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Can Using Baby Oil As Lubricant Cause Yeast Infection
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
I use baby oil for shaving, if some gets inside of my vagina could it cause infection? Namely bacterial vaginosis or yeast infection?
No: This would not be a problemGet a more detailed answer ›
No: They do not. Allergy is heralded by itching, redness and irritation immediately following contact. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
See dermatologist: See dermatologist to discuss treatment options.Get a more detailed answer ›