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Yeast Causes

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Why does the combination of molasses and yeast cause fementation?
    the combination of molasses and yeast causes fermentation; therefore since molasses is composed of the three sugars sucrose, glucose, and fructose it could be assumed that one of the three sugars would ferment with yeast; however, none produce a reaction. Therefore, what is in molasses that causes fermentation with yeast.

    • ANSWER:
      The use of molasses as a substrate for ethanol production by the thermotolerant yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus var. marxianus was investigated at 45°C. A maximum ethanol concentration of 7.4% (v/v) was produced from unsupplemented molasses at a concentration of 23% (v/v). The effect on ethanol production of increasing the sucrose concentration in 23% (v/v) molasses was determined. Increased sucrose concentration had a similar detrimental effect on the final ethanol produced as the increase in molasses concentration. This indicated that the effect may be due to increased osmotic activity as opposed to other components in the molasses. The optimum concentration of the supplements nitrogen, magnesium, potassium and fatty acid for maximum ethanol production rate was determined using the Nelder and Mead (Computer J 7:308-313, 1965) simplex optimisation method. The optimum concentrations of the supplements were 0.576rg l-1 magnesium sulphate, 0.288rg l-1 potassium dihydrogen phosphate and 0.36% (v/v) linseed oil. Added nitrogen in the form of ammonium sulphate did not affect the ethanol production rate.

  2. QUESTION:
    I live about 6mi from the only place that sells Brewers Yeast?
    Wal Mart sells it under 2mi away.I tried making moonshine,but i bought bread yeast cause the brewers is to far for this.My question is,is i go to Wal Mart and get a bottle of Brewers Yeast tablets,then crush them,would it be the same? Thanks.
    Or i could dump the whole bottle into my coffee machine grinder,the use it.

    • ANSWER:
      No

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  3. QUESTION:
    Can liquid brewers yeast cause weight gain?
    i heard that liquid brewers yeast can cause weight gain. I was woundering if anybody knew if this was true.

    • ANSWER:
      brewers yeast? being the base for beer?

  4. QUESTION:
    I just got my lip pierced when can I drink alcohol?
    I got my lip pierced Sunday, so like 5-6 days ago. When do you think it would be alright for me to be able to drink alcohol? I know I shouldn't drink beer for at least a month, because the yeast causes infection but when could I drink lk liqour?

    • ANSWER:
      lmao r u serious who told u that?
      umm drink and use mouth wash after if ur that worried.
      i drank the day i got mine...

  5. QUESTION:
    What food for me to avoid if I'm diagnose with breast yeast allergy?
    This allergy become so itchy in my breast everytime this occurs, the doctor give me a fluconazole to take or apply in case it occurs every now and then. The yeast was found out when they peel alittle skin on my breast that was affected and found this yeast causing my breast skin itchy.

    • ANSWER:
      Avoid sodas. And think twice about beer, or bread: Most of those are made using yeast.

  6. QUESTION:
    can a yeast infection cause a pregnancy to be negative?
    can a yeast infection cause a pregnancy to be negative?
    i really think im pregnant b/c im having a bunch of symptoms like i did in my last one. and i have a yeast infection can that cause the test to be negative even if i really am pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      No, a yeast infection doesn't make a pregnancy test negative because it doesn't mess with the hCG level in your urine/blood.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection cause me to be late for my Period?
    Well I have a yeast infection and I'm late and I have major pregnancy symptoms. I don't want to waste money on a test if it is the yeast infection causing me to be late if not then I will buy a test on Thursday, we have been TTC for about 3 yrs and about 1 year after a loss, so just wondering if I should take a test or if it is my yeast infection causing me to be late. And if you have any medical knowledge what is safe to use if I'm pregnant, for a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      A vaginal yeast infection cannot cause you to be late or miss a period as it will have no effect on the hormones controlling your period. Pregnancy can cause a yeast infection.
      So go ahead, spend on a home test. After you find out if you are, contact your ob/gyn for proper treatment.

  8. QUESTION:
    Would adding more yeast make wine ferment faster?
    I put 3 packets of bakers' yeast in a 1 gallon distilled water/2 lbs sugar solution. I know this isn't going to taste good. Anyway, i have a tube going from the cap on the jug into a cup of water to serve as an air lock. This is day 4 and there is an almost constant stream of bubbles coming out of the tube. It just seems like it's going fast. Did the extra yeast cause this?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you certainly kick started it and the extra yeast is making it work quickly, however, just a few grains of yeast has millions of cells that would reproduce and do the same thing; it would just take longer.
      Interesting hobby, isn't it!

  9. QUESTION:
    Any ways to get rid of a yeast infection without seeing a doctor ?
    & will having a yeast infection cause your period not to come ?

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    why don't you taste the products of fermentation in bread?
    Yeast causes bread dough to rise but why (after fermentation) can't you taste the products in the bread?

    • ANSWER:
      The products of fermentation are carbon dioxide and eythl alcohol, the carbon dioxide escapes from the bread and causes the air bubbles and the alcohol is evaporated due to to the heat of cooking.

  11. QUESTION:
    Could a yeast infection cause a light period?
    I had a yeast infection about a week and a half ago. I started spotting 3 days ago today...the flow is really lighter than usual. and different in color. So could the yeast infection cause a light period?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, a yeast infection could cause spotting or abnormal periods. Most of the time your over-the-counter treatments for yeast infections tend to only cover the symptoms. They don't usually correct the problem, which could be an internal acidic environment, your good bacteria is out of balance, your diet contains too many refined sugars, refined carbs, and alcohol(if this applies).

      These are just a few things, but you can take action now to get your body back in balance. You can correct these problems and prevent getting a yeast infection ever again in the future. You can learn more about yeast infection causes and yeast infection signs and symptoms but checking this out.

      http://detox-flush.blogspot.com/2008/05/natural-candida-cures.html

  12. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of a herpe outbreak?
    So i am having white discharge with clear lumps in it and i dont know if its yeast cause it doesnt itch AT ALL its just there but i do have bumos though and looks like from a outbreak but i really dont know im worried.I really need someone to tlk to.

    • ANSWER:
      Sure sounds like herpes. See a doctor to be positive.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are some alternatives to yogurt that keep yeast down in your body?
    I had a UTI and my doctor prescribed me with Bactrim. She told me to eat yogurt to keep from getting a yeast infection caused by the Bactrim ,but I hate yogurt (and I don't want to get a yeast infection) so any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Just treat the yeast infection (if it occurs) with an anti-fungal. The evidence base for yogurt is actually rather weak anyway. And eating it to prevent or treat a local vaginal infection certainly won't work.

      Thrush occurs in about 30% of women taking antibiotics.

  14. QUESTION:
    Whats the difference between bv and a yeast infection?
    Ive been having discharge with odor for about a good month. about three weeks ago I tried monistat for seven days and Its still there. Last week I went to the clinic and the only thing the nurse said she seen was yeast. I took the pill for three day treatment. And after all that the discharge is still there. I dont know wha else to!! My only thought this could be is bv?? Does yeast infection causes odor??

    • ANSWER:
      What's bv? It sounds nasty! You got a dirty coochie. You should probably wash it the best you can and get to a doctor.

  15. QUESTION:
    What can cause sores on the inside of the vagina other than herpes?
    is there anything else? could a bad yeast infection cause sores inside the vagina and the outside?

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms of Gonorrhea comprise of burning or pain sensation in passing urine, sore throat, inflamed testicles, painful sexual interaction, fever (if infection spreads to the fallopian tubes and stomach), and vaginal discharge.

  16. QUESTION:
    Will taking medication for a yeast infection cause implantation to not occur?
    I think I have had a yeast infection since Thursday/Friday. I am currently 7dpo, and have been taking monistat 7 since Friday at 4dpo. I am just wondering if you think that taking this internal cream for a yeast infection will cause implantation to be impaired or not allow it to happen. Will the cream inserted be more difficult for implantation to occur because this changes the consistency of my mucous?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a yeast infection that started right after ovulation this month. I used WalMart's version of Monistat 1, and it did not affect implantation at all. I just found out I was pregnant yesterday, and a repeat test late this morning not even with first morning urine confirmed pregnancy. Monistat 7 is usually what they tell a pregnant woman with a confirmed yeast infection to take because a 7-day treatment is more effective for curing a yeast infection in a pregnant woman. Good luck, and tons of baby dust to you!

  17. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection cause you to miss your period?
    I may have a yeast infection and the last time i have had my period was right after christmas around the 28th i usually hnave it for 4-5 days, i havent had it yet this month, can a yeast infection cause you to miss your period? i have never had a missed period. i was with my boyfriend at the time (we broke up) but we didnt go all the way so i cant be pregnant if we didnt have sex..can anyone please help?
    Also, if you go to the doctor can the doctor tell if the yeast infection was caused from being somewhat sexually active? Will he/she know right away what caused it or do they have to ask you?

    • ANSWER:
      no, nothing can stop your period

  18. QUESTION:
    Can the beginning stages of a yeast-free diet cause a yeast infection?
    I have been on a Yeast-free diet combined with the Ultra Simple diet for one week (due to joint pains and hives from candida). On day 7 I woke up with a vaginal yeast infection. I have read that the dying yeast can cause fatigue, muscle aches and nausea to name a few...but nothing about yeast infections. I just want to know if this is going to keep recurring if I continue on this diet.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are simply not eating yeast, it should not affect you much. In fact, it should affect you so little that I'm not sure it would do anything at all. I scoff at the idea of a "dying yeast" problem, since bakers'/brewers' yeast is a good source of B vitamins, and they have to die before you can extract the vitamins from them. Your body digests dying yeast as it does so many other things. The main causes of vaginal yeast infections are anything that upsets the acidity/alkalinity of the vaginal environment and antibiotics. Natural bacteria and natural yeasts co-exist in our environment and in a moist, nutrient-rich environment like the vagina hold each other at bay. You would do far better to look into probiotics, which enhances beneficial bacteria.

  19. QUESTION:
    Are yeast infections supposed to hurt this much?
    I'm itchy and all like normal yeast infections cause, but I'm also in extreme pain "down there". It's swollen and it hurts just to put medicine on it. Is this normal for a yeast infection? This is my first one ever and I really don't know how to go about treating it with OTC meds.

    • ANSWER:
      You may also have a urinary tract infection, and TRUST ME those are things you want to start treating right away. They can be insanely painful and agonizing to deal with if you let it go untreated. go to the doctor they'll give you a quick urine test and be able to tell you right away if you have a urinary tract infection. if you do, you just get a simple pill that'll clear it all up in less than a week. dont leave it untreated. also until you can get to a doctor try this product called "azo" its a cranberry tablet that will help get rid of the bacteria that causes the UTI. you still need to go to the doctor though right away.

  20. QUESTION:
    My pap smear results show a yeast infection and atypical squamous cells, could these be linked?
    Will having a yeast infection cause the cervical cells to appear abnormal? How common is this? I was told by my doctor that I was going to go ahead and be treated for the yeast infection and then in 6 months she would do another pap.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes a yeast infection can cause your pap to be abnormal, I wouldn't worry about it and just follow up in 6 months as Dr. said. Here is a quote from Web.MD

      Sometimes cell changes in the cervix are due to other types of infection, such as infections caused by bacteria or yeast. These types of cell changes can be treated. In women who have been through menopause, a Pap test may find cell changes that are just the result of getting older.

      http://women.webmd.com/tc/abnormal-pap-test-topic-overview

  21. QUESTION:
    I'm nine months pregnant and I have a yeast infection can the yeast infection cause spotting or light bleeding?
    I've been having a little bit of spotting here for the past week or so my doctor said I have a yeast infection what I want to know is can a yeast infection cause spotting or is it something else like my mucus plug or a sign that my water is about to break?

    • ANSWER:
      i had a yeast infection around 8 months and also had some spotting, but my doctor said he didn't know the reason for the spotting, that it can just happen sometimes. mine went away after a few days and then everything was normal and i gave birth to her 3 days after the due date and she is perfectly healthy.
      good luck

  22. QUESTION:
    Does a yeast infection cause sex to hurt?
    I just became sexually active two months ago. Everytime I have sex it hurts to pee afterwards and sometimes during innercourse. (I figured maybe I was allergic to latex). Today I went to the gyno and she said I had a yeast infection. Would the yeast infection cause the pain? And is it okay to have sex while having a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, I feel for ya because I have a yeast infection now too. I bought one of those 7 day kits because that's what my gyno told me to get. They usually say no sex until it clears up but I don't think a lot of people listen but I do now because you bet, it can cause pain during sex (condom or none) & yes that's a yeast infection, it sometimes burns when you pee, it will all go away once the yeast infection is gone.

  23. QUESTION:
    Does Smirnoff Ice have a lot of yeast in it?
    I'm getting a Monroe piercing tonight & then plannig on going to a party, but I read that if you get lip/tounge/ect piercings, you shouldn't drink beer because the yeast will cause it to swell more. I don't drink beer, but I was wondering if Smirnoff had a large amount of yeast in it, in case I should have to find another choice of drink.

    • ANSWER:
      The don't drink after piercing and tattoos is because of the alcohol being a blood thinner and not to do with the yeast. Your Smirnoff could cause you to bleed more than normal... Personally, and I'm not recommending this, I drank after all my tats and it never effected me. Then again my blood is like sewage.

      Anyway, like was already mentioned... All the yeast is filtered out.

  24. QUESTION:
    What enzymes are used in the production of Bioethanol?
    I got asked this in an exam today, I just said yeast cause I had no idea. I know it's not an enzyme, but yeah...
    Yeah, hahaha :) damn I forgot about carbohydrases. :( Oh well. :)

    • ANSWER:
      :O
      B3 biology exam right?
      i did that today today too :)
      i said carbohydrases, because they break down the starch in the maize grain. the yeast is then added to allow it to respire anaerobically producing ethanol :)

  25. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection cause you to miscarry?
    I just found out that I am pregnant (YAY!). I also have a yeast infection, which I am using a prescribed cream for, Terconazole(or something like that - I don't have it with me) Anyway, I am in very early stage pregnancy, and I just wanted to know if a yeast infection can cause a miscarriage. I find myself prone to yeast infections.
    Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      I have a yeast infection currently and had one when I first got pregnant and it caused me no problems. Pregnant women are more likely to have them so you don't have to worry about it the baby and you will be fine. Congrats on the pregnancy!

  26. QUESTION:
    Does AZO Yeast pills work if i already have a yeast infection?
    Also is it good to prevent recurrent yeast infections caused by Diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      I heard raw probiotics are really good

  27. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection cause very tiny drops of blood during pregnancy?
    I am 21 weeks pregnant with baby number 2. I am on antibiotics for a UTI and I think they have caused a yeast infection. Can this cause spotting?

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely. There is more blood flowing throughout your body during pregnancy, including your cervix. So the slightest irritation in that region can cause your cervix to bleed some. If it is just tiny spotting, it's nothing to worry about at all - very, very common.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do I know when a yeast infection is gone and I can eat a lil sugar again?
    i think my yeast infection is caused by too much sugar..when do i know for sure it's ok to eat a little sugar again without the infection coming back?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are prone to yeast infections from eating sugar, it will come back

  29. QUESTION:
    How can you tell if you have a yeast infection or something worse?
    Can yeast infections cause rashes outside of vaginal area?

    • ANSWER:
      Buy one of those vagisil screening kits... I saw the comercial and they are supposed to work great and tell you if you have a yeast infection or something similar

  30. QUESTION:
    Can old yeast cause breathing problems?
    I recently saw something going around Facebook saying that you shouldn't use expired cake mixes because the yeast going bad causes it to release spores and cause breathing problems when ingested. Is this true? I always thought that yeast just didn't make things rise anymore when it went bad.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, if you develop an allergic reaction to the fungi spores. It can most definitely cause anything from a runny nose to heavy breathing to hay fever.
      It's not the yeast that causes those symptoms, it's the fungi that grows on old yeast for its nutrients and spreads.
      The same with eating a pizza that has been out for a day. Bacteria has had time to grow from the culture and expand. Once you ingest it, you will begin to experience similar symptoms.
      Always keep your food fresh :)

      Best regards,

      Dr. Nakitu

  31. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection cause a false postive?
    Just need to know if a yeast infection could cause a false postive or you can get on when you get pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      You should go to gyn and check if you're pregnant or not.

  32. QUESTION:
    How do I know if I have vaginal pinworms?
    I didn't have ANY symptoms of pinworms until I took pin-x. Now the itching keeps me up at night. Tonight is especially bad. My vagina is very itchy. I don't know if it's pinworms in my vagina or yeast cause I have been wiping/cleaning that area so much for the

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    can a yeast infection cause an infection on male genitalia?
    thts pretty much my question... Can a yeast infection cause an infection on the male ?

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely. It's a male yeast infection....You want to treat it.

      Sooner the better.

      The symptoms (you may not experience all of them):
      - white cottage cheese-like discharge
      - some odor
      - dryness (can cause bleeding)
      - digestive problems
      - itchiness
      - burning urination
      - painful intercourse
      - a feeling of just not being "normal"

      Here are some safe, natural cures you can implement.

      - avoid scented soaps
      - avoid sugars and complex carbs for a week
      - air out the infected area while you're sleeping at night
      - add grapefruit extract to your water during the day (balances hormones)
      - eat probiotics like cottage cheese and yogurt
      - shower frequently
      -drink lots of water and eat plenty of fiber to flush the infection

      For more cures, check out the link below:

  34. QUESTION:
    How do you get water out of a dogs ear?
    My dog went swimming yesterday and still has water deep down in his ear that he obviously cannot get out from shaking his head. I can hear it swishing around when I rub it. He is shaking his head constantly and I dont believe its helping, just causing him aggravation and I'm sure being uncomfortable.
    He suffers from ear infections so I cant leave the water in there to breed yeast and cause another infection. What can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      You can get swimmers ear drops at the drug store.It should be safe to use.But don't use them a lot because they have alcohol in them and it will damage the ear with prolonged use.I would not suggest ear powder because it will cake in the ear and cause more damage than good.A ear drying ear cleaner or cream is best to use as a preventive.

  35. QUESTION:
    can having a vaginal yeast infection cause oral thrush?
    I just got over a vaginal yeast infection last week, after taking diflucan, as prescribed by my doctor. It is gone, but now I have formed this thick white coating on my tongue that looks like thrush. Could having a yeast infection recently caused my mouth to now be infected with yeast? Is it possible that there is still yeast present in my body?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, once you have any kind of candida overrun, you are susceptible to getting them again, and it can affect any part of the body.

      Studies have shown that 80 to 90% of people have yeast present within their bodies. For most people, it is present in the intestine. Many women have it in their vagina. The vast majority of healthy people will never have an issue with yeast, as the immune system keeps it in check.

      However, changes in the body, which can be something as routine as a hormonal change, can cause the body's resistance to candida to lower. This provides an ideal environment for the yeast to grow.

      While I cannot diagnose you, the symptoms you have described are indicative of an oral yeast infection. The fact that you just got over a vaginal yeast infection further indicates that this may be your condition.

      A systemic yeast infection is nothing to be taken lightly, and can be difficult to treat, but changes should be made to address the situation.

  36. QUESTION:
    is the same kind of yeast used for eating the kind in yeast infections?
    Also, would sticking a block of yeast up there cause an infection? Just wondering. I don't actually have a yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      yeasts for eating are cultured . but the yeasts infections are pathogenic microorganisms.

  37. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection cause my partner to get bumps on his penis?
    Recently I had a yeast infection, I treated it with the Monistat pack, now my boyfriend has small red bumps on his penis. Is this a common result of my having a yeast infection or does it sound like something different? Also, have can he be treated so we aren't passing it back and forth to one another?

    • ANSWER:
      Having just spoken to my mother about my first yeast infection, men can infact take infection back with them if you have sex during an infection. He should go to the doctor to verify what infection it is though.

  38. QUESTION:
    how do you restore your dogs pads of their feet?
    my dog has a horrible yeast infection causing the pads on her feet to go.How do I restore them?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the vet, have a cytology done to ensure you get the right medication to treat the infection, then follow the vet's instructions.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is a yeast infection, causes, and ways to get rid of them?
    Just wondering. What are symptoms of a yeast infection? Also what are ways you could get it, I'm concerned I might have it but i'm not sure. I'm not sexually active, in fact i'm a virgin. And is there any ways to get rid of it? Most likely something that doesn't involve prescriptions?

    Reasons why I think I have is there is this substances that it on the egde of my vagina. Almost like gainy feeling, it has a yellowish colour.

    Someone please help? I'm really concerned. :

    • ANSWER:
      Itching, burning, and malodorous discharge (usually white in color and not very liquid-like) are the common symptoms. You can get it from wearing clothing/underwear that doesn't allow your vagina to "breathe", having sex with someone who has one, having sex (including receiving oral) without properly cleaning up afterward, eating a lot of sugar/white flours, altering your vaginal pH, douching, using too much soap near your vagina, and taking antibiotics. You can get rid of it using OTC meds (like Monistat) or vinegar tablets. For the latter, take 3 apple cider vinegar tablets twice daily (with meals) for 3-5 days. Wear loose clothing, avoid sugars/white flours, and take acidophillus if it's available for at least a week.

  40. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection be caused by dryness?
    The other day, I wore non-cotton underwear and I woke up the next day and my whole crotch area was itching and burning. I've read that yeast infections are caused by too much moisture, but I actually feel very dry and the skin almost feels prune-y. I'm not sure if it's a yeast infection or not, but can someone help?? Thanks(:
    And my period is due soon if that helps at all.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections are caused by a type of yeast called Candida albicans.
      A variety of occurrences can cause an increase in this within the vagina.

      While the dryness, itching and burning you describe are symptoms of it,
      they could also be an allergic reaction to something that contacted your skin.

      If the non-cotton underwear were new and unwashed, chemicals from the
      manufacturing process could still be present and causing irritation to your skin.

      Wash the outside of your pubic area with hypo-allergenic soap, wear
      loose-fitting clothing and see if the symptoms subside in a day or two.

      If they do not or new symptoms such as vaginal discharge develops,
      see your doctor who can test whether you actually have an infection.

      http://women.webmd.com/tc/vaginal-yeast-infections-topic-overview

  41. QUESTION:
    I think I have a yeast infection, how will the doc test for it?
    I'm 98% sure it's a yeast infection cause it started right after I ended my period and the redness and itching and the cottage cheese discharge. But how will the doc determine if it is? Will I pee in a cup or will they do a pelvic exam?

    • ANSWER:
      they do a swab test during a pelvic and look under a microscope to identify the yeast infection.

  42. QUESTION:
    What are some causes of cramping?
    I've been having some slight cramping (Doesn't hurt and comes and goes) and it's making me a little worried that I have a std or pid. Except cramping is the only symptom I have. No discharge no burning or anything. Could a yeast infection cause a pid? I can't be pregnant because I had my period.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be period or menstrual cramping. If it gets worse then you need to see a doctor.

      Can you please answer mine:
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AmnHrMonTaqsq6vVbcCUzRHsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20121109100952AA5M4gJ

  43. QUESTION:
    Why is my vagina burning and feel like its swollen?
    I had sex and d condom broke and two days later my vagina was like it was on fire it was burning that bad no oder r discharge. I suspect it was a yeast infection took a vagisil home screening test and the oh level was a 4.5 r those things reliable? Please let me no what you think. Oh by the way does a yeast infection cause ur vagina to swell?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like it could be thrush and yeah it does cause your vagina to swell. I am not sure about the levels as I don't know what is the correct level is, but it may be an STD as it started after the condom split so try using some creams specifically to treat thrush and if that does not work you should go to your doctor to be tested for STDs. Hope you get better soon :-)

  44. QUESTION:
    How to detect the presence of ATP?
    So the experiment is on fermentation. Limewater is being fermented by two things: Grape juice and grape juice with yeast in it. The grape juice with yeast caused lots of bubbling and made the limewater milky, while just the grape juice did nothing to the limewater.
    So it's asking two things:
    1. how do you know that carbon dioxide is produced?
    2. How can we detect the presence of ATP?

    HELPPP PLEASEEE
    thanks to all who do!

    • ANSWER:
      1. From the bubbles, and because if you collect the bubbles in a jar and stick in a match, the match will go out. Also because it says in your book that yeast produce CO2 (although that's not the answer your teacher is looking for).
      2. There are plenty of reagents that can detect ATP, but you can tell it's there without those because most living things including yeast produce ATP. There's probably a better way to tell (without the reagents), and I wish I knew those ways, but I can't think of any, sorry.

  45. QUESTION:
    What causes an oral yeast infection?
    My doctor diagosed me with an oral yeast infection. I am curious to know; how is an oral yeast infection caused and how can I prevent the next one?

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, lots of STD answers which are completely wrong.

      Yeast infections are normally caused because too much good bacteria has somehow been killed off, and without the good bacteria to fight back the yeast, there is an overgrowth.

      My question is-have you been on any antibiotics lately? Thats normally the cause. Antibiotics kill bad bacteria but also kill the good, which can cause yeast infections.

      Either way, you need to help your body replenish some good bacteria. Yogurt helps, because it has live cultures-good bacteria. Its good to eat yogurt as often as possible-the active cultures also keep your digestive system in top shape and help prevent future yeast overgrowth.

      Good luck, and I hope you feel better!

  46. QUESTION:
    Would a yeast infection cause bleeding during sex?
    Also what does a yeast infection look like? And are there any home remedies to cure a yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection cause dryness and a tear on labia?
    I'm on antibiotics & now have a yeast infection. Tonite I wiped myself and it hurt. There was blood on the toilet paper and when I looked there was a tear (or cut or slice) on my labia. Could dryness cause this? Would the yeast infection cause the dryness? I haven't had sex or put anything down near there to cause it. Any ideas? Serious answers only.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think you scratched yourself as someone above me suggested this also happened to me when i had a yeast infection because of dryness.

  48. QUESTION:
    how can i lower my level of yeast cause i accidently ate a square of franz brown n serve?
    what could i do to lower the level of my yeast, i ate (a square) of Franz's brown n serve. and how long would i have to do it?

    • ANSWER:
      Is this a joke?

      What you're talking about are dinner rolls (bread buns), right? I presume they are partially uncooked or something?

      Regardless, there's nothing wrong with eating yeast; on the contrary, yeast is an extremely healthy thing to eat full of all sorts of nutrients.

      If there was something wrong with eating yeast, eating one square wouldn't be enough to harm you (unless yeast was stronger than rat poison in it's toxicity)

      The yeast dies when it gets into your stomach due to the acid in your stomach, so that in itself (eating it) will lower your level of yeast.

  49. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection cause light spotting?
    I am having my first yeast infection (boo)! I am noticing some very light pink discharge and a few drops of blood. Is this from the yeast infection or the treatment? I am not pregnant, and I have been with my partner for 3 and a half years - so STD's are ruled out. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same question, I am distraught because I haven't had a period at all before and now I am spotting? How is this possible?


yeast causes

Yeast Infection Male

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the siymptooms/signs of a yeast infection and what is a yeast infection in a male?
    Can a male get a yeast infection? What r the signs/symptoms? Is there anyhting that will happen to ur balls
    Do u get little dots that are itchy on your scrotum if you have a yeast infection?
    My genitals and butt dont smell

    • ANSWER:
      Yes men can get yeast infections. You can get a bad smell down there and they can be very painful, especially during intercourse. nothing should have to you testicles. However, you're going to want to see your pcp to get on some meds to clear it up. This won't clear up on it's own, generally.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best and fastest way to cure a male yeast infection?
    how can i completely and quickly cure a male yeast infection? names of what i need, how much i need, and for how long i need to use would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Soap n water? How the hell can a dude get a yeast infection??? Mangina??

  3. QUESTION:
    Any guys out there who have experienced a male yeast infection?
    My doctor seems to think that I may have a male yeast infection, due to months of antibiotics I had taken.

    My symptoms have been itching/redness in the testicles and itch in the anus. It has been going on for months and he has me on the candida diet. it seems to be working to a point, but has not subsided.

    I would like to know of any males out there have had this condition and could shed some light on the subject.

    your help would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Im a woman but men can get yeast infection. If your having unprotected sex with a woman who has one it can be transmitted. Both of you need to get treated unless you'll just keep passing it back and forth to one another. It definilty causes itching, the meds wont work overnight. Be patient and it should go away. You didnt say how long you've been taking it. I know that there are many causes to YI in women. Good luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a male yeast infection?
    What's the quickest way to get rid of a male yeast infection without a perscription from a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Believe it or not, Athlete's Foot/Jock Itch spray powder or cream will do the trick.
      There are many popular brands of treatment, such as Lotrimin or Tinactin, the store brands of these product are as equally effective as the name brands.
      Simply treat it as you would Jock Itch.
      If the infection does not clear up after treatment, you will need to see a doctor.

  5. QUESTION:
    How painful is treating a male yeast infection?
    I am afflicted with a male yeast infection, I've avoided treatment simply because it seems very painful considering the area is VERY tender I was wondering how painful is treating a male yeast infection (using 1 % Clotrimazole) on a pain scale from 1-10, and possibly some suggestions of less painful treatments and PLEASE NO INSULTS it is as humiliating as it is irritating
    thank you very much for replying, just wondering if it did burn afterward or maybe just a warming sensation? I don't know but it was painful for me, but I assume that's not the case with everyone but, since it did happen, is it normal? and also will urinating afterward lessen the effect?

    • ANSWER:
      the cream actually makes it feel a lot better. not painful at all.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection be given to a male partner by a female?
    Or will a yeast infection in a female cause irritation for the male partner?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, if she has one and yall do something then you can and probably get it.

  7. QUESTION:
    How do I know if i've passed a yeast infection to my boyfriend?
    I'm 18 and i've been taking tri-cyclen lo birth control for about 4 months. I frequently have yeast infections and i never know if i could be passing the infection to my boyfriend. We don't use a condom but he pulls out. So if i have a yeast infection can it be passed to my boyfriend. How would he know if he had a yeast infection? What would be the symptoms for a male yeast infection? How do we both get rid of completely and prevent it from happening?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, guys can get yeast infections. He would start feeling itching and tenderness in the skin where the yeast cells were digging into the skin.

      However - guys have a much easier time keeping things clean and dry so its a lot less common for guys to get yeast and easier to treat. (Heck - he can spray himself with athletes foot powder or spray to fix it.)

      In general yeast grows where moisture is. Keeping the hairs trimmed so moisture does not have a place to hide, wearing pantie liners to wick away moisture helps, not wearing underwear or wearing 'boy boxers' at night to let air circulate down there can help.

      But - taking anti-biotics, over-washing the area and some problems like diabetes removes your natural yeast-fighting discharge. If the problem is chronic - you might want to see a doctor.

  8. QUESTION:
    What if you have oral sex with someone who has a yeast infection?
    This is just a question that came to thought in my health class... what would happen if a male were to put his mouth on a female's vagina and the woman was to have a yeast infection? Would this affect the male in any way?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infection is the more common term for the fungal infections candidiasis or thrush. Yeast infection is called as such because the fungal infection is caused by the species candida, or the yeast family.

      More you got here: http://www.qwhatis.com/what-is-yeast-infection/

  9. QUESTION:
    Whats the name of the doctor that can deal with male yeast infections?
    I need to know which doctor i would go to get my male yeast infection treated. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You can just see your primary care doctor for a yeast infection. For more involved male reproductive system issues, you could see a urologist.

  10. QUESTION:
    What should I do to treat yeast infection?
    I'm pretty sure I have yeast infection. I'm a male. I have itchy skin around my elbow on both arms and sometimes it itches in the private area. How can I get rid of this? Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Although I think the problem is 'most-likely' long and or short term allergic reactions to 'something' COMBINED WITH a weakened lymph liver kidney and immune systems - IF the following symptoms would ever occur - I think the worst it might possibly be is deadly bacterial meningitis.

      The two quotes below are from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacterial_Meningitis

      “IF a rash is present, it may indicate a particular cause of meningitis; for instance, meningitis caused by meningococcal bacteria may be accompanied by a characteristic rash.”

      “The MOST common symptoms of meningitis are headache and neck stiffness associated with fever, confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light (photophobia) or loud noises (phonophobia). SOMETIMES, especially in small children, only nonspecific symptoms may be present, such as irritability and drowsiness.”

      For further details see: http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/about/faq.html

      For further information on itch rash illnesses and for long term solutions TO THEM ALL - the following link has considerable info within a ‘report’ I recently posted:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091113104039AAbnGet

      I truly hope what you learn will help you to decide on the correct choices that will remedy your painful malady in the future.

      My best to you and yours,

      AI – self taught nutritionIsT >[(-:]

  11. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection be passed on to a male partner?
    I have never had a yeast infection before and I didn't know if my husband should be taking some precautions to so he doesn't end up with it. What can he do to prevent it from spreading to him?

    • ANSWER:
      Theoretically, yes they are very contagious.

      So it would be much better to be on the safe side and make sure that you get rid of it first before having sex.

      That said, if he is circumcised male to have a yeast infection he is slightly less likely to get it than if he isn't but still it is only a small percentage change and the best bet is to keep the passion done and get him to keep the snake in the cage until things have passed.

  12. QUESTION:
    What They Do Male Yeast Infection Doctors?
    I think I have a yeast infection, I'm 13 and male, and I want to know what they do at the doctors when they test to see if you have a yeast infection, I'm kind of embarrased because obviously Yeast infections are disgusting and I'm only 13?

    • ANSWER:
      if your a male the only way to get a yeast infection i believe is from a woman who has one or thrush. what are your symptoms. maybe its something else. go to a urologist & theyll swab it to check

  13. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of male Yeast Infection of the Gentiles?
    Hey can anyone tell me the symptoms involved in male yeast infection of the genitals and if it is dangerous or threatening!!!

    • ANSWER:
      The head (glans) of your penis will be brighter red and the foreskin will be inflamed. It is usually itchy under your foreskin and there is often an abnormal discharge that can have a strong smell. It can be very uncomfortable and the head can be extra sensitive to touch.
      If you have a yeast infection you can get remedies from the pharmacy. They are packaged for women, but they are the same for men. Make sure you get the cream type and put in on your head and inner foreskin.
      You can also soak your penis, with the foreskin back, in warm water with a little vinegar. That will help with the itching and will clear the infection.

      hope this helps you out man. Feel free to ask any follow-up questions you may have.
      Good Luck!!

  14. QUESTION:
    How do I know if I have a male yeast infection?
    This is getting a little irritating, I'd appreciate some help.

    I'm showing no signs or symptoms of having a yeast infection, I've never had one before to my knowledge.

    My girlfriend swears I have one because every time we're intimate (we have unprotected sex, been together for a while and she's taking birth control), she gets irritated or a slight infection herself.

    So I'm wondering why I am not showing any signs or symptoms of having a yeast infection if I have one. This has been happening for approximately 4 months.

    Any help?

    • ANSWER:
      men don't get yeast infections. Nor you get it from women. Women do in their vagina which is called Vaginitis that is inflammation of the vagina. You are not the one that is causing it.

  15. QUESTION:
    Where can i get medication for male yeast infection?
    Im a female and fifteen years of age, i have yeast infection and im scared that i passed it on thru sex. My mom knows i have yeast infection and i went to the doctors today. But my bf parents dont kno we have sex nor do they kno that i have yeast infection. Im crying bout how its my fault he may have it also. Does anyone kno if i am able to purchase the medication myself for my boyfriend? And where? Do you think i can get it at walgreens?

    • ANSWER:
      You can attempt to self-treat if the yeast infection is not severe by using an anti-fungal cream such as those used to treat female yeast infections (such as Monistat). You can also use genitan violet, but it stains everything it comes into contact with, so use caution. Coconut oil and oregano oil have also been used, as have probiotics for yeast.

      In clinical settings, yeast infection is commonly treated with antimycotics – the antifungal drugs commonly used to treat yeast infections are topical clotrimazole, topical nystatin, fluconazole, and topical ketoconazole. Most of these can be found in your local drugstore and you don’t need a prescription. If you read the words “for intravaginal” don’t get embarassed they are just the same stuff as female are using. And in fact it is the same yeast infection that affects every human population. Doctor’s advised is not to use antibiotics taken orally, this will only lowers your immune system.

  16. QUESTION:
    What is a male and female yeast infection treatment cream?
    So my girlfriend gave me a yeast infection, if i run down to town now and grab some yeast infection stuff. What one should I buy that can cure me, then I can give the rest to my girlfriend to cure her?

    • ANSWER:
      i'm pretty sure monostat works for both males and females. you can get the cream for you and the egg for you gf. whatever you do, DON'T PANIC. izz okay =] it happens to the best of us.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is Actimel good to get rid of a yeast infection or does the sugar feed it?
    Pretty sure I have an internal yeast infection as I have stomach cramps a lot and other things (male) also have a yeast infection on my pubic hairs which my doctor gave me some cream for.

    • ANSWER:
      Yogurt is always good to eat when you are having some kind of infection and are treating it with medication it helps restore the PH balance in your body to help you get over the infection. The sugar does not feed the yeast in fact the worst thing for a yeast infection is cornstarch the yeast feeds off of the starch and can make it 10 times worse. Alot of times people will suggest use of starch as a "home remedy" for yeast around the groin area it does not work!

  18. QUESTION:
    How I can to eliminate my yeast infection forever?
    I have a yeast infection at my penis,and i want to eliminate it forever,but whitout drugs,or creams,lotions I want to get rid of it efficiently and fast.I am 17,and I don't want to tell this to my parents. If you know some methods such insurance could get rid of it, because I want resume my sex life with my girlfriend. I want my life back ! Please help me !

    • ANSWER:
      You dont need to go to a doctor for this or need a prescription. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/male-yeast-infection/HO00172

      More details: http://ezinearticles.com/?Over-The-Counter-Treatment-Products-For-Male-Yeast-Infection&id=471358

      However, make sure your sexual partner(s) have all be treated completely so you dont keep putting it back and forth.

      Also the fact that you have this indicates you did not have safe sex. Use condoms always as an STD, STI, and pregnancy prevention.

  19. QUESTION:
    What should I do about Doxycycline induced yeast infections?
    This is the second time it's happening to me and it bleeds a tiny bit. Very faint red when I wipe with toilet paper. I am male and it's in my "taint" area. It's not too too painful but kind of stings a little when I shower. Doctors told me it was a mild yeast infection and gave me a cream. It went away for a week or two and then came back?

    Do I need a different cream? I am not sexually active *haven't been for a year* any advice is appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Hey I understand what you mean.
      Monistat didn't work for me.. my doctor prescribed me meds and it made even worst!
      Despite when it manage to heal, the yeast infection will come back again (means it's not fully cured).
      I realized the only real cure for Yeast infection is doing the natural way so it won't come back again!

      http://nutshellurl.com/5qk

      This website on Yeast Infection will help you. I had a Yeast Infection a few weeks back and that website gave many good details. I got the book and it helped me cure my Yeast Infection within 10 hours without the use of drugs!
      It was featured in the Oprah show before! Oprah Winfrey praised the product and was featured in her book club!

  20. QUESTION:
    How prevalent is yeast infection and what is it?
    I would like to know what yeast infection is, whether it is the same thing as candidas. Also what percentage of women develop it.

    • ANSWER:
      A yeast infection is a imbalance in the good bacteria in the vagina. Yeast infections can appear on other parts of the body, like under breasts, in the fold of arms, under arms, or anywhere that skin touches skin and the bacteria gets out of balance. It is the same type infection as candida. I think all women develop yeast at some time in their life. Women can pass this infection to their male partners which are mostly asymptomatic but can transfer it back to her.

      hope this helps..

  21. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies to treat a yeast infection?
    I think I have a yeast infection, but I don't want to get any medicine or go to the doctor. Are they any home remedies to threat a yeast infection? Will it just go away by itself?

    • ANSWER:
      Tea Tree Oil

      A few drops of tea tree oil poured on a tampon and inserted in the vagina can provide some relief. It is important to dilute the oil before using it as tea tree oil is extremely potent and can cause inflammation if it is used in its undiluted form. Tea tree oil can be diluted by mixing a few drops of this oil along with a teaspoon of olive oil or sweet almond oil. Tea tree oil has anti fungal properties and will help to control the yeast infection as well as reduce yeast infection symptoms such as itching. Tea tree oil is one of the most effective vaginal yeast infection home remedies but it is necessary to first consult your doctor as some women may have an adverse reaction to this oil. Tea tree oil can also be used as a male yeast infection cure.
      Garlic

      For non-vaginal yeast infections, you can apply garlic paste directly on the affected parts. This remedy is for other affected parts of the body and not for the vaginal yeast infection. If you do not have fresh garlic, you can dilute garlic oil along with Vitamin E oil and a few drops of coconut oil and apply this blend of oils to the affected skin. While garlic oil helps to control the infection, Vitamin E oil helps to fortify the skin and coconut oil helps to provide it with several fatty acids that help to prevent the infection from spreading. Yeast infection home cures can be used alongside other treatments to help speed up the recovery process.
      Cold Coconut Oil and Cinnamon Oil

      These are two of the best natural cures for yeast infections in both men and women. Cold coconut oil or cinnamon oil can be applied on the infected areas 2-3 times a day to get rid of a yeast infection. Both these oils have effective anti-fungal properties which are very helpful in killing the yeast.
      Vinegar

      A hot sitz bath along with some added vinegar is a great way to relieve skin irritation and itching caused by a yeast infection. It is also an effective remedy to arrest the growth of yeast and restore the PH balance in the body.

  22. QUESTION:
    Can a yeast infection escalate to a cervical infection if left untreated? Or are they different?
    I've had both before, but can a yeast infection turn into a cervical infection if left untreated? Or are they different things?

    • ANSWER:
      They are different things, however...

      Candida, the microorganism that creates a yeast infection, can spread. Although it may not cause a Cervical infection by definition, it can cause cervical irritation if it gets bad enough.

      Candida is one of the most widely overlooked epidemics of this country. It is blood-soluble so if a yeast infection is left untreated, it can spread anywhere.

      Most common areas of infection for yeast infections are:

      1. The vagina or penis
      2. The lower digestive tract
      3. The prostate in males
      4. The brain (causes a symptoms known as brain fog)

  23. QUESTION:
    How common is it for men to get yeast infections? I prefer answers from real doctors, please.?
    And how often do MEN mistake gonorrhea for merely a yeast infection? If you are a doctor will you tell me how often you see male patients with yeast infections and what are the symptoms that they have?
    I am not asking this for myself...I am a women!

    • ANSWER:
      It's possible for a man to contract a genital yeast infection if he has unprotected sexual intercourse with a partner who has a genital yeast infection. However, just because your girlfriend has a yeast infection doesn't mean you will get one too. Sexual transmission of yeast infections is uncommon.

      Some men with gonorrhea may have no symptoms at all. However, some men have signs or symptoms that appear two to five days after infection; symptoms can take as long as 30 days to appear. Symptoms and signs include a burning sensation when urinating, or a white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis. Sometimes men with gonorrhea get painful or swollen testicles

      Symptoms of Male yeast Infection
      Irritation / soreness on the head of the penis
      Reddish rash / itching on the head of the penis
      Small blisters on the head and shaft
      Rash that spreads into the groin and anus with itching and irritation.
      Clumpy discharge from the penis.

  24. QUESTION:
    How long should i wait before having sex with my husband after a uti and yeast infection?
    I had an yeast infection and uti at the time. Want to the Doctor and got medication for both and everything seems find now. And my husband can't wait anymore.

    • ANSWER:
      If you use condoms you do not have to wait at all. The risk lies in passing the infection to your husband who will later reinfect you. Although this is rare (not impossible) with the yeast infection it is quite common with the UTI.
      It is actually quite important that he be checked for the infection and treated if necessary before resuming unprotected sex with him. Most of what the other people answering your question is correct in that you need to make sure that the infection is gone before resuming unprotected sex.
      Candida albicans, the same type of yeast that causes vaginal yeast infections can cause a condition called jock itch in males and sometimes females. In this way it can be passed back and forth between partners. Jock itch is external and can be eliminated with Selsun, Monistat or Clotrimazole. Candida albicans can also invade the male urinary tract and cause a condition called male yeast infection which causes itching at the tip of the penis.

  25. QUESTION:
    What happens to the male genitals after having sex with a female with a yeast infection?
    I recently found out that I have a vaginal yeast infection and now my boyfriend is experiencing a little bit of itching on his genitals. Should we be concerned or is it from the yeast infection? Is there some kind of cream or medicine he can take for it?

    • ANSWER:
      Yup, men can develop thrush if they have sexual contact with a woman who is suffering from it.
      The over the counter treatment is called Canesten and he can take either the pill version, the cream or both if he prefers - pretty much the same way you are treated.
      If you dont have access to OTC meds then live yoghurt is a natural way of dealing with thrush. For him a condom full of it worn for several hours will help. Gross and very messy but remarkably effective!

  26. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for a male to have an anal yeast infection?
    I was just wondering if its possible for me to have a anal yeast infection, because I have been experiencing severe chronic itching, burning and irritation. I was already checked for hemorrhoids and they are not the cause. I have been suffering with this problem for several months now and have taken many different antibiotics through out the past year could this be the cause? Also is there any over the counter medication to treat this for males?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. Go to Walmart and get generic Monistat cream (called Miconazole nitrate vulvar cream) and use it externally twice a day for about a week. If that doesn't fix it - go to the doc as it may indicate a tendency toward diabetes.

  27. QUESTION:
    How do I treat and keep ear yeast infections from coming back in my dogs ears?
    Male lab and he gets recurring yeast infections in his ears. The vet treats it with medicine but it always comes back.

    • ANSWER:
      well keep his ears clean and without hair, you might want to cut it, and give him the ear drops every 4 days.

      good luck..

  28. QUESTION:
    What are the signs of a yeast infection?
    I dont think I have a yeast infection, but i'm wondering what are the signs when you have one? Can you get it at any age?

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms-
      1. Smelly
      2. Discharge (white/light yellow)
      3. Itches

      It is common for all female over age of 12 (after starting periods) to have yeast infection. The purpose for yeast to be there is actually to protect your vagina from bacterial or viral infections, in which cases, these 2 microbes may harm your egg. Therefore, a light symptom of yeast infection is not just normally but also necessary for protection purpose.

      Do you know how you get penicillin? That is an natural extract from molded orange peel, and is the first generation of anti-biotics. Some other fungi are good for human - Acidophilus etc. (Yeasts, molds are fungi. Both compete with bacteria and some virus)

      However, when you have serious infection (esp after sex), you will have a lot of yeasts, many times than normal. In this case, you have really bad fishy smell. If color turns brown or green or very yellow etc, it is not normal and you will need to apply some kind of anti-microbial cream etc.

      Some people take a lot of synthetic medicines. In this case you vagina may lose self-cleansing ability. Therefore, you may get frequent yeast infection.

      Everyone in any age can get yeast infection (including male) because it is contagious. However, Vaginal yeast infection happens mostly to female at 12 & over.

  29. QUESTION:
    How could a man have a yeast infection on his penis?
    Well I have this male friend of mind and he`s been dating his girlfriend for 4 yrs .One afternoon he came home from work and found just before he got into the shower he`s penis smelt like fish.He told me that evening he had sex with her but took a shower afterwards .So I told him that he needs to go and see a Doctor about it.he did that and the Doctor said he had and yeast infection could this be really true?

    • ANSWER:
      Yep. It's possible for a man to have a yeast infection. It's not too common, but it's possible. In fact, he most likely got it from the girl he had sex with.

  30. QUESTION:
    Should i try hydrocortisone for yeast infection?
    I am a male and have a yeast infection. It is only on the head around the hole. My question is should I try hydrocortisone cream for this? I have some available. What happens if it gets in the hole or is it supposed to? Should I just go get some monistat cream instead? I have no health insurance to be able to see my doc. Any useful advice would be very much appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the drug store and look in the men's health aisle for a product to treat Jock Itch. If you cannot find one, go to the women;s hygiene section and look for a product to treat vaginal yeast infections.
      They will all work. Canesten, Monistat, or Vagisil.
      Apply the cream as per instructions. You will notice immediate relief.
      The fungicide will work on the yeast infeciton, where hydrocortisone will not. You need the yeast infection treatment.
      Continue to apply the cream until the instructions tell you to stop,...not just till the symptoms disappear,...otherwise, it will come back,...with a vengeance. You will need to see a doctor if that happens.
      You should apply the cream to the whole affected area, and inside the urethral opening as well. It will not cause harm.
      Good luck and I hope that helps.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is there any ill effect to a male from having sexual intercourse with a woman who has a yeast infection?
    Recently (within the past 8 hours) I have had intercourse with a woman who was afflicted with a yeast infection, though I doubt she knew. I had oral intercourse with her and was wondering if there are any ill effects.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections can be transmitted through sexual intercourse. It is somewhat rare, but can happen.

      Yeast in the mouth is known as thrush, unlike the regular yeast infection on the genitals.

      I googled an article which goes into more details. Just click below if you want more info. I hope the article is helpful!

  32. QUESTION:
    How do they test for yeast infections in men?
    I was wondering how they test men for yeast infections. Is it just a urine test or what?
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      male yeast infections are usually on the outside of the penis, they can usually see it, but if not, they'll take a urine sample

  33. QUESTION:
    Can a male get a yeast infection just by wearing tighter jeans?
    I'm a male, I wear jeans definately not skin tight but your typical American eagle, Aeropostale, etc. jeans. I use to wear jeans baggier but don't anymore. Just because I wear tighter jeans now am I one to catch a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't believe all that you hear. If you get a yeast infection chances are it started in a female. Even being with a female who has a yeast infection, your odds of contracting it are low.

  34. QUESTION:
    can white vinigar and water get rid of a male yeast infection?
    Can the use of warm water and white vinigar used to get rid of a male yeast infection?
    is there cremes i can buy at the store with out a prescription?

    • ANSWER:
      No it cannot it would be best to go to a doctor. He will give you a topical cream to apply to the infected area.
      reply: yes you can buy creams at any drug store. Listen to Diana Lotrimin will clear it right up usually it is also what a docter will recommend.

  35. QUESTION:
    Do I have a male yeast infection or an abrasion?
    I've been noticing a red spot on the head of my penis after I masturbate for a couple months now, I always attributed it to masturbating though. I noticed it again on Thursday. I had somewhat dry sex Sunday and noticed the head of my penis was irritated and a little bloody after, in the same place the red spot was earlier. It looks like it has grown and it is extremely painful to the touch. It does look a little like penile yeast infections on google images. I am also uncircumcised, making it more likely that I have a yeast infection.

    So, my question is, would a male yeast infection be that painful or is it possible that it's just the abrasion? Would it get that bad that quickly? And I have a doctor's appointment in a few days. Should I get an otc yeast infection medicine until then or is there a danger I could do some damage if it is not a yeast infection? Thanks, anxiously awaiting responses.
    At the moment it hurts too bad too touch, let alone clean, and water on it makes me scream in pain.

