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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. Thomas Inwood
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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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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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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

Yeast (Definition)

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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more