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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..
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
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 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?
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 ›
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 ›
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