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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?

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

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Infection (Definition)

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


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What are some good soaps/body washes for sensitive skin and prevention of yeast infections?

What are some good soaps/body washes for sensitive skin and prevention of yeast infections?

Read the labels: Soaps or body washes that have no color, no fragrance and are specifically made for sensitive skin are your best choices. Other options to help prevent yeast infections are using cotton, or cotton lined, underwear. ...Read more

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Can sex cause yeast infection or the usage of different soaps?

Can sex cause yeast infection or the usage of different soaps?

Not usually: Yeast infection is caused by Candida Albicans species and usually associated with antibiotic use or contraceptives use. Responds to Fluconazole and intravaginal antifungals. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is irish springs a good soap to use during a yeast infection?

Can you let me know is irish springs a good soap to use during a yeast infection?

NO: Irish spring is a very harsh deodorant soap.
Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more

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Can dettol soap clear yeast infection?

Can dettol soap clear yeast infection?

I would have: Concerns that if could change vaginal ph and through off vaginal flora more. ...Read more

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What's a good soap to use that doesn't cause yeast infection or BV?

What's a good soap to use that doesn't cause yeast infection or BV?

Soap does not: Cause either of those, I rec acidolphilus pills and keep the area as dry as possible. ...Read more

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What kind of soap is good to help with a vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast Infections: 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

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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

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

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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: 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

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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

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Unscented glycerine soap or pure Castile soap outside of vagina? I have had vaginal yeast infection for 1 month. How often is it ok to wash that area?

Get treated: Washing the vagina is not the issue here. If you have an untreated yeast infection the key to get better is to get treated. Over the counter medications are available and if not improving then see an Obgyn in person or through a Healthtap virtual visit to get help. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Bacterial infection: The yeast infection may be gone, but the odor may indicate a vaginal bacterial infection, that if untreated no soap will "perfume" the odor. See a gyn md to be certain. ...Read more

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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?

? shingles: If the blisters are on one side only and are on the same level in the front and back, this could be herpes zoster (shingles) rather than allergic reactions or yeast. Have your md check this. ...Read more

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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

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Most preferred ointment for yeast infection on skin?

Prescription: You may try the over the counter vaginal yeast cream or make an appointment with your doctor to verify the diagnosis and get a prescription. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: 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

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I am a male and I have a yeast infection of the skin how do I treat it.

I am a male and I have a yeast infection of the skin how do I treat it.

OTC topical antifung: There are numerous otc antifungals available from your friendly pharmacist, assuming of course that your self diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a yeast infection on your skin?

What are the symptoms of a yeast infection on your skin?

Yeast: Rash which is red, itchy, sometimes tender. Usually confluent with satellite lesions outside the area of confluency. ...Read more

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Hi I think I have yeast infection on my penis head how do I cure it I'm so scare?

Hi I think I have yeast infection on my penis head how do I cure it I'm so scare?

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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I have a yeast infection of the skin. Is there anything OTC I can get to get rid of it?

Yes: Keep the area clean and dry and you could try a cream such as Lotrimin (clotrimazole). If it does not help, you need to get in to see your physician for evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a severe yeast infection that caused sever irritation that cased skin to peel after. Is this normal?

Skin sloughing: If the yeast infection involved the skin in the vulvar, after it heals, it starts to peel off. The skin can get hyperpigmented at first and then peels off. This is a normal partt of healing. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more