music It's a typical day. A patient has noticedsome itching, or maybe an unpleasant vaginal odor. During her exam, the ian willcheck vaginal pH, examine any discharge that's present, and collect a sample. Then, it'son to the microscope. music This is where you'll gather more specificinformationabout what's causing those vaginal symptoms. We'll show you how to prepare andexamine vaginal wet preps and how to do a whiff test. The results, combined with the patient's vaginal pH test, will aidthe diagnosis.
Under the microscope, you'll be looking for trichomonads, yeast, and the clue cells associated with bacterial vaginosis. We'll show you how to recognize them. music First, the microscope itself: This is a compoundlight microscope. It has several objective lenses on a rotating mount. For our purpose,one of these has to be a 10x low power objective, and one has to be a 40x for greater magnifiion.This flat part, under the objectives, is the stage. Under the stage is the condenser. Belowthat, at the base of the microscope, is the light source. There are two knobs that controlfocus; one for coarse adjustment and one for
fine adjustment. And these are the oculars,or eyepieces. We'll come back to the microscopea minute, but first, let's look at how to prepare wet mount slides. The complete vaginal wet mount involves botha saline prep and a potassium hyoxide, or KOH, prep. When the vaginal sample was collected,the swab was placeda test tube with approximately half a milliliter of saline. So, for the salineprep, you only have to take a op of the suspension and place it on a slide. Add acoverslip, being careful to avoid trapping air bubbles. Your saline slide is ready.Place a second op of the vaginal sample on another slide and add one op of 10 percentKOH. Sniff the preparation immediately, using
your hand to waft any odor toward your nose.This is the whiff test. Note if there's a fishy or amine odor. Then add a coverslip,avoiding air bubbles. Keepmind that you must work quickly to prepare and examine thewet mounts. That's because trichomonads may lose their characteristic motility within15 to 20 minutes. Before we move on now, though, let's lookat the cast of characters you may discover. These are normal squamous epithelial cellsfoundthe vagina. They're large, flat cells with a small nucleus and a large area of cytoplasm.Note that there is some granularitythe cytoplasm.
Polymorphonuclear leukocytes are known asPolys, or PMNs. They may also be called white blood cells, or WBCs. These are small roundcells. Several lobes of the nucleus are visible within the surrounding cell cytoplasm. Findingmany PMNs may indie infection. Trichomonads are pearshaped protozoa whichmove by means of flagella. Trichomonads are similarsize to PMNs and are identifiedby their characteristic jerking movement. The actual flagella may be too thin and toorapidlymoving to be seen. A clue cell is a squamous epithelial cellcoated with enough small bacteria that at least 75 percent of the cell's border is obliterated.It may look as if someone has spread glue
over the cell and pressed itsand. Cluecells are associated with bacterial vaginosis, a conditionwhich the normal microbialflora of the vagina is disrupted. Yeast may be foundtwo forms. Pseudohyphaeare the long, tubular, branching forms. Budding yeast are paired yeast cells that resemblea shoe print. The larger part is the sole and the smaller bud is the heel of the shoe. The saline prep will allow you to see epithelialcells, PMNs, trichomonads, and clue cells. You can also see yeastsaline, but sometimesit's hidden by epithelial cells or by PMNs. Red blood cells, sperm, and bacteria can alsobe seen.
