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Can You Spread A Yeast Infection If You Take A Bath With Another Woman
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
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
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
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
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
I believe I have a horrible yeast infection. I itch really bad even after a bath. My discharge is very thick. What can I do to make it go away!?
Take medicine: Swee your doctor to confirm correct daignosis and get medicine to treat the condition. ...Read more
Home remedy: This is one home remedy. I can not comment on it's efficacy. ...Read more
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.
Unlikely: Soap and water may reduce chance.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
If I have a yeast infection can I still bathe with my baby or will i pass it to her? She is 4 months old
Separate bathing: It's best to bathe your baby separately for safety reasons rather than with you. ...Read more