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Every time me and my husband have intercourse I get a yeast infection, how can I prevent this?

Every time me and my husband have intercourse I get a yeast infection, how can I prevent this?

May not be yeast: If you have burning and itching after intercourse this could be something called vulvdynia. You need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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


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Since nov 2011, every time I have sex with my husband, I get a yeast infection. My husband also took a pill against this but I still get yeast.?

Since nov 2011, every time I have sex with my husband, I get a yeast infection. My husband also took a pill against this but I still get yeast.?

Complicated: Although your husband had oral medication against candida it is unlikely that this cleared the organism from the surface of the skin where it can stay without symptoms. You should be treated with Fluconazole through one period while your husband is using a topical antifungal on his penis twice a day for a week to 10 days. Try that and if it does not work, write back. Good luck and happy newyear. ...Read more

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I want to understand what are the causes of reoccurring yeast infections? I keep myself clean daily. Every time I have sexual intercourse with my husband I get a yeast infection.

I want to understand what are the causes of reoccurring yeast infections? I keep myself clean daily. Every time I have sexual intercourse with my husband I get a yeast infection.

Possible causes: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called Candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching.
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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

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

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Can my husband get a yeast infection in his mouth if I have never had a yeast infection?

Yes he can.: Infections by 'candida albicans' (more commonly, a yeast infection) can occur anywhere on a person where it is dark and moist, including mouth, vagina, and underneath large areas of sagging skin. While vaginal yeast infections are fairly common, persons with diabetes or with an immune deficiency of some sort are more prone to oral candidiasis. See a doctor for this condition, as it is treatable. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can sex with my husband while he undergoing chemo cause me to get a yeast infection?

Help plz! Can sex with my husband while he undergoing chemo cause me to get a yeast infection?

No: It would be a great time for you to focus on closeness and maintaining your loving relationship. ...Read more

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My husband is taking penicillan for tooth, can that cause me to get a yeast infection durning intercourse?

Pen and yeast inf.: The short answer is no. You can get a yeast infection if you take his penicillin. However, you can get a yeast infection just from having sex. The penicillin will have nothing to do with it unless you take the medication orally. ...Read more

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If I have a yeast infection and I have intercourse w my husband can he get it? What if he washes himself after?

Unlikely: Most men don't easily get yeast infections unless they are uncircumcised and don't clean the skin correctly. Or if they are diabetic or their immune system does not function correctly they may be more prone. Hope this helps, stay well ...Read more

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Husband has fungal infec on back ongoing. Intercourse I get yeast infection, is this related?

Husband has fungal infec on back ongoing. Intercourse I get yeast infection, is this related?

Fungus: If your husband has a fungal infection, althouhg it seems primarily on his back he could have elswhere on body. Yes, I think this might be related especially if it is a recurrent problem. ...Read more

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Headaches with eye fluid with yeast infection three days later after sex with husband. I have notice that when my husband is arouse before sex his penis drips a fishy odor clear fluid. Three days after we have regular sex I get a migraine with cold in my

Headaches with eye fluid with yeast infection three days later after sex with husband. I have notice that when my husband is arouse before sex his penis drips a fishy odor clear fluid. Three days after we have regular sex I get a migraine with cold in my

Need more info: I can only speak to the migraine issue here. Actually your question was cut off in mid-sentence so I really cannot answer it specifically.
However, I have had patients that get facial pain after performing oral sex, due to postural issues as well as referred pain from oral neck and shoulder muscles that will make the head and facial areas highly uncomfortable. ...Read more

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How do I get a yeast infection?

How do I get a yeast infection?

Easy: We are all colonized with yeast, usually candida albicans. If your immunity is profoundly reduced, or if the acidity and other factors in the vaginal barrel are right you may get it. Babies frequently get thrush which is yeast infection in the mouth, and people may get secondary yeast infections after treatment with antibiotics reduces the bacteria which previously inhibited the yeast growth. ...Read more

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How did I get a yeast infection from my boyfriend?

How did I get a yeast infection from my boyfriend?

Normal flora: We are all colonized with bacteria and fungi (we are buggy!). The organisms can be transmitted a via skin to skin contact. If your so had inflammation of the head of the penis (balnitis) this needs trestment; if he is uncircumcised he may well have a chronic asymptomatic low grade infection that needs treatment. You as we'll carry these organisms and may be translocating your own flora. ...Read more

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Why did I get a yeast infection and then BV all the time?

Why did I get a yeast infection and then BV all the time?

