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Why Does My Wife Continue To Get Yeast Infections Is My Semen Feeding The Yeast
It's all about pH: Remember acid/base balance? The normal pH of a woman's vagina is 4.0. The pH of semen is 8.0 and of menstrual blood is 7.4. This is one of the questions I want to ask god when I meet him. A woman's vagina can be a petri dish for infections. Yeast is common but bacterial vaginal infections are 10x more common due to the above referenced pH imbalance. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
My husband is an alcoholic, I've noticed that every time we have sex I get a yeast infection. Can he have excessive build up of yeast and pass the infection to me through his semen? I have waited for months before I have sex and as soon as I do, two days
You are a carrier?: Yeast generally is not transmitted between sex partners. More likely, you carry it in your vagina and physical contact or mild irritation from sex triggers symptoms. Maybe try staying ahead of it with once weekly OTC fluconazole (Diflucan®). If it doesn't work, see gyn to confirm the diagnosis and make sure no underlying problem like diabetes. This has nothing to do w/ husband's alcohol problem. ...Read more
I have HPV & I get BV & yeast infections too often! I mostly notice the BV after intercourse with husband. Is it his semen causing this along with hpv?
Can a male yeast infection cause thick gelatinous semen and very easily irritated redness under tip of penis?
My wife is breast feeding our 2 week old. What are the signs/symptoms of yeast infection of the breast that would require systemic prescription vs topical rx?
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It may help in some: It is claimed that it is helpful and may help some and used by some, but not always effective. ...Read more
Will putting fruit in non sweetened yogurt with acidophilus feed the yeast i my body?! Or does it matter. Trying to get rid of yeast infection.
No: In a healthy person who does not have a medical problem such as diabetes, eating yogurt with fruit should not affect the ability of the yogurt to help with a yeast infection. However, eating yogurt with live cultures only does not always treat a yeast infection. Often topical or oral medications are needed to clear a yeast infection. See your physician to treat this if it is not improving. ...Read more
Can my wife get a bacterial infection or a yeast infection by having doggystle sexual intercourse?
No: Men do not usually need to be treated unless the infection is reccurent or they are symptomatic. ...Read more
Can anything serious happen from me having intercourse with my wife if she has a yeast infection?
No: However, she will be "itching" to see her gyn afterwards. ...Read more
Chafing on balls, could this be a yeast infection?
My wife and I had sex while she had a yeast infection without protection.
Little or no risk: Maybe a non-yeast fungal infection. (Yeast is a type of fungus, but other fungus types usually cause non-genital skin infections.) Not eastily transmitted to others. And the fungus maybe present for months before rash started, so your wife has already been repeatedly exposed. Probably no point in changing sleep arrangements at this time. Check with the doctor treating you if you remain in doubt. ...Read more
My WBC was 11.4 can a yeast infection cause this? All my other numbers are perfect. Always battling yeast infection thanks to my wife.
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your count is not abnormal and it is not likely that you are catching yeast from your wife, even if she has it. Yeast is in the air.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I noticed when I milk my penis, a discharge apears once in the morning, my wife has had a yeast infection, could this be it?
Probably not...: Somehow, fungus has never been reported to cause urethritis. Hence, clear urethral discharge suggests either chlamydia infection or residual liquefied semen after ejaculation. If no symptoms, test urine to assure no chlamydia infection before taking antibiotics; if symptomatic, may be treated empirically and see or tested. Otherwise, leave it alone, wait, and see. ...Read more
Wound care: Gently cleanse the glans penis with baby shampoo and warm water. Rinse off all shampoo. Pat the area dry. Apply thin layer of aloe Vera and let it dry. Do this twice a day till healed. ...Read more
Wife always has yeast infection. Past 3 days I feel like Uribe is stuck in urethra after urinating. No burning only discomfort after urinating. Yeast?
Urethral stricture?: Recurrent vaginal yeast infections are common in some women. Usually they can be prevented, e.g. with a weekly dose of fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. Yeast but possibly urethral symptoms. "Urine stuck" sounds like a possible urethral stricture, whick is not caused by yeast. Best for you both to see your doctors) professional evaluation and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
Time ago my wife gave me a yeast infection. Doctor gave a cream went away. Now again my penis smells even if washed and have red dots on tip. Help.?
Me= yeast infection for 3 mos. Tried creams, boric acid, Candida diet, probiotics, garlic, etc. Taking iron pills 4 anemia- could that be feeding it?
Yeast infection: You do not say whether you have used anti-fungals in your treatment, either topically or orally. That is the best way to treat Candida vulvovaginitis. Iron is highly unlikely to have anything to do with this. If you persist despite this you may be being reinfected by your sexual partner and they could be treated as well. If still an issue make sure your immune system is intact. Good luck. ...Read more
Breast feeding while using can I breastfeed my five month old while taking terconazole cream 0.4% (for yeast infection)?
According to the lactmed database the safety of terconazole vaginal cream is unknown for breastfeeding mothers. The recommendation is to use another drug
if the baby is a newborn or premature. An alternative is Clotrimazole vaginal cream, this can be bought over the counter and is unlikely to cause any adverse affects in a breastfed baby.
You can also discuss this further with your doctor or pharmacist.
Take care. ...Read more
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