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Is It Okay 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
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
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
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
I don't know if I have a yeast infection or a cut in my vagina. I did shave down there the other day and it's possible to cut myself while shaving. ?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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