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Can Vaginal Yeast Infections Be Transmitted Through Oral Sex
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
Unlikely: If a woman has a vaginal yeast infection, it is unlikly that a man will develop an infection regardless ot the type of sexual encounter. Most women have some yeast present vaginally. Yeast is considered an infection when a ph balance or change in balance of natrual flora leads to an overgrowth of yeast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, yes: Yes, it can spread to the mouth or penis. In addition, the damaged skin in the area is more prone to bleeding and a secondary bacterial infection. You should treat the infection first to be on the safe side. ...Read more
I have a history of vaginal yeast infections as well as persistent UTIs. What lubricants would be safe to use for sex that wouldn't worsen these issue?
It's not lubricant: Lubricants aren't the problem; which one you use won't make any differencer (unless some symptoms might be allergy to lubricant). "Persistent" UTI should not occur; once diagnosed, cure usually isn't a problem. Recurrent yeast can be due to underlying health problems, especially diabetes. STDs can cause similar symptoms; get tested. Rather than worrying about lubricants, discuss w/ your doctor. ...Read more
Probably none: There are several otc vaginal yeast infection treatments available - most are multiple day vaginal creams. There is one that requires only one dose. One dose doesn't necessarily mean one day cure - it could take more than one day for the medication to be effective. Most of the otc yeast medications are effective about 70% of the time - if your symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more
It is possible: Risks have been identified and include mild gas and bloating, possible bacterial infection and possible overstimulation of the immune system in families with infants, the cost and taste may be prohibitive as well more serious concerns are potential changes in growth parameters of infants with large amounts of probiotic supplementation, unhealthy changes in metabolism. ...Read more
Intestinal yeast: Recurrent vaginal yeast is usually caused by yeast overgrowth in our intestines, known as intestinal candidiasis, a common side effect of antibiotics ; hormones.This is treated with a low starch diet, probiotics ; antifungal drugs or herbs. See http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/yeast-infection-symptoms_b_657354.Html ; http://bit.Ly/1aeoabl. ...Read more
Not healthier: You want to wear 100 % cotton underwear and wash that underwear at at least 140 degree Fahrenheit. ...Read more
I have had recurring vaginal yeast infections. Diflucan (fluconazole) and terzol work for a week or so but infection comes back. Nothing seems to help?
Are there any medications besides diflucan (fluconazole) or miconzole cream for vaginal yeast infections?
Because: It can affect both places; they are in close proximity. ...Read more
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