal use. Medicated paste as tooth paste to prevent mouth odors, gums infection, cures tooth-ache, hemorrhages. If mixed with a few drops of honey and applied on face, it acts as a face pack. Black heads, pimples/acne, sun burns, boils, abscesses, pustules, keyloids, enlarged lymph nodes, furuncles, carbuncles, cysts, benign tumors, yeast infections, blemishes, dark circles under the eyes, psoriasis, any skin problem gets resolved. If a pinch of paste is taken internally with a cup of hot water, it acts as antacid, cures all the skin issues from inside also [including dry skin issues]. If applied externally with honey, it acts as instant pain killer for joint pains, headaches, boils, pustules, abscesses, non-malignant cysts/tumors, Blood clots/thrombosis, Yeast infections, etc.

      Patented Ayurveda Food & Nutrition Supplements manufactured in India and USA, approved by USFDA, KOSHER, HALAL, GMP, ISO ETC., and made available at Stores in your vicinity in 40 countries all over the globe. No Side Effects.

      2. Carcinophobia/Lymphomaphobia: Fear of Cancer--Please, note that none gets cancer overnight. It takes years to develop any cancer/tumor. The main problem with "You" youngsters is that you people are either dynamic or genius or intelligent or shrewd and sharp. You, despite your extra-ordinary virtues, are the victims of internet and TV channels. You people start worrying with half or no/knowledge. How ever, Yahoo Answers blog is an "oasis" in the desert of confusion and worry & the blog became a sanctuary for the poor, middle class & the gullible patients all over the globe. People with carcinophobia or cancerophobia live with an irrational dread of developing cancer. Every bodily discomfort becomes a sign for them that they have a malignant growth somewhere inside.

      A headache, for instance, is a sign for them that they have a brain tumor.A cyst/an enlarged lymph node, for instance, is a sign for them that they have lymphoma cancer. A cyst/an abscess/menses linked pustule on breast/armpit is taken as breast cancer.Just, wheezing, chest pain and shortness of breath is taken as lung cancer, etc. Any rash on the body is taken as skin cancer.A boil/cyst/pustule/abscess in any part of the body is apprehended as cancer.

  29. QUESTION:
    Is it a sign of cancer?
    On Friday, I noticed that after a stiff poo, there was blood (a little) on my toilet paper. I thought nothing of it a assumed that the poo had cut some of the tissue in my anus which I've heard is normal.
    The next day, I then noticed that after a normal trip to the toilet (nothing painful or anything stiff) that there was still blood (still a little) on the toilet paper after I wiped. This was the first time that the second trip to the toilet ended with blood. By this point I started to worry.
    Yesterday, I noticed a little less blood after my toilet trip but I was still worried to see blood again for the 3rd day in a row.
    Now today, I started my period so now I don't know if the blood before was from my period (although that's never happened before and there was very little blood) or whether the cut inside my anus still hasn't healed (although I still don't know whether I really did cut my anus, I'm just assuming) or if the blood is coming for my urine and it's a sign of cancer.

    I have no idea where were the blood is coming from, all I know is it's coming from me.

    Please help :/

    • ANSWER:
      It is impossible for anyone to acquire cancer overnight.

      1. " I still don't know whether I really did cut my anus?"

      If you indulged in anal sex,due to friction, in the absence of lubricants----------hemorrhage is possible from anus.

      2. Nitya Paste-medicated with non-poisonous, [23] vegetarian herbs.
      Utility: By virtue of its herbs, it acts as a antihistamine for all sorts of allergies by external & internal use. Medicated paste as tooth paste to prevent mouth odors, gums infection, cures tooth-ache, hemorrhages. If mixed with a few drops of honey and applied on face, it acts as a face pack. Black heads, pimples/acne, sun burns, boils, abscesses, pustules, keyloids, enlarged lymph nodes, furuncles, carbuncles, cysts, benign tumors, yeast infections, blemishes, dark circles under the eyes, psoriasis, any skin problem gets resolved. If a pinch of paste is taken internally with a cup of hot water, it acts as antacid, cures all the skin issues from inside also. If applied externally with honey, it acts as instant pain killer for joint pains, headaches, boils, pustules, abscesses, non-malignant cysts/tumors, etc.

      Patented Ayurveda Food & Nutrition Supplements manufactured in India and USA, approved by USFDA, KOSHER, HALAL, GMP, ISO ETC., and made available at Stores in your vicinity in 40 countries all over the globe. No Side Effects.

