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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. Daniel Saurborn
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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

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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Is athlete’s foot the same thing as a yeast infection?

Is athlete’s foot the same thing as a yeast infection?

Yes: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection (yeast) of the skin of the foot, brought on because of the warm moist environment created by the sock and shoe. ...Read more

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Which Monistat yeast infection cream is right for me? There are different #s. My infection has discharge, cute below vaginal opening. Please help?

U reeally need to se: See a gyn or your gyn for an exam and culture as u could have a yeast and bacteria infection at the same time or a a yeast infection with one of the less common strains that may need specific yeast med. ...Read more

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Can men get yeast infection?

Yes: This is more likely in men who are not circumcised. ...Read more

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Does yogurt help a yeast infection?

Yeast: Some women place yogurt in the vagina to tx yeast infections (but there is no clear research to back claims of its benefits). The average yogurt you buy in the grocery store has dead cultures. Consider eating yogurt with live cultures or kefir. There is a prebiotic product called luvena (vaginal wipes). The wipes are not a treatment for candidiasis but do help vaginitis. ...Read more

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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