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A 20-year-old female asked:

Does an allergic reaction to a body wash, soap or shower gel cause a yeast infection in your vagina?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Possible: I definitely know people who have very sensitive genitalia to different chemicals including ones you just mentioned. Make sure you don't get those inside when you are showering. Try to use plain water. If you already have discharge/discomfort/symptoms, seek help, as you may need to have them treated.

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