      3. Carcinophobia/Lymphomaphobia: Fear of Cancer--The main problem with "You" youngsters is that you people are either dynamic or genius or intelligent or shrewd and sharp. You, despite your extra-ordinary virtues, are the victims of internet and TV channels. You people start worrying with half or no/knowledge. How ever, Yahoo Answers blog is an "oasis" in the desert of confusion and worry & the blog became a sanctuary for the poor, middle class & the gullible patients all over the globe. People with carcinophobia or cancerophobia live with an irrational dread of developing cancer. Every bodily discomfort becomes a sign for them that they have a malignant growth somewhere inside.

      A headache, for instance, is a sign for them that they have a brain tumor.A cyst/an enlarged lymph node, for instance, is a sign for them that they have lymphoma cancer. A cyst/an abscess/menses linked pustule on breast/armpit is taken as breast cancer.Just, wheezing, chest pain and shortness of breath is taken as lung cancer, etc. Any rash on the body is taken as skin cancer.A boil/cyst/pustule/abscess in any part of the body is apprehended as cancer.

  30. QUESTION:
    std questions.?
    1. can you get aids/hiv while wearing a condom?

    2. Can a girl get a std from oral sex?

    3.Can you get an std from anal sex?

    4. Can guys get an std from sucking their own penis?

    Yeah...i know this is nasty but i was curious.

    • ANSWER:
      1. yes, since HIV/AIDS is transmitted through blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. If you have a cut or something near your genital area its possible

      2. yes if the other person has something like HSV 1

      3. yes, almost any kind

      4. why and how would u do this?

      Additional info:

      Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can cause great discomfort and pose serious risks to a woman s reproductive health. A woman should always see her health care provider immediately if she believes that she might have an STD, as many symptoms are not specific to STDs alone; for example, discomfort during urination may be mistaken for a urinary tract infection. Read on for a list of the most common STDs and their symptoms.

      Chlamydia
      Most women who contract Chlamydia do not experience any symptoms. However, some of the most common Chlamydia symptoms include abnormal discharge from the vagina, as well as burning during urination. Long-term symptoms of Chlamydia include lower abdominal pain, the inflammation of the eyes, and skin lesions. Women may also experience inflammation of the pelvic organs, known as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Men with Chlamydia will experience symptoms such as abnormal discharge form the penis, as well as pain in the testicles. Chlamydia can be cured but it may return.

      Genital Herpes
      Common genital herpes symptoms include the appearance of small red bumps, blisters or open sores on the vagina or areas surrounding the vagina. Women may also experience vaginal discharge, fever, headache, muscle aches and pain during urination. The glands of the vaginal area may also experience swelling, and itching and burning may also occur. Men with genital herpes will experience blisters, bumps or open sores on the penis and surrounding area. Medication can reduce the severity of the symptoms of genital herpes, but symptoms may reappear. There is no cure for the disease.

      Gonnorhea
      Symptoms of gonorrhea include pain and burning during urination, as well as yellowish and sometimes bloody discharge from the vagina. Many men will not exhibit any symptoms, although in some cases, a yellowish or bloody discharge will be excreted from the penis. Gonorrhea may be cured but reinfection may occur, especially if both partners are not treated.

      Genital Warts
      First appearing as painless bumps on the vagina or penis and surrounding area, genital warts, also known as human papillomavirus (HPV) can become fleshy in appearance if left untreated. However, in some cases, no symptoms appear, even though the individual has contracted the STD.

      In women, genital warts increase the risk of cervical cancer. Gardasil is a vaccine recently approved that decreases the risk of both genital warts and cervical cancer and is safe to be administered to young girls and women who are between 9 to 26 years of age.

      Hepatitis B
      Common hepatitis B symptoms include a mild fever, headache, joint pain and muscle aches. Symptoms of hepatitis B also include fatigue, loss of appetite and stomach pain. Jaundice is also a hepatitis B symptom and results in the skin and whites of the eyes turning yellow. Thirty percent of individuals who have contracted hepatitis B exhibit no symptoms. Medication is available to reduce the extent of damage to the liver. While there is no cure for hepatitis B, a vaccine is available to prevent it.

      HIV/AIDS In some cases, HIV/AIDs symptoms are not apparent for ten years or more. Common symptoms of HIV/AIDS include extreme fatigue, rapid weight loss, as well as recurring yeast infections (in the mouth). Night sweats are also common, as are low-grade fevers. Red, brown or purplish splotches may also appear under the skin, inside the eyelids, mouth or nose. Women with HIV/AIDS may also experience other STDs, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, or changes in their menstrual cycle.

      Syphilis
      During the primary stage of syphilis (between 10 days and 6 weeks after exposure to the STD), painless sores known as chancres may appear and heal on their own. If syphilis is left untreated, however, the disease will progress to the secondary stage which include common syphilis symptoms such as a sore throat, fatigue and a skin rash.

