Lehigh Acres, FL
A 21-year-old female asked:
What are some ways to stop yeast infections if there are no sexual activity going on?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 30 years experience
See answer: Yeast infections are truly not sexually transmitted infections. A high sugar concentration in the urine (so eating a lot of carbohydrates and sweets, which can cause a sugary urine, may promote yeast infections (which is why they are more common in diabetics). Antibiotics, can affect the normal balance and cause yeast overgrowth too, so be aware of that. Some women r just more prone than others.
4.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 29, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.