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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
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
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
I have a yeast infection that is being treated and almost completely cleared up. Is it safe for my boyfriend and I to bathe together?
Yes: Go for it. Saves water. It was safe even before treatment. ...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
Had yeast infection, used apple cider vinegar baths, symptoms cleared up. 2 day later having a thick white discharge with mild odor. What could it be
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
If my lady has yeast infection and she takes monistat. Milky discharge is gone but itching is still there. What could this be?
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
I'm a female with a rash on my genitals. I thought I was having a yeast infection and did not treat it for 3 to 4 days and it worsened and spread.
See: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
If a male has a yeast infection can he take the pill that women use to cure yeast infections we have tried creams powders antibotics and its still there and gtting worse on the outside of his skin
Yes: Yes he can. He might want to see a doctor to make sure that it's not something else. ...Read more
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
Yes: She should see her physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
It can happen: Yes. Even though it is not a sexually transmitted disease, this can sometimes occur. ...Read more
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