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Doctor insights on: Yeast Infections And Tampons

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Can you get a yeast infection from using a tampon?

Can you get a yeast infection from using a tampon?

Possibly: The longer the tampon is in place, or if the tampon dries you out too much it can irritate the tissues and make you more prone to getting a yeast infection, but does not actually cause it. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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How long does it take apple cider vinegar to get rid of my yeast infection after soaking a tampon in it and inserting twice a day?

How long does it take apple cider vinegar to get rid of my yeast infection after soaking a tampon in it and inserting twice a day?

No effect!: Apple cider vinegar WILL NOT affect your yeast and may even be harmful for your vagina. DO NOT continue this practice as your vaginal pH should not be more acidic than it is naturally and the vinegar may cause more harm than good. Please see a doctor and get real medication. ...Read more

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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

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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