    • ANSWER:
      It is very possible to have a yeast infection and the dr would just prescribe something similar to canestein so it wouldn't hurt to buy an OTC product. If you have a drug plan and think you can wait to see the doc....just clean with gentle soaps and rinse really well and be sure it's dry so there's no excess moisture under the foreskin. Also, when you pee be sure to bull the skin back.....some guys don't for some reason.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is there a over the counter medicine for men for yeast infection?
    I may have passed a yeast infection to him.....
    He's my husband, I discovered today I have a yeast infection and we have sex everynight. Also Anal Sex lastnight, so is there a over the counter medicine for possible anal yeast infection for me?
    No... That's not true, Woman can pass a yeast infection to a Man and he will keep giving it to her sorta like a STD.

    • ANSWER:
      Men get urinary tract infections (can be passed on to him through yeast infection from female partner). Evident by pain when urinating.. or blood in the urine. These infections, commonly cure themselves. If he has pain when urinating... for more than a day he ought to see a doctor for antibiotics.

      Commonly in males, there is no vagina in which to apply monostat cream.

      Note: Unprotected anal sex is a common cause of unrinary tract infections in men. Even though he is your husband, he should wear a condom for anal penetration. The amusing thing about this quesiton is that you probably got your yeast infection from him by reason of the unprotected anal sex.

  37. QUESTION:
    Can a girl get a yeast infection if a guy spits on her vagina?
    Can a girl get a yeast infection if a guy spits on her vagina? And rubs it around for lubrication?

    • ANSWER:
      If the guy had a yeast infection in his mouth, sure.

      Otherwise, yeast infections in sexually active women are most often caused by stress which lowers the immune response. But they can be caught from the poor hygiene of their male partners....

      http://www.symptoms-yeast-infection-treatment.com/yeast-infection-causes.html

  38. QUESTION:
    Did i pass a yeast infection?How to treat it for a male?
    I notice that i got a yeast infection from antibiotics i was taking and im worried if i passed it to my boyfriend we had unprotected sex twice and don't know if he has it to. Im using vagisil and don't know if i should buy medicine for him or not just in case . How would i know if he gots it? And how long would it take to notice he has it? And what can i buy for him to used just in case?

    • ANSWER:
      If you had unprotected sex with him while you had a yeast infection he probably has it without symptoms and can reinfect you. Get the same medication you use (cream version) and he will just put it on his entire shaft for the length of time it recommends for a female.

  39. QUESTION:
    How can you prevent a yeast infection?
    How can you prevent a yeast infection? And can it be contagious?

    • ANSWER:
      To prevent a yeast infection eat lots of yogurt. A yeast infection is an imbalance of the harmful and good bacteria in the vagina, yogurt has the good bacteria in it so it is always good to eat plenty of that. And yes, yeast infections can be contagious if you have sexual intercourse. In a male a yeast infection is often mistaken for herpes simplex virus and can be a very scary experience for both people involved.

  40. QUESTION:
    Can I give my boyfriend a yeast infection only if he gives me oral though?
    I am a virgin.. Me and my boyfriend do not plan on having sex.. But he wants to have oral sex.. I have a yeast infection.. I was wondering if i can pass it to him, without us having actual sex, but oral..
    Please Help!!!! Thank you!!! Please!

    • ANSWER:
      A yeast infection, also known as 'thrush' or a fungal infection, can be passed easily between male and female during any form of sexual activity.

      If you are infected and he inserts his penis into you he can get an infection on his penis (although the risk is minimal if he is fully circumcised). If he gives you oral sex then he can get the infection in his mouth.

      Conversely, if his penis is infected he can pass it to you by either penetrative sex or if you give him oral, in which case your mouth can be infected.

      Yeast/fungal infections are often amongst the hardest to clear up as they readily get passed between the partners. If either of you has an obvious infection then both should see the doctor (preferably together) so that treatment can ensure that both are cleared of the infection (which does not always show up with symptoms for the man).

  41. QUESTION:
    Precautions I should take with a yeast infection while having sex?
    I want to have sex for the first time but I have a yeast infection, which I have had for about 5 and a half years now. I went to the doctor about 3 years ago, they put me on various medications before saying it was incurable. I was just wondering for my first time (it is his also, and he knows I have one) are there any precautions I should take?

    • ANSWER:
      Male or female condom. No "natural" materials (they usually say "these don't protect against STDs for committed partners" on the box somewhere). Don't spread an incurable yeast infection. But a condom for you or him will be all you need. Make sure they're not flavored too, sugar will only make the infection worse.

  42. QUESTION:
    How does a male get a yeast infection?
    How does one get a yeast infection on their penis?

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    how long should you wait to have sex when taking med for a yeast infection?
    i went to see my doctor about a yeast infection and there just not helping me with infomation at all i dont know to much either. if i got it from my boyfriend what should he do about curing it himself someone said it will just go away with males?
    hint joshh read the info about my boyfriend!

    • ANSWER:
      Its not really you got it from him but from dirt/uncleanliness. I have had a yeast infection and its no fun. Take the medication and wait for any sex and you can give it to him. Its a fungus. Just make sure he cleans himself well down there. After the medication and cream are done, wait to see how you feel. After 2 to 3 days of no more "uncomfortableness", then you can go ahead and have sex. Just make sure every time you do that you two are BOTH clean.

  44. QUESTION:
    I think i have a yeast infection need help with natural treatments - MALE?
    Ive had a yeast infection for a few days now, ive never had sex but i looked it up and i think its been caused by antibiotics. Its not so bad but it itches a lot, i want something to treat it but i don't want to have to go to the doctors or tell my parents. Any help is appreciated and i will give a best answer!

    • ANSWER:
      they have treatments over the counter at the grocery store.
      if u can get medicine, im sure its under ten or fifteen,

      keep urself clean, like wash urself multiple times a day down there and keep urself as dry as possible.
      cranberry juice helps girls and yogurt has bacteria in it that will help

      http://www.home-remedies-yeast-infection.com/yeast-infection-home-remedies.html

  45. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for a male yeast infection to go away?
    im pretty sure my boyfriend has a yeast infection i want to know how long it will take to go away cause it really hurts him and do you know anyway for it too go away faster please help

    • ANSWER:
      He needs to have it checked out by a health care provider to make sure that is a yeast infection. It will just reoccur if left untreated.

      Yeast infections usually clear up with topical antifungal treatment.

      If you are having sex, he can give it to you. It's best to delay sex until after treatment has been completed. For one thing, antifungal medications have been known to destroy latex condoms, and, likely, polyurethane ones as well. Sex also makes the inflammation worse. Of course, you may feel too sore from your infection to have sex anyway.

  46. QUESTION:
    Do I have genital herpes or a penile yeast infection?
    Okay, so my girlfriend has been tested for every STD out there, and she turned up positive for the high risk HPV which is relatively harmless in males. We have been sexually active for 2 months and I have a few red itchy spots on the foreskin of my penis. I went to the doctor and he wasn't sure but he suggested herpes. HOWEVER, my girlfriend had a yeast infection in her vagina around the time we started having sex. What do y'all think?

    • ANSWER:
      Doctors are amazingly ignorant about male yeast infections. Some don't even know that a man can get a yeast infection. It could be a yeast infection. Try using an over-the-counter yeast infection cream like Ticonazole 1 - if it's fungal, that will fix it.

      On the issue of HPV, I wouldn't say that it is harmless in males (unless you count penile, neck, throat cancers or cancer of the anus as 'harmless'. It may not seem as harmful, but it can cause cancers in males just as it can in females. If you can, avoid it!

  47. QUESTION:
    Can a Yeast infection in Men cause abdominal pain, bad breath, and odd feeling in the testes?
    anyone know anything, I had sex with a women that had a yeast infection and I started feeling odd things after?

    • ANSWER:
      Well Yeast infection in men don't cause abdominal pain or bad breath, but the last effect you've mentioned yes. Most of the male candidiasis symptoms include redness, itchiness, burning sensation and discharge. If you have these, than you are sure you've got a yeast infection.

  48. QUESTION:
    Can I get penile yeast infection from acne antibiotics?
    I'm an 18 year old non sexually active male and i was wondering if the acne antibiotics I take can cause yeast infection. Because I heard people can get yeast infection from antibiotics and I also heard that men can get yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      What you need to do is look up the prescribed antibiotics' side effects and then you can make your determination.

      Otherwise, if you are prone to allergies, low immune system, or a very strong antibiotic, you should not have any problems.

      This is usually due to a temporary PH unbalancing until you have finished the drug.

      Always consult your doctor if you have any serious questions. It is much better then getting some wise crack answer from Yahoo Answers.

      You won't know until you are taking the antibiotic.

      Good luck and think wisely.

  49. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when a penis has gooey stuff comes out and it smells?
    The male is not horny but it comes out a lot.
    Could it be a male yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      yeast infections in men are pretty rare, but it could be something else.

      Without a thorough examination of the gooey stuff, you must seek out the doctor


yeast infection male

Treatment Of A Yeast Infection

I am 30 and recently got my first cold sore. I have read about the tingling sensation being a warning sign that you are about to get one. But I have had the sore for 1 week, and I am to the scabbing stage at the end. The sore is on the corner of my mouth. But I have had tingling all week in my cheek, chin, and above my mouth. Is this normal? And How Long Does The Tingling Sensation Last With A Cold Sore ? And what are the Best Things To Do To Treat A Cold Sore?

If you also have a cold sore and want to treat it then this article will help you out. Basically your body isn't used to it being there, so it feels weird to you (Kind of like how pain tells us that something is wrong). It'll go away as the cold sore goes away.

For treating ad getting rid of cold sores, put a cotton wool ball dipped in nail varnish remover or alcohol and place that on the cold sore, needs to be held there for about a minute despite the stings! Then apply an ice cube to the sore. The alcohol dries out the cold sore and kills germs and the ice cube makes the virus retreat as it does not like cold. do this a couple of times each day- don't apply any creams etc - and it should go really quick! You need to put something on as soon as you feel the itch.

Zovirax is a prescription topical lotion and it is the best, but you need to get a prescription from your doc, and it isn't the cheapest. Abreva also seems to work, but you spend a lot of money on that teeny little tube. Arbonne also sells a topical cream called Herbal Lip Ointment - it's for use with cold sores, and you get a LOT more for your money than with Abreva. There is also something I use called Carmex. You can find it at any Pharmacy! I use it all the time. It reduces the itchiness and it reduces it from getting bigger! There are many more - Best Things To Do To Treat A Cold Sore just need to try them out.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What can delay in treatment of yeast infection lead to?
    What can delay in treatment of yeast infection lead to? Or maybe a urinary tract infection? They share similar symptoms...I think i have either of them for over a month and i ignored it. But now, the itching is stopped and there is little burning sensation while urinating but there is abdominal pain. Is it connected? And yes, im visiting the doctor on Monday but i just wanted to be mentally prepared..:)

    • ANSWER:
      a yeast overgrowth can take over many aspects of your body and even mind. Candida is nothing to ignore . Your Dr may not even know that much about it .
      Yes .Candida Can travel from the vagino to your stomach/intestines .This can create an environment for cancers and other things to grow and fester .

      Ask your Dr if there are also recommendations for your Diet .

  2. QUESTION:
    How long do you wait to have sex after a 3 day treatment for your yeast infection?
    last night i started a 3 day treatment for yeast infection, when is it safe to have sex again?

    • ANSWER:
      You should wait at least until the treatment is done, and you are no long experiencing yeast infection symptoms. The reason for this is that you can give your partner your yeast infection if you have sex with him before the infection is completely gone.

      EDIT: I'd also like to add that if you are using condoms as your main form of birth control, having sex while you are using the treatment would be ill-advised as some yeast infection medications break down the latex condom, making it much more likely to break, making it much more likely for you to become pregnant.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the treatment for a yeast infection?
    What is the treatment for a yeast infection?
    I think it may be cream, but can you have sex while using this?

    • ANSWER:
      If you go into a pharmacy they will advise you. Usually clotrimazole pessary (Safe in pregnancy) or fluconazole tablet (not safe in pregnancy) and clotrimazole 1% cream to use externally only. Please be aware that the cream may cause condoms to break as it is oil based. Read instructions carefully before use and check with pharmacy it is ok for you to use.
      You would be advised not to have sex for a couple of days until it clears up. Wear loose fitting clothes ie: no tights and use cotton underwear. Avoid washing inside the vagina (douching) and using strong smelling detergents when washing clothes. I have included a link from the nhs website with a video that is good.
      Hope it all works out
      http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Thrush/Pages/Introduction.aspx

  4. QUESTION:
    What happens if you use treatments made for a yeast infection, but it's not a yeast infection?
    I know there are treatments for yeast infections. If you use those treatments, but you don't have one, it is something else, what happens? Nothing?

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing bad will happen if you use a yeast treatment and don't really have a yeast infection. If you still have symptoms it could be bacterial vaginosis which sometimes has the same symptoms and you would need a certain antibiotic for that.

  5. QUESTION:
    I already did a treatment for yeast infection what else could it be?
    a couple of days ago i got severe inching and burning in my vigina so i did a treatment for yeast infection and it still inching .I hope its not like a STD because i have been married for 11 years and I have not been with nobody but him.Could it be something else?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the treatment type for a yeast infection you did and how long is has been. The one-time dose pill works usually within 24 hours, sometimes 48. The over-the-counter medicine varies according to the type you purchased. If you have had a yeast infection before, the discomforting symptoms are very distinct and you should know if that is in fact what you have or not. It could be something else, as some STDs also have symptoms of vaginal itching and burning. If you have not had contact with any other partner, and you do not feel you have a yeast infection, you should ask your husband if he had cheated on you because you could have gotten a disease that way.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the treatment for eye yeast infections?
    I was just wondering what the treatment for an eye yeast infection is. There are treatments for yeast in the GI tract that break apart yeast cell walls and what not but I haven't heard of one for the eyes.

    • ANSWER:
      Iodine will kill yeast infections in the eye, taken in a small amount of water just 5 drops 2% iodine. Its taken by the mouth and can buy it at swansons vitamin online.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between a yeast infection and vaginal discharge?
    I think that I may have a yeast infection. What I want to know is this, is Monistat a safe treatment for a yeast infection? I haven't gone to a doctor to get it verified and don't plan on it but I want to make sure it's safe before I start using it. Also, if this is just regular vaginal discharge, will using Monistat bring up any side affects?

    • ANSWER:
      The difference is that vaginal discharge is usually normal for most women and it comes out in a clear form. A yeast infection on the other hand is an overgrowth of yeast in the vaginal area. The discharge is thicker and white like cottage cheese. It will cause itching and burning. Monistat is a safe product to use. It is made Johnson and Johnson which I work for. I have had many woman call me telling me how great the product has worked for them. I have personally used it and also have had good results. I would probably recomend the Monistat 7 day product because it's not as strong and since you have never used it before you want to be on the safe side.

      If you have any other questions, let me know. I am a Women's health specialist and will be starting school for nursing in January.

  8. QUESTION:
    Just had cryotherapy and am not supposed to use tampons - can I use a yeast infection treatment w/ insertion?
    I was wondering, I just had cryotherapy 5 days ago and I'm not supposed to use tampons or have intercourse, but I think i'm developing a yeast infection. Can I use a treatment for yeast infections that require insertion of a "syringe" type thing that inserts the yeast infection cream into the vagina? Or should I get something else?

    • ANSWER:
      My guess would be "no". There is a great prescription medication (in pill form....yea!) called Diflucan which treats yeast infections very effectively and very quickly. The dosage is usually 1 pill once a day for 2 days. Ask your doctor for a prescription.
      Best of luck.

  9. QUESTION:
    Do you have a preference of yeast infection medication?
    There are basically 2 treatments of yeast infections that i know of: the Diflucan one dose pill and the Monistat insertion ovules. I was wondering if anybody has a certain preference because it works better. If you like the Monistat, do you like the one day dose, or the 3 day dose? I currently have a yeast infection and my doctor gave me a prescription for the Diflucan, but i couldn't afford to buy it til i get paid Friday. so i bought the single dose Monistat and it doesn't seem that it worked.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections don’t go away easily; its one of the most annoying medical conditions one can have with numerous symptoms. Its difficult to treat since there is no universal candida yeast infection cure that works for everyone. Combine that with the fact that majority of people are looking for herbal, all natural treatments, and you are left with very few over the counter options.

      One over the counter treatment for candida yeast infection that has become popular lately is Yeastrol. If you have never heard of a Yeastrol, here is a short intro.

      Its an natural homeopathic relief formula which has shown to be very effective but a long term treatment approach is needed to get cured of yeast infection. Yeastrol works for mild & severe oral, penile, or vaginal yeast infection.

      Which Medications to avoid:

      An important thing that needs your attention if you are looking for male or female yeast infection treatment is that there are many products in the market claiming cure in hours or days. Avoid such marketing pitches, at most these claimed yeast infection cures can relieve you of your symptoms for a short period of time. And sooner than later Candida yeast infection returns with more severe symptoms or signs.

      You may recognize a useless otc treatment for yeast infection by its boasts of being a natural yeast infection cure. There is no yeast infection medication currently available that is able to cure yeast infection in days. Cure for yeast infection is only possible with long term treatment which kills the root cause i.e. Candida Albicans.

  10. QUESTION:
    How long after using a yeast infection cream do I wait to have sex?
    On Monday my doc tor prescribed me with a 3-day treatment for my yeast infection, it's called Clotrimazole 3. It's this cream thing. Anyway, I just finished it last night. How long should I wait to have sex?

    • ANSWER:
      I would wait at least 5 days to a week. That may be over doing it, but it's better to be safe then to spread your infection to your boyfriend or whomever. If it seems like its gone but it's really not yet you could spread it when you could have waited.

  11. QUESTION:
    When will the pain be gone and when can I start having sex again after curing a yeast infection?
    I just started treatment for a yeast infection. I have one more night of the treatment left. Before I started treatment, it was unbearable to have intercourse because of the yeast infection.

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      I would wait like a day after your last treatment to have sex again. Once the infection is cured, then the pain will be gone and you can have sex again =)

  12. QUESTION:
    Is this suppose to happen after a yeast infection treatment?
    ok well i took the treatment for a yeast infection at night before i went to bed like it says. and then when i wake up and stand up all this stuff started falling out and i went pee and more came out. it seemed to be the cream that was used for the yeast infection and more of the yeast. i dont know if it made it worse or does that happen and it gets better its not coming out any more...right now.

    • ANSWER:
      looks like ur wife/gf has one too. thats where it came from. so maybe u should talk to her and see how shes doing vs worry about urs that wont last as long as hers.

      guys dont really get yeast infections they get the burning/itchy feeling, but not the gross thick crap that comes out. take the oral pill like dalhpuhunka or sumthing and it helps very fast, well for women i dunno about men..

  13. QUESTION:
    What is a safe treatment for yeast infection during pregnancy?
    I have a yeast infection and I was suggested to do the 3 day treatment called Miconazole Vaginal Antifungal. Is that safe? It has 3 suppositories and disposable applicators plus 1 tube of external vulvar cream. I was wandering if the Suppositories were safe though. And If not, what would be safe? If the treatment starts working but then doesn't work after you do it, is that normal? I heard it happens. I'm just worried, that's all! So some help would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast is a general term that refers to over 1500 species of micro organisms that belong to the fungi kingdom. Most yeast is single celled and reproduces asexually through budding or in some cases through binary fusion.

      More information: http://www.qwhatis.com/what-is-yeast/

  14. QUESTION:
    Are there any ways to reduce external swelling resulting from yeast infections?
    I have recently taken a single dose treatment for a yeast infections, but I still have a little bit of external swelling. I was just wondering if anyone had a suggestion for reducing the swelling.

    • ANSWER:
      external swelling exactly where? It may be something not related to yeast infection as that is generally internal with some itching and irritation externally. If you got the meds from a doctor and you are still concerned, call and speak to him/her or go back.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have more discharge after yeast infection treatment?
    I took the vagisil screening kit & it came back positive for a yeast infection, so I continued on to buy Monistat 3-day yeast infection treatment. I just used my first suppository last night and when I woke up I had more discharge than I started off with. It was thick & white but no odor. Is this just the medicine working, or is this not normal?! I did shower after I saw this when I got up and it's still coming out, just not as much as I saw this morning. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi rose,

      Yes, you assumption is correct about how this your discharge is the result of taking the monistat. After 2-3 day's it will be gone but if it still continues you need to go see a medical doctor or OB/GYN. If you want to avoid that from happening I would recommend for a limited time you cut out the following from your diet since it is your best defense against a yeast infection:

      1.Cut all foods containing yeast including bread, pizza, crackers, pastries, muffins, mushrooms and ferments like soy sauce, cheese, tomato paste, beer and vinegar.
      2. AVOID ALL SUGARS.

      These will only prolong your symptoms so avoid them at all cost until this issue clears up.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is this suppose to happen after a yeast infection treatment?
    ok well i took the treatment for a yeast infection at night before i went to bed like it says. and then when i wake up and stand up all this stuff started falling out and i went pee and more came out. it seemed to be the cream that was used for the yeast infection and more of the yeast. i dont know if it made it worse or does that happen and it gets better its not coming out any more...right now.

    • ANSWER:
      Ask your doctor. You may be passing a kidney stone...or a loaf of bread!

  17. QUESTION:
    How long do you have to wait to have sex after using a over-the-counter yeast infection treatment?
    I was just reading the directions for the 3 days yeast infection treatment and it says not to have sexual intercourse while using this treatment because it could damage the condom, so i was just wondering if anyone knew how long you have to wait after you've used it for the three days, or if you can just not have sex while your using it?

    • ANSWER:
      You MUST get a proper diagnosis from a doctor and also MUST wait until a doctor, having examined you, pronounces the yeast infection as fully cured.

      If you have sex whilst still harbouring any of the infection (which may have no symptoms and hence make you think you are cured) you WILL pass it on to your partner.

      Failure to wait until BOTH partners are pronounced by a doctor to be cured and free of any infection simply causes the infection to 'ping pong' back and forth between the partners.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do i know if i have a yeast infection and yeast infection treatments?
    Hello. For the past few weeks i've been having a curd like discharge coming from my vagina. I think it might be a yeast infection but i'm not sure. I would like to know how do i know if i have a yeast infection and yeast infection treatments.

    • ANSWER:
      Well it could very well be a yeast infection, however some people confuse yeast infection symptoms with other infections. So you have to be sure you have a yeast infection before you treat something that isn't there. There are several over the counter solutions you can use to treat a yeast infection if it being the case. Such things include vagisil and suppositories. How ever these are believed to be only temporary solutions as most women will have recurrence. A yeast infection is and internal problem and must be treated at it's root cause. Certain things such as dieting and hygiene can help prevent recurrence. There is more information about symptoms, causes and yeast infection treatments at http://accesshealthprosperityblog.com/2011/10/04/educating-yourself-about-your-yeast-infection/
      hope it can help you out.

  19. QUESTION:
    Anyone have broken skin from scratching due to yeast infection?
    I am on my 3rd and last day of treatment for a yeast infection. Today I noticed that my labia is so raw that I actually have broken skin in one area, I assume from scratching it. Has anyone else experienced this? Any suggestions on how to heal it? I have been using the monistat cream but it seems to sting a little.

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes you can have two problems at once. I have extremely sensitive skin and this same thing happened to me once. It turned out I had a skin condition called lichen where the skin gets so irritated that it starts to thicken because you've scratched so much (I have psoriasis, too). The skin becomes extremely tender, irritated, and in some cases, can bleed. I would suggest seeing a dermatologist if the problem continues as it may be something more than just the yeast infection.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are some home treatment for yeast infection?
    I think I have yeast infection. Is there any HOME treatments for the infection?
    I don't think it's serious. It kind of smells bad and I get discharges (small amount).

    • ANSWER:
      If it is your first time with a yeast infection, we highly recommend seeing a medical provider to make sure it's not a different type of infection. Treating for a yeast infection can make the problem worse if it is actually a bacterial infection. If you have had a verified yeast infection in the past and your current symptoms are the same, there are anti-fungal treatments available on the condom aisle at most pharmacies or supermarkets. You usually insert or apply these at bedtime for a specified number of days.

  21. QUESTION:
    can you treat a penile yeast infection with garlic too?
    I have been using the garlic treatment for a yeast infection and its working well, it doesnt burn anymore and the discharge is getting back to normal. But my husband is complaining of symptoms, is there a way to use garlic on him?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey I understand what you mean.
      Monistat didn't work for me.. my doctor prescribed me meds and it made even worst!
      Despite when it manage to heal, the yeast infection will come back again (means it's not fully cured).
      I realized the only real cure for Yeast infection is doing the natural way so it won't come back again!

      http://whit.me/yeast

      This website on Yeast Infection will help you. I had a Yeast Infection a few weeks back and that website gave many good details. I got the book and it helped me cure my Yeast Infection within 10 hours without the use of drugs!

      It was featured in the Oprah show before! Oprah Winfrey praised the product and was featured in her book club!

  22. QUESTION:
    How long will a topical(internal and external) yogurt treatment relieve yeast infection symptoms?
    I used a 1200 mg monistat ovule last night for a yeast infection. this morning i was in horrible pain. awful itching, burning, stinging. i applied yogurt and felt relief besides a feeling of warmth inside my vagina. a second time i used the tampon method after scooping what i could of the yeast(and possibly some of the monistat)out in the shower. if i have plans for the night, will the relief from these two treatments likely last until tomorrow?

    • ANSWER:
      The itching, burning and stinging are all due to the effect the vaginal candidiasis has on the vaginal membranes. They're inflamed. The 1200mg ovule is Monistat 1 day Day & Night. It's a one time dose and will likely resolve the infection permanently. If yogurt helps, you can continue to use it or you can speak to your doctor about a topical cream to supply immediate symptom relief for the symptoms.

  23. QUESTION:
    How long do you have to wait to have sex after using a over-the-counter yeast infection treatment?
    I was just reading the directions for the 3 days yeast infection treatment and it says not to have sexual intercourse while using this treatment because it could damage the condom, so i was just wondering if anyone knew how long you have to wait after you've used it for the three days, or if you can just not have sex while your using it?

    • ANSWER:
      I would wait an additional week after treatment ends, just to play it safe

  24. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of continuos problems with yeast infections?
    I have used different treatments and the yeast infections always come back. My doctor confirmed that it is not another type of infection.

    • ANSWER:
      Your doctor should have told you that your diet has alot to due with it. Sugar is BAD! You need good things in your system when your hormones are getting your body out of whack. Vitamin C is great and alot of it. Yogurt is great, milk with androtopolics is fantastic. Can't spell it though! It is not an STD, it is a natural function of the female reproduction system. We suffer for the rights of all human beings!!!!!!!! We give life.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is it possible that you can have a fishy odor during the treatment of a diagnosed yeast infection?
    I have a diagnosed yeast infection and am frequently in bouts of BV and had one other yeast infection. Every time, the doctor prescribes me meds. I've only had one other yeast infection and I can not remember if there is a fishy odor during treatment. I was prescribed Diflucan, the one pill. It's day 2 and it's starting to smell like BV. I realize it's possible to have both but I'm really hoping I don't have BV again.

    • ANSWER:
      If you suffer from yeast infection then you must have experienced the
      confusion stemmed from conflicting advice and from information overload.
      Honest information about vaginal yeast infection or any other type of
      candida infection is harder to come by than ever before, and nearly
      everyone has been misled at one time or another. I know I have.
      I wasted literally thousands of dollars on candida treatment programs
      that didn’t “work out” and anti-yeast infection products that didn’t do
      anything.

      By educating yourself about the steps you need to take in order to deal with
      your candida infection condition and help your body heal itself and control
      the fungal overgrowth from the inside out you can and will eliminate the pain,
      annoyance, humiliation and frustration associated with this condition and feel
      more in control. Additionally, as a side benefits you’ll feel more energized,
      healthier and vibrant. You will enjoy improved digestion, enhanced vision,
      and healthier hair, skin and nails.

      Knowledge is power. Embrace it. Share it and apply it and you will be yeast
      infection free.

  26. QUESTION:
    Safe sex how many days after using yeast infection suppositories?
    I'm taking a three day treatment for a yeast infection and it says the oils in it the suppositories can affect the effectiveness of a condom. How many days after the last treatment would it be safe to have sex without worrying about effecting the condom?

    • ANSWER:
      Give your vagina a chance to recover from the yeast infection - I'd say that a week is a good time to abstain from sex at all. The oils in the suppositories would be gone from the area within a day or two, but the yeast infection tends to erode the membrane inside your vagina and you can end up injuring yourself if you have sex too soon. Give it a week.

  27. QUESTION:
    Is there a herbal treatment for yeast infections?
    Is there an over the counter or herbal treatment for yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Probotics are great for yeast infections. The health food store has good quality brands. I buy one with the highest count possible. Also I eat plenty of plain yogurt with live culture . I add fruit to it to give it flavor . I also limit sugar in my diet since yeast thrives on sugar.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do I cure a yeast infection when I am allergic to the over the counter drugs like Monistat and Gynolotrim?
    I am allergic to all the over the counter yeast infection treatments. Diflucan worked for about 10 days and now it is back. I can't afford to go to the Dr. (I pay 100%) to get a prescription every time I get a yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      If you try the baking soda douche - be careful as I've heard the opposite - I've heard baking soda will actually make a yeast infection worse.

      Have you tried tea tree oil or garlic (be careful as the oil does sting.

      Consider going on a yeast-free diet, no sugar (as sugar feeds yeast), no alcohol - so no cakes, candy, sweets, etc.

      *Take Lots of acidophilus/probiotics or eat Unsweetened (Plain) Yogurt
      *Avoid tight jeans and other tight pants
      *Wear cotton underwear during the day, no thongs
      *Wear no underwear to bed
      * Put a tsp of apple cider vinegar in a 6-8 ounce glass of water and drink it 2-3 times a day.

      Try

      Fill a bathtub with just enough warm, not hot, water to create a sitz bath (enough water to cover your groin and just up to your belly). Add 2 cups of raw apple cider vinegar and sit in the bath with your knees folded toward your body (not stretched out flat). You can stay in this bath mixture for 15 minutes. Gently pat dry and make sure you are very dry before putting any clothes on. Wear only cotton underpants, preferably washed in natural unscented detergent.

      Good luck!

  29. QUESTION:
    How long do you have to wait to have sex after using a over-the-counter yeast infection treatment?
    I was just reading the directions for the 3 days yeast infection treatment and it says not to have sexual intercourse while using this treatment because it could damage the condom, so i was just wondering if anyone knew how long you have to wait after you've used it for the three days, or if you can just not have sex while your using it?

    • ANSWER:
      just to be safe i would wait about 3 days afterwards,i do believe that it gets into the vaginal walls absorbs to keep killing just like a 5-7 day one would.

  30. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to have an abortion while I have a yeast infection?
    Just started OTC treatment yesterday for a yeast infection I got from taking antibiotics for a sinus infection. Is it safe to have an abortion tomorrow or do I need to wait? Only looking for medical advice, please keep your moral opinions to yourself. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not actually sure. Your best bet would be to call the clinic performing your abortion and explain the above to them. I wouldn't suspect it would be a problem for a medical abortion, but if you're having a surgical abortion there might be concerns of the infection spreading.

  31. QUESTION:
    What happens if you don't take the three day treatment for a yeast infection every three days?
    Yesterday was suppose to be my last day for Monistat 3 but i accidentally forgot to take it last night so when i woke up this morning i quickly took the last treatment. Will it still get rid of my yeast infection or do i have to restart and buy another treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Uhm I just got rid of mine literally two days ago and I only used it two days cause I forgot too lol I also hope you plan on doing anything today o.o you're supposed to be laying down when using that, that's why they want you to use it right before you go to bed

      I also think it depends on how bad yours is. This time which is my second it wasn't that bad so I don't think the three day one was needed for me to get rid of it :p Well that and my period just came on so it was making it hard for the yeast to grow anyway

      So in the future if you have one a day or two before your period comes on try and wait it out its like a natural way to get rid of it :p

  32. QUESTION:
    Who's had good luck with the at home yeast infection treatment by Natures Cure?
    I purchased the one day treatment package the includes the vaginal cream and tablets that you take by mouth. The box says it clears most yeast infections. My yeast infection is mild, also. Just curious if it clears and about how long it takes to see improvement. Thanks !

    • ANSWER:
      Most yeast infections can be treated at home with natural methods such as plain yogurt(eat or Insert some into the vagina), bathing with vinegar(so be careful), drink a lot of water, etc. Here are good articles about the truth of this infection and success stories of how to treat a yeast infection naturally. It's very useful for you.

      Don't worry!

  33. QUESTION:
    How old do you have to be to buy OTC yeast infection treatment?
    I am 16 & I have a yeast infection, but my parents are not home to buy the treatment for me. Do you have to be 18 to buy the OTC treatment in Massachusetts? Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      There is no specific age requirement to being able to purchase the product, and being that you are a teenager, you should not have a problem. However, if you are constantly suffering from yeast infections, you may want to consider evaluating the cause. While over the counter and prescribed medications will get rid of the symptoms, you may need to make a few lifestyle changes to clear them up on a long term basis.

  34. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural yeast infection treatment?
    Looking for a natural yeast infection treatment. Don't want medications. Is there a source?

    • ANSWER:
      Sure! If you wanted to avoid OTC medicines, you could try Yogurt or Kefir as they have Probiotics (the good bacteria) in them to help prevent yeast... but you would need much higher doses of those Probiotics to try to treat it. If you wanted to try a good Probiotic supplement, I would go for one with 30+ billion viable organisms from several strains. In addition to Probiotics, Caprylic Acid and Grapefruit Seed Extract also help to fight yeast growth directly, so those three together are a very good combination to fight yeast infections. Once you're over the infection, you could go down to a maintenance dose with 3-5 strains and 4-6 billion organisms daily to keep it away.
      Granted, if the infection is bad enough, you may need an OTC medication just to get rid of it (or at least the symptoms) and use the Probiotics to keep yeast infections away (whether you get them regularly or not).

      Most of the cases I've heard of that used regimens like this showed an impact within just a few days (where they noticed some benefits) and were often almost completely gone within a month or so, but some more extreme cases took longer. Good luck and I hope I helped!

      [edit]: Now that I'm looking back, I would recommend avoid Melinda's citation... the website she listed is one of the common sales websites that looks like the sites the spam-bots on this site refer to quite often (where they give good advice and direct you to a sales page to buy their product). It seems that account is just another spam-bot as most all of her answers are referring to these sales websites. :-

  35. QUESTION:
    What is an effective treatment for yeast infection on my dog's feet?
    My vet is treating my two dogs for allergies to grass which, because of the constant licking of the feet, has caused a yeast infection on their feet. Nothing yet has proven effective against the yeast infection. Does anyone know anything that will be effective?

    • ANSWER:
      What did the vet prescribe for the yeast? I would think that a course of Ketaconazole would be in order. In addition to that, daily doses of Benadryl (your vet can give you the correct dosage based on your dog's weight). In addition to THAT, you could ask your vet for an antifungal shampoo that you could use on your dog, paying close attention to the feed (leave on for about 10 minutes before rinsing). Last, ask your vet about using Predisone for the allergies, but rather than a short, high-dose course, ask the vet about using a smaller dose as needed (20%-25% of regular dosage). I was always reluctant to use Prednisone for my own dog until I started using a 5mg pill PRN...it helps him out, and I don't worry about side effects any longer. He gets them only when his allergies are acting up.

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you know when your yeast infection is gone?
    the itching and burning had stopped two weeks ago, but i just had intercourse with my bf and it hurt...does this still mean i have the yeast infection? i didn't use any treatments, i thought the yeast infection was gone after i got my period, but now it hurts to have intercourse.

    • ANSWER:
      just go to the dr... it may not have been a yest infection.. could be a std or something

  37. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to use an OTC treatment for a vaginal yeast infection if I've never had one before?
    I've never had a yeast infection before but I have all of the symptoms and since j no longer have health insurance I can't added to go to my doctor. I just bought an OTC treatment but it specifically says not to use it if you've never had one before. What would be the worse that could happen if I used it?

    • ANSWER:
      that doesn,t make sense. just use it. everyone gets these. even my female dog had vaginitis. this is not a joke. it really happened. just follow the directions.

  38. QUESTION:
    Is it too soon to start another round of treatment for a yeast infection?
    I picked up Monistat 1 for a yeast infection 4 days ago. The first 2 days were still uncomfortable, but the next two were much better. Today when I woke up, it was a little itchy again.

    I've read online that the 3-day or 7-day usually works better than the one day, so I'd like to start on one of those. My question is: is it too early to start a second round of treatment after 4 days?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably not too early. The one day one really isn't good because the medicine is too strong and too irritating. You are right about the 3 day or 7 day ones. I would go ahead and start it, if you're concerned you can always ask the pharmacist. But if it doesn't clear up after the 3 or 7 day treatment definitely go see your doctor.

  39. QUESTION:
    What has been the best over the counter yeast infection treatment for you? I need help with choosing one.?
    I have had frequent yeast infections and I have tried the Monistat 7-day cream pack, but it clearly hasn't been strong enough. Don't tell me I need to go to the doctor please, I'm not going to result to that for quite awhile. So if you could give me suggestions on a better yeast infection treatment, it'd be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      The reason people say its best to see a doctor is because what many people simply call a "yeast infection," could actually be a bacterial or parasitic infection. A true yeast infection is fungal, like athlete's foot. You really can't effectively treat a vaginal infection without knowing what kind of bug you're trying to kill. If its bacterial and you use Monistat, you knock out any fungus in there which might have been competing with the bacteria for resources, and now the bacterial infection and your symptoms are worse.

      I personally have had more success with taking probiotics. Take an enteric-coated variety, and eat more fiber. You can even insert an acidophilus capsule into the business area for a day or two. That always helps me because even if its fungal, bacterial, or parasitic, the "good" bacteria seem to outcompete any offending bugs. You may also try a different antifungal, but if Monistat-7 didn't work, I personally doubt a different brand would work any differently, but it all depends on the active ingredient and the dose.

      Diflucan (fluconazole) tablets are effective for fungal yeast infections, but they are by prescription only so you'll have to see a Dr. or visit a Planned Parenthood if you want to go that route. Good luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    At what point can a yeast infection no longer be treated by natural methods?
    I am taking 600 mg of Garlic, 365 mg of Caprylic Acid per day, and two acidophilus capsules with 5 billion bacteria in them per day. The yeast infection is already to that cottage-cheesey stage. How long should I continue my treatment before I seek medical treatments like Diflucan. Can the yeast infection at this point even be treated by natural methods? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Self diagnosis is a dangerous thing. You may have something other than a yeast infection. It could be a vaginosis (which is bacterial) an STD, or a just a very persistant yeast infection. You should see your family doctor or gyne.

      2. Mild vaginal yeast infections (Monilia ,or Candidiasis) are relatively common in women, and may settle with some of the "natural" treatments you mention. Yeast tends to be an opportunistic infection and may be more likely if you have recently been treated with an antibacterial agent, if you have undiagnosed or poorly controlled diabetes, are obese, or have some immune deficiency problems, such as HIV.

      3. The sort of total body yeast infections that naturopaths and homeopaths routinely diagnose clients with is complete nonsense. There is no such thing and the diet advice they offer (no white foods for eg) may be reasonable advice, but is non-treatment of a non-problem.

  41. QUESTION:
    What type of yeast infection treatments can I use now that I'm prego?
    I'm 18 weeks prego and don't know what type of yeast infection treatments I can get to use. Anyone know?

    • ANSWER:
      Its best to call your doctor first before taking anything. your doctor might recommend that you take monsitat either the 3 day treatment or the five day treatment depending on how bad the yeast infection is. i had one when i was 3 months and i used the 3 day treatment.

  42. QUESTION:
    Why does the yeast infection cream say to use before bed?
    I just bought the yeast infection treatment from the pharmacy. It says to use it before I go to bed. Why is that? Will it cause any problems if I use it now?

    • ANSWER:
      The cream leaks so if you use it now it will leak out of you quickly while you walk around. Using it before sleep keeps it in you longer so it actually gets time to work.

  43. QUESTION:
    When doing the yogurt on a tampon treatment for a yeast infection, what type of yogurt would you recommend?
    I know it has to be plain yogurt, but I wasn't sure if any specific brand or type worked the best. I have a recurring yeast infection that I've been to the doctors numerous times for and I am allergic to diflucan so I've been using monistat. Usually the monistat works, but not for long; so I want to try a natural remedy. Any tips/advice on what I can try? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      has to be plain LIVE yogurt,yogurt does get rid of yeast infections,

  44. QUESTION:
    What is the best underwear to wear when you have a yeast infection?
    I usually wear panties that most people call "granny panties", but they are really itchy. I'm treating the yeast infection with a treatment that my friend told me about. I mix (in a powder shaker) baking soda and salt and sprinkle it on, after I rub neosporin on it. Is there any other type of underwear that would feel better? Like, less itchy?

    • ANSWER:
      Cotton and not to tight. No thongs. Salt, baking soda, and neosponin is a bad idea. Use a regular yeast infection treatment and plain cotton underwear.

  45. QUESTION:
    How common is a yeast infection after treatment for bacterial vaginosis?
    I was recently diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis (bv) and am on antibiotics (metrogel) for treatment. I know that antibiotics can cause other problems and even lead to other infections like yeast infections afterwards- the doctor did not give me anything to take for yeast afterwards. I was wondering if anyone has taken treatment for bv and successfully avoideded a yeast infection afterwards or if i am doomed to have one.

    • ANSWER:
      Your doctor can actually prescribe a medication (pill form) that is taken along with your antibiotics that will prevent a yeast infection. Since I am prone to yeast infections, I have taken the medication and have had great results when taking antibiotics - no yeast infections during the antibiotic treatment. It has been awhile since I've taken the medication, so unfortunately, I can't remember the name, but contact your doctor if you are still concerned.

  46. QUESTION:
    How old do you have to be to buy OTC yeast infection treatment?
    I am 16 & I have a yeast infection, but my parents are not home to buy the treatment for me. Do you have to be 18 to buy the OTC treatment in Massachusetts? Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      There isn't an age for them. You can get a monistat or Vagisil. If it doesn't clear up in a few days, visit a doctor or a walk in clinic!! You can always go to a pharmacy like CVS, Walgreens and talk with the pharmacist. They do have a lot of information, and they usually have women you can talk with too.

  47. QUESTION:
    How old do you have to be to buy OTC yeast infection treatment?
    I am 16 & I have a yeast infection, but my parents are not home to buy the treatment for me. Do you have to be 18 to buy the OTC treatment in Massachusetts? Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      If it is over the counter you shouldn't have any problem buying it.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is there a good natural yeast infection treatment?
    I have recurring yeast infections and would like suggestions for a natural yeast infection treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      hey the one that worked best for my wife is called yeast-eze - she said it works for guys too the site's yeasteze.com

  49. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for a yeast infection?
    I think i have a yeast infection, because i feel discomfort and it burns when i go to the bathroom? Its also sore. Do you have any advice on how to treat this?

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections are caused by a genus of fungi called candida. Candida, if left unchecked, can cause all kinds of havoc in your body. Most people live with candida in their bodies and never know it. Treating it with creams and pills will only provide temporary relief, but to get rid of it completely you need to follow a method of lifestyle changes that will help your body get rid of it naturally.


treatment of a yeast infection

Yeast Infection In Dogs Ear

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what is the sign of a yeast infection in a dogs ear?
    i have been doing research on the internet about yeast infections in my dogs ear and somethings match up but some don't. He shakes his head alot, paws at them constantly, smelly ears, and when i clean his ears he has brown sometimes black wax build up. I clean his ears everyday and he still has extreme amount of build up. Is that a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Shaking head repeatedly
      Smelly Odor
      Scratching excessivly
      Slimy looking wax or drainage

      If you go to www.ehow.com and search for yeast infection dogs, they have a great article about a home remedy to help for clearing it up. Not that I wouldn't recommend a vet, don't get me wrong, but still it doesn't hurt to read the article!

  2. QUESTION:
    Is there a home remedy for yeast in dogs ears?
    Yeast infection in dog ears. Is there a home remedy? Just wondering.

    • ANSWER:
      I'll second the Zymox Otic! I have a girl who has had chronic ear infections all of her 13 years. I've paid the vet a small fortune over the years. Several years ago, I found Zymox and LOVE IT! It works all the time.
      You can go to Amazon and read the reviews on it.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do I cure the yeast infection on my dog's ear ?
    What are the symptoms of dog ear yeast infection and how do I cure it?

    • ANSWER:
      I dont think its called yeast infection if its a ear...but normally a dog with ear infection has yellow discharge coming from the ear, also it will have a pretty ba smell, it will seem like dogs body smells bad. Look inside the ear, and if its full of black spots or black dirt its a infection. You will need antibiotics from the vet, because some infections can cause deafness or death.

  4. QUESTION:
    When using vinegar and water to cure a yeast infection in my dogs ear, does it have to be apple cider vinegar?
    I have looked into homeopathic remedies for my dogs ear infection and many say apple cider vinegar and water. Does it have to be apple cider vinegar or will white vinegar be ok to use?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't use just vinegar, start with this, if it doesn't work try the raw apple cider vinegar. NOT white vinegar, that won't work.

      Use this --

      BLUE POWER EAR SOLUTION

      INGREDIENTS:
      16 Oz. Isopropyl Alcohol
      4 Tablespoons Boric Acid Powder
      16 Drops Gentian Violet Solution 1%

      Mix together in alcohol bottle and shake well.
      You will also need to shake solution every time you use it to disperse the Boric Acid Powder.

      TREATMENT: Evaluate condition of ears before treating and if very inflamed and sore do not attempt to pull hair or clean out ear at all.

      Wait until inflammation has subsided which will be about 2 days.
      Shake the bottle each time before using.
      Put cotton balls or similiar absorbent material under the ear.
      Flood the ear with solution, (gently squirt bottle), massage gently to the count of 60, wipe with a tissue.
      Flood again on first treatment, wipe with a tissue, and leave alone without massage.

      The dog will shake out the excess which can be wiped with a tissue, cotton ball, etc as the Gentian Violet does stain fabrics.

      The SCHEDULE of treatment is as follows:
      Treat 2x per day for the first week to two weeks depending upon severity of ears
      Treat 1x per day for the next 1-2 weeks
      Treat 1x per month (or even less frequently, depending on the dog)

      All of these ingredients should be available at a pharmacy.
      The Boric Acid Powder soothes the ear.
      The Gentian Violet Solution is an anti-infection agent.
      The solution appears to work well on any and all ear problems from mites to wax to canker.

      After the 2nd or 3rd day you can clean out the ear with a Q-tip or cotton balls.

      The success rate for this treatment is 95-99%.

      If an infection seems to be remaining in the treated ear after the above course of treatment, you may also have some Pseudomonas bacteria in the site.

      This can be eradicated by using a gentle flush of raw apple cider vinegar and water(warm)

      Use 2 Tablespoons of vinegar to one cup of water, 2 x per week.

      They have found the Blue Powder Solution to be effective for treating fungus-type infections on the feet and elsewhere on the dog, for cuts on dogs or people, and for hot spots.

      Remember it is for external use only ..so be careful not to get into the eyes.

  5. QUESTION:
    how do i kill my dogs yeast infection around on her vaginal area?
    its always brown on to the hairs there. it looks like her hairs grow together,she is a red tick coon-hound and she has yeast in her ears vet treated that.she is always itching and chewing / cleaning her feet.i have read so much about yeast infection on dogs but nothing tells me the right answer.the vets here where i live do more work on livestock then any house pet.please if u have the answer please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      are you sure it is an actual yeast infection ??? when my dog had a yeast infection there the vet gave me a cleaner called hibitane (http://www.drugs.com/vet/hibitane-skin-cleanser-can.html) which i used once a day for a few days and that cleared it right up ... if your dog tends to have issues with yeast (as my own dog did) i switched her to a limited ingredient, no-grain diet and i added raw organic apple cider vinegar to her morning kibble ... the vinegar changes the acidity of the body making it not possible for yeast to grow ... she never had another yeast issue for the duration of her life ... you should google raw apple cider vinegar ...

  6. QUESTION:
    How to treat/cure a Yeast infection in my dogs ears?
    My pit bull mix keeps getting a yeast infection in her ears. I keep them VERY clean but for some reason it comes back every 4-6 weeks
    I am using Epi-Otic which I got from my vet for cleaning, and when she's tearing at her ears I use DV Max which is a prescription that I got from the vet, however even though it seems to work...after it clears up it starts all over again in a few weeks....by the way...thanks for the info you already sent and anymore that you do send is greatly appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      If your dog has a yeast infection in it's ear, it needs antibiotics.

      Sometimes ear infections will recur after successful treatment. Primary inhalant or food allergies causing secondary ear infections should be considered. But usually, with proper treatment, a yeast infection can be cleared up within two weeks.

      I have found that chronic ear infections ususally have some underlying cause.I don't know if your mixed pup is known to have an anatomy problem that contributes to ear infections, but that is always a possiblity. It is best to purchase a product from your veterinarian to clean out your dogs ears prior to placing the prescribed antibiotic drops in the ears, such as Epi-Otic. I have found that some medications don't work well in the presence of a lot of dirt or discharge. Keeping the hair plucked out of the ears also helps keeping the ears cleaner.

  7. QUESTION:
    Question about curing my dogs ear yeast infection?
    my dog has dog ear yeast infection, im using white vinegar and peroxide, ive been cleaning his ear with it for about 1 week (if that long) , and his ear still isnt cured.. how long will it take before its cured, & what other home remedies can help cure this ? ( ive heard raw apple cider vinegar works).

    • ANSWER:
      Cleaning your dog's ears with vinegar is good as a *preventative*, not a cure for a full-blown infection.
      Your dog needs to see a vet.

  8. QUESTION:
    How do I treat and keep ear yeast infections from coming back in my dogs ears?
    Male lab and he gets recurring yeast infections in his ears. The vet treats it with medicine but it always comes back.

    • ANSWER:
      well keep his ears clean and without hair, you might want to cut it, and give him the ear drops every 4 days.

      good luck..

  9. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to use womens yeast infection creme for a dogs ears?
    Well my standard poodle has a ear yeast infection its not that I cant aford the medicine but it is 75$ a bottle. Thanks so much for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      No - not the same thing. And, how do you know it's a yeast infection? That has to be determined by a vet since it could be some other type of infection. Anyway, it probably won't cost you much more than that to take your dog to the vet for the PROPER treatment. The dog's ears also have to have a deep cleaning and should be flushed out.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can I use Monistat for my dogs ear yeast infection?
    She is a Spaniel/Dachshund mix, and has long floppy ears. For about a month now her ears have been itching horribly and they have a foul odor. I have been cleaning her ears out with ear cleaner and it doesn't seem to be going away?? I have heard about using Monistat for ear yeast infections for dogs...I was wondering if anyone else has tried it and it worked!!Thanks for your comments and help :)
    **I also notice that when I look in her ears...it looks kind of dry and scaly looking?? Is that yeast or what?? My mother has a poodle and her ears get exactly like that, she took her to the vet and it was yeast infection, they gave her something similiar to Monistat and it cleared it up!

