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can underwear cause yeast infections

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in 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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Cotton: Clean, dry, cotton underwear.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in 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 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saima Jehangir
19 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: As well as itch.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Yeast infection: No, it treats it.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Candida yeast infections are rather common and generally do not cause serious medical conditions in normal men and women, so such infections would not ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Vaginal candida: This vaginal moisturizer will not cause yeast infection, but by altering the acidity and other features of the normal vaginal tissues it may potential ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No but : Yeast can cause vaginal dryness but not the other way around.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
No, similar symptoms: Hemorrhoids don't cause yeast infections, but some of the symptoms can be similar, with anal irritation and itching. Don't guess at the diagnosis or t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It can: If your vaginal tissues are raw, the friction from penile penetration may cause discomfort or pain.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
No.: Condoms come out of the package sterile, they contain no bacteria, viruses, or yeast. A condom should only be used once of course!
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: A vaginal yeast infection is caused by the fungus candida.Your vagina naturally contains a balanced mix of yeast and bacteria.But disruption of the he ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yeast: Lactobacillus acidophilus is a bacteria that is a normal resident of the vagina in some women. It is not a yeast and does not cause yeast infection.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Any antibiotic...: ...Can contribute toward a yeast infection by removing competing bacteria.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Yeast overgrowth occurs from either infection or other medical conditions that change the usual ph of the area affected.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not typical: Typical symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are vaginal itching associated with a thick white clumpy discharge and redness. Numbness is not a typica ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Boelter
47 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: Unless other bacteria are involved.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not usually.: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, va ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me try to help: Yeast caused by yeast infection; herpes is virus. Sometimes yeast infection happens as complication to herpes.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Acyclovir is an antiviral agent. It is very specific to the molecular machinery of some herpes viruses. It does not suppress the immune system nor ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Rarely: Yeast infections usually only grow on the surface of mucous membranes (mouth, throat, vagina) ; skin. Rarely, they can migrate up the urethra ; cause ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Recurrent vaginal yeast infections do not cause vaginal cysts.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience in General Practice
Yes.: Cervicitis is essentially a generalized named for an inflammation or an infection of the cervix so this could be a yeast infection, a BV infection, or ... Read More

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