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Probiotics in the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis as hydrogen peroxide

  title={Probiotics in the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis as hydrogen peroxide},
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Biology
Probiotics in the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis as hydrogen peroxide1, 2,4,5,6. A number of factors are thought to disturb the balance of vaginal micro-flora, including repeated antibiotic use, hormonal imbalances, chronic stress and a processed diet7, 9. Opportunistic pathogens, such as the yeast Candida, may take advantage of this change in the vaginal environment. Although Candida is commonly found in the intestine and vagina of healthy individuals without symptoms8, the Candida… 


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