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A 25-year-old female asked:

I took diflucan (fluconazole) wednesday and a dose today for a yeast infection. also used the nystatin/steroid cream bid. is it safe to have intercourse tomorrow?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Yes: But if your partner has not had antifungal cream on his penis it may be contaminated with Candida and he will re-colonize your vagina.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
You will be recolonized anyway, usually from your own colon and skin. A yeast problem is not usually an infection. It is an abnormal proliferation of yeast which are already present. The overgrowth of yeast may be due to antibiotic use or diabetes.
Sep 16, 2016
Last updated Sep 16, 2016


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