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Is it safe to moisturizer the vulva with olive oil? Particularly if you're pregnant & prone to yeast infections..

Is it safe to moisturizer the vulva with olive oil? Particularly if you're pregnant & prone to yeast infections..

Yes: Many midwifes will recommend massaging the area beneath the vagina and rectum (the perineum) with olive oil in the last weeks of pregnancy to reduce the risk of tears. This should not be dangerous. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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If one is prone to yeast infections, should stay away from yeast extract spread?

If one is prone to yeast infections, should stay away from yeast extract spread?

No: One has no relation to the other. There are thousands of different yeasts. A yeast infection is actually an overgrowth of yeast already present, usually related to use of antibiotic or presence of diabetes. ...Read more

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I had three cervical polyps removed about 21/2 years ago, I have been having a white discharge again, not thick like a yeast infection, is it possible i'm getting them again

Typically : Typically polyps will present with abnormal uterine bleeding, spotting between periods, etc. Or are asymptomatic.Therefore most likely not. However if you experienced similar symptoms before, i suggest you have an evaluation repeated since they have a tendency to come back. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can u eat to help not get yeast infection ?

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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What is good / bad to eat when you have thrush (oral yeast infection)?

What is good / bad to eat when you have thrush (oral yeast infection)?

Good and bad: Avoid sugar and foods high in sugar, refined carbs, foods with yeast, junk food, fruit, alcohol, nicotine and caffeine. Eat potatoes and other starchy vegetables, whole grains, probiotic yogurts, nuts and seeds high in essential fatty acids, olive and linseed oil, herbs and spices. This is a partial list to use as a guide. ...Read more

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Getting yeast infections as a type 2 diabetic male? Is this common? Supplements to prevent this?

Getting yeast infections as a type 2 diabetic male? Is this common? Supplements to prevent this?

Diabetes raises the: risk for yeast infections. Colloidal silver, olive leaf extract, and garlic (raw, liquid,or capsule) are all used for yeast infections. At the root level, reversing your type II diabetes is the best way to go. Please consult your doc for a plan of action which may involve lowering carb intake and some form of exercise. Catching this at a young age can prevent bigger issues down the road. Peace. ...Read more

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Yeast infection , tried pills, from doc and over-the-counter Monistat and still have an itch even had my partner put Monistat on his self too?

Yeast infection , tried pills, from doc and over-the-counter Monistat and still have an itch even had my partner put Monistat on his self too?

Re evaluate: Some body should look at a wet smear of your vaginal discharge to determine if you continue to have yeast or have something else. Sometimes applying topical creams will irritate the tissues and feels like a yeast. Apply olive oil and cold compresses while you wait to get in to be checked. This may help the itching. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Yeast Infection (Definition)

Clinical illness due to a fungus which exists in a yeast form is the definition. Some fungi only form yeasts and some are dimorphic, having both a yeast stage and a stage in which they form a mesh-like network of a ...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