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Can vaginal yeast infections be transmitted through oral sex?

Can vaginal yeast infections be transmitted through oral sex?

Not likely.: That would assume your partner had oral candida. This would be rare. Some women simply have more problems with vaginal yeast infection, probably because of their own immune response to fungi. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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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If a female has a vaginal yeast infection can the guy get it if she gives oral sex?

If a female has a vaginal yeast infection can the guy get it if she gives oral sex?

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 more

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Is it okay to have sex and oral sex with a female vaginal yeast infection? Or could it spread?

Is it okay to have sex and oral sex with a female vaginal yeast infection? Or could it spread?

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

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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?

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

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What OTC drugs cure vaginal yeast infections in one day?

What OTC drugs cure vaginal yeast infections in one day?

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

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I've noticed an increase in vaginal yeast infections since i've started biologics/chemotherapy. Is this normal?

It is possible: I am sorry you have to be on chemo at such a tender young age. Chemo will affect your immune system and make you more susceptible to infections, including vaginal and oral yeast infections. Make sure your doc knows. Best to you and god bless. ...Read more

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Do fibre bran kellogs/cereals cause vaginal yeast infections?

I am aware of no: Connection between this cereal and yeast. However, sugar feeds yeast. So if you eat a lot of high sugar foods that could impact yeast growth. ...Read more

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Can having frequent vaginal yeast infections mean you have hiv?

Can having frequent vaginal yeast infections mean you have hiv?

HIV: Possibly, but this would also mean that you were either having symptomatic acute HIV syndrome or that you got HIV infection years ago and are now showing immune deficiency. If you think you have been exposed to HIV the best thing to do is to go and get tested. ...Read more

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Are probiotics good to help keep away vaginal yeast infections?

Are probiotics good to help keep away vaginal yeast infections?

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

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What can cause recurring vaginal yeast infections even with the use of probiotic?

What can cause recurring vaginal yeast infections even with the use of probiotic?

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

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Can empirically treating vaginal yeast infections create resistances to antifungals?

Resistance: That potential is always present. What is more disturbing, however, is that you may be using antifungal medication against conditions not really due to yeast infection. ...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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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?

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 you diabetic?: See your doctor to check for problems that can predispose to yeast infections;e.g., immune problems, diabetes, heavy or repeated use of broad spectrum antibiotics. Your doctor can run screening lab tests to check on why you have chronic yeast infections. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can vaginal yeast infections cause bladder pain?

Hello doctors, can vaginal yeast infections cause bladder pain?

Referred pain: Sometimes if you have a bad yeast infection it may cause some bladder discomfort but you should see a doctor for a urine culture. ...Read more

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Are there any medications besides diflucan (fluconazole) or miconzole cream for vaginal yeast infections?

Here are some OTC's.: Over- the – counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. ...Read more

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Does butenafine work better than clotrimazole for recurring vaginal yeast infections?

Does butenafine work better than clotrimazole for recurring vaginal yeast infections?

Both are anti-: Fungals great for "jock itch" but completely ineffective against a yeast, Candida Albicans that needs a different product. Nizoral/ketoconazole or monistat. ...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