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What to know about gum boils
Gum boils are swollen, pus-filled bumps on the gums. Treatment involves medication and dental procedures, while home remedies may reduce discomfort. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about fly bites
Fly bites can cause symptoms such as itching, redness, and swelling. Fly bites differ depending on the type of fly. Learn more about fly bites here. (Medical News Today)

Can you get a yeast infection from antibiotics?
Taking certain antibiotics can lead to a yeast infection in the vagina. This is because the antibiotics kill bacteria that support vaginal health. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Yeast infection after sex: What to know
While sexual activity does not cause a yeast infection, it can increase the risk of one developing by introducing new bacteria to the vagina. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

How to recognize Candida in stool
The presence of Candida in stool does not always signal an overgrowth. Signs of Candida in stool include white or brown mucus, froth, or foam. Treatment options include antifungal medications. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Can a yeast infection cause bleeding?
A yeast infection can cause a small amount of bleeding, as well as genital soreness and other symptoms. Antifungal medications can help. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about doxycycline
Doxycycline is an antibiotic that treats serious bacterial infections. We provide a drug overview, including its uses, how to take it, dosages, side effects, and warnings. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about chest infections
There are several types of chest infections, including bronchitis, pneumonia, and tuberculosis. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment options in this article. (Medical News Today)

How diet can alter the gut, leading to insulin resistance
A new study looks to mice and humans to find out more about the mechanisms through which diet can lead to insulin resistance, a key feature of diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Can itchy armpits be a sign of cancer?
Itchy armpits may occasionally be due to cancer, although there are many more likely causes. Infections and underlying skin conditions are some other reasons. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Home remedies for relief from chickenpox symptoms
There is no cure for chickenpox, but the infection usually clears up without treatment within a couple of weeks. In the meantime, people can use home remedies to ease the symptoms. (Medical News Today)

How do vaginal bacteria naturally protect against chlamydia?
For the first time, scientists have reported how certain types of microbiome can help cells in the vagina and cervix defend against chlamydia infection. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatments for bumps on the gums
Several conditions can cause a bump to form on the gums. These include canker sores, oral thrush, and periodontal abscesses. Learn more about a bump on the gums in this article. (Medical News Today)

What to do about swollen gums
Swollen gums can occur due to gingivitis, pregnancy, and infection. Treatment typically depends on the cause, and good oral hygiene can prevent them. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What does semen taste like, and can it change?
Semen typically has a bitter or slightly salty taste, though this may vary from person to person. Various fluids in the semen give it its taste. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Harmful hospital bacteria evolved 'in response to modern diets'
New research shows how and why one of the most dangerous species of hospital bacteria has evolved and warns that it continues to adapt to modern factors. (Medical News Today)

Can receding gums grow back? What to know
Once the gums recede, they cannot grow back. However, many dental treatments can help restore the gums around the teeth. Learn more about receding gums in this article. (Medical News Today)

Swollen gum around one tooth: What to know
Many different issues can cause a swollen gum around one tooth, including periodontal disease or a dental abscess. Learn more about the causes and treatments in this article. (Medical News Today)

Is it a yeast infection or a urinary tract infection?
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) and yeast infections share some similarities, but they have distinct symptoms and treatment options. Learn about the differences here. (Medical News Today)

Is a urinary tract infection contagious?
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are not contagious, but the bacteria that cause them can travel between people. Learn more about these infections and how they develop here. (Medical News Today)

What to do about chin pimples
People can develop pimples almost anywhere on the skin, including on the chin. Remedies include washing the face regularly and using topical ointments. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about an itchy mouth
Itchiness inside the mouth may result from an allergic reaction or a viral or yeast infection. Here, learn what can cause an itchy mouth and what to do about it. (Medical News Today)

What to know about anal warts
Anal warts develop due to the human papillomavirus. They can cause itching, bleeding, and other symptoms. Treatment may involve topical medications, liquid nitrogen, or surgical removal. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to treat tonsillitis symptoms at home
Tonsillitis is a viral or bacterial infection that causes swelling and pain in and around the tonsils. Learn about a variety of home remedies for tonsillitis in this article. (Medical News Today)

Is olive oil safe to use as a sexual lubricant?
Olive oil has many health benefits, but it is not advisable to use it as a sexual lubricant. In this article, we list some alternatives and explain why they are preferable. (Medical News Today)

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