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Is it okay to take a bath if you have a yeast infection?

Is it okay to take a bath if you have a yeast infection?

Opt for shower: Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. Avoid hot tubs & hot soaking baths (opt for showers instead). ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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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Is it possible to spread a yeast infection if taking a bath with another woman?

Is it possible to spread a yeast infection if taking a bath with another woman?

Candidal infection: No. Yeast infections are not std's (sexually transmitted diseases). Most common cause is a weak immune system. Risk of yeast infection raised in: stress/lack or sleep, illness/diseases; hormonal changes during period, certain meds like antibiotics, and poor eating habits. Bathing in extremely hot baths/hot tubs may increase the risk for yeast vaginal infections. ...Read more

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Can my daughter get yeast infection if I take bath with her while I have it? She is 7 months old

Can my daughter get yeast infection if I take bath with her while I have it? She is 7 months old

Possible.: Yeast infection in adult women have different risk factors, like Diabetes, use of antibiotics or steroids, pregnancy, constrictive nonporous under garments, immunocompromise, use of IUD. Children are also colonised easily especially with presence of diarrhoea and use of antibiotics. Use of disposable diapers makes it very likely. As you already have it, infant can get easily colonised. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have a bath with my baby when I have a yeast infection?

Is it okay to have a bath with my baby when I have a yeast infection?

Avoid: During an infection, it is best not to bathe with the baby. Infections can be spread this way. If your infant develops a coating on the tongue called 'thrush' it may be related to yeast. It looks like a white flaky coating which also may involve the palate and inner lining of the mouth. ...Read more

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Could soaking in a bubble bath cause a yeast infection?

May be: Yeast or fungus grow in areas which are damp or moist. Always keep skin clean and dry after the shower. ...Read more

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Can you put Bepanthen in/on your vagina? I have a yeast infection and don't really know what todo I have tried taking a bath and showering cold n hot.

Can you put Bepanthen in/on your vagina? I have a yeast infection and don't really know what todo I have tried taking a bath and showering cold n hot.

Yeast infection: This diaper rash ointment will not be likely to have any effect on yeast vulvovaginitis. There are numerous products over the counter, and your friendly pharmacist can help, or if these are not effective see your family doctor. Sweden has a great health care system ...Read more

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Can I soak in Epsom salt bath during pregnancy to help treat yeast infection?

Can I soak in Epsom salt bath during pregnancy to help treat yeast infection?

Epsom=Jetsam: Quote: " As an ideal means of relieving stress at the end of a hard day, two cups of Epsom salts in a tub of hot water can help to soothe jangled nerves and restore a sense of well being."-- I suspect the Epsom Salts will be doing the same for the yeast. In other words, when you get out of your relaxing bath, use a medication recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection and used monistat 1 day to cure it. After 3 to 4 days it’s gone. I took a bath in dawn dish soap and the next day i’m itching

I had a yeast infection and used monistat 1 day to cure it. After 3 to 4 days it’s gone. I took a bath in dawn dish soap and the next day i’m itching

You should not: Use dish soap for baths, only mild soaps with moisturizers like Dove or Aveeno. This is especially true for the mucosal surfaces of your body, since they can get "allergic" or inflamed from drying agents like dish soap. If you are concerned about infections in the nether regions, keep an extra healthy lifestyle and only use mild cleansers in order not to change your vaginal pH too much. ...Read more

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It itches before I start my period. A couple of months ago I had a yeast infection I don't think its that because when I took a bath vinegar it stop?

It itches before I start my period. A couple of months ago I had a yeast infection I don't think its that because when I took a bath vinegar it stop?

Maybe not yeast...: Vinegar doesn't work against yeast infections (or anything else); if the itching improved with a vinegar "bath" it was probably just a coincidence. You may or may not have a yeast infection; other things also can cause genital itching. See a doctor for professional diagnosis and recommended treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Vagina extremely sore, swollen, and red after epsom salt bath. Could I already have a yeast infection or could it be an allergic reaction?

Vagina extremely sore, swollen, and red after epsom salt bath. Could I already have a yeast infection or could it be an allergic reaction?

Irritation: The question we need to know is why were you taking the epsom salt bath in the first place. If the bath was used to treat an infection, then the epsom salt might just have aggravated it. On the other hand, if you put in too much salt in, then you can an irritation from the salt itself. ...Read more

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Can tea tree oil in the bath tub help clear up a yeast infection in a baby?

Can tea tree oil in the bath tub help clear up a yeast infection in a baby?

I wold not do this.: In a baby, I would avoid this substance. It could be very unconfortable for a baby and there is not reason to do such. There are much better ways to treat a yeast infection. ...Read more

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What are the effective ways to take care of yeast infection in women?

Options: If this is your first possible yeast infection or if you are not sure if you have a yeast infection – see your physician. If over the counter meds don’t work that would be another reason to see your physician. Your physician could prescribe Diflucan (fluconazole) which is an oral antifungal medication that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). Another option is a vaginal cream. ...Read more

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If my lady has yeast infection and she takes monistat. Milky discharge is gone but itching is still there. What could this be?

If my lady has yeast infection and she takes monistat. Milky discharge is gone but itching is still there. What could this be?

Persistent infection: She may have a partially treated yeast infection or a dermatitis (skin inflammation) as a result of the recent infection. A visit to her medical provider and an exam should determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...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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Do bubble baths and bath bombs cause UTIs or yeast infections in women? I love bubble baths, but heard this and was worried it was true...

Do bubble baths and bath bombs cause UTIs or yeast infections in women? I love bubble baths, but heard this and was worried it was true...

No: The vulva is a sensitive region. Some women find contact with certain chemicals irritating. This may include scented soaps or bubble baths. For other women this causes no problems at all. It will not cause infection. If based on your past history you enjoy bubble baths then you are welcome to continue ...Read more

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Can a person's yeast infection be transfered from the man to the woman once she gets treated already?

Can a person's yeast infection be transfered from the man to the woman once she gets treated already?

Yes: Yes. Although not deemed a sexually transmitted disease, it is possible to transmit yeast infections through sexual activity. If the woman has recently taken antibiotics that could be the reason for overgrowth of yeast. Although partners can spread yeast through sex- this is not a common mode of transmission. ...Read more

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During sex with a man can a woman give him a? Yeast infection?

Yeast in males: Yes. It doesn't happen very often, but it certainly can happen. It happens most in men who are uncircumcised because the foreskin gives yeast a good place to grow. It is not a serious problem and can be treated easily with over the counter anti-fungal creams like Clotrimazole 1%. ...Read more

Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...Read more


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