      The latent stage of syphilis is the period during which symptoms disappear, but the infection remains in the body affecting the joints, nerves, liver, bones, heart, blood vessels and the brain. The late stage of syphilis includes paralysis, gradual blindness, dementia and in some cases death. If treated early on, syphilis can be cured; however, it is possible for syphilils to be contracted again, especially if both partners are not treated.

      Who s At Risk?
      You are at risk of contracting an STD if:

      you have unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex with a person who may have a sexually transmitted disease
      your partner has or has had an STD
      you have a new sex partner
      you or your partner have multiple sex partners
      you have had sex under the influence of either drugs or alcohol
      you or your parner share needles or other equipment for drugs, body piercing, tattoos or sex toys
      Teenaged girls are at a particularly high risk for contracting STDs, especially if they have unprotected sex. The best means of prevention when it comes to STDs is by practicing safe sex methods such abstinence, using condoms properly and everytime you have sex, and by limiting multiple partners.

      Hope this helps

  31. QUESTION:
    Skin cancer, spot :(((?
    I have had this thing between my breast for over a year, it started as a spot and i think ive picked at it and it hasn't healed. It has a sort of white-ish round thing in the middle and when i squeeze blood comes out and sometimes puss. It like crusts over but then i like pick it of. There used to be a lump under it, but i used a spot cream and it has gotten smaller, the lump, its just a red circle with a sort of hole in the middle. :( I'm really scared in case it is skin cancer:( I'm 13. Surely something would have happen within a year if it was? Could it be infected because ive been picking at it? I put a warm face cloth on it, and it has sort of gotten a bit smaller. My breasts are also quite big. So maybe thats a reason? I'm really worried, i dont want to have cancer not at 13 or any age:(((

    • ANSWER:
      1. No. It is not cancer at all.

      2. It is curable in a week or two. It is not more than an abscess or a pustule. Big boobs are virtue and never a burden. Please, note.

      Nitya Paste-medicated with non-poisonous, vegetarian [23] herbs.
      Utility: By virtue of its herbs, it acts as a antihistamine for all sorts of allergies by external & internal use. Medicated paste as tooth paste to prevent mouth odors, gums infection, cures tooth-ache, hemorrhages. If mixed with a few drops of honey and applied on face, it acts as a face pack. Black heads, pimples/acne, boils, abscesses, pustules, keyloids, enlarged lymph nodes, furuncles, carbuncles, cysts, benign tumors, yeast infections, blemishes, dark circles under the eyes, psoriasis, any skin problem gets resolved. If a pinch of paste is taken internally with a cup of hot water, it acts as antacid, cures all the skin issues from inside also. If applied externally with honey, it acts as instant pain killer for joint pains, headaches, boils, pustules, abscesses, non-malignant cysts/tumors, etc.

      Patented Ayurveda Food & Nutrition Supplements manufactured in India and USA, approved by USFDA, KOSHER, HALAL, GMP, ISO ETC., and made available at Stores in your vicinity in 40 countries all over the globe. No Side Effects.

      3. Carcinophobia/Lymphomaphobia: Fear of Cancer--The main problem with "You" youngsters is that you people are either dynamic or genius or intelligent or shrewd and sharp. You, despite your extra-ordinary virtues, are the victims of internet and TV channels. You people start worrying with half or no/knowledge. How ever, Yahoo Answers blog is an "oasis" in the desert of confusion and worry & the blog became a sanctuary with a Ray Of Hope for the poor, middle class & the gullible patients all over the globe. People with carcinophobia or cancerophobia live with an irrational dread of developing cancer. Every bodily discomfort becomes a sign for them that they have a malignant growth somewhere inside. A headache, for instance, is a sign for them that they have a brain tumor.A cyst/an enlarged lymph node, for instance, is a sign for them that they have lymphoma cancer. A cyst/an abscess/menses linked pustule on breast/armpit is taken as breast cancer.Just, wheezing, chest pain and shortness of breath is taken as lung cancer, etc. Any rash on the body is taken as skin cancer.A boil/cyst/pustule/abscess in any part of the body is apprehended as cancer.Pain in testicle[s]/ovary[ies] is perceived as testicular/ovarian cancer.Chroic constipation is taken as colon cancer, so on...............Cognitive therapy can help someone with carcinophobia regain control of their life-WebMD.com.
      Nothing to fear for any disease, be it bacterial, viral,auto-immundisorder,allergy.hypersensitivity, cancer, HIV/AIDS, etc., an offshoot of bad diet[s] & or genetic disorder[s]. IBS,irregular menses, brain & spinal cord affected disorders and also many other most dreaded diseases.
      Any cancer/dreaded disease is curable, if diagnosed early. Acupressure techniques ensure instant diagnosis of any cancer, subject to confirmation by US/MRI/CT/PET Scans and Biopsy after one year.

