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Will yogurt in vagina or diet prevent yeast infections?

Will yogurt in vagina or diet prevent yeast infections?

Unlikely: Most yogurt available today is pasteurized and does not contain live lactobacillus bacteria. Even if the label says it contains live bacteria, most yogurt has too much sugar to be effective. Stick with regular treatments and take a pro biotic pill. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Does eating yogurt with active cultures prevent a yeast infection?

Does eating yogurt with active cultures prevent a yeast infection?

Helps balance gut: The active cultures in yogurt products help the gut populate with benign bacteria. When these species are available in the gut, there is less opportunity for yeast to increase in high numbers during antibiotic use or other conditions. There is always some yeast in the poo, it does not eliminate them.The moist environment of the genitals that allows the yeast to grow. Helpful but not total preventn. ...Read more

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Will putting fruit in non sweetened yogurt with acidophilus feed the yeast i my body?! or does it matter. Trying to get rid of yeast infection.

No: In a healthy person who does not have a medical problem such as diabetes, eating yogurt with fruit should not affect the ability of the yogurt to help with a yeast infection. However, eating yogurt with live cultures only does not always treat a yeast infection. Often topical or oral medications are needed to clear a yeast infection. See your physician to treat this if it is not improving. ...Read more

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Will yogurt with probiotics in it help with a yeast infection?

Will yogurt with probiotics in it help with a yeast infection?

Yogurt and probiotic: Yeast infections are opportunistic infections and probiotic consumption may reduce frequency and duration of yeast infections. If infections persists, seek medical evluation. ...Read more

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Can i eat any yogurt for vagina bacteria

Can i eat any yogurt for vagina bacteria

Are you wondering: About vaginal yeast. If so- you need to eat yogurt with live cultures. Consider greek yogurt or yogurts advertised as having high probiotic counts. Kefir and buttermilk are also helpful. Please remember - this is referring to yeast and not bacterial vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Wash vagina with plain yogurt with no sugar help balance normal flora? I try to cure yeast infection. Currently applied miconazole nitrate.

Wash vagina with plain yogurt with no sugar help balance normal flora? I try to cure yeast infection. Currently applied miconazole nitrate.

What's the question?: If you have a yeast infection you are treating it appropriately. There is generally no need to alter the bacterial flora in your vagina, although it is not likely to hurt. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I use strawberry activia yogurt after a yeast infection to insert into my vagina?

Please don't: Yeast medication is available at any pharmacy without a prescription. Monistat is one popular brand but there are many to choose from. Please don't insert food into the vagina. This does not work and is quite messy. ...Read more

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What can cause recurring vaginal yeast infections even with the use of probiotic?

What can cause recurring vaginal yeast infections even with the use of probiotic?

Intestinal yeast: Recurrent vaginal yeast is usually caused by yeast overgrowth in our intestines, known as intestinal candidiasis, a common side effect of antibiotics ; hormones.This is treated with a low starch diet, probiotics ; antifungal drugs or herbs. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/yeast-infection-symptoms_b_657354.Html ; http://bit.Ly/1aeoabl. ...Read more

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Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans in gut and vagina?

No: Lactobacillus species are in cultured unpasteurized yogurt. In your gut you have hundreds or thousands of different organisms all in competition with each other, including candida. When the relative numbers of these are disturbed the candida can be there in greater number & more likely to produce infection elsewhere. The lactobacilli may, by competition, decrease the number of candida. ...Read more

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Can a yeast-free diet lead to a yeast infection?

No: Eating yeast free is not going to change the normal bacteria/yeast ratios on your skin or in your body in any appreciable way that it would actually lead to a yeast infection. Look for other causes of your yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can you use frozen garlic instead of fresh to cure a yeast infection?

Will not work: Garlic will have no effect on a yeast infection. Depending on the location of your infection there are many over the counter topical treatments available in your drug store. Otherwise you can get prescription treatments from your md. ...Read more

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Can you get a yeast infection from oral sex from a male. Also does yeast infections cause it to raw in the vaginal area. ?

Can you get a yeast infection from oral sex  from a male.  Also does yeast infections cause it to raw in the vaginal area. ?

Oral sex and Yeast: It would be hard to get a yeast infection from oral sex. But not impossible. It would depend on your current state of health. If you have oral sex and your vagina was not in contact with the male then it cannot travel to there as well. ...Read more

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What is a good probiotic to take to put good bacteria back in the vagina after over 100 BV infections?

What is a good probiotic to take to put good bacteria back in the vagina after over 100 BV infections?

Probiotic: Good probiotic to take is one with high count of saccharomyces bolardii. You should be taking around 30 million cfus two to three times a day. ...Read more

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Could swimming in salt water help with balanitis or BV vaginal infection?

Could swimming in salt water help with balanitis or BV vaginal infection?

Not likely: No swimming in salt water will not help BV or balanitis. Antimicrobials and good hygiene will. ...Read more

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Can yogurt cure a vaginal or penile yeast infection?

Not likely: Although cultured, unpasteurized yogurt will help to repopulate your bowel with lactobacilli and possibly, by creating competition with yeast in your bowel reduce the risk of reinfection, it is unlikely to do anything at all to reduce or cure existing infection on the penis or vaginal mucosa. ...Read more

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Will taking vitamins and eating yogurt daily cure and prevent bacterial vaginosis?

Will taking vitamins and eating yogurt daily cure and prevent bacterial vaginosis?

It can help prevent: It but not cure it once you have it u need antibiotics either vaginal cream, vagina supp or oral pills, the yogurt must have active acidophilus cultures or u can get acidolphilus pills at any drugstore or probiotics but u must take them every day also heat and humidity in the vulva- vaginal area contribute to vaginosis, air and dryness are good. ...Read more

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Can eating plain yogurt help with a yeast infection?

Needs live cultures.: The average yogurt you buy off the shelf in your grocery store is full of sugar and it's cultures are long- dead. There are many probiotic yogurts available as well as kefir and greek / yugoslavian yogurts. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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


Yeast (Definition)

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