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Can you go swimming if you have a yeast infection

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Soon: As long as the infection is treated completely with oral or vaginal medication, it is ok to go swimming. But, get out of your wet bathing suit right a... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjhanswered
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Treatment: If the rash is beginning to improve on prescribed medication, then a short swim with a parent is fine. Avoid over immersion of the area for more than ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Yes,as long as it's : being treated and you dry off well ,immediately afterwards.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
A few tips: Change out of wet swim suits or dampened exercise clothes promptly. Avoid hot tubs & hot soaking baths (take showers). Wear pants that fit loosely, ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No problem. Consider some facts. The yeast involved is everywhere in the environment. It makes up at least 5% of the dry weight of poop and can be fou... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Bondar
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
It's not contagious : Yes, it's ok
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
?: It is unlikely that you will get a yeast infection from swimming. Depending on the hygienic conditions of the pool or lake, you may get certain kinds ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Others: Be sure to be checked for diabetes if you have not already. Try taking probiotics from the health food store as 2 caps three times daily for 1-2 week... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 41 years experience
Yes: yeast infections can be asymptomatic
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Yes: Yeast are there normally. Symptoms occur when they proliferate abnormally, often because an antibiotic has reduced the bacteria which compete with the... Read More