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Is it okay to shave while you have a yeast infection

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology 24 years experience
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.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
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
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: Shaving can create cuts in the skin and the infection can go into those cuts and spread.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Infection, call doc: Superficial irritation and microcopic skin injury from shaving have allowed a bacteria like staph, strep, or other to take hold and cause superficial ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Hard to tell.: But if you develop white "cottage cheese" type discharge, yes, that would be typical symptoms. Get to a doctor for more precise diagnosis.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It could be all 3: It could be a urinary tract infection, yeast infection, or vulvar irritation from nicks and cuts from shaving. See a md who can clarify the problem if... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Good hygiene.: Any infection can be spread, whether a fungus, virus, bacteria or parasite, not only to other parts of the body but to others. Practice good hygiene.... Read More
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