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Can using baby oil as lubricant cause yeast infection?

Can using baby oil as lubricant cause yeast infection?

Kind of: Any petroleum productsare a bad idea for intercourse/outercourse. Use only water based lubricants. The former can cause a variety of infections and desquamative vaginitis as well- the equivalent of skin peeling after a sunburn. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Does using baby oil as sexual lubricant cause a yeast infection?

Does using baby oil as sexual lubricant cause a yeast infection?

Not likely: However any significant change in the vaginal acidity or bacterial balance can promote yeast overgrowth. ...Read more

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Can you use grapeseed oil as a lubricant or does it cause yeast infections?

Can you use grapeseed oil as a lubricant or does it cause yeast infections?

Grapeseed oil: If you feel that the lubricating quality of this material is satisfactory then there should not be a greater incidence of secondary yeast infection than with other lubricants or with nothing at all but your own secretions. Go at it. ...Read more

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Does condom (if allergic) or the lubricant cause vagial yeast infection?

No: They do not. Allergy is heralded by itching, redness and irritation immediately following contact. ...Read more

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Does using lubricant (durex) into the vaginal opening right before protected sex (with condom) cause vaginal yeast infection?

Does using lubricant (durex) into the vaginal opening right before protected sex (with condom) cause vaginal yeast infection?

No: Unless you are having a reaction to the lubricant which damages tissue leading to secondary infection it will not cause yeast infection. This is very common and predisposed to by antibiotic use, diabetes, immune deficiencies, contamination by a sexual partner, and sometimes just happens. The organism lives in your colon and can get onto the labia and into the vaginal opening. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I use vege oil as lube, will it cause yeast infection?

No yeast, but...: Vegetable oil won't cause yeast infections. However, no oils are very good sexual lubricants; water-based products are much better. They can be purchased at any drug store. In addition, oil can weaken latex condoms, with higher risk of breakage. Never use oil for lubrication if also using condoms for contraception or for STD/HIV prevention. ...Read more

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Can tea tree oil in the bath tub help clear up a yeast infection in a baby?

Can tea tree oil in the bath tub help clear up a yeast infection in a baby?

I wold not do this.: In a baby, I would avoid this substance. It could be very unconfortable for a baby and there is not reason to do such. There are much better ways to treat a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use coconut oil to cure my yeast infection? I'm 11 weeks pregnant! And can a yeast infection harm my baby?

Is it safe to use coconut oil to cure my yeast infection? I'm 11 weeks pregnant! And can a yeast infection harm my baby?

Over the counter: Vaginal yeast medications are readily available at any pharmacy. This is the treatment. Coconut oil is not known to be a cure for vaginal yeast. Yeast infections do not have a baby but they are quite uncomfortable for the mother. Since medication is easily available there is no reason to suffer ...Read more

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Can pure grapeseed oil be used as a sexual lubricant or will it give girls yeast infections or something similar?

Grapeseed Oil: If it works, why not. It will not give you yeast infection. The obvious question is why would you want to do this? ...Read more

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Having yeast infection & chafing from latex condom & lubricant. But it's makes sex a safe one. Tho I'm already on contraceptive pills. Any alternatives?

Having yeast infection & chafing from latex condom & lubricant. But it's makes sex a safe one. Tho I'm already on contraceptive pills. Any alternatives?

Yeast? Allergy?: Hard to tell from this info whether you have yeast infection, allergy/irritation from latex, or from lubricant, or all three. Yeast can be effectively treated and/or prevented even if sensitive to latex, e.g. oral fluconazole once a week. If still symptoms, try polyurethane condoms instead of latex, and try different lubricants, maybe without spermicide. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use coconut oil (vaginally) to cure a yeast infection?

Not a cure: Coconut oil is safe to use in the vagina. It won't cure yeast infection tho. It is a very good lubricant. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection on my skin. Would peppermint oil capsules or a diluted peppermint oil on the skin work?

I have a yeast infection on my skin. Would peppermint oil capsules or a diluted peppermint oil on the skin work?

See answer: I assume you are referring to the fungal infection of the skin called ringworm (Tinea Corporis). The usual initial treatment is OTC anti fungal creams such as Lamisil (terbinafine) or Lotrimin. Physicians don't prescribe peppermint oil for this. Without seeing the rash I can't vouch for it being a fungal infection. If in doubt consult your physician. ...Read more

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If I have a vaginal yeast infection can I put neosporin or coconut oil to stop the itch?

NEITHER!: You should be receiving SPECIFIC anti-yeast medication vaginally prescribed by your GYNECOLOGIST if OTC preparations are not working!