PH imbalances: Yeast or BV infections occur when the vaginal ph changes from it's normal slightly acidic range of 4-4.5. Antibiotics, stress, dietary changes, certain medications can disrupt this balance. This can allow the normal populations of yeast or gardnerella bacteria to overproliferate and cause yeast or bv. Some women have luck using nutritional supplements with acidophilus, probiotics, garlic. ...Read more

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Can I get a yeast infection from my partner?

Can I get a yeast infection from my partner?

Yes, even though: It is not a sexually transmitted disease it can be transmitted via intimate contact. ...Read more

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I get a yeast infection every month, I have one now && I was wondering what's going on?

I get a yeast infection every month, I have one now && I was wondering what's going on?

Other Problems: Patient with recurrent yeast infection should be taken more seriously if there is any antibiotics given recently. Some yeast infections are resistant to conventional over the counter treatment. Patient should be tested for the kind of yeast before treatment. ...Read more

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If I give my bf a blowjob and he then puts it in without protection, can I get a yeast infection?

Of Course: And also std's, etc. Make sure you know him very well, ie, his sexual history and disease history before you do. The same goes for him about you. Be safe! ...Read more

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My bf comes home every 6months. Everytime, I get a yeast infection after a week of sex. I've been checked & im clean. How can I stop this?

My bf comes home every 6months. Everytime, I get a yeast infection after a week of sex. I've been checked & im clean. How can I stop this?

Frequent sex: When intercourse occurs episodically (q6months) but "feverishly", the vaginal ph (acidity/alkalinity) changes and the good bacteria (doderlein's) that are responsible for keeping the pH slighly acid (4.5 to 5.5) cannot recover fast enough since semen is alkaline in nature. Yeast like warm moist alkaline conditions, so keep the vulvar area dry and wear cotton underclothing post-sex. ...Read more

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Can I get a yeast infection just from having sex?

Yes: Theoretically, anything that alters the vaginal ecosystem/flora can predispose someone to a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Why do I get a yeast infection after sex?

Why do I get a yeast infection after sex?

Definitely yeast?: Are you sure it's a yeast infection? You may need to get checked to see if it's something else. You don't get yeast infections from sex. You have yeast in the vagina, but it it suppressed by your vagina's normal bacterial flora. If something happens to the normal bacteria, yeast will then overgrow, causing symptoms. Probiotics, such as yogurt, can replenish the normal bacteria. Don't douche. ...Read more

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Can I get a yeast infection under my breasts?

Can I get a yeast infection under my breasts?

Yes: Especially is there is a lot of moisture. ...Read more

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Every time I'm on antibiotics I get a yeast infection?

Every time I'm on antibiotics I get a yeast infection?

Recurrent yeast...: ...can be prevented. Antibiotics can trigger vaginal yeast infections (and sometimes elsewhere, such as the mouth, anus). It may be posslble to prevent them with vaginal or oral treatment. Oral is easiest, a single dose of fluconazole (Diflucan®) by mouth, either at start of antibiotic treatment, or once a week to prevent recurrent infections. Discuss it with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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How come I get a yeast infection the week after my period.?

Predisposing Factors: Pregnancy, diabetes, use of broad spectrum antibiotics and steroids can predispose you to yeast infections but the risks can also be increased with occlusive clothing, heat and moisture. Make sure to avoid all these and have your blood sugar checked. ...Read more

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Why do I get a yeast infection a week before each period?

PH changes: The pH of the vagina can change for a variety of reasons. To prevent yeast infections and bacterial overgrowths as a result, take a good probiotic daily. Natren makes gy-na-tren, which my patients really like. Read more at:
http://www. Drfinke. Com/2011/08/11/bacteria-and-your-body-its-a-good-thing/. ...Read more

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How soon after starting a dose antibiotics can I get a yeast infection?

How soon after starting a dose antibiotics can I get a yeast infection?

Hard to say: Taking antibiotics doesn't give you a yeast infection. The yeast are already there, but if you kill off enough germs in your gut or on the skin surface it allows them more access to territory/food so they may emerge as a problem. It takes at least a few days to start the process. If you take probiotics (good germ colonies) at the same time you may avoid it. ...Read more

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Can I get a yeast infection if my partner had sex with someone else and then had sex with me?

Can I get a yeast infection if my partner had sex with someone else and then had sex with me?

Not because of that: You can get a yeast infection because they are incredibly common but not for that reason; I don't consider yeast infections contagious because we all have yeast (candida albicans) already living on our skin, in our intestines and most women probably have a bit vaginally; whether it progresses to an infection has more to do with your diet, immune health, antibiotic use ; balance of other flora. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more