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

Dr. Liza Kunz
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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

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Yeast Infection (Definition)

Candida vulvovaginitis is a yeast infection of the vulva and/or vagina. Symptoms can include itching, redness, and a ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
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If one is prone to yeast infections, should stay away from yeast extract spread?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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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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Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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Getting yeast infections as a type 2 diabetic male? Is this common? Supplements to prevent this?

Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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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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Dr. Bernard Seif
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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Itchy, flaky skin and smell bad at the head of my penis. Can men get yeast infections? Is that what it could be?

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Itchy, flaky skin and smell bad at the head of my penis. Can men get yeast infections? Is that what it could be?

Men ; Yeast: Yes, men can get yeast infections. Your doc can help w/antibiotics. There are natural supplements such as olive leaf extract that can also be used. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What is wrong if you keep getting yeast infections?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What is wrong if you keep getting yeast infections?

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 more

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Dr. John Cheng
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Can men contact yeast infections from a women and if so what arw the symptoms?

Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Can men contact yeast infections from a women and if so what arw the symptoms?

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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I keep getting yeast infections. What can I do to stop from occurring?

Dr. Jeffrey Barke
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I keep getting yeast infections. What can I do to stop from occurring?

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 more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Symptoms of yeast infections?

Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Why do we get yeast infections?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Why do we get yeast infections?

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 more

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