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Does an allergic reaction to a body wash, soap or shower gel cause a yeast infection in your vagina?

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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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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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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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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I'm almost certain I have a yeast infection. But wondering whether Vit D deficiency could be a solution. & whether me using a different soap caused it?

I'm almost certain I have a yeast infection. But wondering whether Vit D deficiency could be a solution. & whether me using a different soap caused it?

Yeast Infection: Is an overgrowth of Hearst in the gut. Low vitamin D and change of soap re not to root of the condition but may be otherwise helpful. Please see your doc for a proper diagnosis and then consider a good probiotic, e.g., Doctor Ohira brand. Peace and good health. ...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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Can soap give females vaginal yeast infections?

Not usual: Soaps should not give a person a yeast infection. Diabetes or essentially a sugary environment (such as that seen with Diabetes and sugar in the urine) as well as antibiotics (which kill bacteria and can make the yeast thrive) are risk factors for yeast infections. Best wishes. ...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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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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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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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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I have had constant yeast infections and I've tried EVERYTHING. Unscented soap, no soap, pill, monistat, vinegar, baking soda!! Please help!

I have had constant yeast infections and I've tried EVERYTHING. Unscented soap, no soap, pill, monistat, vinegar, baking soda!! Please help!

Treat intestines!: Recurrent vaginal yeast is usually caused by yeast overgrowth in our intestines, known as intestinal candidiasis, a common side effect of antibiotics & hormones including birth control pills. This is treated with a low starch diet, probiotics & antifungal drugs or herbs. See http://huff. To/15mbzao & http://bit. Ly/1aeoabl
A holistic or integrative physician can help guide your treatment. ...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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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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I seem to get bacterial infections and yeast infections back to back once every two months. I always practce safe sex. Same soap n detergent why is th?

I seem to get bacterial infections and yeast infections back to back once every two months. I always practce safe sex. Same soap n detergent why is th?

Infections: When someone has frequent infections it may be related more to your diet. Has your fasting blood sugar level been obtained? Common things you have already mentioned. Soaps, detergents, use of condoms. Overall how is your general health? Look beyond to see if you find a common thread. For instance, they occur after your period, or, after working out, or having a heavy meal. Keep a diary to track ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Irritation. Inside of labia minora reddish, burning, and itching. Not nearly as bad as yeast infection. Normal discharge. Could it be from using soap?

Irritation. Inside of labia minora reddish, burning, and itching. Not nearly as bad as yeast infection. Normal discharge. Could it be from using soap?

Perineal irritation: This can be caused by substances contained in modern cleaning materials, either through direct irritation or by allergic reactions. That is not necessarily what is happening to you. If you change your soaps and do not respond favorably would see your GYN for a more specific personalized diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello. I would to get your opinion about a yeast infection. About a couple of months ago my vaginal area (vagina and vulva?) became very itchy and sore. I thought I was reacting to scented soap so I gradually stopped using it. The itch would go away but I

Could be yeast: Your symptoms could be from a yeast infection, but you really shouldn't be try to guess at it. Better to see a doctor. If that's just not practical, you could try an over-the-counter yeast treatments. Look for active ingredient ending in -azole (clotrimazole, miconazole, etc). Don't spend extra; the cheapest is just as good as others. But for sure get care if still no better in a few days. ...Read more

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What can cause a yeast infection?

Several factors: Several factors can cause a yeast infections-
1. Local balance of normal flora is disrupted, typically from the recent use of antibiotics; 2. Impaired immunity- this may be due to steroid use or having other illnesses such as diabetes or hiv; 3. Misdiagnosis of symptoms in the absence of yeast from testing- adverse drug effects can be mistaken as a yeast infection. ...Read more

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What is yeast infection caused by?

What is yeast infection caused by?

Candida: It is caused by one of several fungi of the genus candida. The most common is candida albicans. There are other types of yeasts that do not cause vaginal infections but do cause infectons elsewhere such as the blood. ...Read more

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What is a yeast infection caused from?

Immunocom: Immunocompromised patients and patinets on antibiotics, may also result from xerostoma and poorly fitting dentures and partials. ...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