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Doctor insights on: Can Underwear Cause Yeast Infections

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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Are cotton underwear better than no underwear for preventing yeast infections?

Are cotton underwear better than no underwear for preventing yeast infections?

Probably won't help: Vaginal yeast infections and underwear, tight clothing, etc is mostly urban myth. It may make a difference once in a while, but not in most women. If not yet checked for underlying problems that promote yeast, e.g. diabetes, do that. Assuming no special cause, the best approach may be a once weekly dose of oral fluconazole (Diflucan®), usually very effective in prevention. Discuss with your PCP. ...Read more

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Is it healthier to NOT wear underwear to avoid vaginal yeast infections? Why or why not?

Not healthier: You want to wear 100 % cotton underwear and wash that underwear at at least 140 degree Fahrenheit. ...Read more

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Wwhen having a yeast infection, should you wear tight underwear and or jeans?

No: Yeast like sugar and moisture. Wearing tight occlusive clothing trap the sweat and moisture and make an environment for it to grow more. It also makes it more uncomfortable! ...Read more

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I've heard that runners should wear synthetic underwear, but i'm prone to yeast infections. Will the synthetic fabric be an issue or is cotton better?

Breatheability: Cotton will hold moisture and keep you wet. New breatheable materials are far superior than cotton in that respect. Make certain that you change into clean dry underwear as soon as you are done running, don't let them dry on you. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear a pad when i insert Monistat for a yeast infection to prevent it from getting on my underwear?

Is it okay to wear a pad when i insert Monistat for a yeast infection to prevent it from getting on my underwear?

Yes: Yes, you can use a pad. Probably best to not use a tampon, to allow the cream to distribute through the vagina. ...Read more

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How come icant get rid of yeast infection i wash with water 2 daily eat plain yogurt probiotics change underwear when damp had for over 3 months now?

How come icant get rid of yeast infection i wash with water 2 daily eat plain yogurt probiotics change underwear when damp had for over 3 months now?

Yeast: Some people are very prone to yeast but other infections can cause similar symptoms. Have your gyn culture and make sure and consider medication in addition to lifestyle. ...Read more

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My underwear have cotton fabric where my vagina is. Does this count as cotton underwear? Looking to stop getting yeast infections

Yes: Yes, as long as you don't have synthetic underwear touching the vaginal area directly you should be okay. Some of the newer underwears which are synthetic are much more "breathable" so those are okay as well.

Diet is another factor, make sure you aren't consuming too many simple carbs/sugars. ...Read more

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I used clotrimazole vaginal tablets last night for my yeast infection. Today some of the pill stuff comes out on to my underwear. Is that ok?

Yes: The question is whether this seems to have ameliorated the yeast infection? If it has you are in good shape and this should not be a problem in the future. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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I have reoccuring yeast infections, im not diabetic, im not HIV positive, i drink water, i only wear cotton underwear. Whats wrong?

I have reoccuring yeast infections, im not diabetic, im not HIV positive, i drink water, i only wear cotton underwear. Whats wrong?

Check your partner: Make sure you're completely cured and your husband or partner (s) should be treated (particularly if uncircumcised) as well or you may just "ping-pong" the infection back and forth forever. ...Read more

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What can cause a yeast infection?

Several factors: Several factors can cause a yeast infections-
1. Local balance of normal flora is disrupted, typically from the recent use of antibiotics; 2. Impaired immunity- this may be due to steroid use or having other illnesses such as diabetes or hiv; 3. Misdiagnosis of symptoms in the absence of yeast from testing- adverse drug effects can be mistaken as a yeast infection. ...Read more

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What is yeast infection caused by?

What is yeast infection caused by?

Candida: It is caused by one of several fungi of the genus candida. The most common is candida albicans. There are other types of yeasts that do not cause vaginal infections but do cause infectons elsewhere such as the blood. ...Read more

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What is a yeast infection caused from?

What is a yeast infection caused from?

Immunocom: Immunocompromised patients and patinets on antibiotics, may also result from xerostoma and poorly fitting dentures and partials. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes you to get a yeast infection?

