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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can yogurt cure a vaginal or penile yeast infection?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No: The bacteria in yogurt doesn't cure yeast infections.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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.

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