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't reccomend using Monistat for your dog's ear infection. There are several different types of ear infections....one being a yeast infection and another common type is a bacterial infection. My dog Rascal also has floppy ears that cover up the actual inner ear part and he is constantly getting ear infections. My advice to you is to you is to first take him to the vet and get the perscription from the vet for the proper type of infection that she has. Once you know what kind of infection it is and it re-occurs later you can always go to a pet med website and order the medicine directly from the website instead of going back to the vet a million times and get charged not only for the medicine but the exam. I would only reccomend you treating it this way if you know for sure it looks the same as the last time your dog got the infection. I know with my dog it looks the same and smells the same. Also another really important thing is to really keep the dog's ears clean. The first product i used was a wipe with stuff on it to clean the ears. However this product wouldn't reach down into the ear canal where all of the infection was at so my vet recommended a liquid ear cleaner that you can pour into the dogs ear and squeeze the ear and gently rub it deeper into the ear. After you do that you just wipe the excess liquid out of the ear. I would reccommend that now while she has the infection to clean the ear pretty good every day until the medicine you get from your vet starts making good progress. Always clean the ear first and let it dry before you put the medicine in otherwise it's pointless to use the medicine as it will be washed out and not effective. Also i don't recommend using q-tips or sticking anything down into your dogs ears that you can't see where its going...that might harm a dog's ears more than help them. Only a vet should be probing in your dogs ears with a cotton swab.

      If your dog is prone to getting ear infections over and over again i would clean your dogs ears out on a weekly basis after the infection is gone and keep a good look out for any signs of a new infection and really nip it in the butt before it is a full blown infection.

      Ear infections in dogs can be serious if left untreated or not treated properly. The end result could be your dog losing its hearing or even might require your dog to have ear surgery. Not fun for your pocket book or your doggie! That's why its sooooo important to at least go to your vet before you decide to start administering any kind of medicine. Also let your vet know if the medicine they prescribe is working and if its not let them know!!

      :)

  11. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a home method of curing a yeast infection in my dog's ear?
    He is a dachshund. I know it is a yeast infection because my dad's beagle has the same problem. His ear is constantly itching and it smells like feet or cheese. Also, there is a black stuff coming out of his ear. My dad has taken his dog to the vet numerous times and has paid lots of money on creams but it doesn't seem to work. I actually used one of those ear candles on him but that didn't help very much. I have heard that placing plain yogurt on the effected area would help. Or using vinegar water. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no home remedies for your dog's condition, so bring him to a vet as soon as possible. Stop assuming that this is what he needs because the truth is he needs a vet who will look after his real condition. If you want to make him well as soon as possible, see a vet.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedys for yeast infection in dogs?
    My dog keeps getting yeast infections around her eyes and in her ears. I have taken her to the vet plenty of times. She is five years old, German Shepherd. It is costing me too much money. It cost me about 0 worth of medicine. I have taken her about four times. Once she has the medicine she is good for a couple months then it comes back again. What home remedies can I use to make it go away again and how can I make it stay away? It is a yeast infection. My aunt is a dog groomer, she said some breeds will catch stuff and it is hard to get rid of.

    • ANSWER:
      my dog used to have problems with yeast infections ... i switched her to a salmon-based limited ingredient grain-free diet (natural balance) and i added raw organic apple cider vinegar to her morning kibble daily ... after that she had no more problems for the rest of her life ... you should google the benefits of organic apple cider vinegar ...

  13. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a dog yeast infection?
    My dog has a reoccurring yeast infection in his ear. I want some natural remedies to cure it, please. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      http://healingdogs.blogspot.com/2008/06/treating-ear-problems-in-dogs.html

      All natural no steroid Itchy Ear drops from the UK available in the USA

  14. QUESTION:
    How can I cure a yeast infection in my dog's ear?
    I have a shih tzu who has chronic yeast infections in his ear. The vet isn't helping. The infection keeps coming back. What are some natural remedies I could try?

    • ANSWER:
      Zymox Otic with hydrocortisone is an enzyme treatment. It treats yeast and bacterial infections. Available online without a prescription.
      Feeding a grain free food also helps.
      Blue Buffalo Wilderness, Taste of the Wild, Canidae grain free, Wellness Core are some good brands.
      Eliminate grain in treats.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective way to treat my dog's yeast infection?
    Our dog is 5 years old now and for the last month or so, he's had a really bad yeast infection in his ears and around his chin. We've been giving him a prescription from the vet, but it doesn't seem to be working very well. Could you tell me how i can treat it for a long time without having to spend too much money on any kind of medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      FROM THE INSIDE:
      I'd first make sure he was on a high quality food without corn or wheat; these are very common empty additives; basically fillers with no nutritional value. They often cause nutritional imbalances and food allergies, making dogs more prone to infections of all types. Pretty much anything you pick up at the grocery store is going to have one or both.
      I suggest either Canidae All Life Stages:
      http://www.canidae.com/dogs/all_life_stages/dry.html
      Or Wellness by Old Mother Hubbard, either the fish and sweet potato or one of the allergy diets, initially, until you get his system straightened out:
      http://www.oldmotherhubbard.com/wellness/dog_index.html
      A tablespoon of plain yogurt on his food, once a day, helps re-establish beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract. Often yeast gets out of control when the good bacteria as well as the bad have been killed during a course of antibiotics.
      Also try adding a tsp of apple cider vinegar to his water bowl, yeast will not flourish in an acidic environment.
      ON THE OUTSIDE:
      For an earwash my vet gave me this recipe:
      1 part apple cider vinegar
      1 part hydrogen peroxide
      1 part water
      (I combine 1/2 cup each in a clean empty dish soap bottle with the push-pull top, and refrigerate after using, then allow it to warm up on the counter a bit before re-using; discard any left over after one week and make a fresh batch)
      Fill the ear canal with this solution, massage the base of the ear, and allow the dog to shake its head, then wipe with cotton balls. Never stick a q-tip into a dogs ear.
      Yeast infection can be treated externally with over-the-counter creams for athlete's foot or vaginal yeast infections (lamisil is our personal favorte) you can smear that in the ears and dab it on his chin; just be sure to soak off any crusts first with a warm wet cloth.

  16. QUESTION:
    What would be a good home remedy for dog ear infections?
    I was wondering What would be a good At home remedy for smelly ear infections in a dog. I believe it is a yeast infection again. Can anything make the dog feel better & what can i do about the smell?

    • ANSWER:
      though I would recommend a vet. I found this online
      http://www.zimfamilycockers.com/EarCleaner.html

      and here is another i found..all natural
      http://www.naturalfamilyonline.com/go/index.php/419/dog-ear-infections

  17. QUESTION:
    How to cure atopic dermatitis and yeast infections in dogs?
    I have a small shichi (Shih-Tzu and chihuahua mix). I have taken her to countless vets and found out she has atopic dermatitis and a severe case of yeast infection inside and on her body. She is on antibiotics and Benadryl for dogs but doesn't seem to be getting any better. I've tried using yogurt, apple cider vinegar, and colloidal silver remedies but nothing seems to work. I really would love some ideas of what else I could do for her. Preferably natural remedies. I hate seeing my baby itch like crazy. :(
    I have tried to change her food up by giving her just hamburger for awhile but nothing changed. But I would def be willing to try again to see if it would help. No, I haven't tried the coal tar shampoo. She has some open sores on her body from itching so much. Would that hurt her and would it help take the yeast away? I have some medicated shampoo from the vet to take the yeast away but it can be so harsh that her paws bleed when I give her a bath which I really dislike. Her vet says she's a poster child for skin problems. :(

    • ANSWER:
      my last dog had severe environmental and food allergies resulting in excessive scratching, traumatizing the skin, and yeast infections ... NOTHING the vet told me helped, not even the doggie allergy specialist i spent tons on to see, none helped my dog ... i finally switched her to a grain-free limited ingredient diet (natural balance, the salmon one) and started adding raw organic apple cider vinegar to her kibble every morning ... she stopped itching and messing with her skin and she never had another yeast infection (skin or ear) for the rest of her life ...

  18. QUESTION:
    Symptoms of a yeast infection in a dogs ear?
    My 5 year old chihuahua has never had ear problems. Last night she started yelping like she was in pain, wouldn't let us touch her, became agressive but also timmid. I took her to the emergency vet who said that she has a yeast infection of the ear. Not that I'm the expert, but I am just not buying it. Her pain seems so much worse. Any experience you have to offer?

    • ANSWER:
      Well since she wont let you touch her ear, there is deffinently something wrong with it. It could be an ear infection or something stuck in the ear canal itself.

      If its an ear infection and it is that painful, it has been there for probably a little while. There would be a foul smell coming from the ear and also there would be a black/brown discharge coming out of the ear. The dog will be itching it and shaking its head alot. And like you stated she will get aggressive when trying to touch the ear and it is very painful.

      What you can do is take your dog to her regular vet and ask the dr. to look in the ear. THey will probably recromend an ear flush, culture, and also, oral and topical antibiotics. If you dont want to spend a lot of money, try the brod spectrum antibioitics. If it doesnt go away after that (probably 10-14 days) then go with the culture and the flush.

      The cluture is going to be expensive but it will tell you exactly what type of bacteria is growing in her ear and the vet will know which antibioitic to perscribe to directly treat the infection.

      The flush is going to clean the dogs ear out they vet will probably give an oral sedative and clean the canal out all the way and get everything out of there.

      If you decide to go with the antibiotics and the flush they will probably give you the orals before the flush and then the topicals because there is no use in giving topicals in a dirty infected ear.

      Anways, I hope this helps. Just take her to your regular vet. so its not as expensive as the ER.

      Good Luck!!!!

  19. QUESTION:
    How do you take a long eared dog a bath without it getting a yeast infection?
    My brittney spaniel went to the vet a week and a half ago and found out he had a yeast infection in his ears well we have been putting drops in them and they look good as new! How do I stop it from happening again he really needs a bath but I am afraid his ears are going to get infected again and around his ears is oily because of the drops how do I clean them?

    • ANSWER:
      OK, did anyone else laugh really hard when they read the title of this question? :) heehee! Ok, now to be mature... Well, you are never going to completely be able to keep your dog from getting ear infections. Some characteristics that were bred in to specific breeds are functional in some regards but not always in others. The long ears are always going to trap moisture whether from a bath or from dew on the grass or moisture in the air. Knowing this just keep an eye on the ears use a good ear wash at least once weekly and you should do fine! :)

  20. QUESTION:
    Can antibiotics cause a yeast infection in a dog?
    Similar to how women can get a yeast infection after finishing a dose of antibiotics could my dog have developed a yeast infection in his ear because of the antibiotics?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, antibiotics kill the good bacteria as well as the bad and allow the yeast to flourish.

      If your dog is on antibiotics you should be at least giving him some yogurt.

  21. QUESTION:
    How long does it take Zymox to help a dogs ear infection?
    Our cockapoo has a yeast ear infection. It has been 3 days and doesn't seem better. Does this medicine take a little while to work?

    • ANSWER:
      Zymox is an antibiotic for bacterial infections. It won't help yeast. They give this for secondary bacterial infections caused by the dog digging at her ears. Yeast is the most common infection seen in floppy eared dogs. It is reoccurent. Rubbing alcohol put into the year will kill it. If it is an active infection then put a capful in each ear 2 or 3 times a day until it seems to be better. Then when it seems gone, put a capful in each ear once or twice a week to keep any reoccurence under control.

      As the previous poster said Monostat or any athlete's foot cream or jock itch cream will kill the yeast. I prefer to use rubbing alcohol because it also drys out the ear so it doesn't regrow as quickly and allows secondary infections to clear up. It also helps to clean up the mess while the creams just add to the mess.

  22. QUESTION:
    what yogart is best choice for yeast infections in my dogs ear?
    i have heard about giving dogs yogart for ear troubles. so im thinking and wondering about witch yogart should i get. if i were to explaing to a sales associat what should i say?
    and should the dog take it oraly or putit in the ear?
    im being nickeled and dimed nearly to death by going to the vet!!!!!!!!!
    if it will taist bitter to my dog ill mix it with penut butter.

    • ANSWER:
      *palmtoface*

      your dog needs medical attention, not yogurt!

      lets say yo u had an ear infection...

      Would you:
      A: go to the doctor
      B; or eat yogurt

  23. QUESTION:
    What can i do about a yeast infection?
    My dog has an ear infection, it's really red, and it has smelly wax coming out of it. im pretty sure it's a yeast infection. I have an appointment with the vet the earliest i could get was next thursday. is there any medicing i can buy or anything i can do for her until then?

    • ANSWER:
      I'd make sure it was a yeast infection first it could be ear mites. It has the same symptoms. Also your vet should be able to fit you in somewhere sooner, your dog's health and comfort is a t risk. I can't believe your vet would do this.

  24. QUESTION:
    looking for a home remedy for dog ear infection?
    can anybody suggest a cheap home remedy for a dogs ear infection? I have a cocker spaniel and she has some kind of ear infection but I am out of work so I am trying to avoid taking her to the expenisive vet.
    Has anybody had any luck with any home remedies for this? I have tried putting the fluids from a couple of vit. E capsules in her ear but I am not sure if it has worked or not...I have only just did this yesterday though.
    Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      There is NO home remedy - you need to get your dog to the vet, have the ear infection identified -- could be a yeast infection, could be ear mites.

      The vet will then give you the proper treatment for the problem.

      This is not expensive and absolutely necessary. Ear infections don't go away with home remedies, you've just made it worse with the E capsule.
      This isn't an option, it is absolutely necessary to get your dog treated by a vet - ear infections are painful, itch like mad, and can cause deafness and worse for your dog.

      Get that dog to the vet -- doesn't cost that much for the infection to be identified and the right medication given.

  25. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of dogs yeast infection?
    we have a pure bread pitt bull who has been scratching for about the last 6 months or so. it's been getting worse lately; he is to the point where he draws blood from scratching so much and is loosing hair from scratching; his skin is bright red where he has lost hair from this. his ears are also red and irritated. he sometimes cries out when he's scratching himself because it hurts him. someone told me that their dog had similar problems and that it was yeast infection. she said that she used a home remedy but couldn't remember exactly what the ingredients were; so what i'm wondering is; what is a home remedy for a dog's yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      First you don't know that your "pure bred pitbull" has a yeast infection. You need to take him to a vet to find out what is wrong with him. He may be allergic to the food you are feeding him or it could be a number of things. And shame on you for letting your dog be miserable for the last six months.

  26. QUESTION:
    How to cure my dogs yeast infection?
    My dog has a yeast infection in both of his years. What is the best home cure that I can do for him? He's going to the vet at the end of the month. I want to try and help him before that so if it works he doesn't have to go through this anymore.

    • ANSWER:
      He needs to go to the vet now so the vet can do an ear swab and find out what kind of yeast (or other pathogen) is causing the problem. You can medicate a dog for a month for candidiasis and it will do nothing to alleviate malasezzia, orr vice versa. Most yeast infections in dogs are easily treatable but have to be diagnosed correctly.

      Bonzie 12, you don't treat yeast or other fungal infections with antibiotics. This often makes them worse as it kills friendly bacteria that help to fight the yeast infection. You have to use a different class of drugs called antimycotics.

  27. QUESTION:
    What are some natural treatments for chronic ear infections in dogs?
    My dog has had chronic yeast infections in his ears for years. My vet has given me tons of different drops, antibiotics, etc. but nothing works. The infection will go away for a few weeks and then come back. Are there any "natural" treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Diet change plus appropriate antibiotic for an adequate length of time, followed by weekly use of Zymox cleanser. The Zymox products are enzyme-based, and kind of "eat" yeasts, bacteria, ear debris and whatever other junk is in there. It is the best stuff ever! You do not want to combine either the Zymox cleanser or Zymox Otic (a stronger formula for treatment of minor infections) with antibiotics, since the antibiotics will "kill" the enzymes. I purchase Zymox products from http://www.vetamerica.com , and you can sometimes buy them at vets' offices.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do I stop my dogs ear infections?
    I have a black lab that has floppy ears. He continues to get yeast infections in them. We have been to the vet several times to no avail. It is so bad it smells like stinky feet. He doesn't get into any water so I can't see what would be causing it. He scratches his ears so much they bleed. I feel so bad for him cause we can't seem to kick this problem. Anyone know how to fix it?

    • ANSWER:
      My dog gets them all the time too. Our vet has us use rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball to clean out his ears. Soak the cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and clean out his ears, going as far in as you can without getting the ball stuck. (make sure this is a cotton ball, NOT a q-tip) The alcohol will clean and help dry out the ear canal. Do this once a week to prevent infection. Of course if he currently has an infection you will have to clear that up with a medication first. We medicate in the morning, clean the ear out in the evening and re-medicate. Do that for 10 days, then switch to cleaning only every week. This should help make the infections less frequent.

  29. QUESTION:
    My dog has a yeast infection in both his ears?
    I took my dog to the vet, and they said he has a yeast infection in both his ears. You can smell it if your sitting with him. They did not give me anything for it. So do any of you have any suggestions on how to get rid of the infection?
    I know, I don't know what to do. He is having surgery in 3 days to get a tumor cut off. Maybe they will give me something for it when i go there.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections are a sign of some other overall imbalance in the dog. Check his environment and his food. Is he scratching a lot? Got fleas? Using topical poisons on him? Over-vaccinating every year? On a cheap kibble with lots of corn? All of these things could contribute to a yeast infection coming on.

      That said, the others are right, the vet should have told you how to treat it yourself, or given you a topical. Unfortunately, many topicals actually make things worse, which begins a vicious cycle of multiple yeast infections. If you go the vinegar route, I prefer raw apple cider. However vinegar stings and is too painful if there are raw spots on your dogs ears. A plain saline solution is best for washing your dogs ears. Try this for a week twice a day before using any other products including the vinegar. You can make your own saline solution or buy it at the drug store. Most people I suggest this to end up being amazed at how successful and non-irritating it is to the ears. In between cleaning of the ears, a very light application of virgin organic coconut oil can be applied. Coconut oil is both antiseptic and antifungal! Amazing! I use it now for all my cooking and deep frying, and as my lip balm.

      Dont forget to check back with your vet if it does not clear up. Its really criminal that they sent you home with no info.

      Ro

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the optimum doseage for Diflucan for an ear infection thought to be a yeast infection in a Labrador?
    Dog has brownish substance and bitter smell in one ear. Amantadine was first used, and her ears were cleaned, and she still is showing signs of infection. I believe it is probably a yeast infection, and I would like to use some Diflucan to treat her. I don't know doseage for and 85 lb Labrador.
    I have many vets, and docs in my family, and I have diflucan on hand. I only have information on dosage for humans. I would only trust information that were consistant with information I already know... but thanks for the advice...
    Non Amantadine... Augmentin.... my bad... I am not a vet, but I have many who are in my family who will be glad to help my when they are not working. I have a doc bringing me some diflucan, and I am just trying to figure out the correct doseage
    I should've read the rest of the response before, but I needed to correct the amantadine mistake. As far as the topical goes, I have been using some Clotrimazole over the counter cream, but I am worried about going too deep in her canal. I also have worries about pushing any buildup down into her ear when I enter the canal with a swab. I would rather use oral and knock the infection out
    To Merlinandmeimei-

    If what you say is true, that is quite alarming. I understand that pretty much all store bought dog food is "junk" are mostly 50% filler (grain or rice). My dog would love nothing more to eat an "all meat" diet, and I would love to feed it to her, but there are also heath problems associated with that. Labs (and I think all dogs) have an inherent allergy to beef fat that causes theme to get ill in response to eating beef all of the time. All meat all the time will get expensive, too, can I put her on a meat and guts diet?
    ....Thanks for the information on how yeast may effect the overall health of a dog throught its life cycle, I will definately look into that information.
    .... As far as the Blue Star, perhaps subtracting the alcohol from the mixture (and using the substitute) might be best. I dont think that alcohol would kill the yeast, and might cause drying and inflamation. It is probably something other than the alcohol in the ointment. thks
    Merlinandmeimei-

    I have also seen yeast used as an ingredient in very many dog foods... What you say about yeast makes alot of sense...

    • ANSWER:
      Please contact your vet. He/she is the one qualified to tell you this. Take your dog in to see the vet. He can tell more from seeing her ears. He can also tell you definitely whether or not your doggie has a yeast infection and he can prescribe drops in the correct dosage for her weight and breed.

  31. QUESTION:
    My dog just recovered from a yeast infection in her ears. Can I give her a bath?
    My dog recovered from a pretty nasty yeast infection in her ears a few days ago. Is it okay to give her a bath? If water accidentally gets in her ears will it aggravate them and cause another infection? (My dog won't tolerate cotton balls, we've tried hundreds of times. She shakes them out within .02 seconds)

    • ANSWER:
      why not use a damp flannel or rag to wipe her face ( use a little baby tearless shampoo about a peasized amount ) and ears and give the rest of her body a good scrub from her neck downwards that way you wont get water in her ears!

  32. QUESTION:
    Has anyone heard of/used athletes foot powder for a dogs ears?
    I have a 10 yr old dog with pendulous ears, therefore they stay damp. Several times she has gotten what the vet calls a yeast infection and prescribe expensive meds. My friend who has a farm, several healthy dogs and s knowledgable about vet issues says I should sprinkle some athletes foot powder lightly in her ears. Comments?

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't heard of such a treatment, but I can't see it being something BAD... but I'm not a vet. Could you ask your vet? Or perhaps a different vet in your area for ideas?

  33. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection treatment left my dog's fur around her neck and ears greasy and sticky! How do I fix it?
    We applied Tri-Otic to her ears, the white creamy stuff them rubbed it into her ears, like the vet told us to. Now her yeast infection is resolved, but as a pomeranian the fur around her ears, neck, and head is all greasy. Sticky, clumpy, and wet looking. How do I get it off without using something too harsh? Anybody have experience with this?

    • ANSWER:
      Bath the dog in a good cleansing dog shampoo. Concentrate around the neck and under the ears. Make sure that he is properly brushed out before bathing.

  34. QUESTION:
    How do i tell if my cat has ear mites or a yeast infection in his ear? (without going to a vet)?
    He has black goo coming out of both ears. It is slimey and kind of looks like coffe grinds. It is dark brown in color. I have two types of treatment at home. One for ear mites and one for a yeast infection. I don't want to give both. Bringing him to the vet will cost me .00 for him to look at him and .00 for a lab fee- money which I don't have at the moment. Thank you for any help! Greatly appreciated! In the mean time, I have just been cleaning his ears with warm soapy water and cotton balls- not going inside the ear. His ears are just terribly dirty in there. HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      With a yeast infection, the ears will produce a very strong 'yeasty' smell. if there is an oder in your cats ears, then its probably a yeast infection.

      go ahead with the yeast infection medicine, and be sure to clean the ears very well. dogs and cats ears are very VERY deep so do not be afraid.

      if it doesnt seem to make a difference after about a week, then try the mite treatment.

  35. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection treatment left my dog's fur around her neck and ears greasy and sticky! How do I fix it?
    We applied Tri-Otic to her ears, the white creamy stuff them rubbed it into her ears, like the vet told us to. Now her yeast infection is resolved, but as a pomeranian the fur around her ears, neck, and head is all greasy. Sticky, clumpy, and wet looking. How do I get it off without using something too harsh? Anybody have experience with this?

    • ANSWER:
      give her a bath with dawn dih detergent

  36. QUESTION:
    Getting rid of and preventing dog yeast infection?
    My dog has been having bad skin problems. He itches a lot, gets bald spots, smells bad, and has grey elephant looking skin. I took him to the vet a few months ago, and he did a test and determined he has a yeast infection. The steroids and antibiotics helped it get better, but it just returned once he was off them. What should I do for my dog? Dont I need to find the source? Could it be his food? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      you could try a grain-free limited ingredient diet and apple cider vinegar ... when i put my very allergic dog on that diet with the vinegar added to the kibble breakfast and supper, she never had another yeast infection (ear, skin, otherwise) again ... natural balance makes limited ingredient diets (try to pick a protein source your dog has never had before) and they make kibble, canned and treats ... use organic apple cider vinegar (raw and NOT heinz from the grocery store, if it has mothers, bonus) ... my dog was fifteen pounds and i added about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon on top of her kibble twice a day ... it is cheap and very effective ...

  37. QUESTION:
    My Dog has a yeast infection how do we get rid of it?
    We took our dog to the vet last week to find out she has a yeast infection. It smells so bad it is almost untolerable. (the smell seems to be mostly coming from her mouth but her years and anus/vagina smell bad too. The vet didnt prescribe her anything but said she needed to loose weight (Is this a load of crap? I didnt know a dogs weight influenced yeast infections..) anyway ... if anyone knows the fastest way to get rid of this infection please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      Plain,unsweetened yogurt,AZO Yeast Tablets ( these are made for women,but are safe for a dog) and put Monistat or an athletes foot powder all over her,just make sure it contains Miconazole,2%.Also,I cannot believe that the vet wouldn't give you at least an antifungal shampoo.There is a good one called Malaseb,I would ask the vet for some.My cousin's Golden had this,and finally got rid of it after two years,with Ketoconazole,which is an oral antifungal.Get some Panalog from your vet to put in her ears,but I don't know about her mouth;I've never heard of a yeast infection causing bad breath.And,is she spayed? If she has a bad odor or discharge coming from her vagina and she isn't spayed,it could be pyometra,an infection of the uterus,which is fatal if not treated. Good luck.

  38. QUESTION:
    Is there any home remedies to treat my dog's ear infection?
    She has a yeast infection in her ears and I heard that there are ways to treat it without going to the vet and paying too much money for what they use to treat it.

    • ANSWER:
      No, you need to take your dog to the vet for proper diagnosis and care.

  39. QUESTION:
    What brand of dog food would you recommend to change to?
    My 5 year old dog just came home from the vet with a yeast infection in her ears. The vet has suggested that we change her food and treats to help clear up the infection. She recommended that we change to food with rice, chicken, veggies or fish. Was looking for brands that others have tired? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      In general, any food your dog likes that is high quality should be fine. Buy high-quality and avoid foods with any kind of by-product, and avoid those with fillers, especially corn.

      Go to your local pet-food specialty store, and ask for their recommendations. Take the time to read the ingredients.

      Ask also if they have any trial-size or sample bags of the foods that you are interested in buying; you really don't want to spend or more on a huge bag of dog food and find out that your dog doesn't like it. Spending a couple dollars on a small bag allows you to see if your dog will like it. My dog likes Nature's Menu's dry kibble food, "Chicken, Ocean Whitefish and Sweet Potato" flavor, but the best food in the world won't help if your dog refuses to eat it.

      There are a lot of high quality foods out there, and you will find that many people have their own personal favorite. You'll need to take the time to find which food your dog likes best that fits in your budget.

      If your dog has floppy (down) ears, be sure to stay on top of keeping them clean and dry, even after the infection has passed.

      Good luck! To learn more about dogs and related issues, check out Sharon McCuddy's "Lucky Dog" series of articles at http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/320974/sharon_annette_mccuddy.html

  40. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for an ear infection in one dog to pass to another dog?
    One of my dogs is going to the vet tommorrow for an ear infection (I'm not sure yet what is the cause of it.) I've been checking my other dogs ears...haven't noticed any symptoms, but I'm wondering if infections caused by yeast, other bacteria, or ear mites would be contagious?

    It's not a problem to bring my other dog to the appointment...should I, just to be on the safe side?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it can be contagious... all of them.

      H.O.T. Dog
      Handler Owner Trainer of GSD's

  41. QUESTION:
    Today my dog's groomer said he has a little bit of a yeast infection in his ears. How can the groomer tell?
    I took my dog to get groomed today. The groomer cleaned his ears with a wipe and when he removed the wipe, there was a little bit of ear gunk. Normal stuff like we get. But then he said that my dog has a little bit of a yeast infection in his ears.
    How can he tell?

    • ANSWER:
      Many times due to the smell, and the 'wetness'
      You may want to check your dogs' food.
      I had a basset, and he was constantly going to the vet for ear infections (Yeast can turn into ear infection)
      Anyway, I'd pay like for vet visit, get 10 days of Antibiotic, 11th day-wham, another ear infection, back to then vet, another , another 10 days-
      Eventually, he put him on steroids.
      I started to do research, and found that corn was one of the biggest allergy triggers.
      And what does an allergy look like?
      Scratching with no fleas, excessive shedding, hot spots, and ear infections!
      My guy had them all!
      I was feeding a grocery brand food, not knowing any better.-didn't realize it was all artificial colors!
      I started using Nutro Natural Choice, lamb & rice.
      Ear infections went away!
      Scratching, shedding and hot spots- gone!
      Nutro is 100% guaranted to improve skin and coat and, guaranteed for taste!
      Can't go wrong
      I no longer have to spend all that money on vet visits, or medicatin.
      Give it a try!

  42. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a dogs' yeast infection?
    My dog has this awful smell and we looked it up online. We saw that it was very common for the type of dog we have to get yeast infections, but we aren't sure if that's what he has. He seems to show the symptoms for it. He is also very old.

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on the location. It usually causes redness, dark brownish-red discharge in the ears. On the skin, it prefers warm places, like the arm pit or groin area, but can affect anywhere. The skin gets red, irritated and itchy ( of course!), and has a sweet odor. With chronic infections, the skin will darken, and get thick, like elephant skin.

      The easiest way to tell is to have your vet look at a swab of the skin/ears, to see if there is any yeast. There are many treatments, most topical unless the condition is severe. Please go to the vet, for his comfort.

  43. QUESTION:
    Can you treat a dog's ear infection without ear drops?
    My dog has a yeast infection in both ears and the vet gave us drops to put in twice a day, for 10 days, but my dog gets incredibly uncomfortable and turns aggressive when the ear drops come out. He won't let us near his ears when he knows what we're trying to do and snaps. We've tried a muzzle, and restraining him, but it's impossible to administer the drops properly, especially twice a day, without putting him through stress and discomfort.

    Is there any other possible treatments for ear infections? Such as, antibiotics to be take orally? That would be much easier!

    • ANSWER:
      It may be possible to treat orally, but to be honest, topical treatment is usually far more effective. Unfortunately needs must so if you have to use a muzzle to get this treatment where it needs to be, so be it I'd suggest you get back to your vet because obviously his ears are causing him pain, so some form of pain relief might be worth considering, to make it easier to treat him.

  44. QUESTION:
    My dog has yeast infection in both his ears?
    My dog has yeast infection in both his ears. I know this because i took him to the vet. I have drops for his ears and an antibiotic but i dont know if theres anytihng else i should do to help the process? does it matter if he's in the heat or cold?

    • ANSWER:
      Antibiotics do NOT treat yeast infection. If anything, they will make the problem worse, as they kill the beneficial bacteria that attack yeast. You should clarify this with the vet, as I'd hate for a bad situation to become worse.

  45. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection treatment left my dog's fur around her neck and ears greasy and sticky! How do I fix it?
    We applied Tri-Otic to her ears, the white creamy stuff them rubbed it into her ears, like the vet told us to. Now her yeast infection is resolved, but as a pomeranian the fur around her ears, neck, and head is all greasy. Sticky, clumpy, and wet looking. How do I get it off without using something too harsh? Anybody have experience with this?
    That is really safe on animals?
    i found it but it is an extremely durable adhesive. Are you really saying to put this on my dogs face? Seriously?

    • ANSWER:
      use goop on the ears and then wash them with shampoo. You can find it in the auto parts section at most stores. Goop not anything else. I am a groomer and this is the safest most effective way to take care of this problem.

  46. QUESTION:
    What's your best 'at home vet' tip for treating your dog?
    PLEASE NOTE I am in NO WAY advocating skipping vet care for a sick dog- I am just asking people to share their 'home remedies' for common doggies problems! If you are unsure of what your dog's condition is, SEE YOUR VET. If you have tried-and-true home solutions for doggie medical issues, share them here!

    Here are mine: Zymox solution for recurring ear infections (only treat bacterial or yeast infections, not infections due to mites) and Terramycin for conjunctivitis- both available OTC online.

    My dog battled ear infections FOREVER, we were at the vet's every 2 months or so, and nothing worked, until the Zymox. Conjunctivitis flares up once in a while in another dog, we have found we can clear it up with a tube of Terramycin instead of a + vet trip/antibiotics from them.

    • ANSWER:
      Haven't really needed too many at-home vet techniques (thankfully), but we're probably among that many that use:

      Benadryl for bee stings/insect bites

      Buffered aspirin for minor aches/pains

      Ibuprofin only when advised by Vet

  47. QUESTION:
    Are dog ear infections contagious to people?
    My dog has a yeast ear infection (we are treating it with drops from the vet), Is it possible for him to transmit it to humans?

    • ANSWER:
      No, dogs and humans have completely different immune systems. You cannot catch diseases from your dog and vice-versa.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is there something to give cats to help them from getting yeast infections in her ears?
    My cat tends to be very prone to yeast infections in her ears. All the vet told me was to keep cleaning her ears out but I just wondered (actually after seeing a question over in the Dog section) if there was something I could feed/give to her that would help prevent her from getting them?

    • ANSWER:
      Feeding, probably not, but yes there is something very easy to do.

      Ours was prone to it too, and he'd get a huge buildup of waxy stuff as well. I started using a swab of 50/50 diluted vinegar (in water) to wipe out his ears once a week. I used a wadded kleenex for it, and made sure to get down as far as my finger and the kleenex would allow. This changed the acidity in the ear enough to stop the infections. Once a week is fine, or you can do it twice a week, but definately not every day.

  49. QUESTION:
    What could be wrong with my dogs ears?
    My Bulldog had been scratching his ears a lot and yelping so I took him to the vet and said he had a yeast infection in his ears so they gave him some ear drops. We have been using these ear drops for over a month already and my dog is still doing it. Should I take my dog back? What would be the next thing they could do for him?

    • ANSWER:


yeast infection in dogs ear

Dog Itchy

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What should you do for a dog that has itchy skin?
    My dog has itchy skin and we know that it is not flea's, I have heard that oatmeal baths work but i don't know what to use?

    • ANSWER:
      you can use any kind of oatmeal shampoo, dollar store band up to hydro surge lol. but if you know fleas are not to blame don't get an oatmeal shampoo that has flea and tick stuff in it as this will only irritate the skin more. anything with aloe or honey will also help. if it's cold or really dry outside the oatmeal milk shampoos are awesome. you can also find tear less oatmeal shampoo which is great if they'r itching around their heads. just don't forget the cotton balls in the ears, and be sure to get all the soap off the face. good luck hope your dog is itch free for the new year ;)

  2. QUESTION:
    Is flea treatment necessary during the winter?
    He never had them before, but my 25# Lhasa had an infestation in late summer. We keep his hair pretty short. My groomer said I don't need to treat him in the winter. It's between 20 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit where I live. Can I skip the flea spray right now? It's smelly and makes the dog itchy.

    • ANSWER:
      I just gave my dog the flee pill and he is good for a month it is real cold in Washington here!

  3. QUESTION:
    What can I do to help stop dog itching from allergic reaction to flea treatment?
    Tried a cheaper version of flea and tick treatment. Dog very itchy. Gave bath, but continues to itch. Tried Benedryl with some limited relief

    • ANSWER:
      Consult a vet, they always know best!

  4. QUESTION:
    Did orijen dog food make your dog itchy?
    both of my dogs are itchy all the time but neither of them have fleas and my cat isnt itchy. Orijen is grain free, no byproducts or fillers... One of the top 5 brands in the country... But could it be the food?

    • ANSWER:
      your dog could have an allergy to one of the proteins they use. Have you tried a different formula?

      If you can afford it, you could try to do an allergy test on your dog but it is expensive, running at about 0.

      All 3 of our dogs have eaten all the different flavors of Orijen (in rotation) without any problems such as itchiness or scratching. It's one of my favorite dog food companies ever.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best shampoo/conditioner available for dogs?
    I was wondering what brand of shampoo or conditioner I should use. I have heard many horror stories about how the product makes the dogs skin itchy and uncomfortable. I wish to have the best for my dog, any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Most commercial dog shampoos contain sodium lauryl sulfate, TEA lauryl sulfate or similar detergents. These are also used in human shampoos but were originally developed as industrial degreasers!

      We don't use them on ourselves or our dogs. We make shampoo bars (natural soap) at home and only use this on ourselves and our dogs. Granted, learning to make soap for your dog may not be the answer you wanted. Go to a health food store, Trader Joe's, etc. and ask the staff for a real soap bar. Labels can be deceiving. Just because it says "natural soap" doesn't mean that it isn't a detergent bar with one or two "natural" ingredients. Labeling laws serve the manufacturer and not the consumer. One brand that is very common is Dr. Broner's. A bar will last several months if you shampoo your dog once a month. Dr. Broner's also makes several liquid soaps that work well. The lavender or peppermint liquid soap will also kill fleas.

      Most bath soap bars in the store are not really soap even though they can legally claim to be soap. They are chemical detergents with all the problems that go along with the liquid stuff. Hence titles like "beauty bar," "body bar," "deodorant bar," etc.

      Our dogs were miserable after a bath. Their skin was dry and they scratched incessantly. We decided that if a natural soap bar that we make was good for ourselves then it must be good for the dogs. Even our vet is always very impressed when he sees them.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do I help my dogs itchy skin?
    I bathe my dog as supposed to, but yet he still itches. Especially at the base end of his tail. Its also more like chewing. And its bad enough to cause sores.

    • ANSWER:
      Dogs can itch for lots of reasons, fleas, mites, allergies or just dry skin. My dog has allergies really bad and I have tried everything. but I started treated him with holistic meds and foods and found this absolutely amazing ant itch spray. You will have to try a all natural pet store in your area but it is called Richards Organics Incredible Skin Spray. This stuff works instantly and it has natural antibiotic properties so it also prevents infection. I have tried everything but by far this stuff works the best.
      You can also try baking soda and water. Mix 1-2 heaping teaspoons of baking soda with 8 oz of water in a spray bottle. It works pretty well and seems to soothe the skin.

  7. QUESTION:
    What home remedies can I use for my dogs itchy snout?
    My male one-year old dog has developed bumps that are kind of scabby on his snout that he itches regularly. What is it? I have a feeling it has something to do with the dry, winter weather, but I want to give him a natural home remedy instead of taking him to a vet. Any suggestion?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't know WHY your dog has scabs on his muzzle (pigs have snouts), so how can you possibly treat it? Your dog needs the vet.

  8. QUESTION:
    What can I do for my dogs itchy skin?
    My dog has really itchy skin, I have tried every food out there, from the dollar bag to the dollar bags. We have tried cremes, medications, and anti histamines. I am at a loss for what I can do for her. She is a mix of a american bulldog-sheep dog and maybe lab. I would love any help

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    How to soothe dogs itchy and irritated skin?
    I have a 10 year old jack russell terrier who recently recovered from fleas. He's still itchy and I hate to hear him suffer :( Help?

    • ANSWER:
      Your JRT could be allergic to fleas, or just still recovering from the bites, which don't go away immediately. Check with your vet to see if the medication or shampoos/chemicals you are/were using are irritating his skin. Some dogs can't handle Frontline, if that's what you've been using. If the problem only started when you noticed he had fleas, than it's probably one of the above. If not, then it could be many things, including diet--many, many dogs have food allergies to soy, wheat, corn, gluten, artificial flavouring/colourings, poultry, fish, beef, and/or ham!
      A natural venison or buffalo premium diet is much healthier. Check your current dogfood's rating at http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog-food-index-a.html and see how many stars (the best food's are 6 stars) it gets. Ask your vet if daily fish oil capsules will help his itchy dry skin, and also ask him how much to give him. If your dog has some "hotspots" that are raw/painful/very itchy/bald compared to the rest of his body, buy some homeopathic Traumeel ointment (not the gel, the ointment) from Heel (I think?) and put some on his worst spots. Make sure he can't lick it off! Tramueel soothes and relieves pain and itching and ven stimulates hair growth, we discovered:)
      When shampooing your JRT, look for shampoos that say natural and gentle or easy on skin. Tea tree oil, aloe, and oatmeal are great shampoo ingredients.
      Good luck, and I hope your dog feels better soon!

  10. QUESTION:
    how do I stop my dog from shedding hair all year round , it is every where around house and yard?
    Dog has itchy dry skin but shinny coat , is it her diet and how can I change it

    • ANSWER:
      Get her shaved. That's what I did with my kitty. It is a temporary fix.

  11. QUESTION:
    What should I do about my dogs itchy skin?
    I have a 14 month old German Shepherd dog and for the past couple of months she has been itching all the time. The vet suggested Purina Pro Plan for sensitive skin and shes been on that for a month already and no change yet. Ive given her an oatmeal bath one time so far also. Any other suggestions what will make her stop itching? Her skin in some areas is blotchy red/black from itching so much :(
    she is on comfortis flea pill, so no fleas

    • ANSWER:
      Since she's been to the vet, I'll assume she doesn't have any kind of physical condition going on - no mites, hot spots, etc.

      Purina's crap. Read the list of ingredients. The majority of dogs with itchy skin, either have dry skin/coat because they aren't getting any (or enough) salmon oil, especially in dry winter months.

      The other common reason is simply the quality of the food. Some dogs are allergic to the protein source, but its most often that the dogs can"t tolerate the grain and need a grain-free food.

      Oatmeal shampoo is great but bathing a dog who's already got dry skin isn't good. You need to stop the itching first - GSDs don't get baths too often anyway.

  12. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to give my dog a daily vitamin to help with skin issues even though on a good dog food?
    Dog has dry itchy skin from allowing to eat people food instead of dog food. Been eating dog food now for 2weeks can see some change but would like to do more. Please Help Anyone Itchy!

    • ANSWER:
      Which brand and variety of food are you feeding him? Many of the commercial brands produced today have indigestible grains and fillers which will stress a dog's body, causing an allergic reaction.

      I would highly recommend you get some tests done at the vet's to determine any possible allergies. But first change his food to something of a high quality, such as a raw prey model diet or an appropriate grain-free food, and give his body a month to detox.

      Also, keep in mind that dogs shouldn't be bathed more than 3-4 times a year, at the most. Unless, of course, your dog has encountered a skunk, rolled in something dead, has fleas, etc. Too much bathing will strip your dog's skin and fur of essential oils.

      EDIT: Awww, I get TD's for the honest truth! : )

  13. QUESTION:
    How to smooth a dogs nails after clipping?
    The nail file the clippers come with are a complete joke, and my dog always had itchy ears (been to the vet, nothing wrong with them) every time I clip his nails he starts yelping because the rigid nails hurt. I'll be getting the soft paws eventually but in the mean time what can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      After i clip my dog's nails, i let him run on on concrete or asphalt b/c it grinds the nail down easier than nail clips.

  14. QUESTION:
    What could be causing my dog to be so itchy?
    My newly adopted dog is so itchy! He can't go 10 minutes (unless he's sleeping) without itching. I know it's not fleas, and I don't know what could be wrong with him.

    Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      I was in the same boat 6 months ago.
      I was considering everything, including fungal infection, scabies (mange) and all sort of allergies.
      Bathing in medicated shampoo didn't seem to make much difference.

      Then I discovered that my dog appears to be wheat intolerant, or more likely, intolerant to gluten in general.
      If he eats anything with wheat and/or corn, the next day he'll get lumps and bumps on his skin and he'll be scratching like crazy.
      The problem is, just about all the food from pet stores and/or supermarkets contains lots of wheat, corn, barley, and other grains as filler.

      I've tried switching to solely home cooked meals to figure out what ingredient(s) trigger his immune system to play up (i.e. allergic reaction), at least for a while until his skin has all cleared up.
      Well, that was five months ago and his skin looks (and smells) great now. He's doing so much better on a meat, rice and veges diet, I'm still reluctant to try any commercial dog foods. Perhaps "terrified" is a more appropriate word.

      After some research I found out that many, many dogs cannot handle grains with gluten very well,
      just like there are tonnes of humans that are gluten intolerant.
      Apparently, grains containing gluten isn't really great for anyone. It just so happens that it is much more damaging to some people/animals than to others.

      My advice is, try out a gluten free diet for your dog, even if just for a week to get some answers.
      If that is the problem, then skin problems is just one of the symptoms, and if not already, it's more than likely that other problems with the digestive track (intestines) will develop too, if the dog still gets to eat food with gluten.
      Seliac disease occurs in dogs too.
      Please don't ignore the signs, otherwise the dog may suffer badly and probably won't live long.

      Good luck.

  15. QUESTION:
    What can I apply to soothe my dogs itchy, red, sensitive skin?
    I have a little cheeky female white English Staffordshire Bull Terrier who I adore named Indi but she has quite sensitive skin. She doesn't have fleas yet continues to rub her belly and chest on grass or even the carpet in my room. I think her skin gets irritated so she scratches it but then it gets somewhat inflamed and red compared to its normal pink and I am worried it is hurting her.Is there any dog wash or preferably a natural remedy I can apply to try to soothe it for her? Thank-you.

    • ANSWER:
      I would ask the vet to do a skin scraping

      she could have scabies (mite)

      the only way you are going to know the cause & with that find a cure ... is to get a skin scrape done

      if skin scrape shows nothing, then blood work, including allergy testing

  16. QUESTION:
    How to keep dog clean in between baths?
    My dog has dry itchy skin, I've been putting fish oil in her dry food twice a week and also I switched to oatmeal shampoo and conditioner. My vet told me that I shouldn't wash my dog too often that I should wash her at least once a month or less and just rinse her off with water in between baths. My dog gets stinky after awhile, How can I keep the stink off of her in between baths? I don't really like using those cheap pet sprays they don't really work and they make her even more itchy.

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the best remedy for dogs dry/Itchy skin?
    I have a three year old lab Mix and she has extremely dry and itchy skin. She scratches constantly and I have given her flea medicine thinking she may have fleas but she still continues to scratch. I recently noticed large flakes on her fur. It may be allergies, but I think it's just dry skin. Does anyone have any suggestions on some home remedies I can try to fix the problem? Poor baby, she's miserable. If I can't help her soon, I'll need to take her to the vet.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok my wife says to put a some butter in with their food. At the pet store you should fine a coat conditioner to help out. Giving the fish sometimes helps. It has to work through their system.

      There is also a rubber brush we use on our dogs when it gets bad. The dogs love it. It is like a massage.

      Good luck, hope it helped.

      Mot

  18. QUESTION:
    Anyone ever washed their dog with downy detergent?
    I heard that doing so can help a dog that has itchy skin. Anyone tried this, and did it work?
    I heard it on a local radio station. A vet was a guest and recommended using downy fabric softener in a dog bath to help soothe a itchy coat. Just wondering, because I had never heard that before. Everyone settle down, I would never hurt my pup.

    • ANSWER:
      No! That will make your dog's skin worse. Go to the pet store and pick out an oatmeal shampoo, I like the brand "Groomer's Blend".

  19. QUESTION:
    Why am I allergic to my dog but not my friends dog?
    They're the same bread and even from the same litter, but my dog makes me itchy and gives me hives (they go away shortly after) and his never does? Why is this?

    • ANSWER:
      If your friends dog gets bathed more than yours it could be for that reason.

  20. QUESTION:
    what can I buy for my dog with Itchy skin?
    My dog only chats when she is left alone at night we have been to the vets tried steroids and skin scrapes amongst other things. She is on strong hold so it's not Flees or Mites. Nothing has shown up
    Thinking about changing her food, she is a two year old German Shepherd. Any advice please.

    • ANSWER:
      If she only does it when she is alone at night, and the vet has ruled out mange or fleas, then could it be stress?
      Try leaving the radio on quietly for her and giving her a long lasting chew toy. Also leave a worn t-shirt in her bed with your scent on it.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is a West Highland Terrie good for people with allergies?
    I am allergic to dogs and after researching I have found out that most websites agree that the West Highland Terrier is a hypoallergenic dog and does not shed as much as other dogs.

    The symptons I experience with most dogs is itchy nose, itchy red eyes and mild asthma when sleeping.

    Do you thing a West Highland Terrier would be a good dog for me?

    Thankyou, all answers appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      ~ The only way to know 100% is to go be around one. Find one by way of dog park, vet, pet store, breeder, play group and ask to hold it and play with it. Let it lick you, hold it close to your face and pet it and if after 30 minutes, nothing, then your safe!

  22. QUESTION:
    My dog is constantly itchy, has reddened skin and hair thinning. Tried everything -any suggestions?
    My dog has very itchy skin. She does not have hot spots. Many areas of her skin are red looking and her hair has become thin. She has been in and out of a cone for over a year. It seems to come and go a bit but we cannot figure out what it is or what to do. Have had her tested for everything including lupus. Tried antibiotics, steroids, antihistamines, different foods, no treats, not letting her go near grass, bathing with different shampoos.
    Help! Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      My sister's dog was the same - she used to rub eucalyptus oil into the skin and it cleared up. better ask Vet first though.

  23. QUESTION:
    What should I use on my dogs' flakey skin?
    My dog has dry, itchy, flakey skin. What can I use on it to make it feel better?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Use liquid ivory soap mixed in a pan with water in place of dog shampoo. Our vet recommended it to use on our golden retriever because he had an inherited skin disease and it made his skin and fur terrific in about two weeks. Dont use anything but that though, because ivory is the most mild. HOPE THIS HELPS!!

  24. QUESTION:
    My dog is itchy and doesn't have fleas, think it is allergy can I wash him with pine tar soap?
    I read that someone washed their itchy dog with pine tar soap for relief of his skin itch. Is this safe? Grandpa's Pine Tar Soap is used for human skin problems. What is your opinion? I am also going to start him on flax seed oil. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      What works for human eczema, dry skin, etc, might not work best for dogs. If she is itchy, try an oatmeal dog shampoo. Also look into changing her food. Food allergies or intolerance to some ingredients can make a dog very itchy. Try to find one that has no corn, soy or wheat ingredients, those are the ones usually responsible. Good luck.

  25. QUESTION:
    What brand of dog food would be good for a dog with allergies?
    My mom's dog has really bad, itchy skin so she's decided to put him on better food, currently he is eating Purina Little Bites. I read that pretty much anything you can buy at a grocery store is no good, and that for allergies it would be best to go grain free (right?).
    Anyway, can someone suggest a good food? Like most people, she isn't super rich, so if it's not like, for a 5lb bag, that'd be great lol
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      my previous dog has severe allergies to several animal proteins and i put her on natural balance grain free limited ingredient kibble ... i picked a protein source (the salmon one) that she had not had before ... it was reasonably priced and they even have limited ingredient treats too ... it was not till i was strict with pretty much giving her only kibble and those treats that she got significantly better ...

      http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/product-category.aspx?ProductCategoryID=12&category=Dog%20Dry%20LID%20Limited%20Ingredient%20Diets

  26. QUESTION:
    Would increased testosterone make my dog itchy?
    I think my one year old dog might be having a testosterone surge because he is particularly excited and enthusiastically pestering my female dog (spayed), and it may just be coincidence but he is scratching and I wonder if it this could be similar to when women have hormonal changes they sometimes suffer with itchy skin. He has been frontlined and these bouts only usually last a few days but are intermittent, it seems like it should be an allergy but his diet hasn't changed.

    • ANSWER:
      It would be very unusual for a "surge" in testosterone to cause itchiness, more likely it is in reaction to an environmental allergen, food allergy, or the Frontline that you put on him. As to food allergies, it matters little how old the dog is or whether the food has been changed or not. A dog can develop allergies as they get older, at any time in their life regardless of whether or not the diet has been changed. I have a Sheltie that has eaten the same food all 8 years of her life, but as of a month ago she popped up with allergies. An elimination diet showed me it was something in the food she has eaten all her life. This surprised me, but my vet assured me this happens all the time and is not at all unusual.