  32. QUESTION:
    Red itchy spots on the palms of my hands and other sweat areas?
    A few days ago, I noticed that my hands really itched one night. Absentmindedly, I itched them for a few hours, thinking nothing of it. The next morning I saw my hands were red all over the palms and still severely itched. I thought maybe it was due to excessive sweating, as I was playing xbox for a few hours the day before. And when I grip the controller for a while, my hands can sweat. I was just putting lotion on it hoping it would go away but then yesterday I noticed they were showing up in other areas as well. Some under my arms, on my thighs, in between my breasts, all areas where I can sweat. I'm not sure what it is, maybe a heat rash? The spots on my body don't itch really, like my hands. I mowed the lawn in he hot Cali weather and sweat then but that was on Friday, none of this showed up until days later. I've also been told it could be stress related but I know nothing about it. I'm really worried its going to get worse, I've been taking benadryl and putting lotion on but is there something else I need to do? Any info helps please. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      3.Dyshidrosis. Google images and dermnet.nz ...... does it look like this?
      It is allergy to a dermatophyte, which is any kind of skin loving bug. mold, yeast, bacteria, virus, parasite, pollen. It could be anywhere on your body. The rash on the hands(or feet) is just a red flag. Take anti-histamines for immediate relief. Fexofenadine 180mg, and 12 hours later 60mg, then every 12 hours 60mg. This is not the cure. But it will stop the itching. Go to dyshidrosis@yahoogroups for treatments and information.
      I suspect you have a mold on your skin, and it loves your sweat, so it colonizes the skin, without obvious infection, but your body knows it is there and should not be...so it causes this allergic reaction.
      Dyshidrosis means disordered sweating, but it is not actually sweat causing it.
      I would wash everything in hot water with bleach including the xbox handles. Go swimming in a chlorine pool, or the sea. But this is persistant. Take fexo, benadryl is not effective for skin rashes of this type. (Fexo is a 3rd generation anti-histamine and is over the counter in the US since the 4th March.) Stress has nothing to do with it, lots of doctors were taught that. Latest research finds no connection, but hey, we can all find something to stress us, right?
      If you can get rid of it now, it would be better. The treatment is long and complicated otherwise.

  33. QUESTION:
    Too early to test- but could I be pregnant? Please Help!?
    I am looking for advice here and not to be criticized. I am aware that what I did was EXTREMELY stupid. (!) I ran out of birth control over a month ago and my doctor is back home over 14 hours away. On February 8 my boyfriend (at the time) and I had sex twice without a condom but he did not finish. To be safe I took Next Choice and took the pills twelve hours apart as instructed. February 9 this happened again 7 times. To my knowledge he only finished once. Of course, I got Next Choice AGAIN the following morning and took both pills at the same time. February 13 and 14 the same thing happened and I took the pills a little over 24 hours after the incidents occurred. I think he finished once. Therefore I took Next Choice four times in less than a week. (I AM AWARE OF HOW DUMB THIS WAS AND HAVE ALREADY BEEN YELLED AT BY A DOCTOR I SAW HERE) I realize how crazy this can make your hormones go but my doctor told me the symptoms should come on quickly and subside within a week. Well, we haven't had sex since February 14 and I took my first Next Choice on the 8. I did not start feeling sick until the 17-18. It started with being extremely hungry (always for Chipotle?). Then, I have been SO tired. I have been sleeping nearly 19 hours a day and haven't been able to go to school. I also have an extremely sensitive sense of smell. I used to be a smoker but in the past few days I have felt nauseated whenever I smell it. I have a weird taste in my mouth that I can't describe. My breasts have also been very tender and my nipples are seemingly always hard for no apparent reason. I also have occasional sharp lower abdominal pains like severe menstrual cramps. I also feel a burning sensation when I pee and my vagina is itchy. I pee constantly and have wet the bed the past two nights =/ I have already been tested for STIs and my doctor said she does not believe it is a UTI but she is testing for a possible yeast infection. I am not due for my period until sometime late next week. I saw my doctor today and she tested my urine for pregnancy and it was negative but she noted that the results really didn't mean anything because it would be too early for me to test for a possible pregnancy. She also said that Next Choice is generally very effective but there isn't conclusive evidence for how it works when it is taken repeatedly in rapid succession but it seems like pregnancy is unlikely but she is not positive and told me to test late next week again. I also know I could be psyching myself out here. I have been under a lot of stress. My (then) boyfriend and I broke up because I found out he had two other girlfriends on the side so I am also very upset and confused. I would just like some input. What would you say my chances of pregnancy are under the circumstances? I have taken ECP before and have never had these symptoms and am a little concerned why they didn't come on until several days after I took them, as they are supposed to come and go right away. Advice? Please! I am very young and really need some help here. Also, I have a new prescription for birth control and bought a ton of condoms so I will never have unprotected sex again. I have learned my lesson but I am just wondering how hard I am going to learn it. Any advice or input is suggested. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh dear. It seems you are under great stress. Since you have broken up with your boyfriend, blame him is not the first choice although you have the right to blame him and he is really a bastard. What is most important is your health. You should not worry too much. Under so much pressure, you health problem may go worse. Trust the doctor who can give you professional help and cure. If you'd like, talk to your mom. Sometime Mom is way too much cross the line, because of she loves you. Mom is always the person who loves you and cares you for most. Talk to your mother, she will give you the support and care you need.

