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can yogurt cure a vaginal or penile yeast infection?

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Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The bacteria in yogurt doesn't cure yeast infections.
Answered on May 5, 2012
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not likely: Although cultured, unpasteurized yogurt will help to repopulate your bowel with lactobacilli and possibly, by creating competition with yeast in your bowel reduce the risk of reinfection, it is unlikely to do anything at all to reduce or cure existing infection on the penis or vaginal mucosa.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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