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Can i still use baby powder if i have a yeast infection or should it be avoided?

Can i still use baby powder if i have a yeast infection or should it be avoided?

Baby powder: Baby powder shouldn't have any effect on a yeast infection. Feel free to use it if you want. Make sure you get your yeast infection treated if you're having symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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I have a yeast infection and i'm using OTC creams. Are there foods/drinks that I should avoid/use to help?

I have a yeast infection and i'm using OTC creams. Are there foods/drinks that I should avoid/use to help?

Probiotics: Probiotics, obtained either from food or supplements, are good bacteria that act protectively within your body. Filling your system with these through regular use inhibits nasty harmful organisms like yeast from growing to begin with. Additional benefits include stronger immunity, better digestion, and even better skin. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection that is affecting my rectum but I also have a problem with hemorrhoids. Are there any anti fungal creams I need to avoid?

I have a yeast infection that is affecting my rectum but I also have a problem with hemorrhoids. Are there any anti fungal creams I need to avoid?

Careful: Antifungal creams are OK to use on the outside (skin only), however, I recommend that your condition be diagnosed as fungal for sure and is not just your assumption. I am not aware of any warnings related to the use of anti-fungal creams as far as hemorrhoids are concerned. ...Read more

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What should I avoid eating when i've yeast infection?

Yeast infections: Yeast infections, usually mean candida albicans, a weak germ that lives in moist warm areas, like the vagina, groin folds, and mouth. Many people have some yeasts normally in the colon, but too much antibiotics may cause too many yeasts to grow, and they get inside the vagina, groin skin, and mouth.Diabetics have more yeast infections. Eat yogurt and probiotics, and use antiyeast medicines.Keep dry. ...Read more

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How can a women catch a yeast infection? And how can you avoid from getting one...?

How can a women catch a yeast infection? And how can you avoid from getting one...?

Check out this link: http://bodyandhealth.canada.com/channel_condition_info_details.asp?disease_id=26&channel_id=1020&relation_id=70907.

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What is your best recommendation for yeast infection? I've had it for 1week, and I really just want it gone fast! I'm 16,& I want to avoid the Dr :(

What is your best recommendation for yeast infection? I've had it for 1week, and I really just want it gone fast! I'm 16,& I want to avoid the Dr :(

Any "azole" drug: If you have had yeast professionally diagnosed, AND if your symptoms are the same, AND if no risk for other infections, especially STDs, then self treatment probably is safe. Otherwise, see a doctor or clinic. Effective OTC treatments are fluconazole (Diflucan), single dose by mouth; or other "azole" creams, inserts, etc (miconazole, clotrimazole, etc). All equally good; you can use the cheapest. ...Read more

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How can I avoid getting yet another yeast infection?

How can I avoid getting yet another yeast infection?

Many ways: Theoretically, anything that alters the vaginal flora/ecosystem can predispose to it. An example would be taking antibiotics. Recent onset of douching is another one. ...Read more

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How can you avoid a yeast infection during antibiotics?

One option: If you have had problems in the past, some doctors will prescribe you Diflucan (fluconazole) at the same time that they prescribe the antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid a yeast infection while taking an antibiotic?

Prevention: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after >. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with vaginal yeast infection. What are the food items if any that need to be avoided at this time which can cause overgrowth of yeast?

I'm diagnosed with vaginal yeast infection.  What are the food items if any that need to be avoided at this time which can cause overgrowth of yeast?

Candida diet: Diets that are low in sugar and carbohydrates but high in raw garlic and probiotics can help keep yeast infections at bay. Herbal supplements such as Pau D'Arco (tincture or capsule form) or the Candida-Cleanse by SolaRay may be helpful. ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more