  34. QUESTION:
    How expensive can cancer treatment get?
    My wife is being advised to go on Nubogen to maintain her white blood cell count while on chemo for breast cancer. The cost will be 00 per 10 day cycle. We have 5 cycles to go. It's like we've plummetted into a dark pharmaceutical hole. Any suggestions on what is next as far as medical bills? Are there generic drugs out there?
    Thanks,
    Vince

    • ANSWER:
      I passed 6 cycle of chemotherapy with no cost. In Serbia, there is a a medical insurance if you don't have work, so you will not pay chemo. If you work, your work medical insurance will cover it, or if you are retired, there is a medical insurance. So in any case you will not pay chemotherapy. There were stories about kids getting cancer in Serbia because of US bombings in 1999, as for the poor uranium in bombs. Maybe thats why I had it, ah? As my building was very close to the building that was bombed by US tomahawks (3 of them, didnt crashed the building, shame)., so we all must have been received some radiation from that.
      So, as for that aggressive politic of states in other countries, have you asked your self, how much money does the kids in IRAQ have to spend to cure their cancers?

      Neupogen or Neulasta is the medicine for side effects in chemo.
      Please monitor the count of Neutrophiles for your wife, as these white blood cells are defensors for the organism, the specific type of white blood cells that boost our immune system. I would recomend Neulasta (can be found in US) as for side effects (not from chemo but from the medicine). Neulasta will not giver you high fever after injection. Its a simple small injection that boost the movement of Neutrophiles (these pretty cell are defense).
      Also, Neulasta and Neupogen (I can not belive that they offered you Neupogen just because it is cheaper), can not make Neutrophiles (thats done inside of our bones), but just group that and make them move faster. If your blood count of neutrophiles goes under 1.0 please use a mask over a face, because of easy infections. You must use a mask inside of a room where is your wife, or any other visitors, untill the Neutrophiles goes back over 4.3.
      My mother was making me every day, a juice of dry yeast (two spoons), one small red root (I dont know the name in english, its like a sallad, dark red root from inside, and producing a lot of dark red juice, Beets), together with two carrots and one big apple. Its a minerals and Vitamins boost, thats good to have, one glass daily in a morning.
      Also, get Echinacea in pills, its a herb, for boosting the immune system. IMPORTANT TO HAVE ECHINACEA.
      Get Noni in the bottle, its expensive, but good.

      Try to consult with a friend doctor, one oncologist want listen to herb and vitamins story. As I had internet with laptop in a medical room al the time of the therapy I was, searching, buying on net all what I was thinking thats good for me.
      Better to eat stupid hospital food, and not receiving medical information that you need. Doctors just want ot go by the present procedure in cancer theraphy, and its a global, should be more individual approach.

      Use the search for specific type of cancer of the breast. Womans also can be very depressed when the hair goes off, so get a wig or pirate scarf for the head. I wen from Dominican Republic to Serbia to do chemo, had 6 months two scarfs on the head, Dominican flag, and Disney pink with mickey mouses. Dont let your wife feel sad, you must help her in these moments, when the patient feels desperate. 809 257 4445, Milos Korac

      Dont invent with generic drugs, listen to your doctor and follow the procedure, with a little help of our friends, vitamines

  35. QUESTION:
    What is this?
    My husband has little red bumps and its more red today than it was yesterday. My vagina is red, itches, and burns when its touched and when I pee. We have the same thing, I know but I can't figure out what it may be. I can't go to the doc until monday. We both noticed it at the same time. Is a yeast infection possible among men? Can it be spread through sexual contact?
    I'm also having much more vaginal discharge. Its thicker, but hasn't smelled funky yet

    • ANSWER:
      Scabies is very contagious skin condition that is caused by a mite. The rash is extremely itchy and can be difficult to diagnose. It can affect both humans and animals. Scabies can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, or personal hygiene.

      Scabies are caused by the mite, Sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies mites are attracted to the warmth and smell of humans. Female mites burrow into the skin, creating small, threadlike tunnels that can sometimes be seen on the skin. The mites lay eggs and leave feces in these tunnels.

