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I ate a little more than a teaspoon of raw active dry yeast what will happen to my stomach? I'm afraid that the yeast will grow in my stomach.

I ate a little more than a teaspoon of raw active dry yeast what will happen to my stomach? I'm afraid that the yeast will grow in my stomach.

No worries: The kinds of yeast used in cooking, beer making, etc do not infect humans; nothing will happen. Anyway, such yeasts exist all around us, in dust, on our food, etc. Without knowing it, you swallow various yeasts billions of bacteria every day. Mostly it's harmless, in fact doing this is necessary for human health. So no worries at all! ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


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Can boiling dry yeast destroy its estrogenic effects?

Can boiling dry yeast destroy its estrogenic effects?

You don't have: To worry about the estrogenic effects to begin with. After boiling it, there is almost nothing of benefit left in it. There are much better sources of good quality protein in a healthy diet, such as vegetables, meats, fowl, fish, etc. That taste a lot better than boiled yeast. Plus if you heat the yeast for too long a period of time, you'll denature the proteins. ...Read more

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How to dry up oozing yeast rash?

How to dry up oozing yeast rash?

Antifungal cream: You need to treat the fungus in order to stop the oozing. If this occurs at the skin folds (under the breasts, groin etc), consider using an antiperspirant powder regularly. ...Read more

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Is allergic to brewers yeast allergic to dried yeast and candida too?

Is allergic to brewers yeast allergic to dried yeast and candida too?

Yeast allergies: Each type of yeast is actually a different organism, so you could be allergic to one and not necessarily allergic to all. However, people who are allergic to brewer's yeast can be allergic to baker's yeast as well. An allergist can skin test you to brewer's yeast, baker's yeast and candida, as well as numerous other fungal allergens. ...Read more

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Is the yeast in bread and beer the same?..And how can I use the dry bread yeast to gain weight?

Is the yeast in bread and beer the same?..And how can I use the dry bread yeast to gain weight?

Different strains: Brewer's yeast and baker's yeast are different strains of yeast, from the same species of yeast. To use the dry bread yeast commonly sold in grocery stores, it takes a bit of work, but can be rewarding. First, mix it into flour, water, and a little salt. Knead it and leave it to rise. Afterwards, bake it in an oven until done. The result is scrumptious homemade bread, full of weight-gaining carbs! ...Read more

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Could a hyper active thyroid cause a chronic yeast infection?

Could a hyper active thyroid cause a chronic yeast infection?

Not as a rule: No, not as a rule. There is a very rare syndrome called polyglandular autoimmune syndrome type 1, which has autoimmune endocrine disease with chronic yeast infections, but it's very rare. If not that, then I'd say there's no known relationship. ...Read more

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Does eating yogurt with active cultures prevent a yeast infection?

Does eating yogurt with active cultures prevent a yeast infection?

Helps balance gut: The active cultures in yogurt products help the gut populate with benign bacteria. When these species are available in the gut, there is less opportunity for yeast to increase in high numbers during antibiotic use or other conditions. There is always some yeast in the poo, it does not eliminate them.The moist environment of the genitals that allows the yeast to grow. Helpful but not total preventn. ...Read more

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I now have a dry vagina after a yeast and UTI combo, what could be wrong?

Treatment: Usually is nothing. Might be a lack of physiologic lubrication after treatment. This should resolve on its own. ...Read more

Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more