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Can Prenatal Vitamins Cause Yeast Infections
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
It's possible: For some women, prenatal vitamins can cause unwanted symptoms. Nausea is common, but diarrhea is also possible. If you are having this problem, you may want to switch to a different type of vitamin - I find that chewable or gummy vitamins are usually better tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, not all.: But most do have the potential to allow yeast to proliferate because antibiotics that kill bacteria can kill the normal organisms that are pert of your vaginal flora. Antifungals would kill yeast since it is a fungus and antiviral medication would have no effect on either bacteria or yeast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Prenatal vitamins are safe to use during pregnancy. Some brands may be more tolerable to the GI tract than others. This is especially true during the first trimester when some women have nausea a vomiting. These patients may need to try different brand before settling on one.Prenatal vitamins should contain Folic Acid which helps to prevent spina bifida. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Prenatal vitamins taken during pregnancy offer more help than potential side-effects unless a woman already has a severe metabolic problem. Wilson disease is a metabolic problem causing an over accumulation of copper. Vitamins do not cause it. However, vitamins can contain an excess of certain minerals and may not be necessary in the non-pregnant state. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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