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Soap For Yeast Infection On Skin
I have a vaginal yeast infection. I use Aveeno (oatmeal) Skin Relief body wash. My doctor says that's too strong. What's a good soap to use down there?
Dove, Caress & Ivory: Aveeno (oatmeal) body wash, like most soaps, find its' way into the vagina changing the pH and enhancing your yeast infection. Dove, Caress, and Ivory are mild and will not affect the pH of the vagina if used ONLY on the outside of your vagina on the skin. (vulva). ...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
My body is sensitive to everything as a result I will get a yeast infection from any type of soaps or lotions. What is the best medicine to help cure?
See below: You may need to see an allergist to determine what you are allergic and that may help. ...Read more
Soap does not: Cause either of those, I rec acidolphilus pills and keep the area as dry as possible. ...Read more
Yes: Showering is fine and mild soaps are ok. ...Read more
Can someone with a yeast infection use the summer's eve green tea and cucumber shower gel? I'm afraid to wash down there with soap. What should I use?
It is best to take showers instead of a tub bath.
Use neutrogena liquid cleanser or cetaphil cleanser. Neither are soap.
Use hand held spray to rinse area well.
Wear cotton underwear.
Wear loose clothing so air can circulate.
Use hair dryer to dry area as often as needed.
Always request med for yeast and take/use during the time you are on antibiotics in order to prevent. ...Read more
Yeast infection mean I'm preg? Could it be the scented soap I've been using? I've had one before and I wasn't preg. Both mild Only had anal sex once
Pregnancy worries?: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more
Yeast infection hi I have had yeast infections before but it has been years. I get them from certain medicines and from certain soaps. I changed soap and now I have another yeast infection. I have been using the equate version of Monistat 7 tonight will b
There are two things going on. For one the vaginal mucosa is inflammed from the yesst infection, two the medication can further irritate the very delicate vaginal tissue. Both of these things can contribute to the light bleeding. For the future consider over the counter Clotrimazole vaginal cream which may not be as irritating as the monistat, or visit your doctor for an oral mediction.
Take care. ...Read more
Burning on outside if vagina. Getting over yeast infection. Could I also be having an allergic reaction to laundry soap?
I had a yeast infection and used monistat 1 day to cure it. After 3 to 4 days it’s gone. I took a bath in dawn dish soap and the next day i’m itching
You should not: Use dish soap for baths, only mild soaps with moisturizers like Dove or Aveeno. This is especially true for the mucosal surfaces of your body, since they can get "allergic" or inflamed from drying agents like dish soap. If you are concerned about infections in the nether regions, keep an extra healthy lifestyle and only use mild cleansers in order not to change your vaginal pH too much. ...Read more
A week ago I used Monistat 1 (tioconazole) to treat a yeast infection. Now I have a vaginal odor and I am wondering if I should use safeguard soap to help the smell?
Rash patch on chest and three on upper back. Slightly itchy small blisters redness. Also suspect I have a yeast infection. Nothing new in diet or soap?
Can a yeast infection or vaginosis be transfered to woman to woman by sharing a bar of soap? And of course we use wash cloths.
Does an allergic reaction to a body wash, soap or shower gel cause a yeast infection in your vagina?
Possible: I definitely know people who have very sensitive genitalia to different chemicals including ones you just mentioned. Make sure you don't get those inside when you are showering. Try to use plain water. If you already have discharge/discomfort/symptoms, seek help, as you may need to have them treated. ...Read more
Can a baby staying in a wet diaper to long cause yeast infection on skin? if not what r causes of yeast on baby diaper area?
Yeast thrives on moisture and heat, both conditions found on a baby sitting in a wet diaper to long. Also skin that is already irritated is more prone to yeast.
Other things to consider is what else could be contributing to the irritation. Is the skin reacting to the diaper or the chemicals in the wipes? ...Read more
OTC topical antifung: There are numerous otc antifungals available from your friendly pharmacist, assuming of course that your self diagnosis is correct. ...Read more
Ketanozole worked really well for me on previous skin yeast infection, upcoming appointment....can I ask for it again and insist it be prescribed?
Yeast: Rash which is red, itchy, sometimes tender. Usually confluent with satellite lesions outside the area of confluency. ...Read more
Yes: It can spread to the vulvar skin. ...Read more
See your doctor:
Men are less likely to get yeast infection but they can. There is itching, dryness and head of penis skin may be cracked, sometime it can also cause blisters, these can break open.
Use over the counter antifungal cream like Monistat twice daily, avoid having sex with your partner and have her treated
retract your foreskin if it is present and clean thoroghly/keep dry
prescription rx like Diflucan (fluconazole) tabl. ...Read more
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