Neosporin is for BACTERIAL SKIN infections and COCONUT OIL is a "folk" remedy at best!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Male yeast infection help! I'm a male and I've had a yeast infection for two years. Nothing seems to get rid of it. I've taken frequent trips to the doctor and he keeps prescribing chlotrimazole cream which is not working. I've tried coconut oil

Recurrent: Recurrent yeast infections can be a sign of diabetes or immune deficiencies. You should have a complete history and physical to make sure this is not the issue. On the other hand, is it possible that a sexual partner could have an untreated yeast infection which is causing the reoccurence. Your doctor may need to put you on an oral medication called Diflucan (fluconazole) once a week for about 4 weeks or so. Lastly consider it is not a yeast infection and possibly an allergic reaction to some type of soap, lotion, or cream you are using on your penis.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I believe my 4 week old infant has a yeast infection in his little neck rolls. Do we need to make an appointment to come in for some medication?

I believe my 4 week old infant has a yeast infection in his little neck rolls. Do we need to make an appointment to come in for some medication?

Depends: It is more common for u to see prickly heat there. Until babies neck grows longer & the skin on skin quits trapping sweat, the moisture often produces tiny red dots or raw skin. Lifting the folds, bathing the area & blowing dry with a lo heat hair dryer can help. If the red bumps are rough to touch, it could be yeast & some antifungal cream might be needed. Call the office during regular hours for rx. ...Read more

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Does using baby wipes cause yeast infection?

Not directly: Yeast from the stool will readily move into and establish an infection on irritated skin. If the preservatives or chemicals in the wipe aggravate an existing irritated area, it might allow yeast to take hold. Home made wipes using baby oil and paper towels can avoid this when used on irritated skin. ...Read more

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Can a baby staying in a wet diaper to long cause yeast infection on skin?  if not what r causes of yeast on baby diaper area?

Can a baby staying in a wet diaper to long cause yeast infection on skin?  if not what r causes of yeast on baby diaper area?

Yes: Yeast thrives on moisture and heat, both conditions found on a baby sitting in a wet diaper to long. Also skin that is already irritated is more prone to yeast.
Other things to consider is what else could be contributing to the irritation. Is the skin reacting to the diaper or the chemicals in the wipes? ...Read more

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What all, can cause a 2 month old baby, to get a yeast infection in diaper area?

What all, can cause a 2 month old baby, to get a yeast infection in diaper area?

Many possibilities: Usually just irritation of the skin due to excessive moisture on the area due to urine and stool will be sufficient to initiate this. Treat it topically and it should resolve fairly rapidly. Not very serious. ...Read more

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Does a yeast infection cause brain dysfunction in a baby?

Does a yeast infection cause brain dysfunction in a baby?

Where?: The body has several areas where yeast are normally found. It represents about 5% of the dry weight of poop in most people at any age. It will form superficial infections on the surfaces of the skin & inside the mouth. None of these cause brain dysfunction in babies. If it enters the blood of an immune compromised patient it can cause a fatal meningitis & blood poisoning. This is rare outside an ICU. ...Read more

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My boyfriends ejaculation burns me and cause me to get yeast infection why? Doesn't burn when he ejaculates outside. We are wanting to have a baby

You may be hyper: Sensitive to his sperm fluid, which may be a little acidic which is normal. Yeast infection typically happens when the pH environment in your vagina gets out of whack, so frequent changes in pH will encourage that to happen. And frequent exposure to foreign "substances" can do that. Also the best way to get pregnant is to chart ovulation so you maximize your chance when you ovulate. ...Read more

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I m 16 week preg. Last week doc told me I have yeast infection. Today I was told I have pus in urine. Does yeast cause pus in urine? Is it harmful4 baby

I m 16 week preg. Last week doc told me I have yeast infection. Today I was told I have pus in urine. Does yeast cause pus in urine? Is it harmful4 baby

Yeast and UTI?: Yeast might cause white blood cells ("pus cells") in the urine. Or you might also have a urinary tract infection (UTI). Neither is likely to harm the baby. Check with your obstetrician about treatment or other steps. ...Read more

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If I am 19 weeks pregnant and have a yeast infection is it okay to take azo yeast plus? Will this harm my baby or cause any bitrth defects?

If I am 19 weeks pregnant and have a yeast infection is it okay to take azo yeast plus? Will this harm my baby or cause any bitrth defects?

Not a problem: I assume that you will be treating the infection intra-vaginally. None of the azo will get to your developing baby. You are also beyond the critical period during which drugs might have an effect. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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