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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
No: Baby oil is not a good choice as a personal lubricant. Over time this may cause irritation to the genital skin. Additionally, the oil weakens latex condoms; therefore, making them less effective at preventing unintended pregnancy and stds. Try to find a water based lubricant that is designed for intimate use. ...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 ›
Does coconut oil as a lubricant during intercourse interferes in conceiving?If yes then besides coconut oil what else can be used as natural lubricant?
24 weeks pregnant. No yeast infection or BV but external vaginal moisture bothers me. Can i use vaseline/petroleum jelly externally as a moisture barrier without risk to my unborn baby?
Yes, it is possible: Vaginal pH can be changed by any product introduced into it on a regular basis, especially if it is an non pharmaceutical supplemental product. That includes, douches, creams, and suppositories. ...Read more
Coconut oil: Not likely that coconut oil would cause UTI . Uti is common in some women post vigorous intercourse, sometimes called "honeymoon cystitis". Ok to try other lubercant e.g. Ky jelley. Also if you do get UTI try drinking a lot of cranberry juice. You may need medication from your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Based on your stated age, the use of certain lubricants, such as oils, can disrupt the normal vaginal bacteria and permit abnormal bacterial growth causing bacterial vaginosis or atrophic vaginitis. Water based lubricants or those also containing glycerine would be a better choice. ...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
No: They do not. Allergy is heralded by itching, redness and irritation immediately following contact. ...Read more
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