  27. QUESTION:
    How do you treat a dog's itchy ears at home?
    I think my dog has an ear infection or ear mites. Do you know of a good home remedy to treat the symptoms?

    I have already made and used a solution of 1/3 water 1/3 vinegar and 1/3 alcohol...

    Any suggestions will help. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Ear mites MAY be treatable with the use of Revolution from your vet. This is a prescription medication, so it will require that your dog has been seen within a year, and has had a heartworm/lyme test within that time.
      Yeast or Bacteria will require a topical antibiotic such as Mometamax, again, from your vet. You can't get rid of bacteria without an antibacterial. Products like Mometamax contain antibiotics designed to kill the bacteria that is commonly found in the ears.

      Yeast/Bacteria debris tends to be moist, while ear mites tend to have dry, crusty debris.

      The problem with oils (sorry) is that mites and yeast especially do very will in oil. While it may help with the inflammation, I've seen many, many yeast infections flourish with the use of oils and over-the-counter ear treatments.

      No matter what you choose to do, do not use Q-tips. You should never put anything larger than an elbow in any ear, as you risk permentantly damaging the ear. At the very least, pick up a pH-balancing ear cleaner, apply it to the ear, and mush it around to break up the debris, then use a chunk of cotton to wipe it out.

      Allergies often cause some sort of discharge as well, and itchiness. Again, only a vet could tell you what exactly is going on in the ears.

  28. QUESTION:
    What can I give my dog for allergies?
    Right around this time every year, my dog gets an itchy face and licks his paws raw. What do you suggest I do to relieve his itchiness? Is children's benadryl bad?

    • ANSWER:
      Dogs can take benadryl. This web page has the dosage. http://www.walkervalleyvet.com/otc-meds.htm

      I've had to give it to my dogs before. This years pollen season was rough. My little one had a stuffed up nose. One bendadryl solved that problem. I kept her on it through the pollen season.

  29. QUESTION:
    What can I do about my dogs itchy skin?
    My dog is a long haired dog amd a friend of mine said that I should shave him and start all over and treat his skin. Should I shave him?

    • ANSWER:
      Bathe him with Head-n-Shoulders Dandruff Shampoo. Really. It won't hurt the dog and it should help the itchy skin that may be a result of dryness. I used H-n-S on my dog and it reduces the flaking and gives him a beautiful, shiny coat.
      (You should not have to shave your dog's coat off. If H-n-S gives no relief, check with a vet - your dog may have allergies, perhaps even to fleas (many dogs do have flea allergies.)
      Good luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    Are there any home remedies for hot spots?
    my dog has itchy bumps all over his belly, im assuming they're hot spots and am wondering if there is a home remedy for them.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a picture of what hot spots look like;
      http://www.dogandhorsecare.com/staph-infection
      Hot spots are staph infections due to a dog scratching the skin and breaking open the skin barrier that prevents staph from entering the blood stream . You can treat them, but if you do not learn what is causing them they will return with a vengence. Once your dog has them, the next occurance will probably be worse and treatment will consist of a vet visit for a steroid shot and a long term dose of an antibiotic. You need to find out why your dogs immune system is so low that staph infection takes hold when you dog scratces.
      It can be due to allergies, an internal disease problem, or even due to Hypothyroidism.
      Your local pharmacy carries a product called Domeboro. It is a solution for drying out feet and used with warm water on hot spots can clear them up temporarily. Ask your pharmacist for the tablets.
      Dissolve one in warm water and apply it to the "hot spot" several times a day to dry it up. In the meantime see about changing your dogs diet to eliminate any corn, wheat, soy, by-products and chicken and see if that helps to prevent them re occuring.

  31. QUESTION:
    What to do if my dogs really itchy?
    My dog Toby is really itchy in certain areas of his body. I know its not fleas or anything because he is on Flea & Tick medicine every 30days. I gave him a bath 2 days ago with oatmeal and medicated shampoo but the next day he began to itch again. I looked it up and it might turn into a "hot spot". So does anyone know a good treatment for this, or a good brand specifically for "hot spots" on dogs?

    • ANSWER:
      YES. I deal with hot spots on a daily basis at the vet clinic I work in.

      Firstly, they heal the quickest when exposed to air.. best way to do this is shave the area with clippers (this may be painful so have someone else hold the dog).. after this clean it really well with an antibacterial soap like Hibitane ( you can get this at the pharmacy.. it's a reddish pink color) The next thing to do that works best in my experience is to treat it with Topagen spray. This can be purchased at your vet clinic and works wonders on hot spots.

      within a week or so, they should be healing well.

      **Side note: Hot spots are often caused by underlying allergies.. has he been exposed to anything different foodwise? Or has he been outside more often than usual.. there are more allergens in the air this time of year.. might want to mention it to your vet

  32. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies for my dog's itchy ears?
    My dog has been scratching her ears constantly. She digs so hard that she cries and her ears bleed. I have already taken her to the vet once concerning this issue a week ago, and they told me to give her half of a 25mg pill of Benadryl and associated it to an allergy issue since the cultures came back negative for any type of bacterial or fungal infection. The only thing they said they saw was that her eardrums were inflammed. Unfortunately, the Benadryl does NOT help the ears at all. I have tried calling the vet back to let them know that it isn't helping her or alleviating the pain in any way and they have yet to get back to me after a few days.

    Is there any type of oil or ointment that I can apply to her ears - not too deep - but just enough to maybe stop the itch?
    I have already transitioned my dog from her old diet of Purina Pro Plan to Zignature grain and corn free diet since she was apparently allergic to that.

    Zignature is highly recommended for pets with a lot of allergies. She has had skin testing and I double and triple checked the ingredients on the bag to make sure that there were no ingredients that would cause a reaction.

    The vet said her symptoms should go away though within a few days (3-7) of switching, and it is going on 3 weeks.

    Also - she is an Italian Greyhound

    • ANSWER:
      I would recommend reconsidering your dogs diet.

      Wheat amongst other things are horrible fillers for dogs that are present in many commercial foods and which cause or aggravate allergens.

      There are books available online called "dog dish diet" and "feed your pet to avoid the vet", both by the same veterinarian. He advocates dietary changes as a key factor in treating pet allergies and has many different nutritional alternatives.

      ADDITIONAL:
      There is an area in British Columbia (Canada) which is super hippy and organic and all that. Here is a video from a veterinarian in that area which discusses naturalistic approaches to Dog ear health. I am not a vet and have never tried his suggestions so I cannot comment if he is a good vet or not, but perhaps this video might help you. Also, perhaps this vet might be kind enough to reply to you if you post a question:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kxhAFF9m58

      Here is another youtube vet, author of those books I mentioned, who I rather trust (hence why I suggested his books). This is a video on "Home remedies for red inflamed ear":

  33. QUESTION:
    My 6 year old dog is always itchy and bites the undersides of his paws violently?
    We bathe him regularly in antiflea&tick shampoo, his dog food hasn't really changed and the itching is recently. What can I do and what is causing these problems?

    • ANSWER:
      I would try switching his food because this itching could very well be caused by a food allergy. When looking for a food you want to stay away from by-products, ground yellow corn, wheat, and any artificial flavors or colors. Also switch up the main protein source. A lot of times it is the protein source that dogs are (or become, even after many years) allergic to. So if your dog is on a chicken based food now switch to lamb, venison, or herring. I would try a venison based diet first simply because there aren't many dogs that are allergic to venison. Nutro Natural Choice Venison Meal & Whole Brown Rice is an excellent food. No by-products, which can include heads, feet and intestines. No ground yellow corn, which is a filler and a big allergen among pups. No wheat, which is another big allergen for dogs. And no artificial colors or flavors. Nutro also has the highest levels of essential fatty acids (Omega 3 & 6) to help promote healthy skin and coat and also reduce shedding. They are actually the only company that I know of the guarantees healthy skin & coat. And all of their foods are 100% guaranteed! So give it a few weeks, if you don’t notice a difference, return the food (with your receipt), and either get another formula or get your money back.

      Hope this helps!

  34. QUESTION:
    how often can I give my dog children's benadryll?
    My dog has red itchy skin, I was wondering how often I can give him childrens benadryll? I gave him some last night but can I give it to him every night? It is only 12.5 mg.

    • ANSWER:
      It's OK to give your dog the benadryl, but if this has been going on for a while (more than a week or two), I suggest taking the dog to the vet to discover the cause of the itchy, red skin. It could be a thyroid problem or allergies. In the case of the thyroid, medication is available and is very inexpensive. If there is an allergy, ask the vet to test the dog to determine the sensitivity. If the sensitivity is to food, a holistic veterinary practitioner can advise you on how to make your own "allergen free" food for your dog (in cases of dog food allergies, you'll see a turnaround within a few weeks of a change in diet). Keep up the benadryl to keep him comfortable, and seek vet advice if it keeps up.

  35. QUESTION:
    How can I help my dog relieve itchy skin until Saturday Morning?
    I'm pretty sure my poor dog has a flea allergy. Constant scratching, hot spots, flaky skin.. its pitiful. Anyway, I can't take her to the vet until saturday morning so is there anything I can do until then to make it a little easier on her? I feel so bad, but i can't do anything about it until Saturday :(

    • ANSWER:
      Well I would say use Dawn dish soap because they helps get rid of fleas, but since she has hot spots and flaky skin don't because it's harsh on skin. The best you can do is buy some Oatmeal soap and give her a bath with it. Only one bath, because bathing to much can also be harmful. Also get some Dr. Adams flea spray and use it for now. You can buy both at Walmart.

  36. QUESTION:
    Help please i am so sick of my dog itching?
    i don't know what is wrong with my dog she itchy too much i take her to the vet 3 times but it not work.i don't now what to do now i feel bad for my dog every times that she itchy i look for fleas but she don't have any.what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      i switched my itchy dog to a grain free limited ingredient diet and she has stopped itching ... if the dog is itchy year round and you live where there are four distinct seasons, the allergies could be food ... if the dog is only itchy in certain seasons it could be environmental such as pollens ... most allergies in dogs are environmental and the only treatment is antihistamines and if the itching is really harsh, prednisone ... but if your dog is itchy year round, vets have no clue about food and nutrition, so you should consider a limited ingredient diet that is grain free and is a unique protein source ... so if your dog currently eats a chicken based diet for example, pick red meat or fish instead ... natural balance makes several good grain free limited ingredient diets ...

      http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/dogformulas/allergy.html

  37. QUESTION:
    What is a good dog shampoo to help control fleas, ticks, mites, etc?
    I got a new dog from the shelter a few weeks ago. She is a wonderful dog! She fit right in with our family, my other dog loves her, and the cats don't even mind the new addition.

    However, I notices she gets really itchy around her neck, but not like insanely itchy and no visual problems. We thought it was the new collar. But in this last week my hand has also become itchy with small little bumps like an ant bite.I thought dry skin at first, but today went a googling and ran across articles on mites which can cause the dog itchiness and the itchy hands!

    I think she might have mites or fleas or something. What is a good shampoo to give a try just in case? Any other suggestions?
    The shelter said they treat for fleas when we got her as that was one concern of mine. I did not ask in detail how they treated for fleas though.
    The shelter said they treat for fleas when we got her as that was one concern of mine. I did not ask in detail how they treated for fleas though.

    • ANSWER:
      Try Dawn dish detergent. The BLUE kind. Give the dog a bath with it. Leave the suds on her whole body for at least 5 minutes. Don't forget her neck and especially her ears!

      The Dawn will kill and drown fleas and flea eggs (nits).

      The detergent will kill any other nasty bugs that the dog may carry.

      If you don't want to use a flea dip, spray your dog with citronella oil in water (in a spray bottle). Make sure you shake the bottle up first before you use it. The citronella oil will repel insects onto your dog. It will also make your dog smell great!

      Take your dog to a vet after you are sure there are no more fleas or mites after the bath.

      It is ALWAYS a good idea to take a new dog to a vet to get it checked out, to see if there are other problems with the dog.

  38. QUESTION:
    What's the best moisturizing shampoo for dogs?
    My dog has dry, itchy skin (atopic dermatitis, I believe) and I want something that will help to moisturize it.
    Lol, I knew someone would mention fish oil....yes, I do give it to him. :]

    • ANSWER:
      I have a Shepard mix that has dry itchy skin And iused alot of different shampoos with no luck. Then I tried Virbac and it did the trick. I also give my Dog Omega 3 fish oil pills 1 a day. But i wouldnt give any advice without telling you to have a vet check out your dog. It could be an allergy that your dog is suffering from

  39. QUESTION:
    Where to buy flowers of sulphur?
    Hi i am wanting to buy flowers of sulphur (sublimed sulphur) to help my dogs itchy skin but cant find it anywhere in auckland, new zealand. can anyone help or is there a similar product that does the same thing?

    • ANSWER:
      Your best answer is to see a vet. They can prescribe a medicine that will help relieve the itch. It is common for some dogs to have problems especially in the summer and start scratching. It happened to my dog. The anti itch medicine that my vet prescribed is given as a pill.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do you treat your dog's dry itchy skin during the winter months?
    Our dog has been itching more ever since the weather has become cold. I've heard that feeding him things like eggs and salmon will help, is this true?
    OK, why a raw egg and not cooked? And what about the fish oil, is it the same fish oil we get from the vitamin aisle or is there a special formula for animals?

    • ANSWER:
      raw egg and when i give him baths i use oatmeal shampoo

  41. QUESTION:
    How can we prevent our dogs to become so itchy in the winter month?
    Our two dogs are being brushed daily and also we use anti itch dog shampoo.

    • ANSWER:
      Supplementing your dogs' food will help. Giving them more fatty acids (Omega-3 and Omega-6) in the winter will help combat the affects of the dry, cold air.

      You can buy skin and coat supplements, such as Vitacoat or Derm Caps at some pet stores, or through supply companies online. You can also buy jars of fish oil and vitamin E caplets at the store and add those to the dogs' food -- this is easy since you can't really "overdose" -- depending on the dogs' size you use 1-2 caplets daily.

      Some premium dog foods, such as Eukanuba, already contain extra Omega-3/-6.

      Hope this helps!

  42. QUESTION:
    Why does my puppy keep licking her butt and scratching and biting herself?
    My 15 month dog is so itchy. I switched her dog food from canidae chicken to nutro lamb formula 2 weeks ago, thinking it was the chicken. My older dog just passed 2 months ago from cluster seizures the vet couldn't stop. She was only nine, could this be related. I might be just paranoid because of
    Loosing my girl so suddenly. Any help would help.

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    My dog has had itchy ears since he came back fro the groomers why is this?
    He has itchy ears for about 2 weeks, he does not have build up of wax and his ears are not really that red! What could it be and how should I treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be water in his ears that has caused an infection.
      See the vet, he may need ear drops.

  44. QUESTION:
    What could be causing my dog to have such itchy ears?
    Recently, my dog has started scratching her face and her ears more than normal - this morning she scratched the end of one ear hard enough to make it bleed a bit. It's only her face and her ears which seem to itch more than usual.

    She has an appointment for a check-up at the vet on Monday. But, does anyone know what might be causing so much itch?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be an infection or mites, anything is possible, even a food allergy.

      Max had a similar problem a while ago and as it turns out he had a minor mite infestation in his left ear, it took a bit of alcohol for treatment to get rid of them, but after a week of treating it you'd never know he had them.

  45. QUESTION:
    Why do dogs have that involuntary leg movement when you scratch them?
    My dad is rubbing medicine on my dog because he is itchy and he is scratching him so he keeps moving his leg a lot uncontrollably. xD How come they do that?
    He's got allergies :P

    • ANSWER:
      Its the 'sweet spot'! All dogs do it.

      I was at the county fair last night and discovered that goats will do it too, if you scratch just so behind the ears!

  46. QUESTION:
    Why does my dog constantly scratch himself?
    My dog is constantly itchy! I know for a fact that he doesn't have fleas, because we work really hard to keep them off of him. We started bathing him with a shampoo that is prescription and is supposed to be specifically for doggy dandruff and other ailments.

    I am out of options. I feel really sorry for him! Help me!

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you are working too hard at keeping the fleas of him. Conventional flea treatments contain harsh chemicals and you may be giving him too many treatments, this could have a detrimental effect on his skin and as a consequence perpetuate the itch.

      I have had dogs forever and I hardly ever bath them because this removes the natural oils. I wash them after a muddy walk with warm water and I never use shampoo.

      I think that your dog itches because there is grain in the food which you are giving him. Grain creates acidity hence the itch. I will paste the info and problems that my dog had due to ingesting grain and afterwards I will paste the stuff that I have on a kind remedy for preventing fleas.

      I have learnt by my mistakes. My present dog had dreadful problems because of the food which I gave her, I experimented with dog food, I tried raw diets, cooked diets and over the years I tried various dog foods. She did not like the raw diets and the dog food that I gave her resulted in diarrhoea. As an experienced dog owner I introduced any changes gradually. Nevertheless my dog still had problems. She was eight years old before I resolved her problem.
      Eventually, because of my researches on the Internet I found that the experts have discovered that GRAIN in our dog’s diet causes many problems. I now know that grain creates acidity in the blood. This causes skin problems, digestive issues, allergies, sickness, constipation, diarrhoea, anal gland problems etc.,

      if your dog has skin problems or any of the above problems PLEASE CHANGE THE DIET. Avoid Grain, rice, beef derivatives and dairy food

      I now give my dog a dried food which uses beet for fibre and fish. It’s called Fish4Dogs and I buy it on the Internet. Look on the Internet and investigate yourself. Gluten free dog food is not enough to help our dogs, it MUST BE GRAIN FREE.

      A rapid change of diet will upset your dog; any change of diet must be done gradually. Do please change to a grain free diet. I have had sixteen dogs throughout the years and they have had various problems. Perhaps if I had known about the dangers of GRAIN they would have had fewer problems. .

      The following is what I use to prevent fleas.
      There are lots of treatments for killing and preventing fleas, they are full of nasty chemicals and they are expensive. I make up a solution for my dogs which prevents fleas, although it is also said to kill fleas I have no experience of this because my dogs have never had fleas. Also ticks die on arrival. .

      At the outset it may be expensive to buy the ingredients, however they will last for years. Use a few drops of Citricidal and essential oils of Citronella, Tea Tree and Lavender. Add this to half a pint of vinegar or water and sponge a small amount onto your dog’s coat. I use this every week.
      Email me if you have any problems finding the ingredients.

  47. QUESTION:
    How to take dogs itch away after fleas?
    She is on biospot and I was a bad mom and let the medication go an extra weeks before I put it on. (I know, I feel awful.) She has gotten really bad the past day or two. I have used the hydrocortozone spray for dogs. She is so itchy and miserable I will do anything to make her feel better. How to make her stop itching after the fleas?
    Wow nicole, way to be a useless waste on society. Insnt it past your bed time?

    • ANSWER:
      Try teatree oil /creme for dogs. just rub on her skin.
      If it does not help perhaps the vet will give her something to calm it down.
      And don't call yourself a bad mom. You didn't mean to hurt her.
      Hope she gets better very soon.

  48. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a home remedy to help a dog's itchy skin?
    My dog is constantly biting at her skin. She's on medication (internal), but I was wondering if anyone knows of any home remedies for her itchy skin that won't over dry it. Her skin is red and she has a lot of scabs from biting, so my main goal is to soothe her skin.

    • ANSWER:
      I have learnt by my mistakes. My present dog had dreadful problems because of the food which I gave her, I experimented with dog food, I tried raw diets, cooked diets and over the years I tried various dog foods. She did not like the raw diets and the dog food that I gave her resulted in diarrhoea. As an experienced dog owner I introduced any changes gradually. Nevertheless my dog still had problems. She was eight years old before I resolved her problem.
      Eventually, because of my researches on the Internet I found that the experts have discovered that GRAIN in our dog’s diet causes many problems. I now know that grain creates acidity in the blood. This causes skin problems, digestive issues, allergies, sickness, diarrhoea, anal gland problems etc.,

      if your dog has skin problems or any of the above problems PLEASE CHANGE THE DIET. Avoid Grain, rice, beef derivatives and dairy food

      I now give my dog a dried food which uses beet for fibre and fish. It’s called Fish4Dogs and I buy it on the Internet. Look on the Internet and investigate yourself. Gluten free dog food is not enough to help our dogs, it MUST BE GRAIN FREE.

      A rapid change of diet will upset your dog; any change of diet must be done gradually. Do please change to a grain free diet. I have had sixteen dogs throughout the years and they have had various problems. Perhaps if I had known about the dangers of GRAIN they would have had fewer problems.

      You must try grain free food.

  49. QUESTION:
    What should I use on my dogs itchy dry skin?
    My dog gets really dry skin in the winter.. it is to the point to where she is breaking skin from itching so much. I give her fish oil tablets in with her food but they don't seem to help. What do you recommend I use??

    • ANSWER:
      she might have allergies see the vet.


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Yeast For Dog Odor

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    anyone know what how to make safe homemade dog odour and coat shine spray using essential oils?
    i want to make homemade dog odour and coat shine spray that is safe and effective to use on my dog. something with a nice lovely smell that would benefit the skin and coat also. it must be 100% safe to use as obviously i wouldn't want any harm to come to my dog. ive tried using a shop bought one but it wasnt the most pleasent smell,also if i can make my own i know exactly what is in it.

    • ANSWER:
      Essential Oils Properties & Uses
      Bergamot Antifungal, soothing.
      Excellent for ear infections caused by yeast or bacterial overgrowth.
      Caution: Can cause photosensitization. Avoid the sun after use.

      Carrot Seed Anti-inflammatory, tonic, with moderate antibacterial effects.
      Good for dry, flaky, sensitive skin which is prone to infection.
      Can rejuvenate and stimulate tissue regeneration, thus effective for scar healing.

      Cedarwood Antiseptic, tonifying, circulation-stimulating.
      Good for skin and coat conditioning and dermatitis of all types.
      Flea-repelling.

      Chamomile, German Anti-inflammatory, non-toxic, gentle and safe to use.
      Good for skin irritations, allergic reactions, burns.

      Chamomile, Roman Antispasmodic, analgesic, nerve-calming.
      Good for soothing the central nervous system.
      Eeffective for relief of muscle pains, cramps, teething pain.
      A "must-have" oil for dogs!

      Clary Sage Nerve-calming, gentle when used in small amounts and properly diluted.
      Sedates the central nervous system.

      Eucalyptus Radiata Antiviral, anti-inflammatory, an expectorant.
      Good for relief of chest congestion.
      Effective in repelling flea.

      Geranium Gentle and safe, antifungal.
      Good for skin irritations, fungal ear infections.
      Effective in repelling ticks.

      Ginger Non-toxic, non-irritating and safe to use in small amounts, properly diluted.
      Good for motion sickness, aids digestion.
      Effective for pain relief caused by arthritis, dysplasia, strains and sprains.

      Helichrysum Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, regenerative effects; extremely therapeutic.
      Excellent for skin conditions and irritations (e.g. eczema).
      Effective for healing of scars and bruises.
      Effective for pain relief.

      Lavender Very safe and gentle, antibacterial, anti-itch, nerve-calming.
      Good for many common animal ailments, e.g. skin irritations, first aid.
      A "must-have" oil for your dog!

      Marjoram, Sweet Strong antibacterial, calming, a muscle relaxant.
      Good for bacterial skin infections, wound care, insect repelling.

      Niaouli Antihistaminic, powerful antibacterial properties, yet less likely to cause irritation than Tea Tree.
      Good for ear infections and skin problems caused by allergies.
      A "must-have" for dogs!

      Peppermint Antispamodic, stimulates circulation, insect-repelling.
      Good for arthritis, dysplasia, sprains and strains.
      Works well with ginger to treat motion sickness.
      Another "must-have" for dogs!

      Sweet Orange Falming, deodorizing, flea-repelling.
      Caution: Can cause photosensitization. Avoid the sun after use.

      Valerian Nerve-calming.
      Good for treating dog anxiety such as separation and noise anxiety.

  2. QUESTION:
    what is the sign of a yeast infection in a dogs ear?
    i have been doing research on the internet about yeast infections in my dogs ear and somethings match up but some don't. He shakes his head alot, paws at them constantly, smelly ears, and when i clean his ears he has brown sometimes black wax build up. I clean his ears everyday and he still has extreme amount of build up. Is that a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Shaking head repeatedly
      Smelly Odor
      Scratching excessivly
      Slimy looking wax or drainage

      If you go to www.ehow.com and search for yeast infection dogs, they have a great article about a home remedy to help for clearing it up. Not that I wouldn't recommend a vet, don't get me wrong, but still it doesn't hurt to read the article!

  3. QUESTION:
    Does putting yeast in dog food help their odor?
    I saw an info-mercial where the guy said if your dog smells strongly, put yeast in his food. I have looked online and people say yeast gives them yeast infections. Would it be bad to put yeast in his food, or does it just need to be a small amount in order to help the smell?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't pay attention to ANY info-mercials. Ask your vet..

  4. QUESTION:
    How to bathe my dog so that he smells good?
    I have bought every dog shampoo out there and have used MY shampoo, but my dog still has that wet dog smell. How do i get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Possible low level bacterial or yeast infection of the skin. Brush daily to remove debris and dead skin. Try Zymox shampoo. When using regular dog shampoo do not over bathe as it can cause the oil glands to go into over production which has an unpleasant odor. Check the mouth, ears and rear end (anal glands) to be certain they are not a problem.
      Read the reviews:
      http://www.amazon.com/Zymox-Enzamatic-Shampoo-12-oz/dp/B00076NTJG

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best brand of dog shampoo to use?
    Need to wash my dog, what are some good products to use?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually oatmeal shampoo should only be used if your dog has dry skin. Oatmeal is a carbohydrate and will feed any bacteria and yeast on the skin, actually increasing odor.

      Using a something that is antimicrobial works best against odor. I like tea tree oil based ones.

      Earthbath makes some excellent all natural ones.

      http://www.earthbath.com/dogs/shampoo/pints.php

      I actually use Dr. Bronner castile soaps. They are a human product but they are the right ph for dogs and safe, which I checked with the company. Castile soaps are olive oil based soaps. They just have really high quality ingredients which I like for my dog's sensitive allergy prone skin.

      http://www.drbronner.com/DBMS/LS.htm

      And I use Nature's Specialties conditioner.

      http://www.naturesspecialtiesmfg.com/

  6. QUESTION:
    What to do about my dogs ear infection?
    I have a 3 y/o Black Lab. His left ear is very red, has a bad odor and a lot of discharge. I have tried to clean it with peroxide and a cotton ball. He doesnt really like it though. Is this something he should go to the vet for? I find it ironic I am taking him on Friday for his shots. Just dont know if he needs to go sooner.

    • ANSWER:
      You should get your dog to the vet, preferably before Friday if possible due to discomfort. If you can't, the dog will most likely be ok. Don't continue to use peroxide, as it can actually make some of the problems worse. You could get an ear cleaner from your vet, or from a pet store, to clean the ear. Do not buy any actual medications, unless your vet has prescribed them. Most likely, this is a bacterial +/- yeast infection, and will need prescription medication.

      When you go to the vet, make sure that you have them show you the proper way to clean your dog's ears, and ask how often you should normally do this. Labs tend to get a lot of ear infections, mostly because they like water, and have floppy ears. So it would be a good idea to clean them regularly, so that your dog gets used to it, and so that you can catch any infection really early.

  7. QUESTION:
    why does my little male chihuahua mix always have a bad smelling odor?
    When we give him a bath he only smells like a normal dog for about 2 days! it smell like he's never had a bath in his life! do you know why tht is?

    • ANSWER:
      Could it be his breath? He may need his teeth cleaned. Or he may have a skin condition like a yeast infection, or he may have found something really nasty to roll in. A yeast infection has a sweet-sour smell. You can get special shampoos for this and cure it.

  8. QUESTION:
    Our dog stinks really bad! What could the odor be and what do I do to get rid of it?
    We have a Shi Tsu and recently got another Shi Tsu. Ever since the new dog came we have this horrible odor coming from both dogs. Help! We are gagging!
    I appreciate the advice telling me to give our dogs a bath. If I was that stupid, I probably couldn't work the computer.

    • ANSWER:
      take them to the vet. really! if they smell that bad then something is wrong. It could be that one has a dental problem and spreads that "infection smell" when they lick themselves or they could have a bacterial infection on the skin, yeast infection in the ears or yeast infection of the skin. I had a cocker that got yeast infections on the skin and the infections were caused by thyroid problems. Please do not waste your time and money on worthless shampoos and treatments from any store. Take the dogs to the vet and find out the specific cause so you can get the right treatment.

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I tell if my dog has an ear infection or a yeast infection? or even Mites?
    Her right ear has this dark brown waxy stuff inside. It does have a sour odor to it. She shakes her head a lot but does not seem to be in any pain? Should I take her to the vet? I have Opi drops that I have been using 2 times a day. Thank you.
    Thank you so much for the help! I will be taking her to the vet!

    • ANSWER:
      Since ear mites are microscopic in nature, the only way to tell for sure is to take her to the vet. Yeast infections require a culture to see what kind, and infections also need vet treatment. The best thing to do for the dog is to take her to the veterinarian and find out what the problem is, then treat her accordingly. Good luck!

  10. QUESTION:
    How often should you wash a dog?
    I have an insanely cute dog! She is medium sized mostly black with some white and she is a lab/pointer mix I usually wash her once every two weeks but I'm not sure if that is not enough or too much!! Any advice would help!!

    • ANSWER:
      I think it really depends on the dog breed, their coats, skin, allergies, shampoos, etc. That being said, I think it's safe to say that once a month is just fine. I wash my 4 lb chihuahua once a month. She is black with some white also. As soon as I start to smell a bit of "doggy odor" on her, which is about 3-4 weeks after a bath, I'll bathe her again.

      Also, if your dog has floppy, long ears, often times an pungent odor can come from them. So those type of dogs need to have their ears checked weekly to be sure there is no infections, like yeast infection developing. Putting some cotton in the ears prior to a bath can help prevent yeast infections from occurring.

      I have worked with animals for 20 years. In vet offices, grooming shops, pet sitting, pet care-giver.

  11. QUESTION:
    How can I tell if my dog has an ear infection or a yeast infection? or even Mites?
    Her right ear has this dark brown waxy stuff inside. It does have a sour odor to it. She shakes her head a lot but does not seem to be in any pain? Should I take her to the vet? I have Opi drops that I have been using 2 times a day.

    • ANSWER:
      yeah take her 2 the vet.. but usually when they have an ear infection it smells really bad and she also shakes her head a lot and also it should hurt a bit when u press her ear.. but go check her.. x

  12. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to treat my dog ear infection at home?
    she keeps pawing her ears, there is a strong odor coming from her ear, and she is shaking her head alot! i know she has a ear infection and she has had a couple in the past! she is deadly afraid of the vet and i was wondering if there is anything i can put it in or should i take her to the vet? please give me things i can do to treat her ear infection at home if possible
    my dog eats innova and there r no grains in it! she is a golden retriever and they are just prone to ear infections! thanks everyone tried the vinegar and it helped!

    • ANSWER:
      Try this homemade ear cleaner. It has just been a miracle to my dogs when I found it. They don't get ear infections anymore. The ingredients are all available from a pharmacy without a prescription. Mix them in a 8 oz. bottle that had an applicator tip (like a hair coloring bottle from Sally Beauty Supply. Try to get one that has measurement lines on the outside). I would make some up and use it every day when you see your dog scratching their ear or if it smells or has discharge. Squirt some in and massage the ear canal well. When is cleared up, use it weekly for prevention. Try to trim any hair from the opening in the ear to help air get to it.

      6 oz. isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol (try to get the 91% alcohol )
      1 ½ teaspoons boric acid powder
      **Mix well until the powder dissolves**
      add 2 oz. white vinegar, then add one teaspoon of Betadine antiseptic
      **shake well now and every time before using**

      Also go read the ingredients panel on your dog food as grain allergies (grains with gluten, similar to celiac disease in a human) might be contributing to yeast overgrowth and ear infections. Most vets were not trained in pet nutrition and will recommend popular foods (or the Science D*** they sell) but not tell you to eliminate grains. Check these sites to understand good dog foods:

      http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/
      http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/

  13. QUESTION:
    My dog has a yeast smell what can I use to get rid of it?
    My dog is a Chow mix and she gets an odor that smells really yeasty, is there any home remedies that can rid her of this odor or any meds? She also get a hot spot every now and then.

    • ANSWER:
      Check her ears, usually the first place. If it is you need to get a vet prescribed ear cleaner and/or medication

  14. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a dogs' yeast infection?
    My dog has this awful smell and we looked it up online. We saw that it was very common for the type of dog we have to get yeast infections, but we aren't sure if that's what he has. He seems to show the symptoms for it. He is also very old.

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on the location. It usually causes redness, dark brownish-red discharge in the ears. On the skin, it prefers warm places, like the arm pit or groin area, but can affect anywhere. The skin gets red, irritated and itchy ( of course!), and has a sweet odor. With chronic infections, the skin will darken, and get thick, like elephant skin.

      The easiest way to tell is to have your vet look at a swab of the skin/ears, to see if there is any yeast. There are many treatments, most topical unless the condition is severe. Please go to the vet, for his comfort.

  15. QUESTION:
    Who honestly knows If vinegar and water works for chronic ear infections in dogs?
    Has anyone tried it? Is it effective? or is there any other natural remedies for ear infections in dogs. no antibiotics.

    • ANSWER:
      Ineffective. This summer alone, I've already treated over 50 ear infections. Tis the season, is our motto. Ear infections, skin infections, in high numbers usually due to more water exposure, humidity, trapped moisture, and allergens.

      Your vet treatment team and your dog would really appreciate if you don't try vinegar and water at home, it fails, then you have a stinky dog, with infected ears, at the clinic, in desperate need of a topical antifungal/antibioitic/anti-inflammatory med. Normal flora on the skin's surface should not be in ear canals. When yeast and bacteria infect the ear canal, usually it's due to water in the ear compromising the balance of yeast/bacteria populations or the dog started scratching due to allergies and got a secondary infection after breaking the skin and compromising the skin barrier, allowing bacteria and yeast to affect multiple skin layers in the ear.

      Antibiotics and antifungals help the ear go back to normal state with only bacteria and yeast living on the exterior of the body. Ensuring it's being shaken before use, enough med is being administered into the ear canals, then massaging at the base of the ear, are all important to ensure the med is effective.

      For maintenance, cleansing the ears with a cerulytic (breaks up wax/debris) cleanser with a drying agent can help prevent ear infections with weekly use and whenever exposed to water, not to exceed every 2-3 days. If a dog swims daily, cleansing their ears every 3 days will reduce their risk for ear infections.

      And definitely don't immerse a dog in vinegar, diluted or not. They are so hypersensitive to odor and it does not benefit skin that is already symptomatic for infection, sebhorrea, itchiness, or fleas.

      Meds such as Mometamax, Easotic, Genotic/Betagen/other gentamicin based meds, or Posatex are effective against yeast and bacteria, and may be prescribed by your vet. You cannot avoid Rx med if your dog has an ear infection. He will continue to have inflamed ears, with trapped moisture, excess debris, itchiness, and possibly develop internal ear damage and destruction if left untreated. Do not take it too lightly! Hope you're just randomly asking about vinegar, and you don't have a dog with an ear infection...

  16. QUESTION:
    My dog's ears stink. Is their anything I can put in them to get rid of the smell?
    My dog doesn't scratch them or act like they hurt. I figure it's probably a bacteria infection. I would just like to try some home remedy first before I spend money at the vet.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a drug store and buy "Polysporin Eye and Ear Drops", just the pharmacist, then put two drops in morrning and 2 drops at night for 3-5 days, and the infection (if not already really infected) should go away, dirt will go away, and then so will the smell. An odor from the ears means infection, which is usually a yeast like infection, but the drops work great without paying a huge vet bill.

  17. QUESTION:
    How do I make my basset hound stink less?
    Obviously we bathe her, but within a few days she stinks again. Its not like a normal dog stink either. Its a rotten fishy, sour, extremely strong smell. I don't think she's rolling in anything because our other dog doesn't smell like that and they do everything together.

    • ANSWER:
      I Don't Smell Anything

      When you enter somebody's front door
      Where you've not been invited before
      Your nostrils may twitch
      To a stimulus which
      It is only polite to ignore

      It is faintly or pungently found
      Any place that has Bassets around
      And stinkily scenty
      To all congnoscienti
      Betokens the genus of hound

      Fastidious folk soon get tired
      Of the odor when deeply respired
      To all but the strong
      The Basset Hound pong
      Is a taste very slowly aquired

      Antiseptic deodorant foam
      Can't stop it corroding the chrome
      Defying detergent
      It triumphs resurgent
      As part of the fabric of home

      When all that you own is imbued
      With that which your bassets exude
      Blow your nose like a trumpet
      And like it and lump it
      Or live in a tent, in the nude.

      ________________________________

      Basset Hounds do tend to have an odor.

      First of all, I suggest having her checked by the vet to rule out medical issues. Causes of odor in Bassets include:

      Ear infections
      Skin problems
      Yeast infections (causes "stained" fur in groin, armpits, wrinkles, dewlaps, between toes etc.)
      Dental issues
      Lip fold infections/debris
      Anal gland problems

      Another issue to look at is diet. Many people report a reduction in the odor of their basset when switching to a corn-free diet.

      Regular brushing will help keep the skin and coat healthy. If the dog's skin is healthy, you can try a shampoo with a strong scent, like La Pooch or Lambert Kay Fresh N Clean with baking soda.

      If there is a skin problem, use a shampoo recommended by the vet. Otherwise you can try using a Listerine rinse, or a vinegar rinse, after you bathe the dog. Just mix Listerine or Vinegar half-and-half with water, pour over the dog (making sure you get it everywhere) and allow to dry. If you can blow dry your basset, paying special attention to the wrinkles, that will help as well. If you can find a really good groomer in your area, one that will dry your basset with a high velocity dryer, it might be worth the cost.

  18. QUESTION:
    Why is my dog always licking his front legs and they smell bad?
    The odor is horrific.

    • ANSWER:
      I'd guess allergies or a yeast problem. Probiotics are very cheap, and they may help if it's a yeast problem. Allergies are more difficult to deal with...but I am not a vet.

  19. QUESTION:
    what does it mean if my dog is biting out her hair?
    My dog is about 3 years old. I think she might have fleas but she is bitting her hair out. She has a big bald spot and it look like she has dry skin. What is wrong with her?

    • ANSWER:
      Itching and skin irritation can be caused by factors such as:

      - Allergic reactions to flea bites, food/treats, grooming products or house-cleaning products, etc.
      - Mites
      - Fungal/Bacterial infections (ringworm, yeast, staph etc.) See a remedy below
      - Steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot')

      Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections sometimes coupled with a bad odor.

      ALLERGIES

      To allergic dogs even one flea can cause havoc. Even if not visible, you can always see the debris fleas leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If placed in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas with natural methods to avoid exposure to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will cause harm sooner or later. For recommendations see http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where your dog roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on its use to control fleas see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html
      and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check ingredients of food/treats. Dog's digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Discontinue any with corn, wheat, etc. Get ones with no grains with meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      Discontinue the use of grooming products or house cleaning products that can be allergens. For a while, use white vinegar as the cleaning agent for your floors, counters, etc. Vinegar has strong cleaning and anticeptic properties and the smell disappears quickly after use. See http://www.vinegarworkswonders.com/faqs.asp

      MITES

      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). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      Avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals which will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend the use of natural products. Search the Internet to find them. I prefer the spray type treatment which is effective, easy to use, and inexpensive that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal), 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 very quickly. 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?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      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 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 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.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is baking soda ok to put in a birds bedding to eliminate odor?
    I own a young lovebird around a 9 months old. I was thinking about mixing baking soda in his bedding to help eliminate odors but I know birds are very sensitive to odors and expecially chemicals so I wanted to make sure it would be ok first.

    • ANSWER:
      Baking soda is nontoxic and, therefore, safe for use around your dogs, cats, and other pets. It makes it easy to control odors and clean up accidents that are a natural part of having pets in the family.

      Usually people use it to clean the bottom of the bird's cage by sprinkling baking soda on a damp sponge and scrubbing. Wipe the cage clean until it's dry.

      You should use a bedding product which can be easily examined. A change in your bird's droppings can be an indicator of illness so they should be examined each day. You want a product which will make it easy to see the constistency, color, volume, shape and number of the droppings. An easy to examine bedding will also enable you to see what food your bird is eating and what is winding up on the bottom of the cage. You will need to change bedding materials daily so that fresh droppings aren't confused with older ones.

      Heres some bad ones:

      Corn Cobs - Once ingested, corn cobs can remain in the body for years before causing illness or death. Ingested corn cobs absorb moisture and swell, which can cause impaction, bleeding and death. Baby birds can also develop bacteria and yeast infections from the ingested material. When wet or in humid climates, cobs can grow Aspergillus molds which cause a respiratory disease in birds. This disease is difficult to treat and can be fatal. The cobs will also absorb moisture from your bird's droppings, promoting growth of organisms and hiding loose poops. It's a poor material for examining droppings.

      Walnut Shells - Walnut shells, when eaten, can inflame and irritate organs, causing internal damage, bleeding and death. Like all bedding products, they need changing frequently to prevent growth of organisms. Their examinability is also poor.

      Cedar Shavings - Cedar shavings contain ingredients which can be toxic to birds. Even their aroma is caustic. They can cause dermatitis, allergic symptoms and irritation of the digestive tract. They also make it difficult to examine your bird's droppings.

      Pine Shavings - Pine shavings don't have the toxicity of cedar and are commonly used as nesting materials for birds. While it appears safe for the parents, ingestion can still cause infections and impaction in the chicks. Like other materials, pine shavings should be changed (or the top layers removed) frequently to prevent the growth of organisms. Since poops can fall between the pieces and absorb liquid, it is difficult to examine and monitor your bird's poops.

      Kitty Litter - There are two kinds of kitty litter, regular and clumping. Both are dangerous. Clumping litter contains ingredients which can absorb moisture and swell to over 10 times their size, possibly causing crop impaction, gastrointestinal tract obstruction and death. Even if not eaten, there is a possibility of inhalation of the powdered portion of kitty litter. These products absorb liquid and make poop examination difficult.

      **Paper Products - Paper products are the safest materials to use for bedding. Unprinted newspaper, printed newspaper, paper towels, any plain paper and even brown paper bags can be used. Paper towels are expensive and very absorbant and are a better choice for chicks. If using printed newspaper, don't use the glossy pages or the pages with colored ink as these inks may contain lead and other harmful chemicals. Paper and paper products are very easy to change and allow you to visibly monitor droppings. They are also relatively inexpensive.

      So for your bird's sake, use paper materials to line your bird's cages. NEVER use corn cobs, walnut shells, cedar shavings or kitty litter. Limit pine shavings to nesting material. If a new product comes along, do some research and see how it passes the above criteria before you consider using it.

      Paper is not only safer, it is also cheaper. I use papertowels, and just change them everyday.

      None of us likes the task of changing cage bottoms. And the larger the cage, the more annoying the task. However, cage linings should be changed daily, both for health reasons and to enable you to examine the freshly made poops. You can make this task a bit easier by putting multiple layers of paper in the cage bottom and then removing one or two layers each day. Once all the layers are used up, wash the cage bottom thouroughly before putting in the new paper.

      Sorry that was kind of long! But I hope it helped a little!

  21. QUESTION:
    Can I use Monistat for my dogs ear yeast infection?
    She is a Spaniel/Dachshund mix, and has long floppy ears. For about a month now her ears have been itching horribly and they have a foul odor. I have been cleaning her ears out with ear cleaner and it doesn't seem to be going away?? I have heard about using Monistat for ear yeast infections for dogs...I was wondering if anyone else has tried it and it worked!!Thanks for your comments and help :)
    **I also notice that when I look in her ears...it looks kind of dry and scaly looking?? Is that yeast or what?? My mother has a poodle and her ears get exactly like that, she took her to the vet and it was yeast infection, they gave her something similiar to Monistat and it cleared it up!

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't reccomend using Monistat for your dog's ear infection. There are several different types of ear infections....one being a yeast infection and another common type is a bacterial infection. My dog Rascal also has floppy ears that cover up the actual inner ear part and he is constantly getting ear infections. My advice to you is to you is to first take him to the vet and get the perscription from the vet for the proper type of infection that she has. Once you know what kind of infection it is and it re-occurs later you can always go to a pet med website and order the medicine directly from the website instead of going back to the vet a million times and get charged not only for the medicine but the exam. I would only reccomend you treating it this way if you know for sure it looks the same as the last time your dog got the infection. I know with my dog it looks the same and smells the same. Also another really important thing is to really keep the dog's ears clean. The first product i used was a wipe with stuff on it to clean the ears. However this product wouldn't reach down into the ear canal where all of the infection was at so my vet recommended a liquid ear cleaner that you can pour into the dogs ear and squeeze the ear and gently rub it deeper into the ear. After you do that you just wipe the excess liquid out of the ear. I would reccommend that now while she has the infection to clean the ear pretty good every day until the medicine you get from your vet starts making good progress. Always clean the ear first and let it dry before you put the medicine in otherwise it's pointless to use the medicine as it will be washed out and not effective. Also i don't recommend using q-tips or sticking anything down into your dogs ears that you can't see where its going...that might harm a dog's ears more than help them. Only a vet should be probing in your dogs ears with a cotton swab.

      If your dog is prone to getting ear infections over and over again i would clean your dogs ears out on a weekly basis after the infection is gone and keep a good look out for any signs of a new infection and really nip it in the butt before it is a full blown infection.

      Ear infections in dogs can be serious if left untreated or not treated properly. The end result could be your dog losing its hearing or even might require your dog to have ear surgery. Not fun for your pocket book or your doggie! That's why its sooooo important to at least go to your vet before you decide to start administering any kind of medicine. Also let your vet know if the medicine they prescribe is working and if its not let them know!!

      :)

  22. QUESTION:
    how do you stop your dog eating dog muck?
    Our 5 year old flat coat retriever has the nasty habit of eating her own or other dogs muck when off the lead. Does anyone know of a cure for this nasty habit?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.petco.com/product/105448/Excel-Deter-Coprophagia-Treatment-Tablets.aspx

      Excel Deter Coprophagia Treatment Tablets
      Safely discourages puppies and dogs from consuming their own feces
      Effective habit-breaking formula
      Tasty, chewable tablets
      Ingredients: Brewers yeast, garlic, glycerin, magnesium stearate, stearic acid, thiamine hydrochloride.

      The best means of stopping this behaviour is prevention. With close supervision and plenty of other stimulation, most dogs grow out of this habit. Keep your dog on the lead if need be, particularly in areas where you know there are lots of animal faeces around. Take special care to regularly clean up stools from the garden. Some say that this should be done out of site of your dog, so that it does not itself pick up a learned behaviour from watching you picking them up.

      Ensure your dog is getting a balanced diet with all the correct vitamins and minerals. If you feed your dog once a day, consider spreading your dog's food across two or three meals if that is convenient. This may help reduce coprophagia if it is related to hunger problems.

      If you catch your dog about to eat a stool, startle them with a loud "No" and call them over to you. Only do this if you catch them in the act, not a few seconds later. Praise your dog if they respond to your command. Although unlikely in well treated and confident dogs, care must be taken with disciplining this behaviour as some dogs may use coprophagia as a means of getting your attention, even if it is negative. Preventing your dog from eating stools for about a month or so usually breaks the habit.
      There are two main reasons they did this. The first was for reasons of hygiene in the communal den. The adults would ingest the stools of their puppies in order to keep the cramped den area clean and remove odours that could attract predators. The second reason, although controversal, was for the nutritional value of stools which can contain vitamins B and K.

  23. QUESTION:
    My Dog has a yeast infection how do we get rid of it?
    We took our dog to the vet last week to find out she has a yeast infection. It smells so bad it is almost untolerable. (the smell seems to be mostly coming from her mouth but her years and anus/vagina smell bad too. The vet didnt prescribe her anything but said she needed to loose weight (Is this a load of crap? I didnt know a dogs weight influenced yeast infections..) anyway ... if anyone knows the fastest way to get rid of this infection please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      Plain,unsweetened yogurt,AZO Yeast Tablets ( these are made for women,but are safe for a dog) and put Monistat or an athletes foot powder all over her,just make sure it contains Miconazole,2%.Also,I cannot believe that the vet wouldn't give you at least an antifungal shampoo.There is a good one called Malaseb,I would ask the vet for some.My cousin's Golden had this,and finally got rid of it after two years,with Ketoconazole,which is an oral antifungal.Get some Panalog from your vet to put in her ears,but I don't know about her mouth;I've never heard of a yeast infection causing bad breath.And,is she spayed? If she has a bad odor or discharge coming from her vagina and she isn't spayed,it could be pyometra,an infection of the uterus,which is fatal if not treated. Good luck.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do I introduce a new cat to my current one?
    I have a 13 year old female Persian and I may be adopting a 6 year old Himalayan male Persian. I don't want my girl to get upset that I am bring a new cat into our home. She originally came from a household with a cat and a dog, so I think she'll be okay, but I don't want to do anything to upset her. Any advice would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      If you haven't brought the male into your home yet, when you see him next wipe him or her down with a towel and bring it home with you. Set it very casually on the floor, and let your cat approach it, (don't bring your cat to the towel like you're showing her, let her find it on her own). If you have plenty of time in advance, then leave the towel around for several days, and even bring more towels with the males’ scent. Place them several places in the house, in the same way you “planted” the first one. It may also be helpful to rub your cat down with a towel also and bring it to the male.

      When it’s time for the male to come home for the first time, as you are distracting your resident cat, have a friend, (someone who doesn’t live with you) bring the male in and place him or her in a room with the door closed. Also ask your friend to get the food and water dishes and the litter box set up in the closed room. Include toys and a bed, (or just a box with towels). The litter box should be in the opposite side of the room from the food, water and bed. DO NOT set up the males room before you bring him or her home. This will only confuse your cat. The point is to make your older cat think that the male suddenly, (and magically!) appeared, without your knowledge.

      Your cat will approach the door and pick up on the scent of the male. Don’t get discouraged or worried if you hear some hissing and growling, as this is very common. For the first couple days, spend a limited time in the room with the male and make sure to give your resident cat plenty of affection, even more than usual. Another helpful thing to try is to attach two toys with a string, and leave them on opposite sides of the door, so the cats can play together.

      Cats are very territorial animals, and this is why you don’t want her to see the male as an intruder that YOU brought home and shoved in her face. Cats are very much creatures of habit and routine, so when her routine is disrupted, don’t be surprised if she becomes very angry. You must be the judge of when they should meet face-to-face, but don’t push things too quickly, it may take a few days of sniffing each other under the door before they have settled down. When you believe they have calmed down and are ready, casually open the door a few inches. Remember, you are being nonchalant about this; do not force them on each other. You should pick a time after both cats have just eaten; feed them a treat that you know they will love, (like some of their favorite cooked meat). They will be content and their bellies will be full, so they’re less likely to want to exert a lot of energy in a cat fight. Supervise them and don’t be surprised if the older cat swats at or fights with the male. Don’t step in and separate them unless someone’s getting hurt worse than just a scratch on the nose. The male will probably retreat into his or her room at which time you should close the door. Increase the time you allow them to interact each day. Don’t leave them together unattended until you are confident that they comfortable with each other. Be patient. It may take a few weeks or even a few months, but if all goes well they will soon become the best of friends.

