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Is it okay to have sex when you have jock itch? Will my partner catch it?

Is it okay to have sex when you have jock itch? Will my partner catch it?

Depends upon cause: Usually caused by excessive sweating & groin moisture as well as a superficial fungal infection. Probably ok to have sex, but you might like to pretreat yourself with an antifungal over-the-counter medication like lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream or antifungal powder. Try and let air get to the skin and wear loose underpants and pants. Treatment should be continues for about 2 weeks. See dr. For pustules or boils. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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If my jock itch heal last week and doesn't itch anymore is it still there or if I have sex will my partner get it?

If my jock itch heal last week and doesn't itch anymore is it still there or if I have sex will my partner get it?

Safe sex: Your partner is not likely to catch jock itch from you. I urge to practice safe sex and if you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time every time. ...Read more

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I have had jock itch for over a week, I've been treating with econazole nitrate for 11 days and using miconazole nitrate powder. Is it ok to have sex or will I transfer this to my partner?

I have had jock itch for over a week, I've been treating with econazole nitrate for 11 days and using miconazole nitrate powder. Is it ok to have sex or will I transfer this to my partner?

No risk, no worries: The fungi that cause jock itch are around all the time anyway, whether or not someone has obvious jock itch. Most people carry them, and therefore exposure to somone with active jock itch doesn't increase their risk. It's best to avoid sex in severe infections with inflammation, soreness, weeping fissures, etc -- but this is mostly for comfort, not partner protection. No worries. ...Read more

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White scaly patches in the inner folds of my skin near the butt area. It itches and some pain from scratching. Do I have jock itch? I am a female.

White scaly patches in the inner folds of my skin near the butt area. It itches and some pain from scratching. Do I have jock itch? I am a female.

Intertrigo: Not related to diet. Try OTC hydrocortisone and miconazole (or clotrimazole) creams together. Whenever it feels wet or itchy or irritated, gently clean off with bathroom paper (or kleenex) using any lotion. In the shower, wash with hands only, no scrubbing. ...Read more

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Have small cauliflower looking bumps on my outer libia that itches. I don't have sex n I'm currently on my period while experiencing it?

Have small cauliflower looking bumps on my outer libia that itches. I don't have sex n I'm currently on my period while experiencing it?

Needs an exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Genital warts can have a cauliflower like appearance ...Read more

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After me and my wife have sex. The head of my peniss itches really bad and gets stuff around for skin. What can this be.

After me and my wife have sex. The head of my peniss itches really bad and gets stuff around for skin. What can this be.

Yeast or eczema: You probably have a yeast infection or eczema that gets aggravated with sex. Try Cortaid twice a day for 1 week. If that doesn't help, try Lamisil (terbinafine) cream twice a day for another week. If that doesn't help, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a white thick discharge. Sometimes white and clumpy. And it itches and burns when I have sex. Is it a sign of and std?

I have a white thick discharge. Sometimes white and clumpy. And it itches and burns when I have sex. Is it a sign of and std?

Vaginitis: This sounds like a vaginal infection rather than a uti. These two conditions however often run together and it may be best for your doctor to check you for both conditions and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Vaginal area itches so much. It's painful to have sex it's almost a burning sensation every time its touched. What do I do to cure this?

Vaginal area itches so much. It's painful to have sex it's almost a burning sensation every time its touched. What do I do to cure this?

See dr: It sounds like it may be a yeast infection, but many things can cause bad itching/burning of the vaginal and vulvar skin, and an exam is needed to make an accurate diagnosis and get the right treatment. ...Read more

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Please if a female vagina itches and when you have sex, there is a thick creamy white substance that is being released. Please what drugs can one take?

Antifungal: Itching and a thick white discharge suggest a yeast infection. You can use an OTC antifungal cream. If it does not take care of it, you should see your GYN to have it checked. ...Read more

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About 4 days ago I tried to have sex with my boyfriend and it started burning then itching and there was a small amount of discharge. It still itches?

About 4 days ago I tried to have sex with my boyfriend and it started burning then itching and there was a small amount of discharge. It still itches?

Yeast? STD? See MD: All new, abnormal, or unexplained vaginal discharge or other genital symptoms should be professionally evaluated. Your symptoms are typical of a genital infection such as yeast, and STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and herpes -- and all STDs are common in sexually active persons your age. See a doctor soon. Your local Planned Parenthood clinic would be an excellent choice. Good luck! ...Read more

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Vaginal odour off for a yr. If I use cup or tampon, sickly sweet odour unlike normal menstrual blood. Use IUD and pills, have sex. Sometimes itches?

Vaginal odour off for a yr. If I use cup or tampon, sickly sweet odour unlike normal menstrual blood. Use IUD and pills, have sex. Sometimes itches?

Sounds like BV: There are several causes of vaginal odor. You will need to see your doctor for testing. The most likely is bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. The only real way to fix it is with antibiotics. Trichomoniasis is an STD that can cause odor and itching. Schedule a visit for an exam to determine the cause and treatment ...Read more

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Can I have sex with my husband after having a herpes outbreak and it still itches sometimes. There are no blisters. The outbreak has been gone.

Can I have sex with my husband after having a herpes outbreak and it still itches sometimes. There are no blisters. The outbreak has been gone.

Misinformed?: Herpes contagiousness has no correlation to having sores. This is new information. Herpes is caught through viral shedding. Viral shedding happens at unpredictable rates and times. Sores do not in any way predict virus. ...Read more

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Vagina itches around the opening only the day after we have sex and then goes away. We are both definitely clean, am I allergic to latex condoms?

Vagina itches around the opening only the day after we have sex and then goes away. We are both definitely clean, am I allergic to latex condoms?

Likely: You are likely allergic to latex. However non-latex condom does not have good protection against STD vs latex ones. ...Read more

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Hi, for some reason when I have sex with my wife I've been getting these some water like bumps on my penis and its painful and itches, what is this?

Hi, for some reason when I have sex with my wife I've been getting these some water like bumps on my penis and its painful and itches, what is this?

Not sure: Best way to tell is to have a doctor look at, can be viral like warts or herpes, but can also be other things, best to get it checked. ...Read more

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Jock Itch (Definition)

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