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Is it bad to shave while you have a yeast infection ?

Is it bad to shave while you have a yeast infection ?

Yeast infection: I am assuming you mean your genitalia? If you are being treated, the risk of furthering infection would be minimal, but best to wait until the infection has been effectively eliminated. Shaving creates breaks in the skin which will make it more difficult to eradicate the yeast. Even if the yeast is creating vaginal infection, the leakage onto surrounding tissue may prolong the infection. ...Read more

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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 okay to shave while having a yeast infection?

consider waiting: Until course of treatment is complete and ensure that the area to be treated is not swollen, red, hot or sore. Otherwise yeast can be spread to your razor and can be transmitted to other areas that you shave. ...Read more

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Can you shave if you have a yeast infection?

Can you shave if you have a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: It would probably be a good idea to hold off shaving any area of skin in which yeast infection is occurring, since shaving creates breaks in the skin (even if you cannot see them), as well as just irritating the area and either promoting the yeast infection or making it more difficult to treat effectively. ...Read more

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Can I shave if I have a yeast infection and what home remedies can I do to get rid of it?

Can I shave if I have a yeast infection and what home remedies can I do to get rid of it?

See a doctor: Don't self treat a yeast infection unless you are certain of the diagnosis. At your age of 16, it is unlikely you've had many yeast infections and therefore it should be professionally confirmed. If you are sexually active, an STD may be likely if you have discharge. And not sure why you're asking about shaving. Pubic area shaving irritation or pimples usualy is not yeast. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to shave your vagina with a yeast infection?

Is it possible for you to shave your vagina with a yeast infection?

Would never try to: Shave the vagina or the labia. These tissues are very delicate and could be injured. If you elect to shave pubic hair it would be prudent to do so after your infection has cleared. ...Read more

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As a male, will keeping my groin area shaved, assist in not breaking out with a yeast infection?

As a male, will keeping my groin area shaved, assist in not breaking out with a yeast infection?

Unusual for males : A yeast infection is a bit unusual for males regardless if you shave or not. The yeast are always present in poo & with normal hygiene practices, the male genitals & surrounding skin are too dry to promote their growth. Uncircumcised males are a bit more prone to infection under the foreskin &must make an effort to clean more surfaces>hair has no effect on yeast growth in general. ...Read more

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Could using Aloe Vera as an after shave have given me a yeast infection?

Could using Aloe Vera as an after shave have given me a yeast infection?

Not likely: While anything is possible, aloe vera is felt to have anti-fungal properties, making it less likely to cause a yeast infection, and possible treat one. Are your using clean razor blades, as it's possible that a shared, reused razor blades could expose you to a fungus/yeast infection! ...Read more

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Shaved in private area and now its burning what can I use for this also have slight yeast infection. In a lot of pain and need relief?

Ideas....: If you have alcohol-free aloe gel or OTC hydrocortisone anti-itch cream - try that. If not a soft wash rag wet w/ a very diluted vinegar in cool water can help get you to a pharmacy. Consider learning to like yourself with natural pubic hair - it's really more sexy if trimmed neatly. Especially more than blotchy stubble. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I shaved my pubic hair while fighting a yeast infection and now the entire area is red with white bumps everywhere. What can I do?

Infection, call doc: Superficial irritation and microcopic skin injury from shaving have allowed a bacteria like staph, strep, or other to take hold and cause superficial infection, or maybe yeast itself. Call your doctor, whoever is treating your yeast problem. Depending on severity, she might want to see you, or maybe prescribe an antibiotic ointment or by mouth. In the meantime, try soap and water wash twice a day. ...Read more

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Can I shave my vagina before using clotrimazole cream for yeast infection or no?

Yes: You may shave, however I would allow at least 12 hours between shaving and using the cream to allow some healing of the area and hair growth beyond the follicle. ...Read more

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Irritated vagina redish and dry occasional burning itchhyness but never during urination 2 days? Yeast infection? I shaved and had sex?

Irritated vagina redish and dry occasional burning itchhyness but never during urination 2 days? Yeast infection? I shaved and had sex?

Hard to tell.: But if you develop white "cottage cheese" type discharge, yes, that would be typical symptoms. Get to a doctor for more precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it bad that I shaved my vaginal yeast infection and then shaved my upper lip and armpits?

Good hygiene.: Any infection can be spread, whether a fungus, virus, bacteria or parasite, not only to other parts of the body but to others. Practice good hygiene. Wash all equipment and hands after touching any infected area, dirty objects, or going to the bathroom, to avoid spreading germs. You know this! ...Read more

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Is it bad that I shaved my vaginal yeast infection and then shaved my upper lip and armpits? I usually keep the razor dry.

Is it bad that I shaved my vaginal yeast infection and then shaved my upper lip and armpits? I usually keep the razor dry.

Should be no problem: If your immune system is normal then there should be no problem especially if there was no break in the skin.You really can not shave vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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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

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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. ...Read more

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What to do when you have a yeast infection?

What to do when 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. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a yeast infection?

Symptoms & tests: I am not sure what location is of concern. In women, vaginal yeast infection is by far the most common one. Usually, they complain of curdy, discharge with or without associated burning. Frequently, they may have no symptoms. Using KOH preparation or a new test called affirm may confirm the presence of vaginal yeast. Gi yeast may be revealed at the time of egd/colonoscopy. Thrush is visible yeast. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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