      Extra tip: to ease the initial tension of introduction, rub each cat down with brewer's yeast powder. Brewer's yeast is available in natural food stores. It's all natural, full of vitamin B, and will actually go good for the cats to lick it off. The smell of the brewers yeast helps disguise the foreign odors and each cat will basically smell the same. Don't use anything like baby powder because the talc isn't good for the cat to breathe or ingest. You should use the same grooming tools (combs, brushes, towels, mitts) on both cats to transfer their scents to one another.

      Good luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    I have a scottish terrier that has what I believe to be a yeast infection on his skin.?
    He has lost patches of hair with scabby sores, is very itchy all over, and his coat has become very greasy. He does not have an odor though. I took him to my vet who said it was fungal and gave me a medicated shampoo, the problem is that after two weeks, I am not seeing much of an improvement. Does anyone have any suggestions that may have been through this with their dog?
    the vet did a scraping and checked for mites, there were none, but he said he did see fungal organisms

    • ANSWER:
      They can get skin infections which are caused by bacteria or yeast. If the dog is clear for demodex then you probably just have a skin infection. Sometimes they will have allergies and from the itching they will get a secondary infection. You need to get the itching taken care of so you can get the skin cleared up. It sounds like you need a antihistamine and something for the infection. There are a few different types of meds for skin so it depends on what type of infection it is. Yeast can be a little tough to take care of, but with the right meds it shouldn't be a problem.

      Please dont feed ol Roy. There is excellent dog food on the market for allergies and I would go for one of those. Your vet will have Rx diets or you can pick them up from petco or petsmart. I like Natural Balance Duck and Potato, Proplan Sensitive skin and stomach (Salmon), Pinnacle Trout and Sweet Potato, Wellness Allergies, also if you try a allergies diet you cant do anything other those indigents. If you feed a venison diet than you cant feed chicken based treats. Stay away from corn, chicken, beef, and all by-products.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is there a diet I can make for my dog with sensitive skin?
    She also gets an offensive odor that smells like a fungus, but when it was tested it was not. She also has oily skin, but dry too. I was told she has a flea allergy and to use frontline all the time, but she still scratches ALOT. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Feed the dog Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream. It contains none of the ingredients that commonly cause food related skin allergies, and results in healthy skin and coat. Use Zymox shampoo for bacterial and yeast infections of the skin. Frequent bathing can cause skin to overproduce oils.

  27. QUESTION:
    Why is my dog scratching so much?
    I have a 2 and a half month old shih tzu puppy.. She has be scratching her neck alot and has scores there now she also been chewing on her paws alot.. We switched her to a hypoallergenic shampoo and that didn't seem to be a problem.. We also took her off her puppy cow and put her on Ultra grain free formula shes been on that now for a week and still no change.. We also have her on Melissa's aloe pet which is a all natural pet supplement for hot spots, itchy skin, and allergies and this still don't seem to be working.. She is in alot of discomfort.. Can someone please help if your dog had something similar or know of any home remedies to help her feel better.. She was also left into a barn when she was a pup.

    • ANSWER:
      Itching and skin irritation can be caused by factors such as:

      - Allergic reactions to flea bites, food/treats, grooming products or house-cleaning products, etc.
      - Mites
      - Fungal/Bacterial infections (ringworm, yeast, staph etc.) See a remedy below
      - Steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot')

      Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections with associated bad odor.

      ALLERGIES

      To allergic dogs even one flea can cause havoc. Even if you do not see fleas, you can always see the debris they leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If placed in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas with natural methods to avoid exposure to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will cause harm sooner or later. For recommendations see http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where your dog roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on its use to control fleas see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check ingredients of food/treats. Dog's digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Discontinue any with corn, wheat, etc. Get ones with no grains with meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      Discontinue grooming products or house cleaning products that can be allergens. For a while, use white vinegar as the cleaning agent for your floors, counters, etc. Vinegar has strong cleaning and anticeptic properties and the smell disappears quickly after use. See http://www.vinegarworkswonders.com/faqs.asp

      MITES

      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). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      Avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals which will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend the use of natural products. Search the Internet to find them. I prefer the spray type treatment which is effective, easy to use, and inexpensive that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal), 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 very quickly. 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?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      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 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 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.

  28. QUESTION:
    Why is my dog scratching so much?
    I have a 2 and a half month shih tzu puppy named mekia.. She have been scratching her neck and chewing on her paws allot.. He put her on a new kind of dog food and that didn't help we also tryed a hypoallergenic puppy shampoo but that wasn't the problem either. We also have recently bought Melissa's Aloe pet which is a all natural pet supplement and that ain't helping either.. Can someone help if your pet had anything like this or if you have any home remedies to help the dis converted

    • ANSWER:
      Itching and skin irritation can be caused by factors such as:

      - Allergic reactions to flea bites, food/treats, grooming products or house-cleaning products, etc.
      - Mites
      - Fungal/Bacterial infections (ringworm, yeast, staph etc.) See a remedy below
      - Steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot')

      Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections with associated bad odor.

      ALLERGIES

      To allergic dogs even one flea can cause havoc. Even if not visible, you can always see the debris fleas leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If placed in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas with natural methods to avoid exposure to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will cause harm sooner or later. For recommendations see http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where your dog roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on its use to control fleas see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html
      and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check ingredients of food/treats. Dog's digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Discontinue any with corn, wheat, etc. Get ones with no grains with meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      Discontinue the use of grooming products or house cleaning products that can be allergens. For a while, use white vinegar as the cleaning agent for your floors, counters, etc. Vinegar has strong cleaning and anticeptic properties and the smell disappears quickly after use. See http://www.vinegarworkswonders.com/faqs.asp

      MITES

      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). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      Avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals which will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend the use of natural products. Search the Internet to find them. I prefer the spray type treatment which is effective, easy to use, and inexpensive that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal), 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 very quickly. 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?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      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 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 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.

  29. QUESTION:
    Why does my short haired dog have an odor even shortly after bathing her?
    She is in excellent health and I can't figure out why she smells.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many possible things that could be going on. What are you bathing with?? If you are bathing her frequently make sure you are using a detergent/soap free shampoo. The detergents in the shampoo can strip away the oils in her skin, causing dry itchy skin. Then she may lick and bite at the itchy skin causing her to smell from all the licking and biting. Is she itching a lot?? What kind of dog is she? Does she have any allergies that you are aware of to food or environment?? What are you feeding her now?? There are many skin conditions that can cause the skin to smell, including yeast infections.

      If you continue to have an issue I would recommend taking her to get checked by the vet if it is really bad. I hope you figure it out.

  30. QUESTION:
    How To Treat Skin Condition and cheese smell on a Cocker Spaniel?
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/716/bentley1.jpg/

    This little man in the pic above is suffering from an ear infection to the point where he won't let anyone touch the top of his head unless he really trusts them. He's constantly scratching and the ear canal is inflamed. His ears give off a particularly pungent odour of very, very strong cheese.

    Also, his back has nodules or bumps on them.

    He's a pretty calm dog, and aside from the ear sensitivity, scratching, etc, he seems a fairly happy pup.

    He has been eating hypo-allergenic dog food and taking ear drops and meds for his condition, but nothing seems to help. It seems to get worse when he gets his shots. The vet hasn't been able to cure or control this problem to any significant degree.

    Can anyone help with this? Bentley says please!
    @Bonnie - I'm a guy. I don't do portraits or techie stuff or things like that. LOL.
    @PaintedPony - so how do you get a dog to stop chewing at or licking his feet?

    • ANSWER:
      This sure sounds like a yeast problem. Yeast has a very "cheesy" distinctive odor and the ear infection can be caused by an overgrowth of yeast, which can be food related. Even certain shampoos containing oatmeal supposed to soothe the skin, can feed a yeast problem.

      Has the vet completely flushed his ears to get all the way too the bottom? I've had a few dogs in my time with severe yeast problems - both ears and even skin yeast issues. There are a few good shampoos on the market to combat the skin yeast issues and good plain yogurt added to his diet can help as well.

      You might want to get in touch with a specialist since your vet has not been able to get a handle on this.

      ADD: Dogs can also harbor yeast on their feet between their toes - does your dog chew at his feet? Scratching with yeast infected feet can also spread the problem to other parts of the body.

      ADD #2: That's why I'm suggesting a specialist. Once the yeast proliferation takes over the dog's entire body, you really need to get a specialist to take on the whole dog. - ears, feet, body, etc. They can prescribe special foods, shampoos, diets, probiotics, even prednisone to halt the progression and spread. Unless you can get the yeast issue under control (if that is what it is, and it does sound like that) you won't fine relief for her. Ask you vet for a referral - I doubt that he will mind since he has not been successful so far. Once you have done that then maintenance is much easier. You really can't get her to stop itching or scratching or chewing 'cause she itches!

  31. QUESTION:
    Why does my dog keep scrating and biting herself?
    I have a miniture poodle who is about 9 years old, last night she wasn't herself of constant panting and scratching herself literally ever five minutes, I woke up an she was sick on the floor. She just doesn't seem herself.

    • ANSWER:
      Itching and skin irritation can be caused by factors such as:

      - Allergic reactions to flea bites, food/treats, grooming products or house-cleaning products, etc.
      - Mites
      - Fungal/Bacterial infections (ringworm, yeast, staph etc.) See a remedy below
      - Steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot')

      Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections with associated bad odor.

      ALLERGIES

      To allergic dogs even one flea can cause havoc. Even if not visible, you can always see the debris fleas leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If placed in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas with natural methods to avoid exposure to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will cause harm sooner or later. For recommendations see http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where your dog roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on its use to control fleas see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html
      and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check ingredients of food/treats. Dog's digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Discontinue any with corn, wheat, etc. Get ones with no grains with meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      Discontinue the use of grooming products or house cleaning products that can be allergens. For a while, use white vinegar as the cleaning agent for your floors, counters, etc. Vinegar has strong cleaning and anticeptic properties and the smell disappears quickly after use. See http://www.vinegarworkswonders.com/faqs.asp

      MITES

      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). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      Avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals which will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend the use of natural products. Search the Internet to find them. I prefer the spray type treatment which is effective, easy to use, and inexpensive that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal), 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 very quickly. 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?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      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 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 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.

  32. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know the difference between dirty ear and ear mites?
    My dog had an ear infection before and ever since that I clean her ears once a week. The stuff that I use is Virbac Epi Otic ear cleaner that I bought from the vet. But even though I use that her ears still start to odor after a few days before the next routine cleaning. I read that ear mites can be hard to tell because they're really small and that they leave "crusty " stuff in the ear. I've always thought that when I clean my dogs ear it was dirt and earwax coming out. Can it be possible that she has ear mites? How can I tell the difference between just plain dirty ears and ear mites.

    Also she likes to play outdoors in the yard (sunbath, roll around, play her toys, etc) but the grass has been treated with insect killer during this last summer.

    • ANSWER:
      What you might do is schedule an appointment with the vet to recheck her ears and DO NOT clean them until your vet looks at them. because if it is ear mites and you clean all the debris away they are almost impossible to see. Usually you can see them when looking through the otoscope as they move around on the debris, but if the debris is gone they are very hard to find. And yes it is possible that they are ear mites and the Epi Otic wont treat that. Talk to your vet. Good luck

      dont use a qtip unless you know exactly what you are doing. A dogs ear canal is an L shape and qtips can break off inside their ear if you dont know how to use them on a dog. Also if it smells it is probably a yeast infection and they have certain meds to treat it but the vet will need to take a sample of the debris so again DO NOT CLEAN THEIR EARS UNTIL THE VET LOOKS AT THEM!!

  33. QUESTION:
    how can u cure a certain skin conditiion for dogs?
    um my cuzins dog has this skin condition where her fur comes off and she gets these ugly scabs. i know that theres this condition where the fur falls but this is different waaaaaaaaaaaay different!!!!! help!!!!!! please does any one have an idea of wat it is or how to cure it???

    • ANSWER:
      I have a dog that gets "hot spots" every summer. They are actually bacterial staph infections, The dog keeps them raw by scratching. I took mine to the vet last week. He gave the dog a cortisone shot for the itching, shaved her fur around the area where the spots were and put him on 250 mg cephalexin 2x daily. He also gave me a pump spray called GentaVed topical spray (Gentamycin Sulfate) Spots are clearing up nicely and itching has almost totally stopped.

      I have another dog, a Boxer, that has severe skin allergies. She suffers from a skin yeast infection called malasya. (very strong odor, sticky skin , fur comes out) and lots of itching. She has two sources of problem:
      1) Thyroid imbalance (takes a daily pill)
      2) Skin allergies (Malasya) She takes 500 mg cephalexyn 2x daily, takes a thyroid pill, and takes 200 mg ketaconozole daily. Doesn't cure, but keeps the inflamation down.

      Take yours to the vet for evaluation. It took vets 6 years to properly diagnose my boxer, but she's doing well now.

      3) Flea bites can also cause inmlamation and fur loss

      Hope you get it under controll soon Good luck!

  34. QUESTION:
    How to get the stink off our dog?
    Our black lab really smells bad no matter how many baths we give him. We have used several different "shampoos" and nothing has seemed to work. Any ideas?
    He is an outside dog, a male, he isn't rolling in anything, we have used dog shampoo.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are bathing your lab regularly and he still has a bad odor, he may have other health issues going on. Labs and most dogs with the floppy ears have chronic ear problems, such as yeast infections. After bathing, water tends to get trapped in the ear canal, which is L-shaped. This trapped water provides the environment needed for bacteria and yeast to flourish. Look in his ears and see if the smell is coming from there, and look for any signs of irritation such as redness. These ear problems can be easily treated with a course of antibiotics if it is caught fairly early. I would make an appointment to see your vet.

  35. QUESTION:
    I have a mature rottweiler that has had this horrible ear condition, diagnosed by vets as a yeast infection.?
    Simple as that sounds, this condition has continued to almost thrive, but not without it's foul odor. My dog is about ten years old. Any advice or similar experience?

    • ANSWER:
      I have not had any experiance like this, therefore have no advice, but...............

      If this has been detected by your vet, did they do anything to treat it? Did you tell them about the odor?

      I think it's best to bring the dog back in and talk to your vet

      If they do not resolve the problem, get a second opinion

      Good luck , and don't let this go, it must be so irritating for your baby

  36. QUESTION:
    Should I get a male or female kitten/younger cat as a second cat?
    I have a 2 year old neutered male cat at home. He grew up with 3 other animals (cats/dogs) so I know he is ok with other animals. I was not sure which would be better to bring into the house. A male kitten or a female kitten. Both of the kittens/younger cats would be fixed. I also have a large house with 3 bedrooms and plenty of room for each to have their own space.

    • ANSWER:
      With a proper introduction, either gender would be fine, but I would suggest a female (spayed, and at least twelve weeks old).

      If you haven't brought the kitten into your home yet, when you see him next wipe him or her down with a towel and bring it home with you. Set it very casually on the floor, and let your cat approach it, (don't bring your cat to the towel like you're showing him, let him find it on his own). If you have plenty of time in advance, then leave the towel around for several days, and even bring more towels with the kittens’ scent. Place them several places in the house, in the same way you “planted” the first one. It may also be helpful to rub your cat down with a towel also and bring it to the kitten.

      When it’s time for the kitten to come home for the first time, as you are distracting your resident cat, have a friend, (someone who doesn’t live with you) bring the kitten in and place him or her in a room with the door closed. Also ask your friend to get the food and water dishes and the litter box set up in the closed room. Include toys and a bed, (or just a box with towels). The litter box should be in the opposite side of the room from the food, water and bed. DO NOT set up the kitten’s room before you bring him or her home. This will only confuse your cat. The point is to make your older cat think that the kitten suddenly (and magically!) appeared, without your knowledge.

      Your cat will approach the door and pick up on the scent of the kitten. Don’t get discouraged or worried if you hear some hissing and growling, as this is very common. For the first couple days, spend a limited time in the room with the kitten and make sure to give your resident cat plenty of affection, even more than usual. Another helpful thing to try is to attach two toys with a string, and leave them on opposite sides of the door, so the cats can play together.

      Cats are very territorial animals, and this is why you don’t want him to see the kitten as an intruder that YOU brought home and shoved in his face. Cats are very much creatures of habit and routine, so when his routine is disrupted, don’t be surprised if he becomes very angry. You must be the judge of when they should meet face-to-face, but don’t push things too quickly, it may take a few days of sniffing each other under the door before they have settled down. When you believe they have calmed down and are ready, casually open the door a few inches. Remember, you are being nonchalant about this; do not force them on each other. You should pick a time after both cats have just eaten; feed them a treat that you know they will love, (like some of their favorite cooked meat). They will be content and their bellies will be full, so they’re less likely to want to exert a lot of energy in a cat fight. Supervise them and don’t be surprised if the older cat swats at or fights with the kitten. Don’t step in and separate them unless someone’s getting hurt worse than just a scratch on the nose. The kitten will probably retreat into his or her room at which time you should close the door. Increase the time you allow them to interact each day. Don’t leave them together unattended until you are confident that they comfortable with each other. Be patient. It may take a few weeks or even a few months, but if all goes well they will soon become the best of friends.

      Extra tip: to ease the initial tension of introduction, rub each cat down with brewer's yeast powder. Brewer's yeast is available in natural food stores. It's all natural, full of vitamin B, and will actually go good for the cats to lick it off. The smell of the brewer’s yeast helps disguise the foreign odors and each cat will basically smell the same. Don't use anything like baby powder because the talc isn't good for the cat to breathe or ingest. You should use the same grooming tools (combs, brushes, towels, mitts) on both cats to transfer their scents to one another.

      I hope that helps. Good luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    My dog has itchy flaky skin and excessive licking and course hair falling out?
    My dog has flaky scaly skin and coase hair falling out

    • ANSWER:
      Itching and skin irritation can be caused by factors such as:

      - Allergic reactions to flea bites, food/treats, grooming products or house-cleaning products, etc.
      - Mites
      - Fungal/Bacterial infections (ringworm, yeast, staph etc.) See a remedy below
      - Steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot')

      Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections with associated bad odor.

      ALLERGIES

      To allergic dogs even one flea can cause havoc. Even if not visible, you can always see the debris fleas leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If placed in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas with natural methods to avoid exposure to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will cause harm sooner or later. For recommendations see http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where your dog roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on its use to control fleas see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html
      and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check ingredients of food/treats. Dog's digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Discontinue any with corn, wheat, etc. Get ones with no grains with meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      Discontinue the use of grooming products or house cleaning products that can be allergens. For a while, use white vinegar as the cleaning agent for your floors, counters, etc. Vinegar has strong cleaning and anticeptic properties and the smell disappears quickly after use. See http://www.vinegarworkswonders.com/faqs.asp

      MITES

      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). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      Avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals which will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend the use of natural products. Search the Internet to find them. I prefer the spray type treatment which is effective, easy to use, and inexpensive that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal), 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 very quickly. 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?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      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 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 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.

  38. QUESTION:
    Do dogs get yeast infection? How can it be homeopathically cleared?
    Female dog had spay surgery and had antibiotics, and has had a bad odor since.

    • ANSWER:
      Dogs get both urinary yeast infections and yeast infections in the skin...the skin infections have the foul odor. I had a Boxer for 14 years that had skin yeast problems all her life..caused by allergies, and by thyroid problems. She was 7 before we discovered the thyroid problem and thus we treated her with dips, cortisone shots, and gave her ketoconizole as a maintenance medication to combat the yeast. When we got her on thyroid meds, that, along with the ketoconizole, pretty well kept it in check..
      I guess what I'm saying is, there is no effective homeopathic treatment for yeast infection. Let your vet evaluate the dog and choose a regimen of treatment for her. Could be temporary, could be chronic...Good Luck1

      Papaw

  39. QUESTION:
    why do female pitbulls that live in the house so stinky ?
    My 2 year old female pitbull has body odor I wash her once a week and she still lights up a room. What makes them smell so bad?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably she has a yeast infection.

      Take her to the vet and check.

      No dog should need bathing once a week.

  40. QUESTION:
    Why does my Weimeraner's ears, have a bad odor and he constantly shakes them?
    My 7 yr old Weimeraner's ears smell horrible, even after we clean them out. He constantly shakes and scratches them. Also, when you place the ear flap over the actual ear and rub, it causes pain.
    he has seen the vet and had lots of tests. i will try the hydrgen peroxide. and i am a good owner.

    • ANSWER:
      it's probably a yeast infection or some other type of ear infection.
      but, since weimeraner's have floppy ears, they are more prone to yeast infections in their ears rather than dogs that have their ears croped or dogs that have ears like a collie or chow.
      more than likely its a yeast infection, with that, you can get antibiotics to drop into your dogs ears.

  41. QUESTION:
    Will a nuetered boy cat get along with a spayed girl kitten?
    I have a boy cat that's fixed, and he's almost a year old. He's really friendly and gets along wih dogs easily. Boy dogs and girl dogs. If I got new young/kitten girl spayed cat, will they get along?

    or is it better to get a boy kitten?

    • ANSWER:
      I would go with a spayed female, like you said because two males could possibly have territorial issues.

      If you haven't brought the kitten into your home yet, when you see him next wipe him or her down with a towel and bring it home with you. Set it very casually on the floor, and let your cat approach it, (don't bring your cat to the towel like you're showing him, let him find it on his own). If you have plenty of time in advance, then leave the towel around for several days, and even bring more towels with the kittens’ scent. Place them several places in the house, in the same way you “planted” the first one. It may also be helpful to rub your cat down with a towel also and bring it to the kitten.

      When it’s time for the kitten to come home for the first time, as you are distracting your resident cat, have a friend, (someone who doesn’t live with you) bring the kitten in and place him or her in a room with the door closed. Also ask your friend to get the food and water dishes and the litter box set up in the closed room. Include toys and a bed, (or just a box with towels). The litter box should be in the opposite side of the room from the food, water and bed. DO NOT set up the kitten’s room before you bring him or her home. This will only confuse your cat. The point is to make your older cat think that the kitten suddenly (and magically!) appeared, without your knowledge.

      Your cat will approach the door and pick up on the scent of the kitten. Don’t get discouraged or worried if you hear some hissing and growling, as this is very common. For the first couple days, spend a limited time in the room with the kitten and make sure to give your resident cat plenty of affection, even more than usual. Another helpful thing to try is to attach two toys with a string, and leave them on opposite sides of the door, so the cats can play together.

      Cats are very territorial animals, and this is why you don’t want him to see the kitten as an intruder that YOU brought home and shoved in his face. Cats are very much creatures of habit and routine, so when his routine is disrupted, don’t be surprised if he becomes very angry. You must be the judge of when they should meet face-to-face, but don’t push things too quickly, it may take a few days of sniffing each other under the door before they have settled down. When you believe they have calmed down and are ready, casually open the door a few inches. Remember, you are being nonchalant about this; do not force them on each other. You should pick a time after both cats have just eaten; feed them a treat that you know they will love, (like some of their favorite cooked meat). They will be content and their bellies will be full, so they’re less likely to want to exert a lot of energy in a cat fight. Supervise them and don’t be surprised if the older cat swats at or fights with the kitten. Don’t step in and separate them unless someone’s getting hurt worse than just a scratch on the nose. The kitten will probably retreat into his or her room at which time you should close the door. Increase the time you allow them to interact each day. Don’t leave them together unattended until you are confident that they comfortable with each other. Be patient. It may take a few weeks or even a few months, but if all goes well they will soon become the best of friends.

      Extra tip: to ease the initial tension of introduction, rub each cat down with brewer's yeast powder. Brewer's yeast is available in natural food stores. It's all natural, full of vitamin B, and will actually go good for the cats to lick it off. The smell of the brewer’s yeast helps disguise the foreign odors and each cat will basically smell the same. Don't use anything like baby powder because the talc isn't good for the cat to breathe or ingest. You should use the same grooming tools (combs, brushes, towels, mitts) on both cats to transfer their scents to one another.

      I hope that helps. Good luck!

  42. QUESTION:
    horrible odor coming from my dogs left ear?
    My yellow lab has a horrible,horrible odor coming from her left ear, it's also appears to be leaking. Is it safe to gently clean it with peroxide or warm water & baking soda until I can get her to the Vet Monday. It doesn't seem to be hurting her but the smell is awful. Please help.
    Thanks,
    B.

    • ANSWER:
      It's an infection alright! 1) If you have a Vet, call them and ask what to do before appointment. If no vet yet, I don't think you should flush with water. Water in ears is a good way for an infection{yeast} to grow. DO NOT put a Q-tip in the ear. Ear canal on dogs is not straight like on a cat. This could rupture drum. Lab? Was she hunting? In high grass? Could have stuck in it. The leaking is a concern. May have an absess (hole filled with pus) Don't try to stop draining - let it drain - stinky and all! Watch for fever - make sure she has lots and lots of water. Do try to get to vet early or at least call around with questions. Most vet offices and front desk are very helpful and kind. Good luck to you both and Hope this helps

  43. QUESTION:
    How do I clean the "rusty tear" marks from my dog's face?
    We have the most adorable white faced puppy, however, she has started to get rusty colored streaks down her face from her tear ducts down the side of her nose. How can we get those marks off of her fur? We wash her face daily, but it isn't improving. Our groomer suggested a spendy bottle of "Angel Eyes", but we were wondering if there was another method out there.
    Thanks so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Tear staining is most obvious on dogs with white and other light color coats or with heavy wrinkles. The stain is usually reddish-brown.

      Whenever hair rests around the eyes some amount of tear staining results from the hair wicking moisture from the eyes, both above and mainly below the eye. But there are many other sources of tear stains. Tear staining can be traced to health and diet, as well as genetics. Most veterinarians agree that face staining results from excessive tearing. In this case, the damp face hair is a breeding ground for bacterial and yeast growth. The most common is "Red Yeast" which is usually associated with reddish-brown facial stains, and which may emit a moderate to noticeably strong odor. Tear ducts may become infected and result in excess tearing and noticeable staining.

      Some owners have consulted veterinary eye specialists on the problem. The doctors advised them that the eye structure was the most probable source of the problem. If that is so, then genetics would likely play a role and explain why the problem is more pronounced in some pets of the same breed. If you are purchasing a puppy and you care concerned about the potential for tearing and staining, you should observe the mother and sire, and others in the direct lineage.

      Eye duct surgical procedures to increase their tear capacity may help some pets; ask your veterinarian.

  44. QUESTION:
    I have a dog with allergies can anyone help?
    She is 9 years old so this is on going,she has seizures also.This year nothing is helping her.Even the vet what can I do to help my dog?She is loosing her fur in patches,licks all the time and has an odor,the vet,the groomer no help as she is NOT getting better but worse.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to boost her immune system and many herbs have proven results with respect to the immune system and make sure the food you feed her is not full of cereals and other rubbish.

      Garlic is a good immune system builder, and brewers yeast tablets are good ( daily together these are great worm, flea and tick preventors) garlic can be poisonous for dogs if given in quantity but you would only be giving a tiny amount either a few drops of garlic oil or a quarter - half of fresh baked tiny garlic clove.

      Taraxacum officinalis (Dandelion) is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, D, C, various B Vitamins, iron, lecithin, silicon, potassium, magnesium, zinc and manganese.

      Echinacea purpurea is well known for its excellent benefits for immune functioning and for its antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties.

      Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) and Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) are also beneficial, with Milk Thistle regarded as one of the most important herbal liver tonics and restoratives with the medical use of Milk Thistle traced back more than 2000 years! Scientific analysis of Milk Thistle shows that it contains a flavonoid complex called silymarin, which is a powerful anti-oxidant which is largely responsible for the medical benefits of this herb.

      These herbs work as a tonic for the immune system and are often recommended to prevent and assist recovery from illness or infection.

      Neem oil for dogs can help with fleas, ticks, intestinal parasites and mange mites. It promotes a strong immune system, healthy skin, a shiny, problem free coat, strong healthy teeth.

      Live pro-biotic yogurt is also good

  45. QUESTION:
    What is the best home made flea and tick control?
    I run a Sanctuary and have tried many flea and tick control solutions. They are all expensive on the massive scale that i need. I am looking for an inexpensive, natural way to kill fleas and ticks.

    • ANSWER:
      Give daily doses of x2 brewers Yeast tablets and x1 garlic pearl to each dog, this is the best flea, tick and intestinal worm preventor I know.
      20 years living on a sheep farm, large wooded area ( wildlife: foxes, hedgehogs etc) 10 dogs and only 1 had a tick on her two days after she had been in the vets for a week and had not had the Brewers Yeast and garlic during that time.

      You can grow the garlic which would make this even cheaper, then put the whole bulb in its skin into the oven, bake for 15 mins. This produces soft odour free garlic which can be frozen, I put it in ice cube trays............it also great for garlic bread!

      Neem oil is supposed to be very good although I have never needed to try it..........why change what works?

      If they have nothing to feed on, they soon die off because they can't complete their breeding cycle.

  46. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a flea infestation?
    We currently have a newborn in the house and we noticed the fleas are biting him a lot and would like to know the most safe way to get rid of them!
    We no longer have any pets, for about 2-3 weeks now.

    • ANSWER:
      Treat pets, home, and yard.....

      Feline Flea Proofing
      Add to the food for each adult cat:
      1/2 level teaspoon brewer's yeast
      1/4 level teaspoon garlic powder

      Flea Destroyer
      Set up a plate of sudsy water with a light hovering over it. The fleas are attracted to this and drown themselves.

      Flea Repellent (for cats)
      1/8 teaspoon tamari soy sauce
      1 crushed whole clove
      1/8 teaspoon water
      1 fresh garlic clove
      Marinate the garlic in the liquid for about 10 minutes and then remove it.
      Add 1/16 teaspoon soy liquid to each 1/2 cup cat food. Use this repellent immediately.

      Flea Repellent Pillows
      These pillows are for dogs.
      Source: Glen Brook Farms Herbs and Such
      2 parts pennyroyal
      1 part thyme
      1 part wormwood
      Herbs may be cut or whole; construct a pillow for your pet to sleep on and then stuff it with the pennyroyal, thyme, wormwood. This makes a nice gift for those favorite dogs in your life. These herbs help to repel fleas naturally and without harsh chemicals.

      Flea Repellent Sleep Pillows
      For cats
      2 parts sage or rosemary
      1 part catnip
      1 part chamomile
      For dogs
      2 parts pennyroyal
      1 part thyme
      1 part wormwood
      Herbs may be used cut or whole. Mix enough to stuff a 2-foot square pillow for a cat or a 3-foot square (or larger) pillow for a dog. Sew the pillowcase out of a tough, washable fabric such as denim.

      Herbal Flea Powder
      Use herbs in powdered form only.
      2 ounces pennyroyal (use sage or rosemary for cats)
      1 ounce rosemary
      1 ounce wormwood
      1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
      Mix and store in a covered container. Use as often as any flea powder and rub into skin.
      DO NOT LET POWDER GET INTO PET'S EYES.

      Herbal Flea Powder
      1 part eucalyptus powder
      1 part pennyroyal powder (use sage or rosemary for cats)
      1 part fennel powder
      1 part yellow dock powder
      Combine all ingredients in a shaker top jar and shake to mix.
      Apply to your pet's fur by brushing backward with your hand or comb and sprinkling the powder into the roots of the hairs. Concentrate on the neck, back, and belly. Use just enough to add a little odor to the hairs.
      For severe flea infestations, treat daily; otherwise, use two or three times a week.

      http://www.recipegoldmine.com/pets/pets.html

  47. QUESTION:
    Why does my dog always smell like popcorn?
    No matter what I do she always smells like popcorn. After I wash her, after I take her to the groomers where she's professionally cleaned so to to speak. Not that I'm complaining, I'm just curious why. There's no popcorn in the house nor does she ever go anywhere there is.

    • ANSWER:
      It's often called Frito Feet as the smell smells more like Corn Chips to some people.

      The skin of most animals (humans included) is home to a lot of microbes. If you are in good health and are reasonably hygienic and well groomed, you have about one trillion bacteria on your skin at any given time - or about a hundred thousand of them on every square centimeter of skin.

      Dog feet are a great place for bacteria and yeast to take up residence because there’s a lot of moisture and little to no air circulation in the folds and pockets of skin between toes and foot pads. Bacteria flock there and thrive.

      All these micro-organisms give off their own distinct odors (they’re what give us BO), and the popcorn/corn chip smell on some dogs is likely the fault of yeast or the bacterium Proteus, which are both known for their sweet, corn tortilla smell. Or it could be the bacterium Pseudomonas, which smells a little fruitier, but pretty close to popcorn to most noses.

      It's totally normal and nothing to worry about. Bacteria are everywhere and there is damn little we can do to stop them. Luckily for us most are harmless and if the worst that it can come up with for your dog is to make their feet smell like snacks, you'r dog's doing ok.

      Frito Feet is no cause for alarm unless the smell is really overwhelmingly strong or starts smelling putrid or foul. That could be a sign of an more serious infection and should be checked out by your veterinarian.

  48. QUESTION:
    My dog itches his butt side and legs?
    I don't think it's anything contagious as we have another dog is he allergic or something?

    • ANSWER:
      Itching and skin irritation can be caused by factors such as:

      - Allergic reactions to flea bites, food/treats, grooming products or house-cleaning products, etc.
      - Mites
      - Fungal/Bacterial infections (ringworm, yeast, staph etc.) See a remedy below
      - Steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot')

      Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections with associated bad odor.

      ALLERGIES

      To allergic dogs even one flea can cause havoc. Even if you do not see fleas, you can always see the debris they leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If placed in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas with natural methods to avoid exposure to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will cause harm sooner or later. For recommendations see http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where your dog roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on its use to control fleas see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check ingredients of food/treats. Dog's digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Discontinue any with corn, wheat, etc. Get ones with no grains with meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      Discontinue grooming products (or house cleaning products) that can be allergens. For a while, use white vinegar as the cleaning agent for your floors, counters, etc. Vinegar has strong cleaning and anticeptic properties and the smell disappears quickly after use. See http://www.vinegarworkswonders.com/faqs.asp

      MITES

      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). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      Avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals which will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend the use of natural products. Search the Internet to find them. I prefer the spray type treatment which is effective, easy to use, and inexpensive that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal), 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 very quickly. 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?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      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 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 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.

  49. QUESTION:
    Why is my dog losing his fur on only his back legs?
    I have a almost 5 year old schipperke. We don't know why but he is losing the fur on his back legs. He scratches a lot but its his upper belly when he does.

    • ANSWER:
      My Boxer started getting the same problem when she was about 5 years old. It turned out to be a combination of two things:
      1)She has sensitive skin allergies (allergic to fleas and many other things) that cause a condition called 'malaysia) which is a yeast infection and it itches a lot. The vet originally used cortisone shots to treat it, but cortisone is hard on a dog's immune system and causes heart, liver, and kidney damage. The vet switched hyer to a daily pill, called ketaconazole.

      2) When I moved to a different area, the new vet discovered that she also had thyroid problems. Currently, (she's now 13) she is on thyroid medication, and takes ketaconizole regularly as maintenance medications, and they helps control the problems..Less itching, Less odor, better skin conditions. Unfortunately it wasn't properly diagnosed quickly enough, and the hair has never come back on her legs, but a lot of it has come back on her back. Best of luck ! (Press your vet for answere and ask about some of these possible problems...


yeast for dog odor

How To Cure A Yeast Infection In Dogs

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to cure my dogs yeast infection?
    My dog has a yeast infection in both of his years. What is the best home cure that I can do for him? He's going to the vet at the end of the month. I want to try and help him before that so if it works he doesn't have to go through this anymore.

    • ANSWER:
      He needs to go to the vet now so the vet can do an ear swab and find out what kind of yeast (or other pathogen) is causing the problem. You can medicate a dog for a month for candidiasis and it will do nothing to alleviate malasezzia, orr vice versa. Most yeast infections in dogs are easily treatable but have to be diagnosed correctly.

      Bonzie 12, you don't treat yeast or other fungal infections with antibiotics. This often makes them worse as it kills friendly bacteria that help to fight the yeast infection. You have to use a different class of drugs called antimycotics.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do I cure the yeast infection on my dog's ear ?
    What are the symptoms of dog ear yeast infection and how do I cure it?

    • ANSWER:
      I dont think its called yeast infection if its a ear...but normally a dog with ear infection has yellow discharge coming from the ear, also it will have a pretty ba smell, it will seem like dogs body smells bad. Look inside the ear, and if its full of black spots or black dirt its a infection. You will need antibiotics from the vet, because some infections can cause deafness or death.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a home method of curing a yeast infection in my dog's ear?
    He is a dachshund. I know it is a yeast infection because my dad's beagle has the same problem. His ear is constantly itching and it smells like feet or cheese. Also, there is a black stuff coming out of his ear. My dad has taken his dog to the vet numerous times and has paid lots of money on creams but it doesn't seem to work. I actually used one of those ear candles on him but that didn't help very much. I have heard that placing plain yogurt on the effected area would help. Or using vinegar water. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no home remedies for your dog's condition, so bring him to a vet as soon as possible. Stop assuming that this is what he needs because the truth is he needs a vet who will look after his real condition. If you want to make him well as soon as possible, see a vet.

  4. QUESTION:
    How to cure atopic dermatitis and yeast infections in dogs?
    I have a small shichi (Shih-Tzu and chihuahua mix). I have taken her to countless vets and found out she has atopic dermatitis and a severe case of yeast infection inside and on her body. She is on antibiotics and Benadryl for dogs but doesn't seem to be getting any better. I've tried using yogurt, apple cider vinegar, and colloidal silver remedies but nothing seems to work. I really would love some ideas of what else I could do for her. Preferably natural remedies. I hate seeing my baby itch like crazy. :(
    I have tried to change her food up by giving her just hamburger for awhile but nothing changed. But I would def be willing to try again to see if it would help. No, I haven't tried the coal tar shampoo. She has some open sores on her body from itching so much. Would that hurt her and would it help take the yeast away? I have some medicated shampoo from the vet to take the yeast away but it can be so harsh that her paws bleed when I give her a bath which I really dislike. Her vet says she's a poster child for skin problems. :(

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  5. QUESTION:
    How can I cure a yeast infection in my dog's ear?
    I have a shih tzu who has chronic yeast infections in his ear. The vet isn't helping. The infection keeps coming back. What are some natural remedies I could try?

    • ANSWER:
      Zymox Otic with hydrocortisone is an enzyme treatment. It treats yeast and bacterial infections. Available online without a prescription.
      Feeding a grain free food also helps.
      Blue Buffalo Wilderness, Taste of the Wild, Canidae grain free, Wellness Core are some good brands.
      Eliminate grain in treats.

  6. QUESTION:
    How to treat/cure a Yeast infection in my dogs ears?
    My pit bull mix keeps getting a yeast infection in her ears. I keep them VERY clean but for some reason it comes back every 4-6 weeks
    I am using Epi-Otic which I got from my vet for cleaning, and when she's tearing at her ears I use DV Max which is a prescription that I got from the vet, however even though it seems to work...after it clears up it starts all over again in a few weeks....by the way...thanks for the info you already sent and anymore that you do send is greatly appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      If your dog has a yeast infection in it's ear, it needs antibiotics.

      Sometimes ear infections will recur after successful treatment. Primary inhalant or food allergies causing secondary ear infections should be considered. But usually, with proper treatment, a yeast infection can be cleared up within two weeks.

      I have found that chronic ear infections ususally have some underlying cause.I don't know if your mixed pup is known to have an anatomy problem that contributes to ear infections, but that is always a possiblity. It is best to purchase a product from your veterinarian to clean out your dogs ears prior to placing the prescribed antibiotic drops in the ears, such as Epi-Otic. I have found that some medications don't work well in the presence of a lot of dirt or discharge. Keeping the hair plucked out of the ears also helps keeping the ears cleaner.

  7. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a dog yeast infection?
    My dog has a reoccurring yeast infection in his ear. I want some natural remedies to cure it, please. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      http://healingdogs.blogspot.com/2008/06/treating-ear-problems-in-dogs.html

      All natural no steroid Itchy Ear drops from the UK available in the USA

  8. QUESTION:
    When using vinegar and water to cure a yeast infection in my dogs ear, does it have to be apple cider vinegar?
    I have looked into homeopathic remedies for my dogs ear infection and many say apple cider vinegar and water. Does it have to be apple cider vinegar or will white vinegar be ok to use?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't use just vinegar, start with this, if it doesn't work try the raw apple cider vinegar. NOT white vinegar, that won't work.

      Use this --

      BLUE POWER EAR SOLUTION

      INGREDIENTS:
      16 Oz. Isopropyl Alcohol
      4 Tablespoons Boric Acid Powder
      16 Drops Gentian Violet Solution 1%

      Mix together in alcohol bottle and shake well.
      You will also need to shake solution every time you use it to disperse the Boric Acid Powder.

      TREATMENT: Evaluate condition of ears before treating and if very inflamed and sore do not attempt to pull hair or clean out ear at all.

      Wait until inflammation has subsided which will be about 2 days.
      Shake the bottle each time before using.
      Put cotton balls or similiar absorbent material under the ear.
      Flood the ear with solution, (gently squirt bottle), massage gently to the count of 60, wipe with a tissue.
      Flood again on first treatment, wipe with a tissue, and leave alone without massage.

      The dog will shake out the excess which can be wiped with a tissue, cotton ball, etc as the Gentian Violet does stain fabrics.

      The SCHEDULE of treatment is as follows:
      Treat 2x per day for the first week to two weeks depending upon severity of ears
      Treat 1x per day for the next 1-2 weeks
      Treat 1x per month (or even less frequently, depending on the dog)

      All of these ingredients should be available at a pharmacy.
      The Boric Acid Powder soothes the ear.
      The Gentian Violet Solution is an anti-infection agent.
      The solution appears to work well on any and all ear problems from mites to wax to canker.

      After the 2nd or 3rd day you can clean out the ear with a Q-tip or cotton balls.

      The success rate for this treatment is 95-99%.

      If an infection seems to be remaining in the treated ear after the above course of treatment, you may also have some Pseudomonas bacteria in the site.

      This can be eradicated by using a gentle flush of raw apple cider vinegar and water(warm)

      Use 2 Tablespoons of vinegar to one cup of water, 2 x per week.

      They have found the Blue Powder Solution to be effective for treating fungus-type infections on the feet and elsewhere on the dog, for cuts on dogs or people, and for hot spots.

      Remember it is for external use only ..so be careful not to get into the eyes.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are the treatment options for Malassezia dermatitis for dogs?
    I know that topical chlorhexidine and miconazole (Malaseb and VetXX) may be used. Could you please let me know regarding your experience with these medications? Do you have any other ideas or experience that have helped you with curing this yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.rottweilerhealth.org/pdfs/august_malasszia_paters_02.pdf

      Try going there. :)

  10. QUESTION:
    Question about curing my dogs ear yeast infection?
    my dog has dog ear yeast infection, im using white vinegar and peroxide, ive been cleaning his ear with it for about 1 week (if that long) , and his ear still isnt cured.. how long will it take before its cured, & what other home remedies can help cure this ? ( ive heard raw apple cider vinegar works).

    • ANSWER:
      Cleaning your dog's ears with vinegar is good as a *preventative*, not a cure for a full-blown infection.
      Your dog needs to see a vet.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is the cheapest way to cure yeast infection in a dog's ears?
    Does anyone have any "home remedies"? I can't really afford to take her to the vet and get expensive medicine. I would appreciate any ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      I use Apple Cider Vinegar from the health food store. I use it straight and put it in a little cup and use a clean washcloth to dab in there. Ive also heard you can use an eyedropper with ACV {apple cider vinegar} and put 0ne or two drops in each ear-bi weekly. Check out the AWESOME website below that has many home-remedies for pet ailments!

  12. QUESTION:
    My Boston Terrier seems to have a skin fungus in the crease of his eyes, how can I cure it at home?
    I have tried putting an antifugal cream (made for yeast infections), how can I cure it at home?
    Can I buy something at Petsmart?

    • ANSWER:
      Your dog needs the vet - his eyesight isn't anything to fool around with. And you NEVER use anything on a dog made for people unless its at the direction of a vet!

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there an over the counter medicine that I could clean my dogs ears out with?
    He has very stinky ears & we think he may have a yeast infection but can't afford to take him right now.

    • ANSWER:
      Zymox Otic will cure an ear infection. Go to Amazon and read the reviews on it. I use it for my girl who has chronic ear infections and it clears them up everytime. Zymox also makes an excellent ear cleaner.
      Most of the local pet stores now carry Zymox Otic so you shouldn't have to wait for an online store to ship.

  14. QUESTION:
    Can my german shepherd go deaf and is it possible his ears will never stand up?
    ok i just found out my 10 week old gsd had a yeast infection in his ear. according to the vet since he got it so young the chances are high that it will come back again and if bad enough his ears wont stand. i also had someone tell me he could go deaf. is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      With the right treatment another yeast infection can be cured early enough to prevent damage or even be prevented from occuring at all. Remember not all shepherd ears stand up anyway, and unless you are showing the dog it doesn't really matter. It's possible he could go deaf, but in my experience that only happens if he gets an infection and you leave it for months, or even years.

  15. QUESTION:
    how to cure yeast infection from my dogs back?
    my dog has yeast infection and he seems to be in a lottt of pain =( does anyone know how to cure it? without having to go to the vet? he can hardly walk ='(

    • ANSWER:
      my best suggestion to u would be to go get over the counter Lotromin Ultra ( commonly used for Athletes foot) and try using that on ur dog. the ingredient in the medication is used to cure funguses which is exactly what a yeast infection is. hope that helps!

  16. QUESTION:
    Why does my dog's ear flap and why is it purple?
    I have a chihuahua her ears have always been pointing up and now one of her ears flap and on the tip of the ear is blue/purple and crusty. I have read that its a yeast infection but i want to know what to do, and I don't have the money to take her to the vet right now. Please help. If theirs any natural remedies to cure it i would like to know.

    • ANSWER:
      you can always go to the vet and explain the situation.im sure they would understand.most vets would let you pay later.you could also take him to the clinic at the local animal shelter.they might treat him for free.

  17. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a natural cure for a female yeast infection?
    I am tired of using monostat, because I feel that it has to be bad for me in some way, and I want a natural cure.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to avoid all yeast and sugar products ......... sugar will literally feed the yeast overgrowth allowing it to flourish......... ditch the alcohol and sodas and diet sodas too if you drink any .....and pump up your intake of fresh filtered water to at least 2 - 3 litres per day ..... antiobiotics, especially broad - spectrum antiobiotics will also kill the helpful bacteria which you need for a healthy gut ........ supplement with a good quality probiotic to rebalance gut flora ......... eat more alkaline forming foods such as leafy and green vegies, cold water fresh fishes such as tuna, salmon, sardines and whiting, organic nuts and seeds such as almonds and brazil nuts........ all these foods are rich in magnesium and will thus encourage the production of hydrochloric acid in your tummy aiding in digestion and effective elimination ........ eat organic brown rice and quinoa (prounounced keen ~ wah) as they are both a rich source of the B complex of vitamins and will provide you with the carbs you need for sustained energy and the quinoa is also rich in calcium and iron .......... Avoid sugars such as honey, molasses, fructose, maltose, lactose and fruit juices ...... avoid artificial sweetners and foods containing brewer's yeast - ie - alcohol such as beer, wine, brandy, whiskey, rum, ciders and root beer.... avoid baker's yeast ie ~ breads and rolls and pastries .... avoid mushrooms ... avoid fruits and vegies with any sign of mold growth on them .... avoid fermented beverages and condiments including mayonnaise, ketchup, pickled vegies and pickles, salad dressings (use lemon and olive oil instead), soy sauce and vinegar .... avoid all types of hard cheeses which are a pretty good source of mold.... avoid processed and smoked meats and fish, including hot dogs, sausages, luncheon meats etc....... these meats are processed with sugar, spices, yeast and other preservatives .... avoid canned bottled or frozen fruit and vegie juices cos they have loads of sugar and are commonly made from overripened or damaged produce; generally the skin of the fruit contains surface mold and rotten spots, which are pulverised into the juice... avoid dried fruits.... avoid coffee & tea as much as you can as caffeine will aggravate yeast overgrowth..................... you don't need to use medications to kill a yeast overgrowth ..... simply eliminate their food source and they will disappear on their own ...... if you normalise the bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract you will feel much better and in most cases won't need drugs ♥

      hope this helps a bit

      peace 2 u

  18. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know about a home remedy to treat and cure yeast infections in dog's ears?
    Over the counter products perhaps?

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  19. QUESTION:
    My golden retriever has valley fever is this usually cured over time?
    The vet gave him fluconazole 280 mg for this. It is a Anti fungal medicine. I believe women take it for yeast infections also.

    • ANSWER:
      My dog had valley fever also, and yes he did get cured with the Anti fungal medicine. He was on it for six months and then we did a titer test on him to see where his levels tested and he was down to nearly zero so we stopped the medicine. The vet wanted to keep him on it for a year but I said no if his levels are down I am stopping him, besides it was very expensive at that time(6 years ago in Arizona). He was fine and lived another 5 years after that. He was a older dog when he got valley fever.

  20. QUESTION:
    What is causing my dogs uncontrollable scratching and screeching?
    My dog is about 95 years old in dog years. She lives outside for the most part. She's constantly scratching her ears uncontrollably and screeching really loud then she shakes her head as if she's shaking out her ears. Does anyone know what can be causing this or how I can provide relief for her??

    • ANSWER:
      Ear infection, ear mites, allergy induced ear infection, "cheatgrass" or "foxtail" lodged in her ear, an insect bite/s, an injury, a piece of fur.

      Could be any of those things.. The first thing you should do is take your dog into a well lit area, get a magnifying glass and a flashlight/lamp, if you don't have a magnifying glass you can use a magnifying make-up mirror instead. Get your dog to lay down and relax, if you can give the dog a toy or chew(so long as your dog doesn't have possession aggression) calm the dog first and then gently lift up the ear flap and look inside making sure you have a bright light so you can see, look into the ear canal.

      It should be healthy pink or grey skin with no crusts, or dirt or waxy buildup. It should be shiny and clean deep inside.

      If you see black/brown/reddish "dirt-like" build up in the ear canal take a cotton ball and wipe some out.. put a dab of water on it.. if it turns bloody red it's most likely your dog has "Earmites". They cause intense scratching, pain, and can lead to infection, inflammation and skin disease.

      You can buy effective and reasonably priced OTC earmite medication from your local pet store. I reccommend taking the dog to a vet for a conclusive diagnosis but if you are unwilling or unable, OTC meds will work to cure ear mites, you can even try a home remedy if that's all you can manage... Home Remedies.. http://www.earthclinic.com/Pets/ear_mites.html

      More info about OTC and vet meds and more about ear mite symptoms and treatments.. http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_ear_mites.html

      If you look in the ear and it is dirty, waxy and with a brown/dark discharge, and a sour, foul scent.. it's most likely an infection.. bacterial. In that case you will need to bring your dog to the vet to conclusively find out what bacteria is causing the infection so you can treat it. Yeast smells yeasty, like beer or bread dough and has a yellower discharge. Again if you are unwilling or unable to go to the vet, you can try OTC ear meds or a home remedy.. Keep in mind the reason you need to see a vet is to know exactly what it is, otherwise you are just guessing and it may not work.