      Scabies is almost always contracted by close human contact. Although less common, you can get scabies from touching something that the mite is on. It is believed that the mite can survive no longer than 2 days when not in contact with a human.

      Keep in mind that there are a number of different mite infections that are not scabies. Your dermatologist should take a biopsy to be sure which infection you might have. Human scabies mites are not sarcopic mange mites that affect animals. Sarcopic mange mites can be carried on humans, but can not burrow into human skin. If your animal has mange mites, they must be treated separately. Learn how to treat an animal for sarcoptic or demodectic mange (demodex).

      Scabies symptoms
      You may experience severe and continuous itching (especially at night). A good clue that scabies may be the cause is if several members of the same family or close contacts have the same symptoms.

      Your skin may show small insect-type bites on it, or the lesions may look like pimples. It may also be red and crusty due to scratching of the area. A burrow (a short S-shaped track that indicates the mite's movement under the skin) may also be visible. Scabies frequently occurs in the cracklike areas of the body such as between the fingers or toes, the buttocks, the elbows, the waist area, the genital area, or under the breasts in women.

      Apply Naturasil Topical Cream to the entire body to kill and prevent scabies mites from infecting others. Apply BenzaRid Spray to your bedding, couches, floors, car seats, workplace, and anywhere the mites may be living. Children should not share clothing or other personal articles such as hair brushes, combs or towels with one another.

      When an outbreak of scabies or mites is reported be alert for symptoms in members of your family. Keep personal touching and contact with family members and friends at a minimum until the outbreak is cured. Outside of topical treatment for mites, hygiene is the single most important part of your treatment regiment.

      Since mites can live off of your body for 4-7 days, it is very important to treat your environment for mites. BenzaRid Spray will kill the mites anywhere they may live off of your body.

  36. QUESTION:
    Skin help please? im scared?
    Ok first I have mental problems so I freak out about my health, OCD about it by looking in the mirror at my problems and checking & re-checking all day, pathetic!! And I am seeking therapy for it now!! Anyways I got athletes foot about 2 weeks ago between my toes (now healed) well I also had athletes foot on the undersides of my breasts but didn't realize what it was until now, 2weeks later so anyway I was told by my dr to use the foot spray on my breasts and wherever it may spread to, I think its going on top of my breasts now and toward my armpits. I'm itchy down under but may be razor bumps, so quit shaving to c if it heals at all, ANYWAY my hands broke out, red bumps and little cuts all over hands and wrists that bleed, I have been washing my hands a lot with harsh soaps such as body wash and dish soap to try to avoid spreading the germs could this b why the cuts appeared?? Or I'm spazing out is it the funugal infection, it burns and itches I started treating it at nights with vaseline and different lotions all day long,mostly aloe vera..and trying to keep washing to a minmum and gonna get some better soap! But I'm scared with my funugal infection probs if that's what this is or is this dry irritated skin? I'm flipping out cuz if its fungual lotion is Bad for that but I'm guessing its from overwashing and harsh soaps?

    • ANSWER:
      Dyshidrosis. Caused by an allergic reaction to a dermatophyte. This can be a fungus, mold, bacteria or virus or protozoa. This infection is SOMEWHERE ELSE in the body. This infection is not on the feet or hands. The rash of the hands/feet is just a red flag.
      Naturopaths think it is always caused by Candida. It is often caused by candida in the large intestine, but also yeasts in the nose or anus, mold in the air, given that many people experience it seasonally, pollen is also a possibility. As a podiatrist, I see people with athletes' foot on their feet and the dyshidrosis on their hands, as the athletes' foot clears, the dyshidrosis disappears.
      The little blisters properly called vesicles are full of sterile serum. Do not pop and scratch. Soak in warm water and vinegar until the anti-histamines take effect.
      Fortunately, the same treatments work whatever the cause.
      To calm the itch, take 90mg of fexofenadine morning and evening. This is not a cure, it just stops the itch and swelling. Do not mistake this for a cure, and then whinge when it cames back when you stop taking this anti-histamine.
      First, take a course of NYSTATIN, this only acts on Candida in the gut. Your doctor will prescribe it as this is a well-tested medicine. Print out and show him this answer. Podiatrists see more of this condition than Doctors. I am a podiatrist and I am researching this condition. ( I haunt Yahoo Answers to gauge the number of people with it, who go to doctors maybe, but not podiatrists) It occurs on both feet and hands, usually only on the glabeous skin, but can spread over to interdigital areas. (In rare cases up arms and legs)
      If it does not clear up after 2 weeks of oral Nystatin (also called Diflutin), then you need to take an expensive medicine which is available in the UK and some European countries and Canada but not Australia or the US. This is Toctino, made by Baselea of Switzerland. It is an S4 (BPO) medicine. So your GP may have to refer you to a dermatologist for it. There is a naturopathic treatment which is a tad more complicated, but equally effective. I have posted it on YahooGroup Dyshidrosis. You cannot take Toctino or do the naturopathic protocol if there is any chance you will get pregnant or have a bad liver or drink alcohol. You have to be 'dry' for 90 days
      Avoid steroid creams. They calm the itch, but are bad for the skin and do nothing for a total cure, and weaken the immune response to the infecting agent. Doctors will prescribe them unfortunately.
      For really good fotos go to Dermnet.nz. Google images have some good photos, but the wikipedia article is the pits and my editing is too little too late. Yahoogroup Dyshidrosis is excellent.
      Source(s):
      I am a podiatrist studying Dyshidrosis.

