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Doctor insights on: Can Vitamin E Prevent Vaginal Infection And Aid In Conception

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Is it possible that using vaginal moisturizers like vit e suppository can affect ph of vagina?

Is it possible that using vaginal moisturizers like vit e suppository can affect ph of vagina?

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

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Recovering from yeast infection. Can I use Desatin to help treat as prevent chafing on inside of the vaginal lips?

Recovering from yeast infection. Can I use Desatin to help treat as prevent chafing on inside of the vaginal lips?

Yes but one warning: Please be sure that you are not sensitive to zinc oxide on your skin. If you have used Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) before then you should be fine. However, if not, try it out on another body part before experimenting with your sensitive area. If you are hypersensitive to the Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) elsewhere, you could save yourself a lot of trouble. Baby rash powders/creams/lotions all work here, as does Lotrimin (Clotrimazole). ...Read more

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Does vitamin E oil or cream help prevent tears during labor and crowning and should I massage the perineum or the inside of the vagina as well with it?

Does vitamin E oil or cream help prevent tears during labor and crowning and should I massage the perineum or the inside of the vagina as well with it?

Warmth lubrication: Vitamin e has no special short term properties , anything that lubricates and mild warming of the perineum might minimize tearing with delivery. ...Read more

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Can you insert probiotic supplements into the vagina to cure/prevent chronic yeast infections and if so is there a certain brand or type to use?

Can you insert probiotic supplements into the vagina to cure/prevent  chronic yeast infections and if so is there a certain brand or type to use?

Not yet: Note yet, at least not with any degree of certainty. However, research is ongoing, looking at which species and strains of microorganisms might someday be able to re-colonize the vagina and prevent overgrowth by fungi (ie, Candida) or other microbes ("BV"). Hopefully someday soon we will be able to apply "normal microbial flora" instead of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Could aspirin and vitamin C be used to prevent pregnancy?

Could aspirin and vitamin C be used to prevent pregnancy?

No.: Neither Aspirin or vitamin c or combination of both will prevent pregnancy. To prevent pregnancy, most commonly, you have to prevent fertilization either by physically blocking the sperm from reaching the egg (this is condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps work). Or, by preventing ovulation (this is how traditional hormonal birth control works). Aspirin and vit c will not prevent pregnancy! ...Read more

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Does vitamin C and grape seed can cause damage to the kidney.... Or having an extra nutrition can cause damage to the kidney?

Does vitamin C and grape seed can cause damage to the kidney.... Or having an extra nutrition can cause damage to the kidney?

There are risks: Supplements, herbal medication, 'extra nutrition' all carry risks. Taken for a long time vitamin c increases the amount of kidney stones. There are many supplements that cause heavy metals to be deposited in the kidneys damaging them. There are also many supplements that cause inflammation in the kidneys damaging them. Recent research has shown 'extra' of good things doesn't mean extra good. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat to help facilitate a normal vaginal pH and prevent yeast/other vaginal infections?

What are the best foods to eat to help facilitate a normal vaginal pH and prevent yeast/other vaginal infections?

Vaginitis: You may be surprised to know that most studies have not shown a link between food and vaginitis. Most important thing is to obtain a complete and thorough evaluation to check for abnormalities which may be causing your symptoms like diabetes. Your md should examine you and perform several tests to assess for abnormal bacteria, yeast, etc. Additionally, they should discuss soaps and other irritants. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics can I take to treat bladder infection caused by anal bacteria in vagina during sex that wont intetact with Lutera Birth Control?

Which antibiotics can I take to treat bladder infection caused by anal bacteria in vagina during sex that wont intetact with Lutera Birth Control?

All and none: All antibiotics can interfere with the absorption of any oral contraceptive if it is taken at the same time as the pill. Therefore, take the pill and give it 2-3 hours to be absorbed before the next antibiotic dosage is taken. It is more important to get the Rx for the infection and if necessary use a "backup" method of contraception while taking the antibiotic to allay your concerns. ...Read more

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What is the role of antioxidant such as selenium vitamin E and c in pcos can it be helpful?

What is the role of antioxidant such as selenium vitamin E and c in pcos can it be helpful?

None: Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Diet, exercise and weight loss will help. Metformin is often useful to reduce Insulin resistance and help regulated menses and even fertility. ...Read more

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Can chicken liver help prevent vitamin a deficiency and risk for infection?

Can chicken liver help prevent vitamin a deficiency and risk for infection?

Little effect: Vitamin a deficiency in the usa is extremely rare and only occurs with extreme diets. Chicken liver can give you and extra amount of this vitamin but the effect will not be noticed. Infection risk is not related to vitamin a level unless you have an extreme lowering which is difficult to do in this country. ...Read more

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Can u get bacterial infections on the skin such as boils from snoking meth?

Can u get bacterial infections on the skin such as boils from snoking meth?

Yes: People on meth tend to pick on their skin that can provide a portal of entry for bacteria that infect hair follicles and result in boils. ...Read more

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What can cause recurring vaginal yeast infections even with the use of probiotic?

What can cause recurring vaginal yeast infections even with the use of probiotic?

Intestinal yeast: Recurrent vaginal yeast is usually caused by yeast overgrowth in our intestines, known as intestinal candidiasis, a common side effect of antibiotics ; hormones.This is treated with a low starch diet, probiotics ; antifungal drugs or herbs. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/yeast-infection-symptoms_b_657354.Html ; http://bit.Ly/1aeoabl. ...Read more

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Can an OTC iron supplement decrease the number of ear infections in a child?

Can an OTC iron supplement decrease the number of ear infections in a child?

Anemic?: If you are anemic it can weaken your immune system. So if you are indeed anemic, and you are on iron supplementation it will improve your immunity and help you decrease the chances for infections. ...Read more

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Vitamin E can increase the risk of heart defects in babies. Prenatal one and dha of Rainbow Light are 60 iu of vitamin e. Is it safe to take?

Vitamin E  can increase the risk of heart defects in babies.
Prenatal one and dha of Rainbow Light are 60 iu of vitamin e. Is it safe to take?

Yes: This is a small amount of Vitamin E and the information may not be accurate. You are likely consuming more Vitamin E in your regular diet. All the best and continue your vitamins. ...Read more

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Can 10-15 minutes in the sun cause with no sun protection cause skin cancer? I'm trying to get vit d from the sun. I'm also pregnant (30 weeks)

Can 10-15 minutes in the sun cause with no sun protection cause skin cancer? I'm trying to get vit d from the sun. I'm also pregnant (30 weeks)

Unlikely: You don't say whether you mean 10-15 minutes once or daily. Even if daily it is unlikely that you would cause skin damage unless you lived in an area with maximum sunlight or very high elevation. Of course, very fair skin would increase your risk somewhat. What you don't want to do is get sunburned repeatedly. ...Read more

Dr. Timothy Brown
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Vaginal Infections (Definition)

Vaginal infections is a term for any infection affecting the vagina and can be caused by yeast or bacteria, and may be sexually transmitted. They may result in pain, ...Read more


Conception (Definition)

Conception is the union of an egg and sperm to form a zygote. The zygote is what ...Read more