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Introduction to Tinea Versicolor

Introduction to Tinea Versicolor

This is a non-contagious infection of the skin caused by fungi. There is a type of yeast that lives naturally on everyone’s skin but if it begins to grow excessively, it will cause a rash over the affected area. There are certain factors that can make some people more prone to the infection than others [...]

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What You Need to Know About Sjogren’s Syndrome

What You Need to Know About Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sjogren’s (pronounced SHOW grins) syndrome is a separate disease of the immune system in and of itself but often appears at the same time as another illness of the immune system such as arthritis, thyroid diseases and lupus. People with eye infections can also develop this syndrome. The exact cause of Sjogren’s syndrome is unknown, [...]

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Eating Healthy with Raw Food

Eating Healthy with Raw Food

There is nothing odd about raw food, it is healthy, fresh and delicious. An Asian salad with or without sesame vinaigrette is a good starter because you will find familiar ingredients in it and there is no blenders or other equipment required to make this. To make raw cashew milk soak the nuts in the [...]

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Lactobacillus acidiophilus

Lactobacillus acidiophilus

Fermentation refers to the process of conversion of sugars and carbohydrates into alcohol, carbon dioxide and lactic acid by lactic acid bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus. Fermented products have unique taste and improved palatability. Lactic Acid Bacteria Lactic acid bacteria are found extensively in nature. The bacteria can survive in highly acidic environments with a [...]

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Egg Allergy Symptoms can be Deadly

Egg Allergy Symptoms can be Deadly

Egg allergy symptoms and other food allergies are caused by eggs, soy, milk, corn, yeast, sugar and wheat. The body reacts to the common allergens in these foods which are seen as threats. An allergy to eggs causes an allergic reaction to the immune system. This means the body is not in a position to [...]

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Hepatitis B vaccine

Hepatitis B vaccine

Hepatitis B is a very serious condition that affects the liver and is very contagious. Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis B virus. It may cause short term illness or long term infection and is easily contracted through contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, it is also [...]

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Can men get yeast infections?

Can men get yeast infections?

Yes, really, it’s not just a Woman’s complaint, although it’s not so common in men, it does exist and it can be passed on to you by your partner. Learn about the symptoms and the treatments available. Thrush Firstly yeast is present naturally on our skin, but particularly in moist warm places such as the [...]

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When Sex is Painful

When Sex is Painful

Dyspareunia is the medical term for pain caused during intercourse, many women and indeed some men suffer from this problem which can be down to a large number of causes. In men painful intercourse can be caused by: Thrush Peyronie’s disease – curvature of the penis Vaginal obstruction. Thrush is a yeast infection which can [...]

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Burning Vagina Sensations

Burning Vagina Sensations

Inflammation or infection present in the vagina, urinary tract or genital area can be a condition known as a burning vagina. Although the discomfort may be occurring in the surrounding areas rather than the vagina itself, it often feels as though the discomfort is in the vagina. The intensity of the burning vagina sensation can [...]

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Yeast Infection Symptoms and Candida albicans

Yeast Infection Symptoms and Candida albicans

Yeast infections are quite common especially amongst women often due to hormonal changes or excessive use of antibiotics. Yeast is actually a fungus and a common yeast found as natural flora on humans is Candida albicans. It is commonly found on skin and moist areas such as in the mouth and vaginal areas. Excessive amounts [...]

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Yeast Infection Treatments – Oral versus Topical Therapies

Yeast Infection Treatments – Oral versus Topical Therapies

Yeast infections are a type of fungus infection caused by Candida albicans. Yeast are normally found on the skin and in moist areas such as the vagina and mouth. When your system becomes out of balance due to illness, diabetes, medications, birth control or antibiotics, yeast can proliferate and take over. It is believed that [...]

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Birth Control and Yasmin Side Effects

Birth Control and Yasmin Side Effects

Yasmin (Yaz), manufactured by Bayer, is an oral contraceptive that is also used to treat acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Yasmin contains estrogen and progestin which prevents ovulation and therefore pregnancy. Although yasmin is the most popular form or oral contraception, it has been linked to a number of side effects. Yasmin side effects [...]

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Urinary Tract Symptoms and What to Look For

Urinary Tract Symptoms and What to Look For

If you know your anatomy, then you know that the urinary system is comprised of the kidneys (2), ureters (2), bladder and urethra and all are involved with getting rid of wastes from the body. A urinary tract infection (UTI) can affect any or all of these areas at a time. More often than not, [...]

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Lipoic acid

Lipoic acid

Lipoic acid (also referred to as alpha lipoic acid, or ALA) is a powerful antioxidant produced, in small amounts, by the human body. Ongoing research into this newly discovered antioxidant seems to indicate that it is more powerful that those antioxidants found in vitamins C and A. Scientists are continuing to research both the perceived [...]

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Signs Seen at 17 Weeks Pregnant

Signs Seen at 17 Weeks Pregnant

At 17 weeks pregnant you will be experiencing weight gain, and most women by the delivery date, will have put on between 25 to 35lbs. Along with your healthy eating regime, swimming and walking are great in preparing the body for labor and delivery. You will notice you do not feel so tired and energy [...]

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Yeast Infection Symptoms can Vary Depending on the Infection

Yeast Infection Symptoms can Vary Depending on the Infection

Yeast infections, which are categorized as vaginitis, refer to any type of inflammation or infection of the vagina. There are several different types of vaginitis with their own symptoms and causes. These include chlamydia, trichomoniasis, candida, bacterial trichomoniasis, and non-infectious vaginitis due to chemical irritation. It is essential to know the type of infection in [...]

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Causes of Thrush to the Genitals

Causes of Thrush to the Genitals

Thrush is the common name for candida or a yeast infection. Thrush of the genitals is common, especially in women. In the UK, thrush is the second leading cause of unusual vaginal discharge in woman. (Bacterial vaginosis is the leading cause.) In adults, thrush can also occur in the mouth or the breasts of nursing [...]

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How to Identify and Treat a Vaginal Yeast Infection

How to Identify and Treat a Vaginal Yeast Infection

A vaginal yeast infection can easily be confused with or misdiagnosed as other conditions such as bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis. The problems often cause symptoms similar to those caused by a vaginal yeast infection. In order to be able to correctly identify your condition and seek the appropriate treatment, educate yourself by learning about the [...]

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What is the yeast infection home remedy?

What is the yeast infection home remedy?

A yeast infection is caused by the imbalance of yeast cells in the vagina. Yeast is always present and required in the body of both women and men. However, when an imbalance occurs in the vagina for some reason the yeast cells are able to multiply, increasing in number and leading to an infection. Yeast [...]

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Following the Anti Candida Diet

Following the Anti Candida Diet

The anti candida diet is not the latest fad diet but a diet recommended to those men and women suffering from a yeast infection or candida. Yeast is a type of fungus. The fungus that causes candida is called Candida albicans. Sometimes, the chemistry of genitalia can change so that Candida albicans reproduces wildly and [...]

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