  37. QUESTION:
    Any treatments that work for Pityriasis Versicolor?
    I'm 15, and a few months ago i found a small patch of tan/red skin on my breast. Being the worrier that i am i immediately thought the worst and convinced myself i had cancer. Anyway after going to the doctors, he said i had a fungal infection and prescribed Daktacort cream to use for 3 weeks. After about 2 weeks, it had reduced in colour and size and was almost gone. However once i reached the 3weeks it didn't change anymore and just stayed the same. I read online that the skin may take a while to return to its colour, but its getting worse again now and the cream that i started using again isn't making a difference anymore...
    After looking online (i know not the best idea) I'm 99% sure i have Pityriasis Versicolor, as the symptoms and pictures are exactly the same. I was just wondering if anyone has found any good treatments that i can get over the counter ( in the Uk ) or home remedies that help clear it up?
    Thanks :) x

    • ANSWER:
      Jade Green,
      As you appear to consider that the diagnosis of your doctor may be incorrect and have reached a "private diagnosis" of Pityriasis Versicolor, might I suggest that you fully research this before deciding to change your treatment without consulting your doctor. You state that your doctor diagnosed a fungal infection. It may be that he recognised it as Pityriasis veriscolor and did not want to worry you with a strange sounding name. If you have Pityriasis veriscolor or as it is also known Tinea veriscolor, it is a common fungal infection of the skin that often affects adolescents and young adults. The term versicolor refers to the fact that it causes the affected skin to change colour and become either lighter or darker than surrounding skin. Tinea versicolor is caused by yeast called Malassezia furfur that normally live on the skin of most adults without causing problems. It exists in two forms, one of which can cause patches of discolored slightly scaly skin. It is relatively simple procedure to confirm this diagnosis. A drop of potassium hydroxide is applied to a small scraping of involved skin which is then examined under the microscope. The yeast forms can be seen and confirm the diagnosis. You might consider discussing this with your doctor. I would mention here that Daktocort is one of the drugs of choice used for the treatment of Pityriasis veriscolor and some other fungal infections. There are also many antifungal agents available to apply to the skin for the treatment of tinea versicolor. Over-the-counter (OTC) remedies include clotrimazole (Lotrimin, Mycelex) and miconazole (Lotrimin). These should be applied twice a day for 10-14 days but come in small tubes and are hard to apply to large areas. Another OTC option is selenium sulfide shampoo 1% (Selsun Blue) or 1% ketoconazole shampoo (Nizoral). Some doctors recommend applying these for 15 minutes twice a week for two to four weeks. There are also many prescription-strength antifungal creams that can treat tinea versicolor, as well as a stronger form of selenium sulfide (2.5%) and prescription-strength ketoconazole shampoo (2%). However, these pose the same application problems as their OTC counterparts. Oral treatment for tinea versicolor has the advantage of simplicity. A single dose of ketoconazole or five daily doses of itraconazole (Sporanox) are two therapies your doctor can prescribe.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  38. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of Thrush ?
    Iv been to the doctors and I took a swap test and it came back that i had thrush. I had to take a Diflucan tablet i think and some aphodophilis tablets. none of that helped so we got another tablet coz they said i might just need another tablet but that didnt work either.

    what can I do?
    I dont have mouth thrush

    • ANSWER:
      Small amount of candida fungus is present in our mouth,digestive tract and skin and is kept under control by good bacteria and microorganism in our body.However certain illnesses or medical conditions like uncontrolled diabetes,HIV infection,cancer,dry mouth or pregnancy,Medications like corticosteroids,antibiotics and birth control pills,and stress can cause the fungus candida to grow out of control,causing this infection.People who smoke or wear loose dentures are at higher risk.In addition,babies on breast feeding can pass it to their mothers,or other conditions that weaken the immune system.Use of mouthwash or sprays can destroy friendly bacteria in the mouth,excessive use of sugars or yeast containing foods like bread,beer or wine encourage candida growth.If you smoke,quit.Identify the factor involved in your case,control it,and generally a 10 - 14 day course of medicine prescribed to you is most likely to cure it.Additionally take lactobacillus acidophillus pills,eat yogurt by keeping it in your mouth for at least 60 seconds and rotating it before you gulp it down.If you don't like it's taste,grind it with banana and add honey.

