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Yeast Infection (Definition)

Candida vulvovaginitis is a yeast infection of the vulva and/or vagina. Symptoms can include itching, redness, and a ...Read more


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What to eat for yeast infection diet ?

Dr. Randy Baker
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What to eat for yeast infection diet ?

Protein & veggies: For chronic yeast overgrowth (intestinal candidiasis) the focus is usually on what not to eat- simple carbs & starches feed yeast, so one should avoid sugars. Most fruits & minimize grains (whole non-glutenous grains ok in moderation). Many say to avoid foods with yeast/fermented foods but not needed unless you are sensitive to these. Emphasize protein foods & veggies. See http://huff.To/15mbzao. ...Read more

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Dr. Yvonne Brouard
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Does eating yogart cure my yeast infection? And how much should I eat?

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No sugar: Eating good quality unsweetened yoghurt or taking a good quality probiotic can help treat and prevent yeast infections. Yeast thrives on sugar, so it is very important to remove sugars and processes starches (cereal, pasta, bread) from the diet if you have a tendency to yeast infections. Some yeast infections are caused by antibiotic use and may need a medication to help resolve them. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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What can u eat to help not get yeast infection ?

Dr. Michael Fisher
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What can u eat to help not get yeast infection ?

Foods for Yeast: These candida diet foods help eliminate Candida Albicans from your body. Green leafy vegetables (including plenty of raw garlic), protein foods (beef, chicken, eggs, fish that are antibiotic and hormone free), live yogurt cultures (both dairy and non-dairy, ) whey, acidophilus (non-sweetened types of yogurt), green algae (such as chlorella), nuts and seeds, healthy oils (olive, canola, fish) no. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
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I have an yeast infection, what foods would continue to aggravate it and what other goods and herbs can I consume that will ease the symptoms?

Dr. Jeffrey Levine
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Abx and carbs worsen: Vulvovaginal yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of candida, which normally lives in ur vagina. Causes include - recent antibiotic use, diabetes, high carb diets, HIV, douching and oral contraceptives. Tight fitting clothes is not. lactobacillus is a healthy bacteria in ur vagina but no proof that eating lactobacillus-containing or other foods/herbal products helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Does that mean eating food containing yeast can give you yeast infection?

Dr. Robert Kwok
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Does that mean eating food containing yeast can give you yeast infection?

Not related: Yeast is everywhere, so we are friends and neighbors with yeast, regardless of whether we eat it or not. A yeast infection is usually when some yeast overgrows (there becomes a lot more of it than we usually have) or when some yeast gets into parts of the body that are usually clear of any germs (places that are "sterile"). ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Can eating a lot of foods which are made of yeast cause you to get a yeast infection?

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Can eating a lot of foods which are made of yeast cause you to get a yeast infection?

Yeast infections: Eating foods with yeast doesn't give you a yeast infection. However, most foods that contain yeast are carbohydrates, breads, cakes, etc. For people who are predisposed to diabetes or have diabetes, eating a lot of those foods can keep their blood sugar levels elevated. That makes the yeast grow faster. In areas where yeast is already present, like under breasts, groin, vagina, it will overgrow. ...Read more

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Is spices bad to eat when having a yeast infection?

Dr. Donald Colantino
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No relationship: I see no relationship between eating spices and causing or aggravating yeast infections. ...Read more

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How much yogurt do I have to eat before my yeast infection is gone?

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How much yogurt do I have to eat before my yeast infection is gone?

May not clear it: Yogurt can restore the natural bacterial balance, but it does not always clear a yeast infection. There are over the counter creams that can help. ...Read more

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What can I eat or take for a yeast infection?

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What can I eat or take for a yeast infection?

Yeast: You can try probiotics, plain yogurt, and over the count monostat. ...Read more

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