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Can Prenatal Vitamins Cause Yeast Infections
I started taking Vitafusion prenatal vitamins gummies 2 weeks ago & now have a yeast infection. I haven't had one in 10 years. Is this the cause?
Coincidence likely: Taking vitamins should not cause you to get a yeast infection. It is probably a timing coincidence. Unless those vitamins have something in them besides vitamins, always check the ingredients! If you're pregnant, yeast infections are common in pregnant women since they become more susceptible to them. ...Read more
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
No: These are not related, good wishes.Get a more detailed answer ›
I took a vitamin supplement for hair skin and nails with biotin in it...and now I have a yeast infection. They were gummies?
I'm taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) to treat a UTI but think I am getting symptoms of a yeast infection. What are some vitamins or supplements that I can take?
Probiotics: Probiotics are a good, natural supplement to aid your body's immune system during this time. Other "supplements" that have beneficial properties to help avoid yeast infections include yogurt and buttermilk, both of which help to restore healthy bacteria into the body to replace the natural flora killed by cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...Read more
Can I use baby wipes that are fragrance free but have glycerin, citric acid, aloe Vera and vitamin E to wipe after sex and to prevent yeast infections?
Baby wipes: Yes, you can use baby wipes effectively ...Read more
Unlikely serious: Yeast associated problems in otherwise healthy individuals are usually just unpleasant like itching & soreness. Can be transmitted sexually which can cause relationship problems. More commonly problem in diabetics. Serious medical problems can occur in immunocompromised subjects, but not in healthy individuals.. ...Read more
Yeast infections: Eating foods with yeast doesn't give you a yeast infection. However, most foods that contain yeast are carbohydrates, breads, cakes, etc. For people who are predisposed to diabetes or have diabetes, eating a lot of those foods can keep their blood sugar levels elevated. That makes the yeast grow faster. In areas where yeast is already present, like under breasts, groin, vagina, it will overgrow. ...Read more
Yeast doesn't: Usually present with bumps. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Please have vaginal lesions checked medically. ...Read more
Not related.: Yeast infections are very common. They may present with thick white/yellow discharge with or without vaginal itching/burning. Some infections are actually without symptoms. However, yeast infections are never the cause of radiating pain. There might be a secondary process involved. ...Read more
Yes: Oral contraceptives can increase the chance of getting a vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more
See below: Candida vaginitis can be caused by overgrowth during or after antibiotic treatment. Growth of vaginal yeasts is favored by high estrogen levels as in users of oral bcp's. It is also higher in those who use the contraceptive sponge and iud's. It is associated with high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Tight insulating clothes also predisposes. ...Read more
My UA showed erthyrocytes at 0.3mg/L. I was dealing with a yeast infection at that time - could that be the cause?
Unlikely: Unless it was a severe yeast infection where the tissue is so raw that there is blood. Most yeast infections are not a source of blood in a UA. If you are on your period or recently had a period, then that could sometimes be a source of blood. I recommend repeating the UA after all your symptoms have cleared to make sure there is no longer blood in the urine. ...Read more
Yes, it could: A yeast infection could do this. But so can other things, like herpes or other STDs. If yeast has been professionally diagnosed, discuss it with the doctor or clinic treating you. If not, see a doctor ASAP. Don't treat yourself with an over-the-counter yeast medicine unless the diagnosis is certain. ...Read more
Yeast infection: Yes, it's possible. Antibiotics are used to treat infection - they kill the infection causing bacteria. However, they also kill off the normal bacteria that inhabit the body, and this can then allow for overgrowth of yeast. It's not uncommon for women, particularly, to develop yeast infections during/after a course of antibiotics. ...Read more
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