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Can tampons cause yeast infection if worn too long?

Can tampons cause yeast infection if worn too long?

Would be more: Concerned about bacterial infection from this. Tampons should not be used if they aren't going to be regularly changed. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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Can a tampon cause a yeast infection? Or another type of infection?

Can a tampon cause a yeast infection?  Or another type of infection?

TEMPONS CAN CAUSE: Tempons are known to cause bacterial infections if kept too long and toxic shock syndrome, which is not so common and is rather rare, and if you use deodorised or scented tempons it increses the risk of yeast infection. ...Read more

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I started using tampons for the first time and now have a yeast infection. Can tampons cause this?

I started using tampons for the first time and now have a yeast infection. Can tampons cause this?

Not really: Tampons do not cause yeast infections directly. It is possible that in early use of these you somehow damaged the mucosa of your vagina and this predisposed to yeast infection, but just as possible this was purely coincidental. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put on a tampon with yeast infection?

Is it safe to put on a tampon with yeast infection?

Yeast infection: You can wear a tampon, but probably better not to since it may further irritate already irritated tissue. ...Read more

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Can I use tampons if i took canesten oral for my yeast infection ?

Yes: There is no information that the use of this medication means that you cannot use tampons. ...Read more

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Can y wear a tampon if u think you have a yeast infection but not using anything yet as far as creams?

Yeast and tampons: I suggest avoiding anything inside the vaginal area until the problems are checked and cleared up. ...Read more

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Last night was the last day of using the yeast infection cream. Is it okay to use tampons now, or should I wait a few days?

Tampons in yeast inf: Best to wait a few days for maximal comfort. You can take acidophilus or another supplement like Flor-a-Stor to prevent yeast recurrence, too. ...Read more

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Can u use a tampon with a yeast infection?

You can: Use a tampon when you have a yeast infection, but if you are treating the yeast with a vaginal cream it might block the treatment from clearing up the infection. Also because the vaginal tissue is usually irritated and inflamed with yeast a tampon might be uncomfortable. So a pad might be more comfortable. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more