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Are vaginitis, itching, or women's candida truly related to diet (or is that a myth)? I take fish oil and a multivitamin, but also eat dark chocolate!
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Mostly myth
If you have a food allery, you can develop a rash and / or itching as a result and those symptoms could manifest as vaginal irritaion.
Otherwise diet has no relationship to episodes of vaginitis that is more likely related to etioloies such as - infectious, hormonal, diabetes related, contact dermatitis, or foreign body related episodes of vaginitis.

In brief: Mostly myth
If you have a food allery, you can develop a rash and / or itching as a result and those symptoms could manifest as vaginal irritaion.
Otherwise diet has no relationship to episodes of vaginitis that is more likely related to etioloies such as - infectious, hormonal, diabetes related, contact dermatitis, or foreign body related episodes of vaginitis.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Carlos Quezada
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not necessarily
Diet can have an impact on many aspects.
The vaginal ecosystem is a delicate balance between good and potentially bad pathogens. Things that can alter the vaginal pH or balance of power (taking antibiotics) can lead to a yeast infection. Poor hygiene can also play a role. Some of my hispanic patients that are not adept to eating spicy foods report yeast infection after eating such foods.

In brief: Not necessarily
Diet can have an impact on many aspects.
The vaginal ecosystem is a delicate balance between good and potentially bad pathogens. Things that can alter the vaginal pH or balance of power (taking antibiotics) can lead to a yeast infection. Poor hygiene can also play a role. Some of my hispanic patients that are not adept to eating spicy foods report yeast infection after eating such foods.
Dr. Carlos Quezada
Dr. Carlos Quezada
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Dr. Randy Buckles
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Vaginitis and diet
I don't know of any studies that relate vagingitis to diet other than yogurt with live culture tends to reduce oral thrush and interanal overgrowth yeast that can cause diarrhea.

In brief: Vaginitis and diet
I don't know of any studies that relate vagingitis to diet other than yogurt with live culture tends to reduce oral thrush and interanal overgrowth yeast that can cause diarrhea.
Dr. Randy Buckles
Dr. Randy Buckles
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