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Is There an Over-the-Counter Treatment for Oral Thrush?

Thrush is a fungal infection and is treated with anti-fungal medications. These are only available with a doctor's prescription; they are not available over-the-counter.

Oral thrush (also called oral candidiasis) -- is a condition in which the fungu...

Can You Get Mono From Oral Sex?

Scientists don't have a detailed understanding of the sexual activities in which mono can be transmitted. But they do know that the virus which causes mono can be found in saliva and genital secretions. It's quite possible that infection could be pas...

What Causes Vaginal Strep B Infection?

Step B is infection with bacteria called group B streptococcus. Many healthy adults carry these bacteria in their bodies, generally in the vagina, bowel, rectum, bladder or throat. For most adults, carrying the bacteria does not result in any health ...

What Should I Do If Antibiotics Did Not Clear Up My Bacterial Vaginosis?

Unfortunately, this is a common problem. Around a third of women who take antibiotic treatment for bacterial vaginosis (BV) find that the problem recurs within the next two to three months. Some strains of BV organisms may have resistance to some ant...

Which STD Causes Chapped Lips?

Chapped lips are not caused by a sexually transmitted disease.

Chapped lips are characterized by cracking, fissuring, and peeling of the skin of the lips. In order to prevent chapped lips, avoid too much exposure to the sun, drink fluids and stay hy...

What Can Cause Blisters on the Vagina Apart From Herpes?

Blisters, sores, ulcers, rashes and other irritation in the vaginal area can have many different causes. You really need a doctor to examine you and give you the correct diagnosis.

In terms of sexually transmitted infections, there are several possi...

Is There Any HIV Risk From a Nude Body-to-Body Massage?

During sex, HIV can be passed on through vaginal or anal penetration, if a condom isn't used or if the partner with HIV is not taking effective HIV treatment. If all you had was a massage, with no penetrative intercourse or other high-risk activity, ...

What Could Red Spots on the Head of Your Penis Be?

Spots and marks on the skin or glans of the penis could be many different things, many of them easily treated or not especially serious. But without having them examined by a doctor, it's impossible to know what the problem is and how it should be tr...

What Are the Chances of Getting HIV or an STD From a Prostitute With a Condom?

Condoms are very effective at preventing infections. It really doesn't matter whether the person you had sex with was a prostitute, someone you met online, your wife or your best friend. Condoms work just as well, whoever the partner is.

The point t...

Can Bacterial Vaginosis Cause Vaginal Bleeding?

Vaginal bleeding is not a symptom of bacterial vaginosis (BV).

However some doctors believe that untreated bacterial vaginosis might, over time, raise the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). This is a different health condition. One of the po...