  39. QUESTION:
    Pregnancy despite negative results/no penetration?
    I'm more than two months overdue for my period. When I first started getting my period, they were very irregular, and I had to take birth control to get them under control. I took one month's worth of pills, and then stopped taking them, and haven't taken birth control since. I've had fairly regular periods for the last two years (I'm 21 now), but I've missed my period twice now.

    My boyfriend and I use condoms every time we have sex, but there have been a few times (maybe three times at the most) where he's rubbed his penis (more in the middle than the tip) on my clitoris, and there might have been a little pre-ejaculate. Last week, when my period was expected, I was having minimal amounts of blood, which began sludgy and brown, and then progressed to a more normal red color, but the amount was WAY less than my usual flow, and with very very very mild cramping. I saw my doctor, and am still awaiting results of the blood/urine tests, but I keep reading forums on the internet where some of the women posting say they didn't have any idea they were pregnant until their second trimester.

    I've taken four home pregnancy tests now, and all have been negative. I have no breast tenderness, but for the last month, I've felt very hungry in the mornings (so much so that I gag a little bit, but I took a few antacid pills, and haven't had that problem since I started taking those). I haven't noticed any unusual weight gain, haven't been exercising any more than usual, but I am finishing up a dual-degree program which puts a LOT of strain on me. I also had a yeast infection about three weeks before I expected my first missed period, cured it with monistat-1, and it went away. Could that be tied into it at all?

    I don't understand how there could even be the smallest possibility of being pregnant with no penetration, no symptoms, and negative tests, but I'm worried I'll discover that I'm pregnant after it's too late to get an abortion (I am in NO WAY ready to be a parent).

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    another dog food question...canidae salmon grain free?
    I've been searching for a dry dog food to fit both dogs (1 year old american bulldog roxy and 6 month old pit dax) I am currently on nutro ultra which is no good according to vast research on dog food analasys and long hours on the floor of the surronding 25 miles of feed stores and pet specialty stores I've discovered the ingredients are not good and the food is over priced I want what's best for my dogs on a budget I can afford and meeting quality requirements I desire, that being said I've came to canidae grain free salmon dry dog food. I was wondering what you all think if anyone feeds it and do you think protien level is too high go to the canidae website and check it out. And if they're too high and I go ahead with it what circumstances do I face if its just energetic dogs that's fine but I've heard kidney problems and that's not ok. Also roxy has skin issues to name a few... yeast infections in her vaginal area, between pads of feet in ears on stomoch under chin, also compat anal constipation and loose stool never regular bowels. And there's been more! These have decreased since switching to nutro ultra but I know they can be less if not gone. I have had her to plenty of vets they have mostly reccomended benedryl or some type of pill or special medicated diet, no thanks! I know that there's a food out there that can help her I just haven't found it. If anyone has had any real experience with this please lend your advice. I've never had such a 'sensitive' dog. Oh and no raw diet time consuming and don't have room to store enough meat to buy bulk

    • ANSWER:
      You're right that raw is indeed the best, but if you're not ready for it (though it's not as complicated as it initially seems), then yes, definitely feed a premium grain-free food.

      I fed Taste of the Wild High Prairie (buffalo) and though my dog did "fine" on it, he did TERRIFIC on raw prey model, most noticeably in his gastric system - no more flatulence, less stool, more compact, dry stool, and the stool had almost 0% smell to it - on kibble, even a high-quality kibble, he farted up a storm, it stank to high Heaven, and he constantly had semi-soft, stinky stools.

      I wouldn't be terribly concerned about kidney disease, to be honest with you. Yes, the protein levels are higher, but a healthy dog is designed to metabolize a high-protein diet - they're carnivores, after all.

      It's unfortunate that veterinarians in this country are taught to TREAT conditions with drugs and whatnot, instead of practicing the appropriate preventative care and treating symptoms with natural cures and backtracking to determine the CAUSE, not just obtusely treat the EFFECT.

      I've not used Canidae, but their grain-free variety is supposed to be quite good. I recommend you at least try it, and I would absolutely supplement your dogs' diets with raw food occasionally (though never fed WITH kibble, as they are digested at different rates and due to gas build-up from kibble, you don't want to risk a bloat). Give them a chicken breast or drumsticks now and then, and a meaty cattle bone now and then for premium dental health.

      I hope this is helpful to you - good luck with your dogs! : )


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