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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 ›
I think I have my second yeast infection in 8 weeks. I take cbd oil (no thc) for anxiety, can I use Monistat with it or will they interact?
No interactions: There is no interaction that I am aware with regarding monistat and cbd oil. ...Read more
Is tea tree oil used topically for a yeast infection safe during pregnancy (if diluted)? Anything else recommended? Hasn't gone away for weeks with tx
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 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
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
See below: The rash should have resolved, with treatment. I would have the rash re-evaluated. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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