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Can underwear cause yeast infections

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Yeast : Yeast infections are caused by a fungus. Everyone has fungus on their bodies in limited amounts. It likes warm, moist places....Armpits, between toe... Read More
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
A fungus: A fungus called candida. You should discuss this with doctor for treatment options.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Cotton: Clean, dry, cotton underwear.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Probably won't help: Vaginal yeast infections and underwear, tight clothing, etc is mostly urban myth. It may make a difference once in a while, but not in most women. If ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 41 years experience
Breatheability: Cotton will hold moisture and keep you wet. New breatheable materials are far superior than cotton in that respect. Make certain that you change into ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can use a pad. Probably best to not use a tampon, to allow the cream to distribute through the vagina.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Yes: The question is whether this seems to have ameliorated the yeast infection? If it has you are in good shape and this should not be a problem in the f... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Family Medicine 48 years experience
Yellow discharge: requires a pelvic exam and bacterial culture. If you are sexually active and not using condoms get checked for STD exposure,
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Check your partner: Make sure you're completely cured and your husband or partner (s) should be treated (particularly if uncircumcised) as well or you may just "ping-pong... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Yeast infection: Bear in mind that yeast infections can be passed back and forth between sexual partners. Therefore your partner,if he has a yeast infection, should be... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Several factors: Several factors can cause a yeast infections- 1. Local balance of normal flora is disrupted, typically from the recent use of antibiotics; 2. Impaire... Read More
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