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Can you tell me if I use vege oil as lube, will it cause yeast infection?

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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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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

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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

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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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If I have a vaginal yeast infection can I put neosporin or coconut oil to stop the itch?

NEITHER!: You should be receiving SPECIFIC anti-yeast medication vaginally prescribed by your GYNECOLOGIST if OTC preparations are not working! Neosporin is for BACTERIAL SKIN infections and COCONUT OIL is a "folk" remedy at best! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...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