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is it okay to shave while you have a yeast infection

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Yeast infection: I am assuming you mean your genitalia? If you are being treated, the risk of furthering infection would be minimal, but best to wait until the infecti ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Candidal vaginitis: I am assuming you mean your genitalia? If you are being treated, the risk of furthering infection would be minimal, but best to wait until the infecti ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
consider waiting: Until course of treatment is complete and ensure that the area to be treated is not swollen, red, hot or sore. Otherwise yeast can be spread to your ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Yeast infection: It would probably be a good idea to hold off shaving any area of skin in which yeast infection is occurring, since shaving creates breaks in the skin ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Don't self treat a yeast infection unless you are certain of the diagnosis. At your age of 16, it is unlikely you've had many yeast infections and the ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Shaving OK, any soap: Shaving should be OK during a vaginal yeast infection. Any soap is just fine in the genital area. Just don't douche (with any kind of product), which ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
23 years experience Gynecology
Keep clean: Keep area clean and dry. You can try an over the counter yeast medication but if no improvement or worsening of symptoms then see a doctor.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fix infection first: I would suggest getting the yeast infection treated before shaving the area. It is not likely to be very comfortable shaving if the area is infected. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Would never try to: Shave the vagina or the labia. These tissues are very delicate and could be injured. If you elect to shave pubic hair it would be prudent to do so aft ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unusual for males : A yeast infection is a bit unusual for males regardless if you shave or not. The yeast are always present in poo & with normal hygiene practices, the ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Satloff
40 years experience Pain Management
More likely: it is more likely that if you developed a yeast infection, that either your body was already harboring the yeast or that the razor was harboring the y ... Read More
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