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Mon, 09-15-2008 - 2:28pm

Would you get vaccinated for yeast infections?



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Registered: 12-14-2005
Mon, 09-15-2008 - 2:31pm

Researchers Report Success in Early Lab Tests for Candida Vaccine
By Miranda Hitti
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

Aug. 25, 2008 -- A vaccine against Candida albicans, a cause of yeast infections, shows promise in early lab tests on mice.

Researchers report that news in this week's "online early" edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The scientists -- who include Hong Xin, MD, PhD, of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and Research Institute for Children at Children's Hospital in New Orleans -- created the vaccine to target six proteins found in the cell wall of candida.

They tested the vaccine in female mice. Those mice got one of several variations of the vaccine, followed by a booster shot two weeks later. And two weeks after their booster shot, they were exposed to a lethal dose of Candida albicans.

For comparison, other mice got a sham vaccine and booster shot before being exposed to Candida albicans.

Xin's team studied the mice for 120 days after exposure to Candida albicans. During that time, all of the mice in the comparison group died, typically surviving for 11 days or less.

Survival rates were better for the mice that had gotten the real vaccine, ranging from 40% to 100%, depending on which vaccine formulation was used.

Much more work lies ahead for the vaccine; these tests were just to see if it might work, not whether it's safe in the long run. In the journal, two of Xin's colleagues report that they are co-inventors on a patent related to the chemical process used to make the vaccine.

http://women.webmd.com/news/20080825/yeast-infection-vaccine-in-the-works






iVillage Member
Registered: 09-23-2005
Mon, 09-15-2008 - 2:46pm

I've never had a yeast infection so there's no reason I can see to get vaccinated.

Kara

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Mon, 09-15-2008 - 2:49pm

I thought you were kidding at first! (I don't know whether to laugh or cry.)

I have only had a few yeast infections, each time it was immediately following an antibiotic. There is no way I would want all those chemicals injected into me to avoid something that can so easily be avoided and then so easily treated too!

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Mon, 09-15-2008 - 2:53pm

Me kidding :)

Probiotic supplements kick yeast infections fast. Kefir too - if you can stomach the taste - I personally can't stand kefir but I know someone who makes probiotic soda that is too die for :)






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Registered: 07-03-2006
Mon, 09-15-2008 - 9:39pm

No, but I would go for one that would keep my teeth nice and white, LOL!

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Registered: 12-27-2005
Mon, 09-15-2008 - 10:15pm
WOW ... well, you know where I stand on this issue with my family, but I have been PLAGUED with YI since I had

 

Tracy - wife to Ron since 9/9/03, mom to college sophomore, Jason (18), high school Junior Chase
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Registered: 07-17-2005
Tue, 09-16-2008 - 10:13pm
Yum, 'sounds tasty!!!
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Registered: 07-17-2005
Tue, 09-16-2008 - 10:20pm

Have you tried some of the non-medical treatments? Tash can probably tell you what to do. I'm wondering if the trying to rid yourself of them is actually making it worse? (Just a thought.) I used the over the counter stuff too - simply because it was easy. Next time though, I'll consult nurse Tash :) since now I'm less afraid to mix and measure...I even grow some of my own plant-based remedies now - or I'm learning how-to, but its a slow process.

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Registered: 12-14-2000
Wed, 09-17-2008 - 9:46am

My first thought when I read the poll and info about a possible vaccine, I thought, "ludicrous."

 

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Wed, 09-17-2008 - 9:53am

Hahahah ;)

Probiotics
Cut the sugar out of your diet

Come to top of mind right away.

But even that won't work for everyone :)






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