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Does eating yogurt with active cultures prevent a yeast infection?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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