      Home remedies... http://www.petherbalinfo.com/pet-health-concerns/home-remedies-for-dog-ear-mites-and-ear-infections/

      Vet info.. http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_ear_infections.html

      If it is allergy you will see/smell almost the same thing as an infection, except it will keep coming back no matter what you treat it with, until you determine the cause.. Could be food, inhalant, environment. In this case you should change your dogs diet to a food that has NONE of the same ingredients as the old food. If it is environmental you will need to find out the source and remove it from the dogs environment. If it is inhalant you will need to treat the dog with an anti-histamine. For more about allergies and treatment go here.. http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_food_allergies.html
      Inhalant allergies... http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_inhalant_allergies.html

      If it is cheat grass or foxtail, or hair.. the ear will appear healthy and clean except you may be able to see pieces of grass or hair deep in the ear canal, your dog may have also injured herself scratching or shaking her head. Either way she will need a vet to safely remove the grass/hair and treat the injuries with antibiotics etc.

      Hopefully your dog didn't shake her head too much and give herself an Aural hematoma.. if that is the case her ear flap(the outer flap) will be filled with liquid like a small balloon and hot to the touch. This is a very painful condition caused by a broken blood vessel in the ear due to shaking of the head. It could easily cause a dog to cry out in pain. My dog had one, and trust me it is best if you take the dog to the vet and get the ear surgically drained and sutured open to allow it to drain and head. Again if you can't go to the vet, you can drain it yourself using a sterile syringe or razor blade to drain the ear. You will have to clean it and drain it daily and make sure it doesn't get infected. It's best to leave that to the vet but it's possible to do it on your own if you have no other choice. They also can be left to heal on their own but it leaves the ear deformed and thickened.. I know my dog's previous owners did this to her and her ear was ruined. It is thick and lumpy.

      More on Aural Hematomas.. and their treatment. http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_aural_hematoma.html

      Good luck, hope I helped you help your dog..

  21. QUESTION:
    Anyone know a natural way to cure a dogs ear infection?
    I have a dog that gets chronic ear infections. Would like to know if anyone has a home remedy to either prevent them or cure them.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast is easily controlled with either rubbing alcohol or white vinegar or a combination of the two. I prefer rubbing alcohol. If you clean the dogs ears with it a couple of times a week the yeast (infections) will not regrow.

  22. QUESTION:
    How to cure a dog's ear infection?
    Natural remedies to cure a dog's ear infection. Have read about vinegar, garlic salt, alcohol, etc. Not sure if any of these would work.

    • ANSWER:
      maybe this will help you out.

      http://pethealth.petwellbeing.com/wiki/Dog_Ear_Infections

      http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1591&aid=273

      or it could be a yeast infection in your dog's ear. this link tells you exactly what to do if it is a yeast infection.

      http://www.dog-health-guide.org/yeastinfectionindogear.html

  23. QUESTION:
    Do women's remedies for vaginal yeast infection work for dog ear yeast infection?
    My dog, a Golden Retriever, has what it seems to be a bad case of yeast infection in both ears (not the first time). I have read that I should change his food etc. but first I need to clear his infection. I have been to the vet several times about this in the past and paid expensive medicines that seems to work just for short period of time. A co-worker suggested to use over-the-counter medicine to treat vaginal yeast infection. Does anyone has any experiense/comment/thought about this?

    • ANSWER:
      My husky developed some kind of rash on her ears too. They looked like flaky spots and would turn red and bleed a little if you scratched them.
      I figure that it was some kind of fungus eating the skin.
      I sprayed Tinactin (for athlete's foot) on the ears (On the affected area only, NOT inside the ear-canal).
      I cured it on one application. Her ears are very healthy now.
      My dog's ears are a little hairy on the inside and that helped to keep the Tinactin solution on the spots.
      What DaveSFV says on the previous answer makes sense if you give your dog some kind of internal medication for humans, something that the dog has to ingest, but in this case you are using a cream or liquid that has the same ingredients as many dog's medication. You can go to the store and compare ingredients on both medications. It is the same fungus that eat human and animal skin.

  24. QUESTION:
    What do dogs ear mites look like?
    a pic would be nice. My dog has gotten mites before but these look diffrent. It is all over his ear. not on the outside though. I was wondering if it could be a yeast infection>> also a pic would be nice.

    • ANSWER:
      Just take your dog to the Vet.

      I know when something itches in my ear or around it, I go crazy. Get some medication from your Vet to help cure it.

  25. QUESTION:
    Why does yogurt cure yeast infections in dogs??
    My vet has tried all sorts or drugs and lotions to get rid of my bulldogs yeast infections. A friend recomended I feed here some yogurt everyday. Sure enough the infection is gone. Anyone know why? Its truly amazing!!

    • ANSWER:
      It does it in humans too! Has to do with the live and active cultures in yogourt...

  26. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of a natural ear infection remedy for dogs?
    My Basset Hound has had a couple ear infecions caused by yeast and she has another one now. In the past she has used prescription Mometamax. Is there a natural remedy that will treat and cure the infection? I want to avoid taking her to the vet again if at all possible.
    I dont need smart assed answers please, I know what my dog has, I know that Basset Hounds are susceptible to ear infections, I take care of her and Im a big believer in natural cures. If you cant answer my question with a logical, polite answer dont answer at all.
    THANKS in advance for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      My bulldog Bulldozer used to get sore ears and they smelled like cheese. So my vet said to try vinegar and rubbing alcohol. Fifty percent of each or half and half.
      The vinegar breaks down the gunk and the alcohol dries up water from say a bath. I used it after every bath and some times in between. Do not use it more than once a week. Too much drying can be painful. Also the smell of funky ears can draw flies that will bite and aggravate you puppy.

      Best to do this outside and only if your dog really trusts you. I had someone else pour in the medicine I would hold him still and hold his ear open. Then we would filler up. Flop his ears closed and massage the sides of his head and then let him go. This is the gross part he would shake his head and any thing loosened up would come out. Every thing would fly out. So we did this outside and in not our best clothes. With a floppy eared dog you will need to wipe away the excess after he shakes his head. Towel drying his head if he goes out in the rain or sprinkler etc is also a good idea. They don’t sweat but their skin and ears produces oil like ours.

      Do not use this solution if your dog has open sores the vinegar and the alcohol will sting.

      You could get bit or he may never let you touch his / her head again.

      Never never ever use hydrogen peroxide. The foaming action causes pressure and can damage their ears permanently.

  27. QUESTION:
    How to reduce the discoloration of tear staining?
    I have four maltese dogs. They all have really bad tear staining. I wash their faces everyday and try to keep them dry as much as possible. I was told to give them distilled water and it's not helping. Is there any good products out there to reduce the red/brown stains?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes there is a wonderful natural product not carried in pet stores because it has no perservatives and cannot be stored in a warehouse for months on end. I use this on my shih tzu's and love it. It has no bleach peroxide and nothing that will hurt the dogs eyes if you wipe across the eye area. It also comes with a powder that keeps the moisture from being absorbed by the hair. The lady who runs this site is wonderful and will answer any questions you have. I am posting some questions and answers from her site hope this helps.

      Eye Envy is the most effective product for curing runny, ugly tear stains on your dog or cat. Our solution removes tearstains effectively, safely and gently. Eye Envy is an eye treatment solution that is non-irritating and proven to prevent eye leakage and discharge, quickly and through an easy to use method that your pet will thank you for. Eye Envy also comes in an herbal version. It is guaranteed to be effective, endorsed by veterinarians, catteries, and groomers the world over. If your pet is prone to tearstains, Eye Envy is for you. It is also effective in treating urine stains, red yeast infections, food stains, helping droolers, and of course for that unsightly brown goop around the eyes that affects dogs and cats everywhere.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q: What causes excessive tearing and staining:
      A: Staining can be caused by a variety of things:

      Clogged or Shallow Tear Ducts: Studies indicate that 20-25% of small dogs and cats are born with closed of shallow tear ducts. Tears overflow because there the eyelid space is not deep enough to contain them.
      Excessive Tearing: When the face hair is wet from excessive tearing, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast infections (AKA: Red Yeast, which causes deep reddish-brown stains); Low grade bacteria infections may also cause excessive tearing.
      Cutting Teeth: Cutting teeth may cause changes in the head & mouth structure of your pet, placing pressure on the tear ducts.
      Irritation & Allergies: Some animals get hair or eyelashes into their eyes causing irritation. Many breeds are susceptible to allergies. Shampoos and other chemicals can also irritate their eyesSome foods cause allergic reactions; animals may also build an allergic reaction over time to a type of food.
      Water: Water with high mineral levels causes staining
      Food & Treats: Diet can play a significant role in tearing. Many commercial foods contain additives, preservatives and food coloring. This could lead to staining.
      Fleas: Fleas survive in moisture, which they get from the eye or moth area. This could cause irritation and in addition red stains left behind may be from flea feces. These are just a few reasons. There are MANY more!!
      Q: What is Eye Envy so different that all the other products that I've bought and don't work?
      A: Eye Envy works at the true problem, a bacteria infection. Eye Envy contains a cleanser, an astringent (to dry the area) and herbal flower extract (acts as a natural antibiotic) and an antibacterial.

      Eye Envy is a topical tear stain remover. Other products are often masked as palatable supplements, taking months to work and requiring your pet to ingest antibiotics (e.g. tylan, tylosin as tartrate, collidal silver).

      Q: What if I've used bleach or peroxide to clean the area around the eyes?
      A: Bleach/Peroxide make the hair shaft very pourous, causing the stain to set into the hair. Eye Envy will only lighten the areas previously damaged by bleach or peroxide, but all regrowth will be clean.

      PLEASE do not use peroxide, bleach or woolite on your animals.

      Q: Is Eye Envy safe to use on my pregnant dog or cat?
      A: Yes. Since Eye Envy is applied externally, it is 100% safe to use on pregnant, lactating and even small kittens (over the age of 7 weeks).

      Q: Should Eye Envy be refrigerated? If so, how long is it's shelf life?
      A: NO WE CARRY THE BRAND NEW NO REFRIDGERATION REQUIRED PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT HAS A SHELF LIFE OF 3-4 MONTHS.

      Q: Is Eye Envy applied inside the eyes?
      A: No. Eye Envy is to be applied externally only.

      Q: What happens if a small amount gets into my pets eyes?
      A: There is nothing to worry about is some solution gets into your pets eyes. The ingredients are safe and have been tested.

      Q: How many pads come in a jar?
      A: There are approximately 28-30 pads per jar. Our pads are made of special material to avoid any "fuzz" from getting into your pets eyes.

      Q: Can I use Eye Envy on my dog/cats legs, tail, mouth area? Is it safe?
      A: Yes. The ingredients will not harm your animal. Also, EE can be used for chin acne and urine stains.

      Q: Should I refrigerate my product when it arrives?
      A: NO WE CARRY THE BRAND NEW NO REFRIDGERATION REQUIRED PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT HAS A SHELF LIFE OF 3-4 MONTHS. .

      Q: I have a white dog, do you recommend the powder?
      A: Yes! With any white animals it is recommended to use both the solution and the powder.

      Q: Does Eye Envy fade/bleach colored animals?
      A: No. The produt does not contain any peroxides or bleaching agents. Your pets hair will not discolor

  28. QUESTION:
    Why is my German Shepherd pulling her hair out?
    She is stinky, scratching constantly, & hair is falling out on her back. I can not figure out what is causing it. Took her to the vet the last time it happened & she said that she had a yeast infection & a bacterial infection that was causing the smell. She gave us prednisone & antibiotics which cured it as long as she was on it. She's been off for about a week now & it is coming back.
    What could be causing this to happen? Why is she itching herself to the point of infection like that? I have to stop what is causing it or it is just going to keep coming back.
    Anyone have any ideas or experience with this type of thing?
    This is a very sweet dog & we all really like her but I am almost to my witts end with this stuff.

    • ANSWER:
      Friendly Hello, This can be caused by a vitamin defficancy. Even preium dog foods do not have the necessary vitamines for your dog. A deficiency in vitamin C is a deficiency in the healing, glandular, circulatory, immune, and regenerative abilities of the body. Vitamin C is a major factor in the formation and maintenance of bones and tissues, prevents cancer, and may prevent arteriosclerosis.
      The classic vitamin C deficiency is scurvy, with gum disease, urinary tract ifections, loss of teeth, weakened bones, bleeding, bad breath, and general debilitation. Signs of clinical scurvy have been apparent under stress.
      In dogs, [vitamin C] can totally resolve the problems of dysplastic hips in younger dogs and arthritis in older ones, as well as help or cure spinal myelopathy, ruptured discs, allergies, viral infections (including distemper), and skin problems. After the "cures," the pet needs to stay on C, but in lesser amounts.
      The vitamin is an antioxidant, a pollution fighter that cleans toxins from the blood and tissues.
      It helps protect against the side-effects of some veterinary drugs (including steroids/cortisone), and it is a major pain reliever.
      It keeps the teeth strong in aging pets and retards the aging process.
      Supplementing with vitamin C is a major disease preventive; therefore it's emphasized in the daily feeding plans.
      Supplementing with vitamin C can mean the difference between life and death in the case of a sick cat or dog.
      Contrary to myth and rumor, vitamin C will not cause kidney stones, it dissolves them.

  29. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of ringworm on my dog?
    My dog has ringworm and I think I got it too. What is the home remedy for getting rid of ringworm? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It's a fungus actually, not a worm.
      You really need to take your dog to the vet, but my vet recommended a good dandruff shampoo and Miconysol, which is what cures yeast infections in women.
      Sounds weird, but putting miconysol on the dog twice a day and washing him with good dandruff shampoo actuall did cure his ringworm - but it takes weeks and you need to be persistant.

  30. QUESTION:
    question about my dogs eat yeast infection?
    my dog has ear yeast infection, what are some home remedies to curing my dogs ear yeast infection without having to go to the vet and spending a fortune. could someone please answer this for me. my dad feeds him 5 hot dogs everyother day, ive told him not to but he just doesnt get how dangerous this is, & could someone also tell me what makes hot dogs bad for dogs???

    • ANSWER:
      Feed him yogurt. Take him to the vet as it could be more than a yeast infection.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can someone tell me the home remedy for curing yeast infection in a dogs ears?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't think that yeast is common in a dogs ears. Yeast usually happens in warm moist areas. Anyway yeast prefer alkaline environments. Dilute vinegar, 1/2 cup to a quart of water, can be put on a washcloth and the ears wiped out several times per day. If no help, see the vet. Would not use the creams for human skin in a dogs ear.

  32. QUESTION:
    Can elephant skin on dogs be cured?
    Our dog has suffered from yeast infections for several years. After spending hundreds of dollars and going to the vet countless times, I have finally been able to get his itching under control. However, he now has bare patches of skin and thick, ugly skin that the vet says is "elephant skin". I don't need to know how to stop the itching. All I need to know is is there a way to get rid of the thick ugly skin or will he have that for the rest of his life? My vet has been able to provide any suggestions/treatments.

    • ANSWER:
      Talk to your vet about prescribing a systemic anti-fungal. My yeast infected dog is on ketoconizole. It does work quite well for her. Much of her elephant hide has started to become normal and the skin is growing hair. She also gets a fish oil capsule daily. and is fed a diet with very little grain. Make sure that your dog's thyroid is normal. In order for the elephant hide to be decreased, the yeast in the skin has to be killed and prevented from coming back. Liver issues can be a problem when using ketoconizole so blood work needs to be run often to check for that potential side effect.

  33. QUESTION:
    How long does ringworm last on a dog after treated with antibiotics?
    my dog has ringworm and has been on antibiotics for about a week and i was wondering if anyone knows how long it will last after treated

    • ANSWER:
      You need an antigungal, not an antibiotic.
      Actually, when my dog had ringworm, my vet said to bathe him every other day at first, then twice a week, with a very effective dandruff shampoo -- something medicinal not like head and hsoulders. Your drugstore has very effective shampoos like that.

      Then vet said to apply the same sort of anti-fungal women use for yeast infections - Myconisol or the generic version - twice a day to the affected area.

      This cured my dog in a few weeks, but you need to make sure it is all gone.

      Ringworm is NOT a worm - it's a fungus, like a yeast infection.

  34. QUESTION:
    What could my dogs excessive itching be?
    My dog is itching its bottom an awful lot lately and it's only at night. At first I thought it could be worms but then I figured out that two days ago I washed my dog and shampoo must have gotten there and after I had finished washing my dog it kept wiggleing it's but like crazy. Could it be the shampoo irritating it or is it worms
    ?

    • ANSWER:
      I see a few possible causes for the itching. Itching can be caused by an allergic reaction (to flea bites, the food or treats you give him, the grooming products or house-cleaning products you are using), mites or steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot'). Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections.

      ALLERGIES

      Many dogs are allergic to flea bites. You may not be able to see the fleas directly but you can always see the debris they leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If you see these and put them in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas on your dog with natural methods so that he is not exposed to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will harm him sooner or later. Check this link for recommendations http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where he roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on its use to control fleas see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check the ingredients of the food/treats you give him. Dogs digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. If they contain grains such as wheat or corn stop them immediately. Get food/treats that have no grains and that have meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      If you just introduced a new grooming product (or a house cleaning product), discontinue it immediately.

      MITES

      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). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      If the reason for the itching is mites, avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals that will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend a natural, effective, easy to use, and inexpensive spray treatment that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Vets nowadays assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal) such as the ones commonly caused by the use of steroids like Prednisone, cortisone or the so called “allergy shot” or any secondary infections caused by flea bite allergy or mites, as well as cuts, scrapes, etc. 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 and if there is itching, it will stop it very quickly. 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?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      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 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 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.

  35. QUESTION:
    Puppy's ears are a little smelly, there is brown spotting, and she scratches. Is it an infection? ?
    My 6 month old bichon (doggy with floppy ears) has had the above symptoms. I know that these are possibly symptoms of an ear infection or ear mites but my bf thinks I'm overreacting. He doesn't think her ears are that smelly and thinks the gunk in there is just ear wax. She does scratch her ears a bit but she scratches in general. The stuff in her ears looks very oily and is a dark brownish-burgundy color. Am I worrying too much?
    To clarify, there isn't that much stuff in her ears. There is a bit of dark spotting in the immediately visible areas and lighter, oilier stuff inside.
    I took the little baby to the vet today and it turns out that she has a yeast infection. Thanks for the help, everyone!

    • ANSWER:
      dogs with floppy ears tend to get yeast infections in their ears. call the vet for a check up and medicine. but you will have to keep his ears cleaned out or it will happen again. you can buy ear cleaner over the counter to keep them clean after you get the infection taken care of, but you must take care of the infection first because it will get worse, be painful for your dog, and cost allot to cure when it gets out of hand. google "yeast infection in dogs ears" and you might find how to make a remedy yourself to save money.

  36. QUESTION:
    Tips for a 10 year old black labrador on steroids?
    My dog Milly is currently on steroids for her skin allergies and as much as they help her itching and scratching, she is constantly hungry. I'm aware that this is a side affect but she is driving us all mad, in the nicest possible way, and we would like to help her. If anyone has any tips for how to keep her occupied, feel fuller for longer or the best food to give her, then please could you let me know. Thankyou!
    Just to make things a little more clearer and to help you when giving me advice. Milly is allergic to grass, dust mites and pine which is why she has skin allergies. Thank you for the recent answers, they are very helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      Steroids are about the worst medication for both dogs and humans. However, many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better and earn their money at all cost even if it is just a temporary fix or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including chronic skin problems.

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      If your dog has been on steroids, subsequent skin problems are most likely secondary skin infections resulting from steroid use, bacterial or fungal. For any skin infection 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 very quickly. 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?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      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.

  37. QUESTION:
    why does my little male chihuahua mix always have a bad smelling odor?
    When we give him a bath he only smells like a normal dog for about 2 days! it smell like he's never had a bath in his life! do you know why tht is?

    • ANSWER:
      Could it be his breath? He may need his teeth cleaned. Or he may have a skin condition like a yeast infection, or he may have found something really nasty to roll in. A yeast infection has a sweet-sour smell. You can get special shampoos for this and cure it.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can I used panalog ointment on my dogs skin?
    My dog had a yeast infection in her ear a while back and i got a tube of panalog ointment from the vet. As of this morning i noticed she had a small spot about the size of a dime where her fur is thinning. I plan on calling the vet in the a.m. but can this ointment be used to relieve itching?

    • ANSWER:
      Panalog is an antibiotic, and won't relieve itching. It's use to to cure an infection. You could do more damage by using for anything other than an infection (you could start getting antibiotic-resistant bacteria by misuse).

  39. QUESTION:
    Home remedy for a dog with an ear infection?
    I have a rat terrier mix and she is already on 2 types of medication for seizures but she has an ear infection. I was wondering if there is a safe home remedy cure because the vet is expensive and it doesn't help when they try to rip you off. Any safe remedies?

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on the type of ear infection.
      If it is a yeast infection then you can use an over the counter "feminine" yeast infection product. Just a small amount (like a pea size) and rub it into ears, also clean out the ear gunk (will be brownish/reddish and SMELLY) with q-tips.

      If it is just a basic ear infection you can squirt a little diluted vinegar (50/50 vinegar to water) into the ear and then clean it out with q-tips.

      If it's ear mites then check at your local pet store or grocery store and there should be an over the counter medication that's about .

      I would also suggest calling and asking the vet what at home remedies they would recommend, sometimes they can help and will understand the financial strain.

      GOOD LUCK!!!

      This has more on the vinegar remedy...http://www.seefido.com/online-dog-vet/html/ear_infections.htm

      ----edit-----

      Looking for a safe less expensive alternative to help your pet does not mean you love them any less. Also, just because you could 'afford' them in the beginning doesn't mean you always will be able to, sh*t happens, there is no shame in finding an alternative it does not make you any less of a responsible dog owner.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do u cure yeast infection in dogs ears naturally?

    • ANSWER:
      If you clean the ears with rubbing alcohol 3x a day it will kill the active yeast. Yeast is recurrent, so you have to clean them once a week or so to prevent regrowth. Some people use an alcohol/vinegar combo. I think the alcohol works better. Just lie the dog on her side, pour a capful into her ear canal, make her lie a moment then let it run out onto a tissue. Do the other side the same way. It will clear up yeast within a week or less.

      It doesn't help mites. but any monthly flea spot on or monthly heartguard prevents mites.

  41. QUESTION:
    How to treat/get rid of yeast on a dog?
    I have 2, three year old dachshund's. One has a very bad smell all the time. The vet said it was yeast and to give her Benadryl for itching and bath her 3 times a week. This is not working. If someone knows how to remedy this, for God's sakes please help us. This dog is such a smart, and sweet dog that needs to smell better. She has lost a lot of hair, due to scratching.
    I have taken her to two vets. One said, change her food and offered some extremely expensive medicine that we could not afford. The second vet gave us some "prescribed" liquid bathing soap and said to give her the benydryl for itching. We have followed both of their suggestions and Lil Bit still has dry skin, most of her hair is gone from her legs and under body and neck area. I just wish there was someone out there that would see this post and give us the answer for relief for her and the odor it causes in our house.

    • ANSWER:
      For your dog's fungal infection I recommend an effective old time remedy - 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 very quickly. 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?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. When there is just a small area to cover like in the case of ringworm I prefer the latter.

      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 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 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.

  42. QUESTION:
    what does it mean if my dog is biting out her hair?
    My dog is about 3 years old. I think she might have fleas but she is bitting her hair out. She has a big bald spot and it look like she has dry skin. What is wrong with her?

    • ANSWER:
      Itching and skin irritation can be caused by factors such as:

      - Allergic reactions to flea bites, food/treats, grooming products or house-cleaning products, etc.
      - Mites
      - Fungal/Bacterial infections (ringworm, yeast, staph etc.) See a remedy below
      - Steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot')

      Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections sometimes coupled with a bad odor.

      ALLERGIES

      To allergic dogs even one flea can cause havoc. Even if not visible, you can always see the debris fleas leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If placed in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas with natural methods to avoid exposure to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will cause harm sooner or later. For recommendations see http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where your dog roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on its use to control fleas see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html
      and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check ingredients of food/treats. Dog's digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Discontinue any with corn, wheat, etc. Get ones with no grains with meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      Discontinue the use of grooming products or house cleaning products that can be allergens. For a while, use white vinegar as the cleaning agent for your floors, counters, etc. Vinegar has strong cleaning and anticeptic properties and the smell disappears quickly after use. See http://www.vinegarworkswonders.com/faqs.asp

      MITES

      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). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      Avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals which will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend the use of natural products. Search the Internet to find them. I prefer the spray type treatment which is effective, easy to use, and inexpensive that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal), 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 very quickly. 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?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      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 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 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.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for my chocolate labrador?
    He gets repeated ear infections in one ear and the vet keeps giving him anti biotics. He had skin disorders and the vets didn't know what to do about this ...but a man walking his lab told us to give a daily fish oil tablet...and his skin condition is cured. Maybe someone has used something that works for the ear infections?

    • ANSWER:
      due to labs having floppy ears they get allot of moister in their another thing is that with him having the skin problems it probably indicates he has allergies their is a couple things you can try
      cleanse the ear with a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water The vinegar acts to break down the wax in the ear, and creates a pH in the ear which prohibits the growth of bacteria and yeast. If the dog already has the infection keep him on the oral anti biotics and use Ear Relief by Veterinarian's Best retailing for .99 at petsmart.com but if he does not have a infection right now use the vinegar regularly to prevent any from coming it worked really well in my dogs due to our climate and the fact that they love the water all of my dogs have gotten infections from time to time until i started using the vinger treatment it keeps them at bay I may only get one infection every now and then and mostly because i slack off on cleaning their ears out we have a border collie a sheltie a springer spaniel a Pekingese and a German Shepard any way good luck hope this helps . Amy

  44. QUESTION:
    what should I do if there is dried blood in one of my 10 month pitbulls ear?
    I've been realizing that my dog has been scratching his one ear with his paw here and there about 3-4 times a week. Didn't think anything of it really and I looked yesterday and about half way into the ear there is dried blood around the ear canal but barely any visible on the sides of his ear. Any in-home suggestions before i visit a vet? Or any idea of what this could be?

    • ANSWER:
      Clean his ears with vinegar and water. Do not use q-tips only cotton balls. A dog scratches at their ears from infection or ear mites, or they just have an itch, but cant tell easily without a vet doing a swab and stain, unless you know what you are looking for. It can be bacterial, yeast or mites. (or just an itch, but this is after all the other are ruled out) If the cotton ball is coming out clean it is most likely an itch. If its coming out dirty- redish nasty color (other then the blood being cleaned from the scratch)- smelly- specks then you have some type of problem. Mites can be cured with ear drops from the pet store. Yeast can be with ear cleaning with the vinegar and water. If its bacterial then the dog needs antibiotic drops for his ears. If none of the above the dog may just have itchy ears! There are ear cleaning solutions at the pet stores that keep dogs ears dry and helps alleviate itching and irritation.

  45. QUESTION:
    Do you know any ways to help my dog stop itching?
    Well I have a Rottweiler, he's 2 now. He's always itched and chewed his butt but it never made a big difference, but during the summer I left for boot camp for 3 months then came home. When I got home my dog was missing lots of hair above his butt. I have 2 other pits and 2 cats, they all don't have this problem. We do have fleas. The vet said he was allergic to fleas. We're trying to get rid of fleas but it's hard. And I have him on a cone so he doesn't itch his but. He gets a bath every other week. I feel bad because he's on a cone 24/7 unless he's eating. My dad said I have to get rid of him unless I can help him. I don't have much money. He chews above his tail, his front legs, scratches his back legs, chest, neck and upper body, always trying to rub his face on the couch or anything he could. He also sneezes alot and shakes his head alot too. I was just wondering if he has symptoms for something other than flea allergies. Also if there is anything I could do to help the itching and soothe his skin, maybe something to stop him from itching from the vets. Thanks, anything helps.

    • ANSWER:
      Itching and skin irritation can be caused by factors such as:

      - Allergic reactions to flea bites, food/treats, grooming products or house-cleaning products, etc.
      - Mites
      - Fungal/Bacterial infections (ringworm, yeast, staph etc.) See an easy remedy below
      - Steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot')

      Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections.

      ALLERGIES

      To allergic dogs even one flea can cause havoc. Even if not visible, you can always see the debris fleas leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If placed in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas with natural methods to avoid exposure to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will cause harm sooner or later. For recommendations see http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where your dog roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on its use to control fleas see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html
      and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check ingredients of food/treats. Dog's digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Discontinue any with corn, wheat, etc. Get ones with no grains with meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      Discontinue the use of grooming products or house cleaning products that can be allergens. For a while, use white vinegar as the cleaning agent for your floors, counters, etc. Vinegar has strong cleaning and anticeptic properties and the smell disappears quickly after use. See http://www.vinegarworkswonders.com/faqs.asp

      MITES

      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). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      Avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals which will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend the use of natural products. Search the Internet to find them. I prefer the spray type treatment which is effective, easy to use, and inexpensive that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal), 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 very quickly. 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?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      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 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 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.

  46. QUESTION:
    How To Treat Skin Condition and cheese smell on a Cocker Spaniel?
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/716/bentley1.jpg/

    This little man in the pic above is suffering from an ear infection to the point where he won't let anyone touch the top of his head unless he really trusts them. He's constantly scratching and the ear canal is inflamed. His ears give off a particularly pungent odour of very, very strong cheese.

    Also, his back has nodules or bumps on them.

    He's a pretty calm dog, and aside from the ear sensitivity, scratching, etc, he seems a fairly happy pup.

    He has been eating hypo-allergenic dog food and taking ear drops and meds for his condition, but nothing seems to help. It seems to get worse when he gets his shots. The vet hasn't been able to cure or control this problem to any significant degree.

    Can anyone help with this? Bentley says please!
    @Bonnie - I'm a guy. I don't do portraits or techie stuff or things like that. LOL.
    @PaintedPony - so how do you get a dog to stop chewing at or licking his feet?

    • ANSWER:
      This sure sounds like a yeast problem. Yeast has a very "cheesy" distinctive odor and the ear infection can be caused by an overgrowth of yeast, which can be food related. Even certain shampoos containing oatmeal supposed to soothe the skin, can feed a yeast problem.

      Has the vet completely flushed his ears to get all the way too the bottom? I've had a few dogs in my time with severe yeast problems - both ears and even skin yeast issues. There are a few good shampoos on the market to combat the skin yeast issues and good plain yogurt added to his diet can help as well.

      You might want to get in touch with a specialist since your vet has not been able to get a handle on this.

      ADD: Dogs can also harbor yeast on their feet between their toes - does your dog chew at his feet? Scratching with yeast infected feet can also spread the problem to other parts of the body.

      ADD #2: That's why I'm suggesting a specialist. Once the yeast proliferation takes over the dog's entire body, you really need to get a specialist to take on the whole dog. - ears, feet, body, etc. They can prescribe special foods, shampoos, diets, probiotics, even prednisone to halt the progression and spread. Unless you can get the yeast issue under control (if that is what it is, and it does sound like that) you won't fine relief for her. Ask you vet for a referral - I doubt that he will mind since he has not been successful so far. Once you have done that then maintenance is much easier. You really can't get her to stop itching or scratching or chewing 'cause she itches!

  47. QUESTION:
    How to remove my dog's ear hair at home other than plucking ?
    I was thinking if I can use men's hair remover for nose ?
    or is it better to just trim it ?
    i try to clean everyday but it still stinks.. ther'es no redness or drainage at all.....
    i have a toy poodle by the way...
    what was your dog's reaction when you pulled his/her hair ?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to your vet. Your dog's ears shouldn't smell bad, EVER. The smell is a yeast or bacterial infection (only your vet can know for sure) and they will give you the correct medicine to cure it.

      I would never think to pluck a dog's hair, anywhere, but especially the ears or face. That can't feel nice. Why not ask them to trim it while you're in the office anyway? They will be able to do this without causing pain for your dog.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is there a connection between a dogs dental condition and returning ear infections?

    My dog is on a prescribed diet of Urinary SO, made by Royal Canin.

    • ANSWER:
      Almost always these problems are diet-related. Your dog is showing signs of a weakened immune system, which is manefesting in allergies. Most of the grains in dog food are not digestible for dogs, are allergens and cause tartar build-up on teeth (humans, too). Most of the immune system is located in the GI tract, where nutrients are absorbed (seen the DanActive commercial?). When you screw up its workings with non-nutritive dog "food" you see all kinds of problems, like ear and skin problems, gas, GI upset, etc. What I mean, are the filler ingredients you see in most commercial dog foods. These include corn products, wheat products, soy products, peanut hulls, sugar, colors, flavors, salt, beet pulp... I could go on, but I won't. You see many of these non-food ingredients in well-known, vet-recommended prescription foods, too. Why are those ingredients in dog food: they're cheap. CHEAP=CRAP.

      My diet of preference, that rises far above any other is raw. Although domesticated for thousands of years, a dog's gut still works the same as the wolf. They have the acids, enzymes and flora that are designed to digest raw meat and bones. What they don't have are the enzymes to digest grains (wheat, corn, etc). A balanced raw diet will cure most, if not all of your dog's problems. My dogs have sparkling white teeth, because the enzymes in the raw meat actually clean their teeth. Also, I live in FL where we have a flea problem year round. In my house there are 7 cats and 3 dogs, non of which need treatment for fleas. They don't need any chemicals because they are so healthy, they repel fleas on their own. When I think how expensive raw diet is, I just think of how much I save on flea prevention and treatment. For info:
      http://www.auntjeni.com
      http://www.drpitcairn.com

      If you really have trouble with raw, here are some other suggestions. It's a cut and paste from another question that I answered some time ago:

      Sometimes a meat and rice recipe will work, but some of the problems that you're having will respond better to a high-quality grain-free diet. All kibble, which is cheaper than canned or raw, must have grain, potato, or tapioca in it to hold it together. Potato would be cheaper than tapioca, and potato is better than grain.

      HIgh-quality means that most of the ingredients are of HUMAN-GRADE quality. None of the recall products were human-grade. If it's not good enough for me, it's not good enough for my dogs.

      The first ingredient should be a meat. It shouldn't be a meat by-product or a meal. Neither of these are human grade, nor can they be measured for there nutritional content. That's because the company cooks down a bunch of different animal parts that's different each time.

      Don't get anything with wheat, corn, soy (or soybean oil), BHA, BHT, ethoxoquin, artificial flavors and colors, salt, sugars (including sucrose and fructose).

      A lot of these poor-quality ingredients are cheap fillers, flavor enhancers, and preservatives. They offer a low source of nutrition, and weaken the immune system. That's what causes allergies. The only reason they're in the recipe is because they serve a purpose for the company, not to keep your dog healthy.

      I suggest you read dog food labels carefully. Look at foods like Evo (made by Innova), Timberwolf Wild & Natural or Ocean Blue, Barking At The Moon (made by Solid Gold). They're more expensive, but they would seriously cut down on the allergies, which would mean less trips to the vet. I also suggest adding a cold-water fish oil, like salmon, krill, anchovy or sardine. This will help a lot with the ear problem and the yeast. You could also add probiotics and dygestive enzymes.
      One product that has salmon oil, pre- and probiotcs, and digestive enzymes is Positive Health by Great Life. They also make an excellent food, but is expensive. Their website http://www.greatlife4pets.com

  49. QUESTION:
    Why does my dog keep scrating and biting herself?
    I have a miniture poodle who is about 9 years old, last night she wasn't herself of constant panting and scratching herself literally ever five minutes, I woke up an she was sick on the floor. She just doesn't seem herself.

    • ANSWER:
      Itching and skin irritation can be caused by factors such as:

      - Allergic reactions to flea bites, food/treats, grooming products or house-cleaning products, etc.
      - Mites
      - Fungal/Bacterial infections (ringworm, yeast, staph etc.) See a remedy below
      - Steroid use (also called prednisone, cortisone or the so-called 'allergy shot')

      Scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections with associated bad odor.

      ALLERGIES

      To allergic dogs even one flea can cause havoc. Even if not visible, you can always see the debris fleas leave behind that looks like finely ground coffee. If placed in water, they will turn red.

      You can get rid of the fleas with natural methods to avoid exposure to the toxic chemicals of Frontline, Advantage and other popular flea medications which will cause harm sooner or later. For recommendations see http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Fleas-Naturally Also, you can dust your yard where your dog roams with inexpensive diatomaceous earth. For more info on its use to control fleas see http://www.care2.com/greenliving/all-around-non-toxic-flea-control.html
      and http://wolfcreekranch1.tripod.com/diatomaceous_earth_fleas.html

      Check ingredients of food/treats. Dog's digestive system is not designed to handle grains well. Discontinue any with corn, wheat, etc. Get ones with no grains with meat as a primary ingredient – chicken, lamb, salmon, etc.

      Discontinue the use of grooming products or house cleaning products that can be allergens. For a while, use white vinegar as the cleaning agent for your floors, counters, etc. Vinegar has strong cleaning and anticeptic properties and the smell disappears quickly after use. See http://www.vinegarworkswonders.com/faqs.asp

      MITES

      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). This condition is known as mange. The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin.

      Avoid the medications most often prescribed by vets that contain toxic chemicals which will harm your dog sooner or later. These are Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). Instead, I recommend the use of natural products. Search the Internet to find them. I prefer the spray type treatment which is effective, easy to use, and inexpensive that will kill the mites but is harmless to pets and humans. You can get it at http://www.florapetnaturals.com/online-store.html

      STEROID USE

      As Dr. Karen Becker, DVM states - "Steroids (also called prednisone, cortisone or the nondescript “allergy shot”) are the least optimal treatment choice, as they work by suppressing your pet’s immune system. Not only can steroids have a negative effect on your pet’s liver, adrenal glands and kidneys, but suppressing your pet’s immune system with steroids also allows for opportunistic yeast and bacteria to grow on your pet’s skin..." Please read the information below: 'Steroids The Great Pretender - Even Low Steroid Doses Can Be Trouble'.
      http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/steroids.htm

      Many vets assume that pet owners just want to see their pets get better at all cost or if they are not sure about what the problem is they will prescribe steroids knowing the risks. Steroids are very dangerous and do not cure anything, they just mask the symptoms temporarily but the underlying cause remains and result in undesirable health complications, including skin problems.

      SKIN INFECTION REMEDY

      For any skin infection (bacterial or fungal), 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 very quickly. 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?mp=s&se=Flowers+of+Sulphur+Powder

      Flowers of sulfur is safe to apply to your pet's skin but take care not to inhale sulfur powder.

      You can dust this powder on your dog's skin OR mix it with an oil to rub on the skin. I prefer the latter.

      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 2 tablespoons of flower of sulfur with 1 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.


how to cure a yeast infection in dogs

How To Cure Yeast Infections

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the safest and fasted way to cure Yeast infection?
    There's so many different things to cure yeast infection but I was just wondering if there's a fast and easy way to cure it? I am going out tomorrow and it's really irritating so I just want to get it over and done with. Any suggestions how to make it better?

    Thankyou :)

    • ANSWER:
      Just found a rockin Yeast Infection site for online deals
      http://www.yeastinfection-review.com/. The book will teach you how to kill these spores. It will also discuss to you the fact that many drugs only offer “Band-Aids” treatment which only masks symptoms and discuss to you as well the real kind of treatment you need to be healthy for life.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the safest and fasted way to cure Yeast infections?
    There are so many different things to cure yeast infection but I was just wondering if there is a fast and easy way to cure it once and for all! I am going out tomorrow and it's really irritating so I just want to get it over and done with. Any suggestions about how I should go about this.

    Thankyou :)

    • ANSWER:
      That what my g/f does of what Marie said and I think it helps clean we mens kidneys and tract by drinking a few glasses of it. The cheaper stuff at the dollar store for works just fine.

  3. QUESTION:
    What's the story with yogurt curing yeast infections?
    I have seen people write about how yogurt cures yeast infections - some say by eating it and others by actually putting it on the infected area. I'm all about natural remedies, but does this actually work?!

    • ANSWER:
      It's the healthy bacterias in yogurt that do the job.

      I may be a guy, but I know cuz my kid sister used to get yeast infections all the time and my mom would be all on her all the time about eating enough yogurt and enough of the right yogurt.

      The best yogurt that she ate was Yo-Baby. I guess it's made for babies pretty much but it comes with all the right cultures (bacteria) that promote your health. I've tried it and it rules! Only thing that sucks is that it comes in pretty small containers since it was originally intended for babies.

      Yes, it actually works.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is There really a way to cure Yeast infection naturally, at home?
    Found some information on the web about how to cure yeast infection at home naturally, what is the best way and does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Grace, About 2 years ago, I developed a severe case of vaginal yeast infection that would not let up. The itching, burning and swelling of my labia were simply unbearable. I have purchased several over-the-counter treatments, including Monistat cream to subside the symptoms. While it worked initially, eventually things wore off and left me with an even worse infection than before. The same goes for the antibiotics I took with the advice of my doctor. I felt horrible.

      After doing some research online, I found out about a program called 'natural cure for yeast infection' . Turned out to be a very effective way to cure yeast with only Natural means. In less than 7 hours, I felt a tremendous relief. Two weeks later and I became completely free from the unbearable vaginal itching, burning, swelling and discharge. Using your methods, I have kept my chronic yeast infection at bay ever since. No more drugs or OTC’s for me.

      You can read about the treatment and why it works so well on this website: www.natural-yeast-infection-cure.org I would wholeheartedly advise you to do as I did. It Helped me and from what I am able to judge from their site, countless other people.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection naturally?
    Does anyone know how to cure yeast infection naturally? My brother has serious problems and has visited several doctors but he is stil not OK. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      don't take penicillin. it will make your brothers yeast infection worse. go to the drug store and get over the counter crap. it is the best thing you can do. now if you don't want any meds than you can try cranberry juice and pissing a lot. that is what i tell people to do who have UTI's. Good luck.

  6. QUESTION:
    How To Cure Yeast Infection In Women?
    I've got this embarrassing yeast infection for quite some time now that has defied all my attempts at getting rid of it.

    I've done quite a lot of research on how to cure yeast infection in women with little or no hope.

    Has anyone got a way out for me? It'd be really appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Beauty,

      You are not alone in this as this is a problem being faced by a lot of ladies.

      I urge you to try yogurt as the bacteria in it fights yeast infection. But since sugar aids yeast, you are advised to use the plain, unsweetened type.

      Garlic is another big enemy of yeast and it has been found to be one of the most effective ways to cure yeast infection in women. It can either be used internally or externally.

      I advise you to checkout the link below for more tips and to see how to cure your yeast infection fast.

  7. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection inconspicuously?
    I am 16 am only have access to common household items. I need to cure this yeast infection which has not yet gotten bad.

    What are some main ways of going about this and how long will it take?

    • ANSWER:
      ....

      Before treating a yeast (candida) infection, you want to be sure it IS a yeast infection.
      See your doctor.
      If you are sure it is than the standard treatment is Monostat or Canesten- both available over the counter at your pharmacy. You can choose from various treatment methods: Tablets taken orally or creams applied vaginally. Treatment time varies from one day to six, depending on the method you choose.

      Check your local Natural food/health store about Acidophilus , (it's kept in the cooler) and other natural methods. Red juice (pomegranite, cranberry.etc.) gives relief. Put 'natural yeast cures' in your browser for many resources.
      Natural yogurt is a natural cure used to restore the proper balance of vaginal bacteria.

      Some foods and beverages that are high in yeast can aggravate candida.
      Soaking in the tub can aggravate candida.
      Yeast loves warm, moist environments so keep yourself cool and dry (cotton undies)

  8. QUESTION:
    is it possible to cure candida yeast infection fast, permanently and naturally without go to doctor?
    my boyfriend had suffered from this problem but he doesn't want to go to see the doctor. is there any solution for cure yeast infection fast?

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    How do you cure a yeast infection naturally?
    Are there any ways of curing a yeast infection naturally at home? What are some easy and fast ways of curing it?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all cranberry juice is better for bladder infections.

      Find a yogurt that has pro-biotics in it and eat 2 a day for a week or there are several medicines you can buy at a place like Fred Meyer's that are natural probiotics that will help level out the yeast in your body. One is called AZO Yeast and there are several other brands that do the same thing.

      Also, do your best to stay cool, dry and clean down there. I used to actually lay in front of a fan with just some light cotton pajama pants on (so I could feel the air down there) and would read for like a half hour 2-3 times a day. It really will help if you can keep it dry and cool (yeast only grows in damp and warm areas).

  10. QUESTION:
    How long do I need to wait before having sex after taking diflucan to cure yeast infection?
    I'm suffering from a yeast infection, I've tried to treat it with the over the counter monistat, it relieved most of the symptoms but they came back a few days later. My doctor prescribed me the one dose of diflucan, if I take it today how long will it take to cure my yeast infection? and how long should I wait before having sex?

    • ANSWER:
      Diflucan takes about 2 days for you to feel releif, and you should be cured by the day 3.

      From personal experience, I would advise you to wait until day 5 (after taking the pill) before sex.

  11. QUESTION:
    How long do probiotics take to cure yeast infection?
    I brought some probiotics. They have 1 billion Lactobacillus acidophilus in each tablet and I'm taking them twice a day, I've stopped eating sugars and I'm also eating probiotic yogurt twice a day.

    It's been a week and I haven't really noticed a big change, how long will it take to cure the yeast infection? Is 1 billion enough?
    Thank you
    Yes, I'm pretty sure I have one, Nancy. Thanks for the advice! :)
    I did get my probiotics from a health food store, and they do require refrigeration.
    If it doesn't get better in a week, I will go to the doctors, but I wanted to see if probiotics would work first.

    • ANSWER:
      A billion is great. Double the dosage. No caffiene and cut back on breads. Make sure you have a bowel movement every day. Drink a lot of water. It usually takes a week. The probiotics are good for you but may not be a 100% cure and they are not always made the same. In fact there are cheap ones out there that aren't that good. I get the ones that are refrigerated in the health food store. Are you sure you have a yeast infection?
      Take some Vitamin C if you have it.

  12. QUESTION:
    Is collidal silver a cure for yeast infections?
    i an a diabetic, 23 years old and have had a never ending yeast infection for about a year now. i take medication, goes away for about 3 weeks, then comes back again. I have read in the internet that "colloidal silver" is a good way to cure yeast infections....... does anyone know anything about it and has anyone tried it? or if not, what other ways can i cure this chronic yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:
      I certainly wouldn't use it. The government is trying to get it banned as it causes too many health issues rather than benefits. It can actually cause your skin to turn a blue grey and can cause internal organ toxicity.

      More than likely, your blood sugars are too high. Yeast thrives on sugar. You need to keep it constantly below 110. Otherwise you're going to have this a wile.

      Eat more yogurt. The lactobacillus in it likes to counteract the yeast and keep it in check. If you don't like yogurt, you can get the lactobacillus OTC. I use AZO. Take 2 of them 3 times a day for about a week and then take one a day every day. It'll help keep you regulated in terms of keeping yeast down and there's no side effects to it that are harmful.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is a natural way of curing a yeast infection?
    Hiya peoples!
    Is there a natural way of curing a yeast infection in the genital area? The idea of shoving a pill up there...*shudder*

    I heard somewhere that you could eat yogurt or something, but I'm not sure.
    As in, without the pill round thing.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural live yoghurt can be used in two ways to deal with thrush: eating it and/or inserting it into your vagina. The key is not the yoghurt itself but the bacteria, lactobacillus acidophilus, in the yoghurt. This helps the body maintain, or regain, its natural pH level and keeps yeast under control.

      Eating yoghurt may help keep yeast levels low throughout the body, but particularly in the stomach and intestines. Because candida in the bowel can easily make its way to the vulva and vagina, keeping your digestive system clear of thrush may help prevent vaginal thrush.

      Inserting yoghurt into your vagina may also help restore your vaginal pH balance, but there is less scientific support for this method. If you want to give it a try, put one teaspoon of yoghurt in an applicator, a plastic syringe or on a tampon, and insert it high into your vagina. Repeat this every night for a week. It is important that you use only unsweetened, plain, live yoghurt.

      The active ingredient in this treatment, lactobacillus acidophilus, is also available at health food stores as a supplement on its own.

      Hope this is useful. For more ideas, check out this link. Good luck.

      http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsqtoz/a/yeast_infection.htm

  14. QUESTION:
    What kind of yogurt is best to cure a yeast infection?
    I want to buy something to help cure my yeast infection. What kind of yogurt sold in the USA is best for this?

    • ANSWER:
      Im not in the US but any natural probiotic yogurt will do the job.

      Hope it helps

  15. QUESTION:
    If I recently cured a yeast infection but still have the same symptoms, is it okay to purchase more medicine?
    I recently had cured a yeast infection with the seven day cream, but the symptoms still proceed. I am sure it's a yeast infection due to the fact that when I got my recent pap done, the doctor only reported yeast. Is it okay to purchase more medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      I would see your doc. It might be something else or may need a different treatment.

      When you have a yest infection you need to avoid foods high in yeast like bread and vegemite. Eat lots of fresh fruit and veg to flush the yeast out of your system. You will need to treat your boyfriend too.

      For a natural cure, swallow a clove of garlic at night (cut into small pieces but don't chew, you won't get garlic breath if you don't chew). Mix acidophilus powder into juice and drink. You often have yeast in your mouth and don't know it.

      To avoid it happening again wear cotton nickers, use perfume free, soap free cleaner for down there.

      To alleviate symptoms have a warm bath. If you have essential oils add chamomile and bergamot.

      You can put aloe vera on your external areas affected, that really sooths.

      For internally you can use natural yogurt with a drop of tea tree and bergamot essential oils. Roll a tampon in this an insert. Change it every hour.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can plain yogurt cure yeast infection even though there is natural sugar in it?
    i bought plain yogurt at the store to cure a yeast infection. i have read it has to be plain and not have sugar in it. i checked the ingredients. plain organic yogurt with live and active cultures are the only ingredients there is no added sugar. but it says it has 7 grams of sugar in each serving. will this still cure a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes this will work, i have done this home remadie while at uni as i was too poor to aford the real stuff
      What u have2 do is put it n the end of a tampon and insert it for hal a hour, leave it and then do it again for anltehr half hour, give it a day or so and it will b very messy so u will need 2 wear a sanitory towel./ panty liner.

  17. QUESTION:
    how long does it take for fluconazole 150mg tablet to cure a yeast infection?
    How long does it take for fluconazole orally 150mg tablet to cure a yeast infection? I took the one time only pill, the dosage one week ago - on Wed Jan 16. And I think my yeast infection is gone, but I'm not sure exactly...I never had a yeast infection before (I'm 21 years old) so I don't know.

