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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

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