Will A Male Yeast Infection Go Away On Its Own
Here's a question. Will a male yeast infectiongo away on its owné It can. In fact, it is possible if it's a very slight yeast infectionand not much is done about it. Particularly, if the guy makes a few changes to his dietand lifestyle and starts to realize that he's really gone off track and makes a few changesand then the body will pick up; the immune system will get on top of it. Butmostcases, it will not go away unless the guy makes a significant change or starts usingsome kind of cream or pill to suppress the symptom, but those treatments are only temporary,and they can harm your bodythe long term because you're still doing the things thatmaintain the Candida and now you're taking
a ug, whether it's topical or oral, to tryto get rid of the problem. I've always been a great believeridentifyingthe cause and treating the cause, and if you understand that with Candida we've usuallygot an exciting cause or something that starts the yeast infection and then we've got a maintainingcause, something that keeps it going. For example, you may have had an antibiotic foran illness or an infection and that could've started your jock itch like it did with me.I had a chest infection. I workeda flourmill as a young guy doing rotating shifts, I gotvery sick and developed a bad bronchial infection and the gave me antibiotics. And Iwent on a few rounds of them and then I started
getting itchy skin and the jock itch and itdidn't go away. And how did I maintain ité Well, I was inkingbeer like all guys do. We all ink beer. And I ank stupid things like CocaCola andI had a poor diet backthose days. I liveda house that was quite moldy. It was ina lowlying area and when it rained I used to get sometimes watermy beoom. Therewas even like a black mold on the walls, so I was sleepinga moldy environment. I waseating poor foods. I was livinga high stress sort of job with rotating shifts, midnight,working days, and the midnights and crazy hours, so all these stresses on the body maintainedthe jock itch.
These are the sort of things that you've gotto look at. You won't get rid of this problem unless you make major changes, so I got ridof my job, just got rid of it. I moved out of that house, moved away, and I saw a naturopath,which was the start of my naturopathic career. The naturopath helped me to understand thatall that Candida was was a combination of all of these factors that I had to make changes.And when I made the changes, the jock itch slowly went away after about a year. So this is what you need to do. Identify whatcaused it and what's maintaining it and deal with this problem correctly. When you do that,you'll put an end to this nightmare. That's
how you get rid of it. It won't go away onits own accord. You need to make those changes. Check on my other tutorials and do the yeastinfection quiz, the world's best one, on yeastinfection you'll find links to that or CandidaCrusher will take you directly to my quiz. Thanks for tuning in.
Will My Bad Breath Go Away When I Cure My Yeast Infection
Good day there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, authorof Candida Crusher with a question. My breath is really bad and I have a yeastinfection. Will the bad breath go away when I'm curedé Well, bad breath can come from many differentreasons. Look at your diet, for example. Are you eating the right kind of foodsé Are youkeeping your teeth and gums cleané What does your tongue look likeé Is it pale; is it whiteé I'm going to do a lot more tutorials on tonguesigns and symptoms, but suffice it to say, if you've got bad breath, look at your tongue.If there's a white coating on it, you've probably
got poor bacteria and yeastyour digestivesystem. So coating at the back of the tongue will signify a problem further down; the sigmoidcolon or rectum. So with bad breath, try these tricks. Lookafter your gums and teeth quite well. Don't forget to brush your tongue, something a lotof people don't do. Pop your toothbrusha bit of water with hyogen peroxide at nightto kill any bacteria, and make sure you floss your teeth quite well and look after yourgums. It's very important. Chew your food properly. Take some digestive enzymes. Don'teatfront of screens. Onefive peopleAmerica now have one of their meals ofthe dayfront of Facebook, and a lot of
people have their evening meal watching thesix o'clock news. It's not a good idea. So make sure you develop some good habits andchew food properly and slowly away from screens. And take your time when you're eating yourmeal. Eating a good wholesome, fresh foods dietis going to help a lot to prevent bad breath. I've seen quite a few patients just live onmeat and potatoes, for example, and have not many vegetablestheir diet. Seventeen percentof peopleEngland don't even eat any fruit or vegetables. That's quite a lot isn't itéTry and develop some good healthy habits first before you start looking further afield withhalitosis, another word for bad breath.
A key thing I look forpeople is stomachproblems. You could well have an infection called, helicobacter pylori or Hpylori, andI'll do some tutorials on Hpylori and explain this concept moredetail. So there's a big chance that your bad breathwill go away when your digestion's cleared up. So I hope that answers your question aboutbad breath and yeast infections. Thank you.