    And also how long will it be until I can have sex again with my boyfriend? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      about 3 to 5 days....you should be good to go

  18. QUESTION:
    How to apply cream to cure yeast infection?
    i got this cream with an applicator to cure my yeast infection. do i put it in all the way and insert it or what? and i am also pregnant but it was doctor recommended.

    • ANSWER:
      The box will contain illustrated instructions, don't introduce it all the way as you will need to manipulate the plunger.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural cure for yeast infection?
    I will really like to know if there is a natural cure for yeast infection that really work.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah...there is a natural cure for yeast infection that i think is working because there are many testimonies to it. you can fine an article below on how to do that.

  20. QUESTION:
    How do i cure a yeast infection?
    how can i cure a yeast infection without going to the doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Eat yogurt. The good bacteria in the yogurt kills the yeast.

  21. QUESTION:
    I have a yeast infection and I accidentally used Vagisil instead of Monistat 7 in my vagina. Am I ok?
    I have been using Monistat 7. That's the applicator insert that cures yeast infections. I accidentally grabbed the wrong tube and filled the applicator with regular Vagisil - the anti-itch cream. I didn't realize it until I inserted the applicator and pushed the plunger. Will I be okay? I know vagisil is an external cream. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      You should be fine. I have also put it inside my v and nothing happened. You probably shouldn't do it again though. Just watch it for the next couple of days and if you have any changes in your symptoms then call your doc.

  22. QUESTION:
    Can putting a garlic clove hurt your vagina for curing a yeast infection?
    I have read on the internet that a good remedy to cure a yeast infection is to put a fresh garlic clove in your vagina, but i also read that it can hurt your vagina and leave sores that will never heal properly. I really need to know if this is true.

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    Has anyone cured a yeast infection using only yogurt?
    I have had one for 5 days and for 3 of the days have put yogurt in my vagina and on my vulva. Today I started eating yogurt and taking acidophilus pills. Has anyone cured or had a friend who cured a yeast infection in this way? I don't want to use medicine.

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to cure it is to go to the store and get some medicine or have the doctor prescribe something. Yogurt will only make the infection worse, especially if it has sugar in it (sugar can cause yeast infections).

  24. QUESTION:
    Can I use garlic and monistat 3 to cure a yeast infection?
    I have just read that inserting a clove of garlic into the vagina at night can be very effective for curing a yeast infection, but i am also using monistat 3 (on my second night of treatment). Is it ok to use both at the same time or should i try the garlic after i finish the monistat? Also, has anyone tried the garlic method, and does it work?

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    do apple cider vinegar tablets work for yeast infections?
    I've done some research and know that apple cider vinegar helps cure yeast infections but do the tablets work for them as well? because I don't have a bathtub to use the remedy for the apple cider vinegar in a tub.
    if not, then what works?

    • ANSWER:
      Not even a little bit. You've been reading quack info.

      ACV...is...wait for it.....just vinegar. It's nice tossed on a salad but it is of no medicinal value.

  26. QUESTION:
    Does taking acidophilus pills help yeast infections?
    I have reoccuring yeast infections a lot. I bought a generic brand of acidophilus pills at Walmart. Does taking one a day help prevent and/or cure yeast infections starting?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, probiotics are essential to try and get rid of candida. Taking probiotics "friendly" bacteria suppresses the growth of potentially harmful bacteria. You can also try a bowel detox. If you find your yeast infections keep occuring, you really need to start the candida diet in combination with probiotics. It's very strict! no sugar, white flour and a lot more no nos lol but it eventually gets rid of the candida overgrowth! ;)

      http://www.thecandidadiet.com/

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the best and fastest way to cure a male yeast infection?
    how can i completely and quickly cure a male yeast infection? names of what i need, how much i need, and for how long i need to use would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Soap n water? How the hell can a dude get a yeast infection??? Mangina??

  28. QUESTION:
    Yeastinfection- what are the treatment to cure yeast infection?
    how do i help out curing yeast infection from a friend. I mean useful tips i can help with.

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    Can I use a tampon if I believe I cured my yeast infection?
    So I just finished a 3 day kit to cure my yeast infection last night. I don't notice any symptoms; no itching, burning, or abnormal discharge. I do notice a little redness but it's not bad at all. I'm supposed to get my period today and I hate using pads. Do you think it would be ok to use a tampon or would it be a BAD idea?

    • ANSWER:
      It was the time of the wheat harvest. The Lord sent a pestilence on Israel from the morning till the time appointed and plague ravaged the people, and from Dan to Beersheba seventy thousand men of them died. The angel stretched out his hand towards Jerusalem to destroy it, but the Lord thought better of this evil, and he said to the angel who was destroying the people, ‘Enough! Now withdraw your hand.’ The angel of the Lord was beside the threshing-floor of Araunah the Jebusite. “When David saw the angel who was ravaging the people, he spoke to the Lord. ‘It was I who sinned;’ he said ‘I who did this wicked thing. But these, this flock, what have they done? Let your hand lie heavy on me then, and on my family.’

  30. QUESTION:
    How to cure a yeast infection?
    Can anyone give me some advice as how to cure a yeast infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      For years some doctors have advised women to insert live yogurt into the vagina to introduce Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium and also produce a more acidic environment to help fight infection. Sometimes, freeze-dried Lactobacillus acidophilus bacterium containing pessary is inserted into the vagina for even more pronounced results. Continue this for an extra day after you get cured.

      There are other effective natural cures for yeast infections available that can help to soothe the discomfort and frustration of a yeast infection, resolving the infection without the use of prescriptions and OTC drugs. They contain ingredients such as Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass), Calendula officinalis, and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark). All have antibacterial and anti fungal properties that effectively remove toxins and help to support the overall natural maintenance systems in the body.

      You may try this hugely popular natural remedy for Candida infections http://healthherbsandnutrition.com/products/candidate.htm

      Hope all that helped

      Good Luck!

  31. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of a yeast infection overnight?i need an overnight cure for yeast infections besides yogurt
    i do not have money to by yogurt but i heard that if you put salt in your shower on your vigina for 5 minutes and then put vaseline that works?something that has to do with salt to cure yeast infection

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.squidoo.com/Yeast_no_more

      this should help

  32. QUESTION:
    what is the best over the counter meds. that can completely cure vaginal yeast infections?
    My wife has been struggleing with a yeast infection and we have tryed so many things. I buy her yogurt i bought her maconizol 7 cream and other stuff that just wont cure the yeast infection for good. I suggested going to the doctor but she does not want to, can any one help me on what the best thing to do is because i dont want my wife going through this any more.

    • ANSWER:
      The miconizole aka Monistat etc...should have cleared it up. She needs to go to a doctor and make sure she doesn't have another kind of infection that can only be treated by antibiotics such as bacterial vaginosis

  33. QUESTION:
    Can you cure a yeast infection with yoghurt ?
    Ive had this really irritating yeast infection, for about 2 days now.
    Its super itchy and red I was wondering has anyone cured their
    yeast infection using yoghurt before? or is there any natural ways I
    can cure it ? and how long will it take to cure ?
    and what is more likely to be the cause of it -Oral sex or Rough sex ?

    I cant bare the itch Anymore!

    • ANSWER:
      Yogurt helps keep it away say if you were on antiobiotics.It does not cure it. Buy some meds! You can get generic brands for only a couple bucks and they work just fine. Vagisil will help with the itch or put a little corn starch down there. There is a million different ways of getting yeast infections. You need to get a little info on it check out my link!!

  34. QUESTION:
    best natural ways to cure a yeast infection?
    So I have had a yeast infection before and last time I took anti biotics that the doctor gave me. This time I am hoping to using natural remedies. I am not so much into the whole putting stuff on a tampon and inserting it just because tampons and I don't work out well together.
    I
    f you have any ideas on how to help cure a yeast infection please let me know.
    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      cranberry juice to drink and plain natural yoghurt inside the labia

  35. QUESTION:
    How long will a yeast infection take to cure without any special treatment?
    I recently had a urinary tract infection, due to unsanitary bathroom conditions at school, and took antibiotics. though the UTI was cured, a yeast infection developed and is now the main source of discomfort. I'm planning on picking up monistat from the store, but I'm also wondering if it is okay to just let it heal naturally... and how that would work and how long. thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      you can,t you need med. or it,ll just get worse

  36. QUESTION:
    Which works better to cure a yeast infection?
    I need to cure my yeast infection fast...which works better, Gyne-Lootrimin, Vagistat, or Monistat?

    • ANSWER:
      Dumb ass D R....you are supposed to eat the yogurt, not douche with it. Yogurt can help your body keep from getting too many yeast infections. And Monistat has always worked well for me..

  37. QUESTION:
    What are natural cures for yeast and fungas on the skin?
    Hello,

    I am looking for natural cures for yeast infections on the skin, and fungal infections on the skin. Does anyone have any natural cures or home remedies that they like? If you have websites please also include them.
    I don't really need advice on my diet, I was on a really harsh dose of antibiotics that caused it.

    • ANSWER:
      Fungal, yeast infection are hard to get rid of, sometimes it takes up to 6mo of treatment. The best natural products I have found are Apple Cider Vinegar soak and Tree Tea Oil..look them both up on line for fungal infections.

  38. QUESTION:
    How to cure yeast infections ?
    how to cure yeast infections naturally?

    • ANSWER:
      There are effective natural cures for yeast infections available that can help to soothe the discomfort and frustration of a yeast infection and other symtoms of thrush, resolving the infection without the use of prescriptions and OTC drugs. They contain ingredients such as Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass), Calendula officinalis, and Tabebuia impetiginosa (Pau d'arco bark). All have antibacterial and antifungal properties that effectively remove toxins and help to support the overall natural maintenance systems in the body.

      Natural treatment for vaginal thrush has proven to be effective as well for relieving the pain and discomfort of candidiasis and for controlling candida overgrowth. There are many herbs with anti-fungal properties which may be used topically or internally to deal with the problem.

      Apart from treating the fungal overgrowth itself, herbal remedies can also help to improve immune system strength, thereby helping to protect the body against future attacks. Herbal and homeopathic treatments are not only safe and effective to use, but also non-addictive without any side effects.

      You may get more info here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/t/thrush.htm

  39. QUESTION:
    Can you masturbate while your on monistat 7 curing a yeast infection and pregnant at the same time?
    My horny little cousin just called me and asked if something will happen to her baby if she masturbate while she is 8 months preggo and curing a yeast infection at the same time i know it is yucky but its a good question

    • ANSWER:
      It will not do any harm at all as long as she masturbates prior to insertion of the medication. This is because some women do secrete vaginal fluids when they reach orgasm and thus she might expel some of the medication.

      Masturbation and orgasm are actually good for a pregnant mother and baby. It helps relax mom and also any orgasms are felt positively by the baby.

      It's not yucky...just a part of life:)
      Good luck.

  40. QUESTION:
    When Monistat 1 says cure the yeast infection, does it mean forever?
    I have a yeast infection, and I hate it (but doesn't everyone?). I want it to go away. I use this Monistat soothing cream, I don't know the exact name. Every time I wash the genital area, and the cream washes off, the 'itching sensation' comes back, and I hate this repetition! So, when Monistat 1 says that it will cure the yeast infection, does it mean forever? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Its near impossible for a OTC to absolutely cure something.
      I suggest going to a doctor and getting a prescription.

  41. QUESTION:
    How do I naturally (without medicine) get rid of a yeast infection?
    I want to know of a way that I can cure the yeast infection that I have without buying a yeast infection cream or chemical. The only symtom that I have right now is discharge, I know that it is a yeast infection and nothing else because I have had yeast infections before and I know, what they are like by now. Please help me! This is ANNOYING!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Try drinking kefir, it's been used for hundreds of years and the probiotics in it really keep the yeast infections in check for women. I really enjoy Lifeway Kefir because it's very tasty (You can get plain, strawberry, or other flavor) and it has 10 live cultures.
      http://www.lifeway.net/

      You can check what local stores carry it. I drink kefir very often (people do in Russia) and I never had a yeast infection in my life.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to use Vaginitis Powder to treat Vaginal yeast infection?
    I heard Vaginitis Powder can cure Vaginal yeast infection. But I dont know its detailed usage.
    Is anybody who has ever used this medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      It is very simple.
      Mix Vaginitis Powder with the Vaseline into ointment, (1:1) bottle reserves. (Vaseline and the cotton swab are given free to you.)
      When used, first use warm water wash the ill region, then apply the ointment. Use Vaginitis Powder one time every evening. 10 times is one course of treatment.
      That means about two bottles of Vaginitis Powder are enough to cure your Vaginal yeast infection.
      Wish you good luck.
      Don't care what people say Just follow your own way.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to use Garlic if you don't have Yeast infection?
    You know the remedy put a glove of garlic in your vagina to cure yeast infection?
    Well I want to TRY to cure it before it gets bad and I HAVE to go the doctor. But im not sure if I actually have yeast infection. Is it still safe to try with the garlic if I dont have it?

    • ANSWER:
      Generally you are better make the garlic into a paste and apply to the infected areas. This is for more serious cases and the yogurt is probably the better option for now.

      Go to the doctor and get it diagnosed. You aren't the only one with the yeast infection they will have seen or will see in the future. There is no stigma attached to a yeast infection, they are quite natural and most women will have had one at some time.

      Check out this website for information on how they happen, some remedies to cure and how to stop it happening again. http://www.EasyYeastFreeDiet.com

  44. QUESTION:
    what is the 12 hour cure for a vaginal yeast infection?
    i have a yeast infection and heard about this ebook online that is supposed to tell you how to cure your yeast infection in 12 hours. does anyone know the natural cure that's in the book?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infection is a vaginal infection that is usually caused by a fungus. Women who have this infection may feel itching, burning when urinating, and pain, and some women have a vaginal discharge. Yeast infections occur more frequently in women with diabetes.

      The best Natural solution to Cure vaginal yeast infection:

      http://doiop.com/yeastinfectionnomore

  45. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to get rid of a yeast infection on the penis area. I have used things like probiotics,?
    yogurt, monistat, and they haven't really worked. Does diet really play a big factor into curing the yeast infection or is it a matter of using the right ointments, pills or home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      My wife will sometimes give me an yeast infection on mine. Best course to take when treating it is with Monistat.

      Sounds like you did not continue the treatment long enough to cure it. I usually treat it for 7 days and it works good for me.

  46. QUESTION:
    Natural ways to cure a yeast infection, is there a way?
    What is the Best Natural ways to cure a yeast infection..anybody, please help if there is a way to cure it

    • ANSWER:
      Get the book,Prescription For Nutritional Healing,it has a section on Candida,or yeast overgrowth.Lists many natural antifungals.Garlic,coconut oil,oil of oregano are a few,but,be awhere,that they casue die-off reactions or healing reactions that can make you feel ill.Get some charcoal tabs to help absorb the die-off.Go slow.

  47. QUESTION:
    Is it OK to combine natural and pharmaceutical remedies for a yeast infection?
    I'm working on curing a yeast infection (my second one) and I've done two doses out of three of the Miconazole. I'm curious if using the plain yogurt during the day to soothe the itching and such will counteract it or anything. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It's not only ok, it's a good idea!

      Check out "The Yeast Connection". It's an excellent book on the subject. I think you can get it on Amazon, or your local library.

      BTW, use plain yogurt. Sugar feeds the yeast.

  48. QUESTION:
    Can having a possible yeast infection, prevent you from having your period ?
    Well , that is pretty basic.

    I am 14 and I haven't and my period yet, and i get discharge thats slightly brown when it dries.
    I also have another question...

    Is there a way to check and possibly cure a yeast infection with, without going to a doctor, because I am really scared.
    And i also have this a saggy piece of skin on my clitoris, what could that be ?

    • ANSWER:
      The brown discharge is your period darling. You're still young and so sometimes it isn't heavy. Don't worry about that, it's totally normal.

      The signs and symptoms for a yeast infection is white discharge, bad smell, itchiness, and burning sensation. Keep in mind that all the signs are not necessarily present at the same time. To feel better you can get drugs at the pharmacy (either table or cream). If you don't want to get drugs from the pharmacy, on a tampon you can apply for lubricant with a few drops of tea tree, then insert the tampon and keep it in overnight. It will not cure it, but help reduce the symptoms. Keep in mind that yeast infection comes from a bacteria naturally present in your vagina but due to some factors (i.e. sickness, antibiotics, fatigue, etc..) the bacteria multiples and then you have an infection. Try to wipe front to back, wash your hand before and after going to the bathroom, and keep your genital clean. Also you shouldn't be scared to talk to a doctor about it. Find a nice female doctor, tell her that you are scared and everything will be fine. Besides, it's better to check it because it may be something else than a yeast infection and you want to know so you can get the adequate treatment.

      The saggy piece of of skin on your clitoris is most likely to be your inner lip.

  49. QUESTION:
    Would a yeast infection cause bleeding during sex?
    Also what does a yeast infection look like? And are there any home remedies to cure a yeast infection.

    • ANSWER:


how to cure yeast infections

Treat Fungal Infection

Fluconazole is a drug that belongs to the group of antifungal triazoles. Is used to treat fungal infections. Works by interfering with their growth by inhibiting the fungal sterol synthesis. The antifungal triazoles inhibit the production of a substance called ergosterol, which is a component of fungal cell wall. The damage caused to the membrane can not be repaired and this interferes with the cell capacity of the fungus to reproduce.

Uses of Fluconazole?

Serious infections caused by fluconazole-sensitive fungi: candidiasis of mucous membranes, systemic candidiasis, cryptococcosis, acute or recurrent vaginal candidiasis, oropharyngeal candidiasis prevention in patients with AIDS. Prevention of fungal infections in patients with cancer, dermatophytosis (ringworm).

How to use Fluconazole?

There marketed oral dosage forms (capsules and suspension) and parenteral (intravenous). Its most common form of employment is oral administration.
The appropriate dose of fluconazole may be different for each patient. The following are average doses most frequently recommended, but if your doctor has prescribed another dose different, do not change without consulting him or pharmacist:

Usual oral dose.
Adults and teenagers:

200 to 400 mg the first day.

Then 100 to 400 mg once daily for several weeks or months (depending on the type of infection treated).

For vaginal yeast infection using a single dose of 150 mg.

Children under 14 years:

be determined by the physician for each child.

Usual injectable dose.

Adults and teenagers:

200 to 400 mg the first day.

Then 100 to 400 mg once daily for several weeks or months (depending on the type of infection treated)

Children under 16 years:

be determined by the physician for each child.

It is preferable to take fluconazole fasting at the same time every day.

What precautions should be taken?

It is important to respect the scheduled time. If you miss a dose as soon as possible, but if it is almost time for your next dose do not double and continue taking the medication as indicated.

It is very important to take all the doses prescribed for you even if you feel well after a few days of taking the antifungal. The abandonment of treatment can lead to a relapse.

The presence of some medical conditions may affect the use of fluconazole. Tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, monitor liver function tests.

If symptoms do not improve within weeks or worsen notify your doctor.

When should be use?

If allergies are antifungal.

If you experience any allergic reaction stop taking the medication and contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Can affect other medicines?

Some medications interact with fluconazole are: anticoagulants, oral contraceptives, tricyclic antidepressants, oral antidiabetic, benzodiazepines, cyclosporine, phenytoin, losartan, rifampin, tacrolimus, theophylline, terfenadine and zidovudine.

Tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking.

What problems can occur with your job?

The most common are nausea, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, flatulence, headaches.

Occasionally: Increased liver enzymes (transaminases and alkaline phosphatase).

Rarely: skin rash.

Can be used during pregnancy or lactation?

Although there have been no studies in pregnant women, fluconazole cross the placenta in several animal species, where there have been various malformations. Therefore not be taken during pregnancy except where no safer therapeutic alternatives. Tell your doctor if you are or may become pregnant.

Fluconazole passes into breast milk, so you should stop breastfeeding or stop taking the drug.

Need a prescription?

Oral forms of this medication need a prescription. In addition, injectable forms are for hospital use.

How do you keep?

Keep in a cool, no humidity, away from heat and direct light.

Keep out of reach of children.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to treat a fungal infection by yourself?
    Hi, please help me. I don't think I can afford to see a doctor, I would like to know how to treat a fungal infection by myself?

    • ANSWER:
      Just go to any drug store, and they have cream that treats most common fungal problems (ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch). Its OTC so you don't need a prescription. Just look in the aisle with the neosporin, and wart treatment stuff. If its on your scalp (or if its ringworm which can spread to your scalp) you might want to buy some head and shoulders as well, because it contains pyrithione zinc which is an anti-fungal. Use the cream twice a day, and the shampoo ATLEAST twice a week.

      Keep all of this up for 3 weeks to cure it, and an additonal 2 weeks to make sure it doesn't come back.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to masturbate while treating a penile yeast infection?
    I've recently been prescribed an antibiotic to treat fungal infections (yeast infection), and it's to be used for 5 days. I usually lube up when I masturbate, so I'm not rough on my penis or anything, and before I started the prescription, I didn't irritate any parts of my penis, there was no pain or discomfort when I masturbated. Will masturbation hinder the healing process? Should I wait until the infection goes away?

    • ANSWER:
      It seems odd to treat a yeast infection with antibiotics. Surely an anti-fungal cream would be preferred?

  3. QUESTION:
    Organic methods of Preventing/treating plant fungal infections?
    What are some of the organic methods of preventiing or treating plant fungal infections such as bights and rusts that are organic and work well?

    Please list the type of infection, so I know that we are thinking of the same problem to use treatment on.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Baking Soda Spray
      1 quart of water
      1 teaspoon of baking soda
      1 squirt of liquid, non-detergent soap

      Spray infected leaves thoroughly, including undersides and stems. In damp weather repeat regularly. This is an effective mixture to help prevent botrytis, black spot, rust, and powdery mildew.
      Potato Starch Spray
      1 quart of water
      2 to 4 tablespoons of potato flour
      1 squirt of liquid, non-detergent soap
      In addition to fungal diseases, this blend is also an effective insect spray.

      Sulfur

      Sulfur has been used as a natural fungicide for thousands of years. It can be purchased as a liquid or a powder. Sulfur acts as a preventative, and should therefore be applied before the disease is evident. It is useless to spray after the blight is already visible.
      Bordeaux Mix

      Bordeaux mix is a very powerful, organic fungicide that has been in use for centuries. It is available commercially as a powder which can be dusted onto plants, or mixed with water and sprayed. Read the directions very carefully, and if in doubt, use a solution that has been severely diluted. In excessively high concentrations, Bordeaux Mix can kill the plant.

  4. QUESTION:
    How long should treatment continue after a fungal infection clears?
    I have recently treated a fungal infection on my face for the third time. Each time afterward more difficult to get rid of. I have used monistat to cure the infection because ive been told it works fantastic. And for the most part its true within a week my face clears. However it keeps coming back, monistat is such a strong antibiotics I'm not sure if its safe to continue using it everyday even after my face "appears" to be free of infection. Is it safe to keep using it? And if so how long???

    • ANSWER:
      i have same problem many time taking prescription for this from last 14 years and nothing happen it goes look like completely gone and than comes again better increase ur immune system

  5. QUESTION:
    How much do i dilute 100% tea tree oil with water, for fungal infections?
    i heard that you need to dilute tea tree oil when using it, but im using it to treat FUNGAL INFECTIONS and i want to dilute it with normal water (not oil). how much do i dilute it? 50 % oil? 75 %?
    i have kind of sensitive skin, and it is quite dry.
    im 14 and female.

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    How do we stop fungal infections in dogs ?
    how do we treat fungal infection in dog's coats

    • ANSWER:
      an antibacterial and anti fungal powder like "MYCODERM" speciallly made for animals can be used.
      Also if the dog licks the area out of irritation liquid solution called "RIDD" SHOULD BE DISSOLVED IN WATER AND APPLIED IN AFFECTED AREAS.

  7. QUESTION:
    What kind of doctor to call for internal fungal infections?
    What kind of medical specialist diagnoses and treats fungal infections such as candida and aspergillosis?

    • ANSWER:
      "Internal Medicine" specialist

  8. QUESTION:
    why is it harder to treat protozoan and fungal infections compared to bacterial infections?
    why is it harder to treat protozoan and fungal infections compared to bacterial infections?

    • ANSWER:
      Bacteria are "prokaryotes"
      While animals(inc humans), fungi and protozoa are all "eukaryotes"
      There are major differences in the way these two type of cells are organised and operated. These means that some chemicals which are highly toxic to bacterial "prokaryotic" cells have little or no toxic effect on Human "eukaryotic" cells .Antibiotic can be thought of as selective poisons which only harm bacteria .Fungal and protozoan cell are much more similar to human cells and so there are fewer chemicals which are toxic to them without being toxic to the host's cells as well

  9. QUESTION:
    How to treat a fungal infection on my puppy?
    I have rottweiler puppy who is 3 months old. under her hands she have some fungal infections, now it is lighltly spreading. What should I DO. Answere mainly preferred form India because iam living kerala

    • ANSWER:
      You need to get your puppy treated by a vet, this is not something you can treat yourself. Left untreated it will get worse and spread, better to get it sorted before it gets worse and becomes more expensive to cure.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is there any solution to Permanently cure Fungal Infection in ears?
    I have problems with my ears. My ear lobes are giving itching and dry skin. Doctors said that it is fungal infection. I treated with medicine and ointments, but only temporary relief occurred. When I stop ointments, it again started spreading...Please give me a permanent solution for this.

    • ANSWER:
      It is very difficult to cure fungal infections unless continuous personal care is taken. My friend also had a similar ear infection. He suffered a lot almost for 10 years after he has joined his career at 35 yrs. He had problems in executing his professional assignments as everybody inquired about his ear patches and also it gave irritation. He tried with many skin specialists who treated with medicines and ointments. He also restricted several common food items. In spite of these, he could not get a permanent cure.

      One of our friends told him to follow a long term application of a preparation in a method as suggested by a chemist in email : curefungus@gmail.com. He spent about 450 Rupees and got finally cured permanently. It is only by the way of personal and continuous effort made by my friend in applying the preparation.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are your opinions on Melafix and Pimafix?
    I've heard mixed reviews and wanted to get an updated general opinion before purchasing. Do they work or are they a waste of time? Do you have a better way to treat bacterial/fungal infections?

    • ANSWER:
      I do not like either. They are more a "tonic" than a medication, and only appear to work on very mild cases. I do not like their smell, or how they make the water viscous. They can add stress to the fish, and sometimes can be more harmful than beneficial. I personally hate these products and would never recommend them or use them myself. I would say they are a waste of time, a dangerous one at that in my experience. Truly improving water quality alone works about as well as either, and has no dangers, and is free.

      There are many better products to treat bacterial or fungal infections. I agree with the others that SeaChem is one of the better brands, and I often use their antibiotics and ParaGuard to cure a wide variety of issues. When treating with antibiotics, adding to the food is a better choice than a water column treatment as it reduces risk to the biological filter, targets the sick fish, and less product is used. SeaChem Focus can be used to help bind NeoPlex or KanaPlex to food, or on its own.

      Maracyn is another decent product also mentioned by another. Similar antibiotics are also good, API sells several antibiotic treatments that are decent, like TC Tetracycline for example.

      Methylene blue in a quarantine tank is another old-school treatment that still is used today - but do not use in the main tank as it will kill the beneficial bacteria and dye everything blue. Similar Malachite green is a widely used medications that is effective. Overuse can be dangerous though, as there are studies that prolonged exposure to these might cause damage to the fish in the long run.

      And the number one aid is indeed improved water quality. Increased water changes are a real benefit to speeding up the cure of any disease. A healthy environment boosts the immune system of the fish.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can a fungal infection of the skin drain your energy?
    I've had a fungal infection all over my body, which I've been treating with medication that is applied to the skin. The medication does not mention anything about drowsiness. Could it be the actual infection causing me to be sleepy?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah i would say its possible. any body sick with anything...their bodies are trying to fight infection..of course it would make you sleepy. its also your body hinting on that you need to rest up and relax so that you CAN get better!!!

      hope you feel better soon

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there a general anti-fungal cream that treats many types of skin fungal infections?
    I believe I might have a skin fungal infection, but not sure which one, as they all look the same in pictures. Is there some general anti-fungal cream that works on different types?

    • ANSWER:
      Ketoconozole Cream. But you can't get it without a perscription.
      Its for fungal infections.

  14. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to a fungal infection?
    I'm Black moor has what i believe is a fungal infection, i'm treating him with Aquamaster Multicure, and i was just wondering approximately how long it will take before it is visibly effective and he is cured.

    • ANSWER:
      That all depends on his environment - that's going to make all the difference (and how advanced the infection is)

      20g bare minimum tank with double the filtration and keep on top of water parameters during and after treatment

      I would imagine 2-3 weeks give or take. It's hard to pinpoint a time as above mentioned all makes a difference

      If you have an optimal environment it most likely won't take long, but if you Don't - it could take awhile and be a vicious circle as far as dealing with disease/illness

  15. QUESTION:
    Natural Remedies to help with a Fungal Infection to the ears of a dog?
    My Rottweiler has a Fungal Infection in her ear and is starting to get it in her other. Is there any natural Remedies to help treat and cure this??
    Any info as to why she got this in the first place?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't know if you'd call this "natural" but it sure does work:

      BLUE POWER EAR SOLUTION

      INGREDIENTS:
      16 Oz. Isopropyl Alcohol
      4 Tablespoons Boric Acid Powder
      16 Drops Gentian Violet Solution 1%

      Mix together in alcohol bottle and shake well.
      You will also need to shake solution every time you use it to disperse the Boric Acid Powder.

      TREATMENT: Evaluate condition of ears before treating and if very inflamed and sore do not attempt to pull hair or clean out ear at all.

      Wait until inflammation has subsided which will be about 2 days.
      Shake the bottle each time before using.
      Put cotton balls or similiar absorbent material under the ear.
      Flood the ear with solution, (gently squirt bottle), massage gently to the count of 60, wipe with a tissue.
      Flood again on first treatment, wipe with a tissue, and leave alone without massage.

      The dog will shake out the excess which can be wiped with a tissue, cotton ball, etc as the Gentian Violet does stain fabrics.

      The SCHEDULE of treatment is as follows:
      Treat 2x per day for the first week to two weeks depending upon severity of ears
      Treat 1x per day for the next 1-2 weeks
      Treat 1x per month (or even less frequently, depending on the dog)

      All of these ingredients should be available at a pharmacy.
      The Boric Acid Powder soothes the ear.
      The Gentian Violet Solution is an anti-infection agent.
      The solution appears to work well on any and all ear problems from mites to wax to canker.

      After the 2nd or 3rd day you can clean out the ear with a Q-tip or cotton balls.

      The success rate for this treatment is 95-99%.

      If an infection seems to be remaining in the treated ear after the above course of treatment, you may also have some Pseudomonas bacteria in the site.

      This can be eradicated by using a gentle flush of raw apple cider vinegar and wateR(warm)

      Use 2 Tablespoons of vinegar to one cup of water, 2 x per week.

      They have found the Blue Powder Solution to be effective for treating fungus-type infections on the feet and elsewhere on the dog, for cuts on dogs or people, and for hot spots.

      Remember it is for external use only ..so be careful not to get into the eyes.

  16. QUESTION:
    I hear that antibiotics can make birth control ineffective. Is this true? ?
    I hear that antibiotics can make birth control ineffective. Is this true? Or dose it mater what kind?
    I have taken itraconazole for 10 days should i be concerned? On a health sight they seed this about it (Itraconazole is an anti-fungal medication. It is like an antibiotic but is used to treat fungal infections.). So is it or isn't it an antibiotic?

    Thank you for your help!
    Ok well i get the med mixes up but it dosn't change much it is ketoconazole i was takeing it to treat ringworm (Nasty!).
    Thanks for all the help !!

    • ANSWER:
      This really should be a question for your doctor but i will answer as best as i can based on the information you provide.

      Itraconazole is indeed an anti-biotic

      the fact is there are very few medications that have actually been proven to decrease "the pill"'s effectiveness. Studies do show that antibiotics can affect the excretion of contraceptive chemicals in urine, but levels in the blood do not change, and there is no increase in pregnancy rates.

      However some pills do stimulate the livers ability to metabolize contraceptive chemicals (such as itraconazole because of what it is used for) and this may lower the pills effectiveness.

      When using itraconazole most doctors recommend back-up contraceptives for at least 2 months after initial dosage.

  17. QUESTION:
    How long can a betta fish live with a fungal infection without any treatment??
    I believe my betta has a fungal infection. He was fine yesterday, but today when I woke up he was covered in this white, flakey stuff that came off of him in peices when he got moving. Now that he is woke up, there is not as much on him, but still a white film. He was staying at the bottom of the tank, then coming up for air to the top, then back to the bottom. He wasn't swimming normally, kind of clumsy looking. Now he is just staying at the top of the tank by wedging himself between the glass and the thermometer with his little fish mouth at the surface. We are iced in at the moment with another 4 days till any hope of leaving the house. I'm fairly sure this fish won't make it even today. I've only had him for a couple of days and I'm new to the whole fish thing. Did he probably have this infection before I bought him? He looked healthy and was eating when I first brought him home. Any home remedies I can try? Poor thing.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh, your poor fish! If you got him at a pet store, it's likely he did have an infection prior to you getting him. A lot of pet stores keep bettas in those tiny cups and don't change the water in them. It's really sad. Anyway, I'm going to list some sites that have been very helpful to me in caring for my betta. They have pictures and descriptions of fish illnesses so you can be sure your betta indeed has a fungal infection. They also have a lot of advice on what to do and what medications to use if your fish is sick. They may have some home remedies on them, like using aquarium salt and heating the water. A lot of the advice, though, is about medications you can purchase once you are able to leave the house, if your fish is still alive.

      I would place your fish in a clean 1-2 gallon "sick tank", which is basically a clean bowl with no decor in it, and put in some fresh, treated water. You'll have to disinfect his old tank as it's now contaminated. The websites give directions on how to do this. Then add additional aquarium salt and try to keep the water around 80 to 85 degrees. Aquarium salt is basically sea salt with NO iodine in it. It's the same sodium chloride you cook with, but make sure it is NOT IODIZED salt, as that is harmful to your fish. (I've used the sea salt in my kitchen before in a pinch, and my fish was OK. Kosher salt is OK, too.) Keep the sick bowl out of bright lights and active areas of your house to reduce stress on your fish.

      When you are able to go to your local fish shop or pet store (like Petco or PetSmart) and look for Jungle Fungus Eliminator. All the breeders recommend this medication in treatment of fungal infections. If you can't find Fungus Eliminator, Jungle also makes dissolving Fungus Tabs that have the same medication and are very good, too. (I used the tabs once to treat my betta's mild fin rot, and they really helped.) Then follow the package directions, and adjust dosage as necessary for your smaller tank.

      I wish you and your fish lots of luck.

  18. QUESTION:
    why does my son keep getting a fungal infection?
    so i've got a 16 month old boy and he has this fungal rash on and around his penis, even on his bum (and no it is not diaper rash. i checked with his doctor) now, he has prescribed nystatin, and ketoconazole cream to treat it and it still hasn't gotten better, in fact its gotten worse..

    dont tell me to go to the doctor, i already have an appointment but its not for a month..

    what causes fungal infections? and how come he's never had it before he was a year? and why is nothing helping?

    i've tried, every type of diaper cream, every type of baby powder, yogurt, baking soda, and different diapers..

    apart from sleeping, he has been running around diaperless for 3 days straight...

    any suggestions?

    and dont tell me to get another doctor. he is a very very good doctor, just busy.
    um yea i use baby wipes not tissue.. u obviously dont have kids..

    its not the diapers. i've tried every kind there is.
    i think its funny that people dont read exactly what i wrote.. someone actually said "let him run around diaperless"

    um, yes. i've done that for 3 days....
    his doctor assumed it was fungal, he didnt test it or anything.

    dont tell me that i'm not cleaning him properly, i always disinfect my bathtub and bathroom and everywhere else before i let him play in anything.

    you can get infections that have nothing to do with cleaniness.

    • ANSWER:
      Is your doctor SURE it's fungal (has he taken a culture of it and tested it?) or is he just ASSUMING it is because of the way it looks? My older son went through something similar when he was about a year old. We tried everything we knew to do, and quite frankly, I was getting sick of taking him to the doctor. The different medicines we tried did nothing...it wasn't fungal, it wasn't bacterial, it wasn't this it wasn't that. Finally, we took him to a pediatric dermatologist, and it turns out it was a reaction to an antibiotic he had taken about a month before for an ear infection, and he said it would clear up on its own (which it did, two weeks later).

      I'm not going to tell you to find another doctor, especially if you like the one your son currently sees, but if you can, I strongly suggest you call back and try to get on a waiting list or cancellation list so you can get your boy in sooner. Can you imagine (if this is a fungal infection) having one for over a month? That would be like having a yeast infection for a month.

  19. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of this fungal infection on my skin?
    I've had this fungal infection (tinea versicolor or tinea nigra) on my stomach for quite a while now and frankly nothing I have tried on it seems to work.I'm getting really inpatient with this.I'm even thinking of ripping off the huge patches on my skin.I'm tired of it.It itches like hell when I sweat.Please anyone, HELP ME!
    Tinea nigra
    I did all of those.

    • ANSWER:
      Tinea versicolor and tinea nigra are caused by two different strains of fungi. Which one do you have? And, have you been to a dermatologist to verify that you indeed have a fungal infection, by having the areas scraped and identifying the organisms under the microscope? If not, you might not be dealing with a fungal infection at all, and obviously, if you are treating the wrong disorder, the treatment won't work.
      Since you say that the condition has been verified to be tinea nigra, it should respond to itraconazole.

  20. QUESTION:
    How to permanently cure fungal infections ?
    I'm 17 and facing fungal infections. First I had seen genital ring worms now they have grown into rashes and ringworms are all over my body. My dermatologists said that this cannot be cured permanently. Is that true. I maintain proper hygeine and wash my genitals properly yet i face such issues ? How can this be permanently cured ?

    • ANSWER:
      Waters should know that bacteria is not fungus.

      Secondly; the dermatophytic infections are known world wide and there are treatments available as well. The dermatologist that you have seen about resolving your fungal infection has made an incorrect statement telling you that ".... this cannot be cured permanently.."

      Is he self-proclaimed dermatologist or a properly qualified mycologist?

      Try going to a teaching hospital that has a medical mycologist on staff and discus this issue about your fungal infection. I can tell you the names of few fungal agent that can be used some locally and others orally as well. BUT I must warn you do not buy these antifungal agent from the shelf. Have antifungal agent prescribed by the doctor.

      The names of fungal agents are:
      1) Fluconazole
      2) Itraconazol
      3) Turbinafine
      4) Posaconazole
      5) Amphotericin B
      6) Nystatin
      7) Griseofulvin
      8) Monostatin
      9) Variconazole
      10) 5-FU

      These are the common antifungal agents used to treat superficial or systemic fungal infections. In order to get your clinical condition treated with antifungal agent, you first find a properly qualified medical mycologist i.e. dermatologist.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is this a toenail infection or something else?
    The big toes on both my feet have rigid horizontal lines running through them, are very thick (looks like they're growing over each other in sections), and are yellow. I've been to a few doctors about it and have had lab panels done. I'm not deficient in any vitamins or minerals except for Vitamin D, and don't have diabetes/not at risk for it. Every doctor I go to seems stumped because they say it doesn't look like a typical fungal infeciton and instead of treating for fungal infection focuses on getting my vitamin D levels up. This has been going on for about 3 years and in the meantime my toenails have gotten worse! They don't seem very concerned about it, and I'm tired of having gross ugly feet! Is this a fungal infection, vitamin deficiency, or something else? Help!
    I made a youtube vid to better show it:
    http://youtu.be/VjyBO9_VFkI

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      I think the diagnosis is onycho-gryphosis, which is a poorly understood thickening and curling disease. There is a Wiki article on onychogryphosis, - it is usually spelled as a single word.

      There is a picture here, (click and return), http://www.healthinset.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/onychogryphosis-picture.jpg

      If they were mine, I think I would have them both removed in toto under local anaesthetic, and their root germinal matrices, phenolized. That would mean they would never grow back. Your nail beds would soon harden up.

      The appearance is what I would describe as lamellar. The horizontal lines are each a horizontal discontinuity, and the follow-on growth has pushed underneath the older (upper) nail plate.

      I hope this is of some help.

      Best wishes,

      Belliger
      retired uk gp

  22. QUESTION:
    Can Melafix and Pimafix be used at the same time?
    I have a balloon belly kisser fish who is about 4-5 years old. I recently bought a loach that ended up being sick and dying. I know I should have put him in a hospital tank before I put him in the main tank, but I broke it down.
    So now the loach is dead and my kisser is not doing very well. He's got white "fluffy" stuff growing on his body and 1 eye. He also has some fin rot going on.
    I've been treating the fungal infection with Pimafix and the fin rot with Melafix. I have never used the 2 together, so I am not sure if I am overdosing the tank, or if it's ok to use them together. I'd also take any suggestions of other products/methods to use.
    I've got to say, this fish is awesome, I never thought I'd get attached to a fish, but I did. I know he's pretty old for a kisser, I just hope he can recover.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      they actually recommend you use them together. the pimafix is supposed to help with the columnaris -- the bacteria that is making the fluffy stuff -- and the melafix is supposed to help clean up the sore.

  23. QUESTION:
    Best home remedy to treat skin fungal infection?
    I have a skin fungal infection and I've looked around on the net and they say to use tea tree oil or yoghurt or apple cidar vinegar. What worked for you? how did you apply it and for how long? and how long did it take for the infection to go away?

    • ANSWER:
      I tried the original tea tree oil for acne and it worked great. I think it is the best for you , and it is cheap ( may be 10 - 20 dollar at amazon ).

  24. QUESTION:
    Can Antibiotics make a FUNGAL infection worse?
    I am sick right now and was prescribed antibiotics for my Flu. I ALSO have an athletes' foot fungal infection. Ever since taking the antibiotics the athlete's foot has gotten far worse. I know that most Antibiotics are made from fungus (penicillin is derived from mold) so could this make a fungal infection worse?

    • ANSWER:
      Dear Asker!

      Candida, or Candida albicans, is a type of fungus that is generally found in the regular flora of the skin, intestinal track and the mouth, rectum, and vagina. Although Candida is naturally present in the body, it can cause problems if there is an overgrowth, resulting in Candidiasis.

      Candidiasis usually occurs when there is a disruption of bacterial flora in the body, and in people who have compromised immune systems. There are different factors which can lead to Candida overgrowth such as a person’s diet. However, research is finding that prolonged use of antibiotics can also play a major role in the development of Candidiasis.

      Why do antibiotics cause Candidiasis? Antibiotics are designed to eradicate the bad bacteria that cause certain diseases and infections. While antibiotics destroy bad bacteria and stop the spread of infection, they also destroy the good bacteria that help to keep the Candida in the body under control.

      Prolonged or strong doses of antibiotics can lead to an imbalance in gut flora, an imbalance that allows bad bacteria, yeasts and parasites to overgrow in the stomach. If not controlled, the affected person can begin to suffer a slew of negative side effects and yeast infections including:

      Oral Thrush (“oropharyngeal Candidiasis”) - is an infection that occurs along the lining of the mouth and/or the throat, and characterized by inflammation of the tongue, which is also coated with bluish-white or creamy patches.

      Intetrigo, Athlete's foot – Skin irritation that is caused by two moist surfaces adjacent rubbing against one another and accompanied by a fungal or bacterial infection.

      Vaginitis (“Candida vulvovaginitis” and “Moniliasis”) - Commonly referred to as a “vaginal yeast infection”, it is characterized by a thick white or yellow, odorless discharge. It often causes itching in the affected area and may cause burning or pain during intercourse.

      Systemic yeast infections – Dangerous infections that often affect the vital organs of those with compromised immune systems such as people with AIDS, diabetes, or those receiving chemotherapy.

      Note: Over 90% of Thrush and Vaginitis is caused by Candida overgrowth.

      How can you protect yourself against developing Candidiasis from antibiotics?

      Don’t take antibiotic treatment unless it is absolutely necessary – Illnesses such as the common cold, flu and sinus infections do not require antibiotics unless they prolong for more than two weeks, cause irregular symptoms, or produce a high fever.

      Unfortunately, many people believe that antibiotics are a fast way to get rid of common infections. Although this may be true, those who take antibiotics for these illnesses do not allow their immune system the chance to fight off the infection and become stronger. Instead, they allow their body to become dependant on antibiotics. The result – eventually they will develop a resistance to these medications, and will require a higher dosage the next time they become sick.

      In addition, antibiotic overuse is exceptionally bad for children. Children are in a state of constant growth which makes them highly susceptible to common viruses. A child who is administered antibiotics to treat every infection they experience only causes their immune system to weaken and develop poorly. Essentially, by the time they are adults, their body will depend on antibiotics to be cured from the smallest infection.

      If you must take antibiotics keep the following in mind -

      Eat a healthy balanced diet - limit your intake of yeast and sugar and drink plenty of water to help clean your system of impurities.

      Eat yogurt – Yogurt contains active cultures that can help restore the good bacteria your body requires.

      Exercise – Exercise helps keep your body and immune system strong

      Talk to your doctor - Find out if you can take a lower dosage of antibiotics or complimentary treatment.

      Hope that may help you!
      Good luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    My common goldfish has big white spots on the side of his body. What is this?
    The rest of his tank is covered with a white "pulpy" or "moldy" substance. I am treating him currently for fungal infection. Is this right? He is also extremely lethargic, except for when I feed him and then he only eats like maybe one or two flakes. I also just recently moved him into a new aquarium so I want to make sure this does not have anything to do with it. Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      if it's "moldy" it is not ich. ich is like salt grains sprayed on your fish. it is probably a fungal infection. when you transfered him into the new aquarium did you cycle it first? if not then that is probably it. and i hope his new tank is a 50 gallon+. preferably a 75 gallon because commons get HUGE.

      good luck. i hope your fishy gets better.

  26. QUESTION:
    is there any difference in fluconazole for humans and fluconazole for pets?
    I am looking for fluconazole tablets for myself, for treating scalp hair root fungal infection. however buying fluconazole online is very expensive. I found a website where you can buy fluconazole for your pets, and you can buy it by the pill. .60!

    is there any danger in a human taking fluconazole meant for dogs?
    is there any poisonous ingredients different?

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    More clarification about treating oral thrush?
    I asked about the difference between anti fungals and antibiotics, and i'm still kind of confused. Does this mean antifungals could be catagorized as antibiotics, but the actual drug used to treat a fungal infection and a bacterial one would be different. Like penicillan, for example, will not treat thrush right?

    • ANSWER:
      Antibiotics kill bacteria, while antifungals kill fungi. Penicillin will not treat oral thrush.

  28. QUESTION:
    My goldfish is floating at the top of the tank motionless but not dead?
    He just floats there without moving, with the top of his back out of the water. He's been doing it a lot lately, and I just want to know what's going on?

    I have a ten gallon tank with a filter and an aerator, and I feed him floating flakes. There's one other fish in there.

    I also just treated him for a fungal infection, could that have had something to do with it?

    • ANSWER:
      i disagree with a gold fish needing that big of a tank , i work for a local pets store and i see this daily . its just the ending of the fish,s life it will die soon .

  29. QUESTION:
    Why is my Deutschland developing symmetrical baldness?
    I have a 4 years old mini-daschund. She has been slowly going bald for a while now. Top of head and ears, along his back thighs, chest, under side of neck, upper forelegs. She has no other symptoms. She is otherwise healthy, eats, drinks, plays. I have taken her to the vet to address this problem. The only thing she could come up with is hypothyroidism (he was on the low side of normal) and prescribed thyro-tabs. It's been a month and no change for the better just a little more bald. I was wondering if any one had any ideas that I could bring to the vet next time I go in. Could it be food allergies?? He is on Science diet. Could it be stress? NO, it is not ringworm or mange. Any help would be very much appreciated.
    Till now, she has been treated for allergies, bacterial & fungal infection,thyroid.But there is no signs of improvement in her condition.
    She normally takes...eggs,wheat bread,curd,milk,other supplementary oils with Omega3,6.Zinc etc.

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    What can you eat to kill an infection?
    A fungal infection, to be more specific. I would prefer not to take prescriptions if at all possible.
    It's in my fingernails if you need to know specifics.

    • ANSWER:
      Nail fungal infections are not easy to get rid of, usually the only way to get rid of them is to take a certain medicine prescribed by your doctor, there is a big problem with that medicine though which is that it can harm your liver, a chance I would not want to take. I would suggest going to a natural doctor who just might be able to help you get rid of this problem naturally with no harmful drugs. You can find natural doctors in your area by doing a search on google and then call them and ask if they can treat this before making an appointment.
      Below is a website I found, I don't know if this stuff will work but I would definitely do some searches on google before going to a regular doctor.

  31. QUESTION:
    Anybody knows a home remedy for a cat skin infection?
    My cat has a skin infection in the outer ear which is been going on for a couple of months.To me it looks like a fungal infection. The skin looks very raw and has a black discharge that forms a scab. I have cleaned the area with cotton wool and water a few times but the scab always come back and never seems to heal properly.
    I am worried but I have no money to bring the cat to the vets and I would like to try to cure it at home.
    Any idea of a home remedy to treat skin infection in cats please?

    • ANSWER:
      You really need to see the vet-- there IS an ointment-- it's a prescritoin ointment that only your vet can prescribe,, I think your cat has a bad mold infection -- and it will take a while to get rid of it -- my cat had one-- the vet's ointment worked but I had to use it for a month.

      PLEASE call and take kitty to the vet -- or the ear will get MUCH worse. See if the vet takes payments--

  32. QUESTION:
    How do you treat a fungal infection under your finger nail?
    I received a fungal dark blotch under my pinky nail after wearing press on tips and am not sure how to treat the infection since it appears to be under the cuticule.

    • ANSWER:
      Fungal nail infection
      Definition
      Fungal nail infection is an infection of the nails by a fungus.

      Alternative Names
      Nails - fungal infection; Onychomycosis; Infection - fungal - nails
      Causes
      The body normally hosts a variety of microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi. Some of these are useful to the body. Others may multiply rapidly and form infections. Fungi can live on the dead tissues of the hair, nails, and outer skin layers.

      Fungal infections include mold-like fungi that cause:

      Athlete's foot
      Jock itch
      Ringworm
      Tinea capitis

      Fungal infections also include yeast-like fungi such as candida. Candida yeast infections include:

      Diaper rash
      Oral thrush
      Cutaneous candidiasis
      Some cases of genital rashes
      Fungal nail infections are most often seen in adults. They often follow fungal infection of the feet. Fungal nail infections may be difficult to treat and may recur often. Toenails are affected more often than fingernails.

      People who frequent public swimming pools, gyms, or shower rooms -- and people who perspire a great deal -- commonly have mold-like infections, because the fungi that cause them thrive in warm, moist areas.

      The risk of getting a fungal infection is increased by closed-in footwear, prolonged moist skin, and minor skin or nail injuries.

      Symptoms
      Nail changes on one or more nails (usually toenails):
      Brittleness
      Discoloration
      Loss of luster and shine
      Thickening
      Distortion of nail shape
      Crumbling of the nail
      Debris being trapped under the nail
      Loosening (detaching) of the nail
      Exams and Tests
      Your doctor will suspect a fungal infection based on the appearance of the nails.