Please tell me what causes you to get a yeast infection?

Yeast sites vary: Yeast infections usually occur in the oral passages, vagina, foreskin and penis, and in the skin where there are creases( armpits, groin, breasts). Taking antibiotics kills the good bacteria allowing the yeast to grow. High blood sugar and taking cortisone type medications also favor yeast growth. Yeast can be transmitted during sexual actvity as well. Warm moist areas favor yeast growth. ...Read more

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What causes vigan itching when you don't have yeast infection?

What causes vigan itching when you don't have yeast infection?

There are: many many other reasons for vaginal itching including but not limited to DRYNESS and estrogen deficiency! This needs the attention of your GYN specialist

Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What causes yeast infections?

What causes yeast infections?

Candida (overgrowth): Candida is the usual cause of yeast infections in a person. Candida is always in or on our bodies, in small amounts that are invisible. Candida lives with us, normally. It causes symptoms if it invades into parts of our bodies where candida is not supposed to go, or it causes symptoms if it is indeed staying where it should but is overgrowing in large amounts (such as with oral or vaginal thrush). ...Read more

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Can replens cause yeast infection?

Can replens cause yeast infection?

Vaginal candida: This vaginal moisturizer will not cause yeast infection, but by altering the acidity and other features of the normal vaginal tissues it may potentially increase the likelihood that yeasts (candida albicans) may grow out. ...Read more

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Could stress cause yeast infection ?

Yes: Severe or chronic stress is known to have a negative effect on the immune system and could plausibly increase the likelihood of getting a yeast infection. Additionally, there have been some studies which support the link between stress and vaginal yeast infections. ...Read more

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What causes cronic yeast infections?

What causes cronic yeast infections?

Several factors: Several factors can cause chronic yeast infections-
1. Local balance of normal flora is disrupted, typically from the recent user of antibiotics; 2. Impaired immunity- this may be due to steroid use or having other illnesses such as hiv; 3. Misdiagnosis of symptoms in the absence of yeast from testing- adverse drug effects can be mistaken as a yeast infection. Consult your gyn or id specialist. ...Read more

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Can acyclavair cause yeast infection?

Can acyclavair cause yeast infection?

No: Acyclovir is an antiviral agent. It is very specific to the molecular machinery of some herpes viruses. It does not suppress the immune system nor does it increase the liklihood of a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause anal itch?

Yes: The skin and soft tissues react to the yeast by producing rash and sometimes discharge. They can be very itchy. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause foul yeast infection?

No: They are 2 different things. Each is treatable but different. STOP TAKING FOLIC ACID UNTIL YOU GET A BLOOD TEST FOR B12. Why take such a huge dose, anyway? ...Read more

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Can hemrrhoids cause yeast infections?

No, similar symptoms: Hemorrhoids don't cause yeast infections, but some of the symptoms can be similar, with anal irritation and itching. Don't guess at the diagnosis or treatment; better to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes yeast infections in women?

Cool and Dry: Anything that increases moisture or heat in the vaginal area can increase your risk of yeast. Avoid the bathtub, wear cotton underware or none at all, avoid panty hose, skinny pants and staying in a wet swimsuit. Wear more skirts. Diet can help as well. Eating dairy with active, live cultures can help vaginal, bladder and colon health. Dannon, activia and greek yougurts as well as kefir may help. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause cervicitis?

Can a yeast infection cause cervicitis?

Yes.: Cervicitis is essentially a generalized named for an inflammation or an infection of the cervix so this could be a yeast infection, a BV infection, or a STD such as gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas.
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What causes a yeast infection after sex?

What causes a yeast infection after sex?

Yeast infections: are very common with or without sex. If you get them after sex, make certain that you empty your bladder soon after intercourse. Douching is not recommended. Adding probiotic foods to your diet like yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchee or aged cheeses can promote the growth of healthy bacteria. Recurrent yeast infections may occur in people with diabetes, so it's worth having that checked too. ...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