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Doctor insights on: Can You Go Swimming If You Have A Yeast Infection

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How long before you can go swimming after you have a yeast infection?

How long before you can go swimming after you have a yeast infection?

Soon: As long as the infection is treated completely with oral or vaginal medication, it is ok to go swimming. But, get out of your wet bathing suit right after swimming. Sitting around in a wet bathing suit can lead to recurrent infection.

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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What are ways to keep from getting a yeast infection after swimming?

What are ways to keep from getting a yeast infection after swimming?

A few tips: Change out of wet swim suits or dampened exercise clothes promptly. Avoid hot tubs & hot soaking baths (take showers). Wear pants that fit loosely, not ones that hug the crotch. Always wipe front to back (urination or defecation).

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How to know if you have a yeast infection?

Medical eval: Can lead to accurate diagnosis. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent.

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What to do if you have a yeast infection that won't go away, its been 6 months, even though you've tried everything.?

What to do if you have a yeast infection that won't go away, its been 6 months, even though you've tried everything.?

Others: Be sure to be checked for diabetes if you have not already. Try taking probiotics from the health food store as 2 caps three times daily for 1-2 weeks then daily. Often times yeast infections can come from chronic contamination from the bowels. Taking probiotics will run them off. Make sure you are not suffering chemical irritation from bubble baths or chemical soaps.

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Can you have a yeast infection without itching or discharge?

Can you have a yeast infection without itching or discharge?

Yes: Yeast are there normally. Symptoms occur when they proliferate abnormally, often because an antibiotic has reduced the bacteria which compete with the yeast.

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Cant afford office visit. But how do you if you have a yeast infection?

Cant afford office visit. But how do you if you have a yeast infection?

Burning, itching,,,: A yeast infection of the vagina or vulva may cause severe itching, burning, soreness, irritation, and a whitish or whitish-gray cottage cheese-like discharge, often with a curd-like appearance. In the clinic, etc. Diagnosis is done with a scraping or swab of the area placed on a microscope slide, which is treated with KOH dissolving the cells and leaving the candida yeast cells.

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Can you have a yeast infection with just white thick discharge? No itch or burning

Can you have a yeast infection with just white thick discharge? No itch or burning

Yes: Infection is the invasion of a host organism's body tissues by disease-causing agents, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to these organisms and the toxins they produce whereas colonization is when this specie populates and occupy the area. So you can have the discharge in colonization which often leads to the infection. You may have no symptoms but a doctor may find tissue rxt

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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.

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Can you have a yeast infection without the white dis-charge. I have extra clear fluid/itching on and off but no white dis-charge yet.?

Yes: It is possible to heave a yeast infection without the white discharge, especially if you have recently been on antibiotics or steroids.

Yeast (Definition)

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