A 38-year-old female asked:
my husband is taking penicillan for tooth, can that cause me to get a yeast infection durning intercourse?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Greg Rubin answered
37 years experience Dentistry
No.: His penicyllin.......No.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. James Merrett answered
29 years experience Dentistry
Pen and yeast inf.: The short answer is no. You can get a yeast infection if you take his penicillin. However, you can get a yeast infection just from having sex. The penicillin will have nothing to do with it unless you take the medication orally.
Answered on Aug 28, 2012
Dr. James Ferguson answered
46 years experience Pediatrics
Never: You get yeast infections when you are contaminated by yeast, which is present in your stool & the environment. If people take a lot of abx, they can change the balance of good bacteria in their gut/body and allow yeast more room to grow. Your spouses penicillin has nothing to do with your risk of a yeast infection. Intercourse that may allow cross contamination with stool can increase risk of inf.
Answered on Mar 13, 2020
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