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is it safe to shave your genitals while you have an outer yeast infection?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience Family Medicine
No: Shaving can create cuts in the skin and the infection can go into those cuts and spread.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
28 years experience Family Medicine
Not a good idea: Treat the yeast infection first with any of the over the counter yeast creams until you're satisfied that the infection is better, then shave if you need to do so.
Answered on Feb 25, 2017
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It's safe. I don't: think you should have a problem. Keep treating the yeast infection.
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