      The diagnosis can be confirmed by scraping the nail for a culture, or a microscopic examination to identify the type of fungus.

      Treatment
      Over-the-counter creams and ointments generally do not help treat this condition.

      Prescription anti-fungal medicines taken by mouth may help clear the fungus in about 50% of patients. However, such medicines can cause side effects or may interfere with other health medicines the patient is taking.

      In some cases, the nail may be removed by the doctor. Nails grow slowly, so even if treatment is successful, a new, clearer nail may take up to a year to grow in.

      Outlook (Prognosis)
      Fungal nail infections may be difficult to treat and may become a reservoir for fungal organisms, causing them to return in the skin or nails. The fungal nail infection is cured by the growth of new, non-infected nails. Even with successful treatment, a relapse is common.

      Possible Complications
      Permanent damage to the nails
      Secondary skin infections, including paronychia
      Recurrent fungal infections of the nails or other parts of the body
      When to Contact a Medical Professional
      Call your health care provider if you experience persistent fungal nail infections, or if the fingers become painful, red, or drain pus.

      Prevention
      Good general health and hygiene help to prevent fungal infections. Keep the skin clean and dry. Take proper care of the nails (see treatment). Wash and dry the hands thoroughly after contact with any fungal infection.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Review Date: 10/26/2006
      Reviewed By: Michael S. Lehrer, M.D., Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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  33. QUESTION:
    i have a fungal infection in my nail and worried?
    i have a fungal infection in my nail and tonight half the top layer of nail has gone off and the corner of nail has ripped off down to skin. down where the infection is by the nail bed is now very soft. im very worried about it. the doctor gave me some treatment for it.
    any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a chronic nail-biter, so I'm always getting nail problems xD
      I have pretty much the exact same thing on my right index finger right now. I'm treating it by gently cleaning it, adding a drop of honey (a natural healer and bug killer) onto it, and covering it in a breathable plaster (preferably a fabric one- stops your finger getting soggy!). The nail will grow back, but may have a bump in it for a while, until it grows back.
      Hope this helps :)

  34. QUESTION:
    How can I treat a fungal infection on the palm of my hand?
    Yesterday I have been at my nail salon to get a refill, and in the evening I noticed that the palm of my left hand is badly itching. I am pretty sure that I caught a fungus from the salon. How can I treat it best? I am currently very broke looking for home remedies. Bleach? Vinegar?

    • ANSWER:
      try Lotrimin cream... if that doesn't work then see your doctor and he can give you a monostat-7 pill that should clear it up (with just one pill)

  35. QUESTION:
    How to treat oral fungal infection?
    I think i have fungal infectin around my lips and in my mouth. My lips is cracked and discolored and weird odors, so i was wondering does anybody have any recommendations, because since most antifungal cream cant be used around mouth.

    • ANSWER:
      Your doctor can prescribe you something. Thrush is really common in the mouth, there are ointments that can be used on your lips and the corners of your mouth. See your doctor.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?
    I have had experience with weeping sores on my scalp, and they don't seem to be getting better. I've looked up what can cause this, and the most likely candidate seems to be seborrheic dermatitis. The jury seems to be out on what causes it, but there seems to be a definite lean toward it being a fungal infection of the hair follicles. What would you recommend to treat this condition?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey..

      I'm currently suffering with this condition. It can be a cause from unbalanced hormones, a fungus on the skin, malnutrition, etc...

      Right now, I take a liquid multi vitamin (it's called VIBE). It worked pretty well but didn't start kicking in until maybe after.....4-5 weeks?

      I also put apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil on my skin. This helps with the fungus part... cleans it up real well and stops most of the flaking and redness for me. Just look it up on the web! ^_^

      I wish all the best to you. I had horrible hair loss from this disease. I'm now looking into eyebrow and scalp transplants! yikes...

  37. QUESTION:
    What the difference between API Pimafix and Melafix?
    I was looking at the medicines Pimafix and Melafix, and Melafix treats bacterial infections such as fin rot and pop eye, but Pimafix treats fungal problems like cottony growth and reddness of fins, as well as internal and external bacterial infections, though it doesn't say which ones.
    Which is better?
    Can you use both of these together?
    And the Pimafix directions say to remove activated carbon filter if possible. Why is this?

    • ANSWER:
      Melafix is anti-bacterial,antiseptic ...
      Pimafix is anti-fungal and acts on some molds too.

      They can be used together,singly,or in conjunction with salt treatments.
      When used with salt treatments they enhance each others effects.

      Carbon absorbs foreign compounds in water (the only purpose for it being there) ..... so it greatly reduces the effectiveness of any medication (organic or synthetic compounds).With some meds you shouldn't even bother if carbon is present.
      Also,carbon is used after treatment to remove meds .... it should then be removed and thrown away.Carbon leaches back what it has absorbed after "saturation point" (anytime,not just with meds),so should always be replaced every 4 weeks anyway .... or not used at all as it masks water quality readings during testing. It is totally personal preference if you want to use or not.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can artficial nails be used while recovering from a fungus infection?
    I had acrylic nails and somehow picked up a fungal infection. It seems to be under control but is not gone yet. Someone suggested using artificial plastic nails while recovering. Don't know if this is helping or not. Also does anyone know of any tricks to have decent looking real nails if I give up the artificial ones entirely? I work in a medical office and decent looking hands are almost a have-to. I have VERY weak, flaky raggy real nails. Thanks for any tips.

    • ANSWER:
      No. You can't put nails on while trying to get rid of a fungal infection. You can't treat it if you have fake nails covering the nail plate, and you're also providing a breeding ground for further infection.
      Don't even paint your nails while treating the infection unless it is the treatment polish, which is clear (gotten at Sallys).

  39. QUESTION:
    How long do i need to treat my fish tank for?
    So my blue betta got a fungal infection, but sadly he died last night. One of guppies got it as well, and he was dead this morning. I put the first dosage last night. Ive checked the other fish and they look fine

    • ANSWER:
      Uggg I know what you are going through, I just experienced the same thing myself. What you do is put the carbon back in and do a 25% water change. Let it roll over a couple of days, the medication will be out of your tank. Good luck, and I'm sorry for your losses:( I'm sorry I miss read the question. You usually treat for about seven days, preferably in a quarantine tank, but if you don't have one it is fine to treat in your display tank. use a melafix/pimafix combo if you think it is fungal. Treat as directed. It is one teaspoon of each medication for 10 US gallons, if I remember correctly. You can also use Methalyn Blue, it is a good medication for fungus. Good Luck:)

  40. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to use Dial Antibacterial hand soap on my Painted Turtle's under shell?
    I suspect my Painted Turtle has a fungal infection in one spot of its under shell. I read that you can use a mild antiseptic to treat it, so I'm wondering if I can use the described hand soap for him. If not what/how else should I treat the infection?
    Thank you in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      No, I don't recommend you use soap on the turtle. Read this shell problem guide and try the things listed therein. If these things do not work, I highly recommend you seek vet help asap:

      http://www.austinsturtlepage.com/Care/medshell.htm

  41. QUESTION:
    Our cat has a fungal infection... I want to know what everyone thinks about our new vet?
    I'm curious if anyone can find fault with our new vet's suggestions. Our cat has a strong fungal infection, the vet said ringworm (or like it), but the bumps all over our cat are not circular at all. They are raised scabby patches of fur on his cheeks, chin, and toes. Also, we have been told to keep him isolated, which he has been for over a month, with a cone on his head so as not to scratch. I'm wondering if it's really necessary for our cat to still be fighting it for this long? The meds we were given are: 125 MG amoxicillin every 12 hours, plus Terramycin on his eye, ResiZOLE conditioner twice a day, with a similar shampoo. There was also a liquid mix of pills he gave us but I can't remember them. Now he also has our cat on 125 mg of Griseofulvin and I guess there's some valium in there too...(Not sure, my husband takes him in) every 12 hours. Point is, he's been isolated and on a lot of meds and still seems to get new bumps and it's been over a month.

    • ANSWER:
      Amoxicilian is an antibiotic. So is teramyacin (though that one is for eyes only). The Griseofulvin and Resizole are both anti-fungals used for ringworm, with the Resizole (non sticky) seeimg to be the standard 2% miconazole solution --according to what I found on the internet.

      It took almost a month for the ringworm in ours to go away, I was treating with miconazole a 4% solution two or three times a day put on the spot. I got it as a generic cream for from Walgreens, you can find it in the yeast infection area. The brand name is Monistat 3. Since it's a stronger percentage it may have cleaned up the ringworm faster on ours.

      One thing they don't usually mention is to NOT scrub at the areas, that spreads the spores around and makes things worse. Do dabs, and work the medicine into the fur along the edges of the scab areas.

  42. QUESTION:
    Are my infections all caused by the same bacteria?
    I have a bladder infection which I'm taking antibiotics for. I also have a yeast infection and a fungal infection of my toe (yuck). They all appeared at the same time (before I started taking the antibiotics). Are these all caused by the same bacteria?

    • ANSWER:
      No - urinary tract infections are caused most commonly by e-coli which is a bacteria. Fungal infections are just that - they are caused by a fungus which needs different medication to treat (anti-fungal).

  43. QUESTION:
    How much does it cost to have toenails taken off.?
    I have very thick nails and am sure its a fungal infection. I know they can be treated but it would take 1year+ for treatment to work if it does. I am considering having them pulled out if i can. I have four that are very thick the main culprits being my big toes and the ones next to them. They dont really hurt but are unsightly and my partner refuses to go near them which i cant blame her. What i am wondering is how much it costs per toenail removal and will it ensure that they dont grow back. They have been getting worse over the last ten years and sometimes if i dont file them down they push up the tops of my shoes.

    • ANSWER:
      Check with your doctor, removing a toenail can be very painful, and costly. You would be off work for a few weeks at least. Most docs wouldn't consider it unless you have tried other things (such as fungus treatments) you could also be getting irritation from shoes which is causing your nails to thicken.

  44. QUESTION:
    Why fungal infections are harder to treat than bacterial infections?
    Could you explain why fungal infections are harder to treat than bacterial infections.

    • ANSWER:
      Simple...ALL antibiotics that we use to treat bacterial infections and ifestations come from fungi themselves. It's just natural that fungi will have a resistance to these antibiotics that they release.

      A rather different approach must be used to stop fungal infection and proliferation not because they have a "tougher" cell wall or because they are eukaryotes--these things are more trivial than what people think. The difficulty in treating them is how to disintegrate their nucleic acid property (DNA) using a particular chemical without compromising the infected individual (i.e. you cannot just use acid to treat fungus in your skin or else you'll damage your skin also).

  45. QUESTION:
    Oridermyl for fungal infection on dogs leg?
    I brought my dog to the vet yesterday as she has developed 2 bald patches on the backs of her legs. He said it was a fungal infection and prescribed Oridermyl to be applied to the area twice daily.

    I thought Oridermyl was for ear problems only and have googled it for use in skin fungal infections but cannot find any information on this.

    I was wondering if anyone else had ever been prescribed this medication for a skin infection in their dog and also it is very difficult to stop her licking it - is this dangerous. Many thanks for any information.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not familiar with that particular medication, however topicals used to treat fungal infections in canines should contain either one or all of these ingredients to be effective;
      clotrimazole
      chlorhexidine acetate
      miconazole nitrate

  46. QUESTION:
    What can I do to make my fungus infected nail look normal?
    I have a fungal infection of my big toe nail like a lot of people. I just want to make it less noticable.

    • ANSWER:
      I treat mine with tincture of iodine applied to the nail bed. In between doing this, I rinse it with hydrogen peroxide. This I do for a season.

  47. QUESTION:
    How is an Yeast infection transmit ed? And is it curable?
    I have the so called fungal infection and I do not Know how I got it.
    And it keeps on re- occuring. The icting disappeared after inserting some tables but the whitesih discharge has continued.

    Am a lady by the way, so what can I do to get rid of this for ever.
    Medical experts please help me and those who have suffrered from a similar illness.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infections can be brought on by lots of different things...if you have to be on antibiotics you can get one because antibiotics not only kill bad bacteria but also the good bacteria in your body and it throws your system all out of whack. I would start by eating more yogurt...try eating some every day to regulate your system. As far as 'inserting tablets' goes...I have heard of a gel cap type thing that goes in that end but for the most part tablets need to be swallowed...I may be confused if this is not an American med. Azo makes a homeopathic tablet that you take (swallow) when you feel a yeast infection coming on and it really helps.

      On the other hand though...there are more than just the standard yeast infection that can cause symptoms like this with the discharge...for instance bacterial vaginosis. This needs to be treated by a professional and as unpleasant as the pelvic exam is your issue will be addressed more adequately if you just do it and get it over with. If this is something that happens very often you should share that information with your doctor so that they can give you proper advise regarding dietary recommendations that could help as well as hygenic practices...such as it isn't a good idea to use feminine powders and sprays or to douche all that often...all of those things mess up your chemistry as well.

      Also...I read that someone said that it is not something that can be caught...that is incorrect. If you are sexually intimate with a man who is intimate with a different woman who has a yeast infection he can get it and give it to you. Yes, men can get yeast infections too. And if you have a yeast infection and your partner doesn't also recieve treatment he will pass it right back to you and it will just go on and on...like passing a cold back and forth in a very tight-knit family.

  48. QUESTION:
    I have got one sick fish the rest are health can I treat the whole tank?
    I have one fish that has a fungal infection the rest of the fish in the tank seem to be happy and health. I have got melafix to treat him with do i need to move in out of the big tank into a different one to treat him or can i treat him in the big tank with the other health fish. I would prefer to leave him in the bank tank to avoid any unnecessary stress for him?

    • ANSWER:
      unless you have another tank already cycled and ready, leave him in and treat the whole tank...

      however, melafix is NOT a medication, it's a "remedy". it's just tea tree oil and can be dangerous for some fish, plus it's never been proven to work. if it really is a fungal infection you need to get a real medication. API liquid fungus cure is a good one.
      ALSO... fungal infections usually only occur as a secondary infection... meaning he got hurt and where he was hurt now has a fungal infection. if this is the case it might actually be columnaris, a bacterial infection that looks cottony like a fungus:
      http://www.flippersandfins.net/Images/Flex2.jpg
      http://www.petfish.net/articles/pix/arts3/columnaris1.jpg
      in which case I'd recommend something that has copper sulfate or a good antibiotic, a mix of maracyn and maracyn two might do the trick. adding aquarium salt if your fish are tolerant of it would be a good idea as well.

  49. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a butt fungus?
    The past few months, the area around my butthole has itched very badly (especially when I am laying in bed at night). I think it might be a fungal infection. I do wipe very well, so it's not that I haven't wiped well enough after using the toilet. How can I tell if it really is a fungal infection? How do I treat it if it is?

    • ANSWER:
      shave your a55hole chewbacca


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Yeast Ears

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    My dog has a yeast ear infection-What to do?
    Ok, so I took my dog to the vet last Friday, and the vet said 'she has a yeast ear infection give her benydrol and cut out all colored foods for the next 3 weeks.' Well I have, and she's been getting worse. She constantly wines, and her ear looks even worse. Is there something I can do from home, since obviously this vet has no clue what she's doing. I was thinking about taking her to a different vet, however it takes over a week to get a new dog in to see a vet where I live. Is there anything I can do in the meantime to make my dog feel better? If it helps she's a 5 month old Lab/Shepherd mix.
    It's already been swabbed, and it was confirmed that it's yeast.
    She is on a non-corn has been for a few months...

    • ANSWER:
      My french mastiff used to get nasty yeasty ears. The vet gave us Otomax liquid to clean his ears out with. Once it cleared up, we had to be very diligent keeping them clean- I just use the regular ear cleaner from Petco- smells like mostly alcohol to me. I have also diluted vinegar with water, and used cotton balls dampened with it to clean inside his ears....

  2. QUESTION:
    How long does it take Zymox to help a dogs ear infection?
    Our cockapoo has a yeast ear infection. It has been 3 days and doesn't seem better. Does this medicine take a little while to work?

    • ANSWER:
      Zymox is an antibiotic for bacterial infections. It won't help yeast. They give this for secondary bacterial infections caused by the dog digging at her ears. Yeast is the most common infection seen in floppy eared dogs. It is reoccurent. Rubbing alcohol put into the year will kill it. If it is an active infection then put a capful in each ear 2 or 3 times a day until it seems to be better. Then when it seems gone, put a capful in each ear once or twice a week to keep any reoccurence under control.

      As the previous poster said Monostat or any athlete's foot cream or jock itch cream will kill the yeast. I prefer to use rubbing alcohol because it also drys out the ear so it doesn't regrow as quickly and allows secondary infections to clear up. It also helps to clean up the mess while the creams just add to the mess.

  3. QUESTION:
    Are dog ear infections contagious to people?
    My dog has a yeast ear infection (we are treating it with drops from the vet), Is it possible for him to transmit it to humans?

    • ANSWER:
      No, dogs and humans have completely different immune systems. You cannot catch diseases from your dog and vice-versa.

  4. QUESTION:
    if i put vinegar into my cats ears for a yeast infection and it turns out to be a bacterial infection instead?
    infection instead is the vinegar solution still ok to use either way. Are there any known remedies for bacterial infection in cats if its not yeast. Her ears arent smelly just red and irritated from her scratching and now shes scratching her eyes.

    • ANSWER:
      You should probably consult a veterinarian before treating a pet for any condition.

      If you intend to pursue a home remedy, vinegar can act as a sterile cleaning agent for any kind of infection, be it viral, bacterial, or fungal. If the irritation has spread to her eyes, however, I strongly urge you to see a vet.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do I mix tea tree oil to clean my dogs ears?
    She consantly gets yeast in her ears (she's a golden who doesn't like the water, so never even gets her head wet) and the vet meds are costly. I heard tea tre oil works but I don't know how to use it. Also, does it sting?

    • ANSWER:
      Do NOT use tree oil or anything else not recommended by your vet in your dog's ears.
      Surely you can get the meds to combat your poor dog's ear infections, this is NOT a luxury, it is an absolute health necessity.
      This time, listen carefully to your vet's instructions as to how to clean your dog's ears properly, then follow through consistently. Dogs do not get constant ear infections if you clean their ears and keep them dry.

      If you were bothered by this very annoying, itchy, dangerous fungus - which is what yeast is - you would not be looking for cheap substitutes for what is needed to clear up the infection. Your dog deserves to be well, this is NOT the place to try to save money.

  6. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of yeast in a dogs ears?
    i have a black lab who has yeast in his ears and it smells god awful and has my whole house stinking. ive taken him to the vets and theyve given him antibiotics and eardrops and he still has it. what can i do?

    • ANSWER:
      We have a black lab that is prone to ear infections too. It's because he loves the water and it gets inside his ears. It is a nice warm place that doesn't dry out so the yeast grows readily. I can tell when his ears are bothering him because he shakes his head a lot.
      You have to get your dog use to having his ears cleaned regularly by you. Even dry then out after he/she swims and I mean dry then out deep inside too. Be firm with the command to sit, have somebody help you by holding his head. If he snaps or twists his head away just firmly say no and then continue with the treatment. Our lab doesn't like it either, but this is the way we got him to sit still finally. I can now do it by myself except on a rare occasion when his ears get badly infected and hurt him. We do it fairly often especially in the summer, he seems to have caught on that it makes him feel better though he definitely doesn't like it! There is an ear cleansing solution called "VET" solutions you can get from your vet that isn't to expensive. It keeps the inside of the ear acidic so the yeast can't grow as well. Use it regularly and it keeps the infections under control. There are Otomax drops too which you can just drop in the ears and then rub the ears at the base to distribute the med throughout the inner ear. This is used after you clean the ears. Our dog has gotten so he likes it when you rub the base of his ears.

      After it is all done make a big deal about how good a dog he was by petting and praising him. Giving him a treat too reinforces his positive behavior. (Our dog loves carrots which are a healthy treat too, we don't even buy dog biscuits anymore.)

  7. QUESTION:
    how do i kill my dogs yeast infection around on her vaginal area?
    its always brown on to the hairs there. it looks like her hairs grow together,she is a red tick coon-hound and she has yeast in her ears vet treated that.she is always itching and chewing / cleaning her feet.i have read so much about yeast infection on dogs but nothing tells me the right answer.the vets here where i live do more work on livestock then any house pet.please if u have the answer please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      are you sure it is an actual yeast infection ??? when my dog had a yeast infection there the vet gave me a cleaner called hibitane (http://www.drugs.com/vet/hibitane-skin-cleanser-can.html) which i used once a day for a few days and that cleared it right up ... if your dog tends to have issues with yeast (as my own dog did) i switched her to a limited ingredient, no-grain diet and i added raw organic apple cider vinegar to her morning kibble ... the vinegar changes the acidity of the body making it not possible for yeast to grow ... she never had another yeast issue for the duration of her life ... you should google raw apple cider vinegar ...

  8. QUESTION:
    Is it better to clean my dogs ears with cotton balls, Q tips or tissues?
    My dogs has yeast in her ears so I need to clean them every day, so which one of these is the best to clean her ears and won't irratate her skin.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeast infection need fungicides...wiping w/anything won't do spit.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is best natural remedy for yeast ear infection appearing in the dogs, cats & other pets ear ?
    I have found Ear Oil medication remedy at http://drdogs247.Com anyone has used it before ???

    • ANSWER:
      You can use oils and they do help a lot. Swab and clean the ears and keep them very dry. Yeast thrives on sugar and can indicate animals (or humans) with high levels of sugar. Diet changes can make a big impact on preventing yeast infections. Low carb diets and those with acidophilus (found in yogurt) can be quite helpful. Commercial dog foods are very high in corn and corn is extremely high in sugars. Look for a food where meat is the first ingredient. The oil you mention should work well for now. You might consider altering the diet for further prevention.

  10. QUESTION:
    Got another question is it common for beagles to get ear infections?
    My dad uses ear wipes frequently on our beagle and we take him to the vet and it seems like he almost always has a yeast infection or ear infection and he has to use medicine. Is this common in this breed? Any tips?

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    what food should i put my dog on he has bad yeast inf in his ear?
    M y poor poodle who's name is Dusty . Has a bad problem with yeast in his ear and I am trying everything, thank you.

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    Is there a home remedy for yeast in dogs ears?
    Yeast infection in dog ears. Is there a home remedy? Just wondering.

    • ANSWER:
      I'll second the Zymox Otic! I have a girl who has had chronic ear infections all of her 13 years. I've paid the vet a small fortune over the years. Several years ago, I found Zymox and LOVE IT! It works all the time.
      You can go to Amazon and read the reviews on it.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are some natural treatments for chronic ear infections in dogs?
    My dog has had chronic yeast infections in his ears for years. My vet has given me tons of different drops, antibiotics, etc. but nothing works. The infection will go away for a few weeks and then come back. Are there any "natural" treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Diet change plus appropriate antibiotic for an adequate length of time, followed by weekly use of Zymox cleanser. The Zymox products are enzyme-based, and kind of "eat" yeasts, bacteria, ear debris and whatever other junk is in there. It is the best stuff ever! You do not want to combine either the Zymox cleanser or Zymox Otic (a stronger formula for treatment of minor infections) with antibiotics, since the antibiotics will "kill" the enzymes. I purchase Zymox products from http://www.vetamerica.com , and you can sometimes buy them at vets' offices.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to remove ear infection medication from my dog's fur?
    My wheaten terrier is 14 weeks old and has yeast infections in both ears. The vet prescribed medication that we put in his ears twice a day, but it's quite oily and now his ears and head look wet and greasy. We can't bathe his head and ears, because moisture is the cause of his infections. I've tried my best to wipe it off with a kleenex, but that doesn't seem to make much difference. He also hates getting the medication put in his ears and nothing works to distract him during the application.

    • ANSWER:
      Corn starch rubbed into the coat will absorb some of the oil. Work it in carefully, making sure none falls into the ear canal, and then brush it back out.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective way to treat my dog's yeast infection?
    Our dog is 5 years old now and for the last month or so, he's had a really bad yeast infection in his ears and around his chin. We've been giving him a prescription from the vet, but it doesn't seem to be working very well. Could you tell me how i can treat it for a long time without having to spend too much money on any kind of medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      FROM THE INSIDE:
      I'd first make sure he was on a high quality food without corn or wheat; these are very common empty additives; basically fillers with no nutritional value. They often cause nutritional imbalances and food allergies, making dogs more prone to infections of all types. Pretty much anything you pick up at the grocery store is going to have one or both.
      I suggest either Canidae All Life Stages:
      http://www.canidae.com/dogs/all_life_stages/dry.html
      Or Wellness by Old Mother Hubbard, either the fish and sweet potato or one of the allergy diets, initially, until you get his system straightened out:
      http://www.oldmotherhubbard.com/wellness/dog_index.html
      A tablespoon of plain yogurt on his food, once a day, helps re-establish beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract. Often yeast gets out of control when the good bacteria as well as the bad have been killed during a course of antibiotics.
      Also try adding a tsp of apple cider vinegar to his water bowl, yeast will not flourish in an acidic environment.
      ON THE OUTSIDE:
      For an earwash my vet gave me this recipe:
      1 part apple cider vinegar
      1 part hydrogen peroxide
      1 part water
      (I combine 1/2 cup each in a clean empty dish soap bottle with the push-pull top, and refrigerate after using, then allow it to warm up on the counter a bit before re-using; discard any left over after one week and make a fresh batch)
      Fill the ear canal with this solution, massage the base of the ear, and allow the dog to shake its head, then wipe with cotton balls. Never stick a q-tip into a dogs ear.
      Yeast infection can be treated externally with over-the-counter creams for athlete's foot or vaginal yeast infections (lamisil is our personal favorte) you can smear that in the ears and dab it on his chin; just be sure to soak off any crusts first with a warm wet cloth.

  16. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a dog yeast infection?
    My dog has a reoccurring yeast infection in his ear. I want some natural remedies to cure it, please. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      http://healingdogs.blogspot.com/2008/06/treating-ear-problems-in-dogs.html

      All natural no steroid Itchy Ear drops from the UK available in the USA

  17. QUESTION:
    Is yogurt really good for chronic yeast infection in ears?
    I read this somewhere but now I can't find anything about it and I don't know how much or how often to feed it or if it really IS a good thing to be feeding my cat. She's had ongoing yeast infections since I adopted her and I wanted to see if there was anything cheaper than the vet since I'll be dealing with this the rest of her life.
    Ohhhhhh thanks Elaine!! That'll help anyway!! I've been buying drops at the vet every couple months so that will at least save me money!!

    • ANSWER:
      No, not in the ears. The yogurt/yeast infection only works with humans (women, and it's what you put in AFTER you douche down there to get the good bacteria going again).

      For cats with yeast infections in the ears you need to change the acidity of the environment to stop the yeast growth. It's easiest done with a kleenex wadded over your finger, dipped in 50/50 water/vinegar and swabed out every other day. The yogurt won't do a thing.

  18. QUESTION:
    My dog just recovered from a yeast infection in her ears. Can I give her a bath?
    My dog recovered from a pretty nasty yeast infection in her ears a few days ago. Is it okay to give her a bath? If water accidentally gets in her ears will it aggravate them and cause another infection? (My dog won't tolerate cotton balls, we've tried hundreds of times. She shakes them out within .02 seconds)

    • ANSWER:
      why not use a damp flannel or rag to wipe her face ( use a little baby tearless shampoo about a peasized amount ) and ears and give the rest of her body a good scrub from her neck downwards that way you wont get water in her ears!

  19. QUESTION:
    vinegar and water for dogs yeast inffection in ear- has anyone used this?
    I have a Weimanear dog that constantly has yeast infections in one ear - Vets medicine only clears up about 6 months. I keep his ears clean at all times. Have you had any experience with using diluted vinegar and water in the ear.

    • ANSWER:
      i have only used surolan to treat my dogs ear issues ... i get it at the vet ... but i do add 1/4 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to her breakfast and supper and since i have added that she has not had any yeasty ears ... i have not heard of using it topically but i have not even had to clean her ears since adding to her diet ... and i am constantly looking but so far so good ... i started by adding to her water but she did not like it in her water ... but she has no problem eating it with meals ...

  20. QUESTION:
    can brewers yeast with garlic give your dog a yeast infection?
    I took My little girl(shih-tzu) to the vet today.And she said she has a yeast in her ears.She gave me drops to use for a couple days.But I been giving her brewers yeast with garlic to keep fleas away.and it also has omega 3 in it .Can this be what gave her the ear problems.
    I have been useing it for a couple weeks and we don't have ANY fleas.

    • ANSWER:
      firstly and most important anything in the onion family should not be fed to dogs as they can be toxic and cause liver failure, this includes garlic. Secondly yeast occurs naturally in the ear canal however occasionally will overgrow due to the warm moist conditions inside the ear causing a yeast infection. I doubt that the brewers yeast is keeping away many fleas. The only benificial ingredient in the tablet that you've been giving is the omega-3.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there something to give cats to help them from getting yeast infections in her ears?
    My cat tends to be very prone to yeast infections in her ears. All the vet told me was to keep cleaning her ears out but I just wondered (actually after seeing a question over in the Dog section) if there was something I could feed/give to her that would help prevent her from getting them?

    • ANSWER:
      Feeding, probably not, but yes there is something very easy to do.

      Ours was prone to it too, and he'd get a huge buildup of waxy stuff as well. I started using a swab of 50/50 diluted vinegar (in water) to wipe out his ears once a week. I used a wadded kleenex for it, and made sure to get down as far as my finger and the kleenex would allow. This changed the acidity in the ear enough to stop the infections. Once a week is fine, or you can do it twice a week, but definately not every day.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do I treat and keep ear yeast infections from coming back in my dogs ears?
    Male lab and he gets recurring yeast infections in his ears. The vet treats it with medicine but it always comes back.

    • ANSWER:
      well keep his ears clean and without hair, you might want to cut it, and give him the ear drops every 4 days.

      good luck..

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I cure a yeast infection in my dog's ear?
    I have a shih tzu who has chronic yeast infections in his ear. The vet isn't helping. The infection keeps coming back. What are some natural remedies I could try?

    • ANSWER:
      Zymox Otic with hydrocortisone is an enzyme treatment. It treats yeast and bacterial infections. Available online without a prescription.
      Feeding a grain free food also helps.
      Blue Buffalo Wilderness, Taste of the Wild, Canidae grain free, Wellness Core are some good brands.
      Eliminate grain in treats.

  24. QUESTION:
    What to do if my cat had a traumatizing experience at the vet?
    My 2year old cat Xomara went to the Banfield vet on Sat. I put her on their Optimum Wellness plan so they decided to do a thorough exam. She is a very aggressive cat when people try to hold her. So the vet suggested for her to be sedated and I gave my consent. I left her there and came back 4 hrs later. The vet told me they had to "extract" urine and fecal matter from her to do exams. So okay everything turned out fine except for yeast in her ears.
    It has been two days and she has hardly eaten anything. She sleeps all the time (more than her usual) and her favorite toys in the world can even get her out of the stump. She seems extremely depressed but I don't know what to do. She's my baby and I feel like calling the vet and telling them off. If she was sedated how can she be traumatized so badly?

    • ANSWER:
      she needs to be euthanized before she rips the veins out of your neck while you sleep
      that's what traumatized cats do, ya know...

  25. QUESTION:
    how can I get rid of foul smelling ears on my dog?
    My little dog suffers from yeast infections in her ears. Not sure if it diet, or if it's the hair inside her ears. It starts with a foul smell, and develops into an infection. I wonder if there is another way to treat this naturally? She already has switched to a fish only diet which has helped her to stop constantly licking her paws. How can I lower the levels of yeast in my dog's system? And get rid of this smell!

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    how can i balance my dogs yeast level?
    i have an 11 week old pug puppy that is suffering from vaginitis, dermatitis, and a yeast infection in her ears. i know for women with yeast infections they can take natural pils taht help balance their yeast level. is there anything i can do to help my puppy?

    • ANSWER:
      Your puppies dermatitis and vaginitis have to be treated with antibiotics. As far as your dog's yeast infection it needs to be treated with otic antifungal medication. Miconazole is a popular medication that veterinarians prescribe. The mechanism for yeast infection in women is completely different from a yeast infection in a dog's ears so it can't be treated with by "balancing" a yeast level. You have to get rid of most of the yeast which is what the anti-fungal medications are for. The yeast grows in the ear because the environment in the ear may be favorable. The yeast like warm, moist, and dark areas. And yogurt won't work to treat this problem either. Also the signs that your puppy is showing may be an indication that your puppy may be developing some type of allergy. Allergies are a common cause of yeast infections in the ears. You should definitely have your puppy seen by a veterinarian not only to get the ear infection, dermatitis, and vaginitis treated, you should also have your dog evaluated for a possible allergy whether food or environmental.

  27. QUESTION:
    Can my german shepherd go deaf and is it possible his ears will never stand up?
    ok i just found out my 10 week old gsd had a yeast infection in his ear. according to the vet since he got it so young the chances are high that it will come back again and if bad enough his ears wont stand. i also had someone tell me he could go deaf. is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      With the right treatment another yeast infection can be cured early enough to prevent damage or even be prevented from occuring at all. Remember not all shepherd ears stand up anyway, and unless you are showing the dog it doesn't really matter. It's possible he could go deaf, but in my experience that only happens if he gets an infection and you leave it for months, or even years.

  28. QUESTION:
    Today my dog's groomer said he has a little bit of a yeast infection in his ears. How can the groomer tell?
    I took my dog to get groomed today. The groomer cleaned his ears with a wipe and when he removed the wipe, there was a little bit of ear gunk. Normal stuff like we get. But then he said that my dog has a little bit of a yeast infection in his ears.
    How can he tell?

    • ANSWER:
      Many times due to the smell, and the 'wetness'
      You may want to check your dogs' food.
      I had a basset, and he was constantly going to the vet for ear infections (Yeast can turn into ear infection)
      Anyway, I'd pay like for vet visit, get 10 days of Antibiotic, 11th day-wham, another ear infection, back to then vet, another , another 10 days-
      Eventually, he put him on steroids.
      I started to do research, and found that corn was one of the biggest allergy triggers.
      And what does an allergy look like?
      Scratching with no fleas, excessive shedding, hot spots, and ear infections!
      My guy had them all!
      I was feeding a grocery brand food, not knowing any better.-didn't realize it was all artificial colors!
      I started using Nutro Natural Choice, lamb & rice.
      Ear infections went away!
      Scratching, shedding and hot spots- gone!
      Nutro is 100% guaranted to improve skin and coat and, guaranteed for taste!
      Can't go wrong
      I no longer have to spend all that money on vet visits, or medicatin.
      Give it a try!

  29. QUESTION:
    What could be wrong with my dogs ears?
    My Bulldog had been scratching his ears a lot and yelping so I took him to the vet and said he had a yeast infection in his ears so they gave him some ear drops. We have been using these ear drops for over a month already and my dog is still doing it. Should I take my dog back? What would be the next thing they could do for him?

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    How to treat/cure a Yeast infection in my dogs ears?
    My pit bull mix keeps getting a yeast infection in her ears. I keep them VERY clean but for some reason it comes back every 4-6 weeks
    I am using Epi-Otic which I got from my vet for cleaning, and when she's tearing at her ears I use DV Max which is a prescription that I got from the vet, however even though it seems to work...after it clears up it starts all over again in a few weeks....by the way...thanks for the info you already sent and anymore that you do send is greatly appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      If your dog has a yeast infection in it's ear, it needs antibiotics.

      Sometimes ear infections will recur after successful treatment. Primary inhalant or food allergies causing secondary ear infections should be considered. But usually, with proper treatment, a yeast infection can be cleared up within two weeks.

      I have found that chronic ear infections ususally have some underlying cause.I don't know if your mixed pup is known to have an anatomy problem that contributes to ear infections, but that is always a possiblity. It is best to purchase a product from your veterinarian to clean out your dogs ears prior to placing the prescribed antibiotic drops in the ears, such as Epi-Otic. I have found that some medications don't work well in the presence of a lot of dirt or discharge. Keeping the hair plucked out of the ears also helps keeping the ears cleaner.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to use womens yeast infection creme for a dogs ears?
    Well my standard poodle has a ear yeast infection its not that I cant aford the medicine but it is 75$ a bottle. Thanks so much for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      No - not the same thing. And, how do you know it's a yeast infection? That has to be determined by a vet since it could be some other type of infection. Anyway, it probably won't cost you much more than that to take your dog to the vet for the PROPER treatment. The dog's ears also have to have a deep cleaning and should be flushed out.

  32. QUESTION:
    Can antibiotics cause a yeast infection in a dog?
    Similar to how women can get a yeast infection after finishing a dose of antibiotics could my dog have developed a yeast infection in his ear because of the antibiotics?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, antibiotics kill the good bacteria as well as the bad and allow the yeast to flourish.

      If your dog is on antibiotics you should be at least giving him some yogurt.

  33. QUESTION:
    How do you take a long eared dog a bath without it getting a yeast infection?
    My brittney spaniel went to the vet a week and a half ago and found out he had a yeast infection in his ears well we have been putting drops in them and they look good as new! How do I stop it from happening again he really needs a bath but I am afraid his ears are going to get infected again and around his ears is oily because of the drops how do I clean them?

    • ANSWER:
      OK, did anyone else laugh really hard when they read the title of this question? :) heehee! Ok, now to be mature... Well, you are never going to completely be able to keep your dog from getting ear infections. Some characteristics that were bred in to specific breeds are functional in some regards but not always in others. The long ears are always going to trap moisture whether from a bath or from dew on the grass or moisture in the air. Knowing this just keep an eye on the ears use a good ear wash at least once weekly and you should do fine! :)

  34. QUESTION:
    What kind of ear solution should I get for my pitbull?
    He's a mix breed American Staff/ Rednose Pitbull, so he has ears that stick up straight and barelly any hair in them. Right now theres black stuff and there a little red. I don't believe its ear mites. I hear alot about natural products, but I need a brand name and where I can get it.
    He's been tested for ear mites. Its just junk in there.

    • ANSWER:
      if it is ear mites, use vinegar and water, dilute it 50/50 just a few drops will do.. rub his ears for about 2 min's then rush him outside, he will shake his head and all of that gunk will come out, you might want to do it 2x's, and if he has an infection, the vinegar will not harm or hurt his ears, just sounds like to me that there is too much yeast in his ears.
      and if it is an ifection put him on Tresaderm [thiabendazole,dexamethasone,neomycin,sulfate solution] You can get it online at petmeds.com

  35. QUESTION:
    I have a 8 week old puppy and i am having a problem with her ears. Its a crusty tan color, looks and feels?
    like a scab but it just kind of flakes off. It is not on the inside her ear where her ear drum would be but just on the outside of the inside of her ears. I don't know if it is a yeast infection, or ear mites. It doesn't seem to hurt her, she itches at them though. The area that has this crusty stuff it isn't red around it or nothing, any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      He probably has ear mites or an ear infection. This is normal for new born puppies. However it does need medicine.

  36. QUESTION:
    How do I make those giant elephant ears you get at the fair?
    I want to make the elephant ears you get at the fair. Not the funnel cakes. This is like a dough that is fried and dusted with cinnamon sugar. I would like any other fair food recipe as well. Thanks to all who help!!

    • ANSWER:
      1 1/4 cups milk
      1/4-1/2 cup butter
      1 package active dry yeast
      3/4 cup granulated sugar
      1/4 cup water (105 to 115 degrees F.)
      5 1/2-6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
      1 teaspoon salt
      1 dash freshly grated nutmeg
      3 large eggs, lightly beaten
      vegetable oil (for frying)
      confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar

      Heat milk with butter until butter melts.
      Set aside to cool to lukewarm.
      Stir yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar into warm water and let stand until foamy, about 5 to 10 minutes.
      In a large bowl, combine milk and yeast mixtures with 2 1/2 cups flour, salt, and nutmeg.
      Stir until smooth.
      Cover and let stand until bubbly, 30 minutes.
      Stir in beaten eggs, then add additional flour to make a soft but not sticky dough.
      Turn dough onto a floured board and knead until smooth, supple, and elastic, about 8 minutes.
      Return dough to bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm spot until dough is doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
      Punch down and divide into 4 pieces.
      Divide each piece into 4 or 5 pieces.
      Put several inches of oil in a large, deep pan such as a chicken fryer or heavy dutch oven.
      Heat to about 360 degrees F.
      Work each ball of dough with the hands, shaping into a large disk, about 10 inches long and 6 inches wide.
      Fry one at a time, turning once, until nicely browned.
      Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with confectioner's sugar or cinnamon sugar while hot.
      Serve while warm

  37. QUESTION:
    How can I help comfort my pug with a yeast infection in the ear?
    I took my pug to the vet about a month ago with brown wax in her ears. The vet examined the wax and determined it was yeast. He gave me an ear cleaning solution for her. I have been using it ever since, and the left ear seems to be getting better, but the right has now become swollen. She definitely seems uncomfortable, and I cannot get her back into the vet for another week. Is there anything else I can do to help ease her discomfort until I get her seen?

    • ANSWER:
      if your dog has an ear infection, nothing but medication from the vet is going to help ... and it would be very easy for that ear infection to spread and so close to the brain, i personally would not wait a week to get it looked at ... my dog can start shaking her head in the morning, signalling an ear infection, and when i apply the medication from the vet she has comfort within half an hour ... once i waited just two days and the infection had taken over and required at least three times the amount of medication to fix (not to mention the discomfort to my poor dog) ... and if your dog does get chronic yeasty ears, you might consider adding organic unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with mothers to the dogs diet (not heinz from the grocery store) ... 1/4 teaspoon on both the breakfast and supper food and it will change your dogs body chemistry to more acidic and the dog will not get yeasty ears ... i have had my dog on apple cider vinegar for over a year with not one ear issue ... and my friend has a pug with yeasty ears and i looked after him for six weeks, giving him apple cider vinegar, and his ears cleared up, my friend was shocked cuz the dog had had funky ears for life ...

  38. QUESTION:
    What other symtems can be caused from too much yeast besides ear infections?
    My Cavalier King Charles has itchy ears sometimes smelly (which i know can be caused from too much yeast) puffiness around the eyes, soar and puffy lower lips, looks soar around the genital area and I have recently noticed her hair is thinning across the chest and neck area. She is 3 years old

    • ANSWER:
      You need to take your dog to the vet. Ear infections can be caused by mites and result in a yeast infection. He could also have a staph infection, and thinning hair can be caused by the mange. This is caused by mange mites. See the vet ASAP..

  39. QUESTION:
    How do I make my dogs ears stop itching ?
    I have a 9 year old lab whose ears really itch him. We be gone to the vet many times, and he doesn't really do much to help. Has anyone had the same problem and been able to fix it somehow? Was there a specific medicine or home remedy that's worked? We ve been using an ear cleaner and then using cotton balls to clean it, but it really doesn't seem to help. I'd really appreciate some help because I feel so bad for him.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I second the recommendation for Zymox. You can get it with or without hydrocortisone. No prescription needed and it's available from larger pet stores. It deals with yeast and bacterial infections.

  40. QUESTION:
    Is there any home remedies to treat my dog's ear infection?
    She has a yeast infection in her ears and I heard that there are ways to treat it without going to the vet and paying too much money for what they use to treat it.

    • ANSWER:
      No, you need to take your dog to the vet for proper diagnosis and care.

  41. QUESTION:
    Are yeast infections in the ears of malamutes a common problem?
    I adopted a 5 year old malamute. Since January he has had one infection after the other. He has been on steroids, anti-fungal pills, and ear drops for a month solid. The vet is at a loss as to why he keeps getting them. Anyone have a clue?

    • ANSWER:
      It can be a problem. It depends on several conditions like food, temperatures/humidity & meds the dog is on. Meds like antibiotics & steroids will often cause certain types of yeast infections to occur. These 2 sites has great info on treating yeast infections in the ears & treating the whole body.

      http://www.dogearyeastinfection.com/what_causes_a_yeast_infection_in_your_dogs_ear.html

      http://www.greatdanelady.com/articles/systemic_yeast_mini_course.htm

      Sometimes it can take a while for your dog 's body to fully change & to reject the yeast overgrowth. Read the sites & see if there is more you can do to help your dog.

  42. QUESTION:
    Can you treat a dog's ear infection without ear drops?
    My dog has a yeast infection in both ears and the vet gave us drops to put in twice a day, for 10 days, but my dog gets incredibly uncomfortable and turns aggressive when the ear drops come out. He won't let us near his ears when he knows what we're trying to do and snaps. We've tried a muzzle, and restraining him, but it's impossible to administer the drops properly, especially twice a day, without putting him through stress and discomfort.

    Is there any other possible treatments for ear infections? Such as, antibiotics to be take orally? That would be much easier!

    • ANSWER:
      It may be possible to treat orally, but to be honest, topical treatment is usually far more effective. Unfortunately needs must so if you have to use a muzzle to get this treatment where it needs to be, so be it I'd suggest you get back to your vet because obviously his ears are causing him pain, so some form of pain relief might be worth considering, to make it easier to treat him.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best thing to use for a dogs ears?
    My dog scratches his right ear all day, that one ear smells bad too and we're going to take him to the vet but is there anything i can use now? What could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I have a website all about Standard Poodles and there is a page all about ear care. Check it out, it might help. He probably has a yeast infection or ear mites.

      http://www.standardpoodlesusa.com/ear-care.html

  44. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for an ear infection in one dog to pass to another dog?
    One of my dogs is going to the vet tommorrow for an ear infection (I'm not sure yet what is the cause of it.) I've been checking my other dogs ears...haven't noticed any symptoms, but I'm wondering if infections caused by yeast, other bacteria, or ear mites would be contagious?

    It's not a problem to bring my other dog to the appointment...should I, just to be on the safe side?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it can be contagious... all of them.

      H.O.T. Dog
      Handler Owner Trainer of GSD's

  45. QUESTION:
    What Can i do for my dog the flys are always on there ears and the hair on the ears are coming off?
    The tip of the ears are red and bleed a little , the flys are always on it and the hair is coming off of the sore spots.
    There are two dogs mix breeds There are going to the vet on thursday untill then i have cleaned the ears everday and put some meds. on them. There use to be inside dogs untill i moved in with my In-Laws now they have to stay outside so i am kind of new at this leaving my dog's outside with the bugs. Thank you everyone for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      floppy ears, or pointy? smell inside the ear; i know it sounds dumb, but if they stink, that could explain a lot. do the ears look, feel or smell funky inside? if so, that could explain the flies attraction. i know how hard it is to wash a dogs face without getting a whole bunch of water in them, which isn't too cool for dogs, as can cause yeast/fungal infections which don't make for a happy dog; does pooch shake his head a lot, or shove his face and head between pillows, or in the corners of furniture? that's most likely ear trouble. does he have dirt crud built up around the outside underneath,or a lot of hair inside the ear ? i would recommend taking him to see a vet, cause, this cannot be fun at all for the poor pooch.. at least have a vet make a diagnosis. if allergies are all that is plaguing your dog, then great, that can be helped pretty easily, but if something more serious is afoot, better to find out as soon as possible, before it becomes something really serious. don't want your dog to go deaf if it can be avoided.

  46. QUESTION:
    What can we do to stop our dog from scratching her ears til they bleed?
    We have a 5 year old pit bull who has had ear problems for a while now, we have taken her to the vet many times just to be told she has allergies and needs shots weekly. The shots work for a while then seem to stop working. We have tried cleaning them daily, switching her food to all natural, and seeing another vet. None of which seem to work for very long. We know it is not ear mites. Any recomdations?

    • ANSWER:
      Many times what you feed causes allergic yeast infections in dogs ears. The infection may clear up with meds but comes right back since the food is what causes it. Look at the ingredients of the food you are feeding. If you see corn,wheat or soy listed change to a food with none of these. It may take a week for improvement to show since it will take time for the allergen to completely leave your dogs system.

  47. QUESTION:
    When using vinegar and water to cure a yeast infection in my dogs ear, does it have to be apple cider vinegar?
    I have looked into homeopathic remedies for my dogs ear infection and many say apple cider vinegar and water. Does it have to be apple cider vinegar or will white vinegar be ok to use?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't use just vinegar, start with this, if it doesn't work try the raw apple cider vinegar. NOT white vinegar, that won't work.

      Use this --

      BLUE POWER EAR SOLUTION

      INGREDIENTS:
      16 Oz. Isopropyl Alcohol
      4 Tablespoons Boric Acid Powder
      16 Drops Gentian Violet Solution 1%

      Mix together in alcohol bottle and shake well.
      You will also need to shake solution every time you use it to disperse the Boric Acid Powder.

      TREATMENT: Evaluate condition of ears before treating and if very inflamed and sore do not attempt to pull hair or clean out ear at all.

      Wait until inflammation has subsided which will be about 2 days.
      Shake the bottle each time before using.
      Put cotton balls or similiar absorbent material under the ear.
      Flood the ear with solution, (gently squirt bottle), massage gently to the count of 60, wipe with a tissue.
      Flood again on first treatment, wipe with a tissue, and leave alone without massage.

      The dog will shake out the excess which can be wiped with a tissue, cotton ball, etc as the Gentian Violet does stain fabrics.

      The SCHEDULE of treatment is as follows:
      Treat 2x per day for the first week to two weeks depending upon severity of ears
      Treat 1x per day for the next 1-2 weeks
      Treat 1x per month (or even less frequently, depending on the dog)

      All of these ingredients should be available at a pharmacy.
      The Boric Acid Powder soothes the ear.
      The Gentian Violet Solution is an anti-infection agent.
      The solution appears to work well on any and all ear problems from mites to wax to canker.

      After the 2nd or 3rd day you can clean out the ear with a Q-tip or cotton balls.

      The success rate for this treatment is 95-99%.

      If an infection seems to be remaining in the treated ear after the above course of treatment, you may also have some Pseudomonas bacteria in the site.

      This can be eradicated by using a gentle flush of raw apple cider vinegar and water(warm)

      Use 2 Tablespoons of vinegar to one cup of water, 2 x per week.

      They have found the Blue Powder Solution to be effective for treating fungus-type infections on the feet and elsewhere on the dog, for cuts on dogs or people, and for hot spots.

      Remember it is for external use only ..so be careful not to get into the eyes.

  48. QUESTION:
    How do I clear up a yeast infection in my cats ears?
    I know it has something to do with ear mites. I've had him for two years and nothing is curing it. I'm thinking about switching vets. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      This vet talks about yeast and mites infections of cats, sounds like he knows what he's talking about.

  49. QUESTION:
    What is that smell coming from my dog's ears?
    Lily has "dog smell" coming from her ears. She smells nice after her bath, except for her face area, because of her ears. We clean her ears with a damp washcloth and with q tips and the smell is coming from brown stuff in her ears. We clean her ears at least once a week. What can be causing it? What is it? Any tips? Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      It's yeast. Clean out her ears with rubbing alcohol two or three times a day for a week. It should control it pretty well. You have to clean them out once a week after that to prevent regrowth.
      The easiest way to do it is to lie her on her side. pour some alcohol from the cap into the ear and make her lie there a moment. Turn her over and do the same thing.
      Keep her on flea preventative and Heartworm preventative to prevent earmites then use the alcohol to prevent yeast.


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