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I don't wear underwear, can i get a yeast infection under my stomach, (not on or in my vagina) from not wearing underwear?

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Not necessarily.: Yeast infections under the stomach are usually a result of a large tummy that hangs down and creates a warm, moist space for yeast to thrive. On the other hand, wearing undies & changing them every day is good general hygiene.
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology 23 years experience
Yeast infections: thrive in moist environments. If the region under your stomach is prone to sweating or moisture, then that can create an environment friendly to yeast. If cotton underwear keeps the area dry, then yes, underwear could help to reduce yeast. But as long as the area is dry and hygienic, underwear or lack thereof shouldn't much matter.

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