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Can using baby oil as lubricant cause yeast infection

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 25 years experience
Kind of: Any petroleum productsare a bad idea for intercourse/outercourse. Use only water based lubricants. The former can cause a variety of infections and ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not likely: However any significant change in the vaginal acidity or bacterial balance can promote yeast overgrowth.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No !: Oral contraceptive needs Progesterone to work. Estrogen by itself may not prevent ovulation or pregnancy.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
No: This would not be a problem
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Grapeseed oil: If you feel that the lubricating quality of this material is satisfactory then there should not be a greater incidence of secondary yeast infection th... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: They do not. Allergy is heralded by itching, redness and irritation immediately following contact.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
No: Unless you are having a reaction to the lubricant which damages tissue leading to secondary infection it will not cause yeast infection. This is very... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No yeast, but...: Vegetable oil won't cause yeast infections. However, no oils are very good sexual lubricants; water-based products are much better. They can be purcha... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: Not really- I have seen yeast infections when coconut oil was used as a sexual lubricant:not advisable.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Use no oils at all: No oil of any kind should be used in the genital area. If you need a sexual lubricant. a water-based product is much better. None cn cause yeast infec... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
I wold not do this.: In a baby, i would avoid this substance. It could be very unconfortable for a baby and there is not reason to do such. There are much better ways to... Read More