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Olive Leaf Extract 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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Itchy, flaky skin and smell bad at the head of my penis. Can men get yeast infections? Is that what it could be?
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Agree w Dr. Krauser.: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have been suffering from recurrent yeast infections for 1.5 years. I have tried everything and been tested for everything by 3 gynos. HELP!!
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Possible: If the male is circumcised, it would be difficult to contract a yeast infection since the environment for such is so altered as to not allow it. It would be a rare ocurrence and special situation for this. However, if uncircumcised, there is the right mileu for this with the foreskin covering the glans, being moist, warm and dark so it can happen. Usually it will not with normal hygiene. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Probiotics: Anything that causes irritation to the vaginal tissue can cause a shift in the normal flora. This includes intercourse, bike riding, bubble baths, and even nylon vs cotton underwear. Probiotics and/or yogurt with active cultures can help rebalance. Consider being checked for medical conditions such as diabetes if your symptoms persist. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Varied...: Itching, burning, thick whitish cottage cheese discharge. However, many times, the symptoms of a yeast infection can look like any other number of infections - and if you've never had a yeast infection diagnosed before, it might be better to get it checked out and confirmed by your doctor first. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Variety of reasons: Yeasts live in our GI tract as part of the normal collection of organisms. They remain benign until we either alter the composition of the competing organisms or create conditions under which they are able to multiply on, or rarely in, our bodies. Antibiotics, diabetes, changes in vaginal acidity, HIV disease and other factors contribute to susceptibility. It does not lead to HIV infection. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Frequent yeast infec: There's no easy answer to this question. Partner harboring yeast but not being treated for that is often the case. Co-existence of other infections such as bacterial vaginosis which may not be identified is another issue. Using tampons and certain hygiene products that may be offensive to the vagina may predispose women to recurrences. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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