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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 more
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 more
Itchy, flaky skin and smell bad at the head of my penis. Can men get yeast infections? Is that what it could be?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 more
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