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can underwear cause yeast infections

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
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
43 years experience Dermatology
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
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cotton: Clean, dry, cotton underwear.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
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
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saima Jehangir
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Yeast grows in dark , warm, moist places. Best to wear cotton underwear and loose fitting clothes.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
40 years experience Gynecology
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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not healthier: You want to wear 100 % cotton underwear and wash that underwear at at least 140 degree Fahrenheit.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
22 years experience Fertility Medicine
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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yeast: Some people are very prone to yeast but other infections can cause similar symptoms. Have your gyn culture and make sure and consider medication in ad ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, as long as you don't have synthetic underwear touching the vaginal area directly you should be okay. Some of the newer underwears which are synth ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
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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