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Is It Safe To Shave Your Genitals While You Have An Outer Yeast Infection
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: 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
Yes: You can definitely get a yeast infection anywhere on the skin. If you're having itching, that may be what's going on. You can certainly try over the counter anti-fungal and see if that alleviates your symptoms. It likely will either work or not work. Or, you can always, of course, be seen by a doctor and have a wet mount (as it's termed) or culture done. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Staph: No. But it promotes staph infections since most staph now are resistant to neosporin and this product should be thrown away and never used again. ...Read more
Male with possible yeast infection. Not std. If i treat it with otc cream and its NOT a yeast infection will that give me one by imbalancing bacteria?
I have a vaginal yeast infection if me and my partner decide to have sex using a condom is it possible for him to catch the yeast infection?
Not simple: Usually you do not "catch" yeast infection. The yeast is normally present in the intestine, in the vagina, on the skin. When something happens the existing yeast may proliferate such that their metabolism is irritating. This may occur because an antibiotic has altered the bacteria. This may occur because there is extra sugar or fermenting urine in the area. ...Read more
If you don't have any hair on your vagina is it safe for sex or does some hair on your vagina help aganist infection.
No difference : Groom yourself however you like. The hair makes no difference. ...Read more
Yes as any kind of : trauma can lead to an outbreak. But it is not a guarantee. Waxing is more traumatic than shaving. Even just stress can cause an outbreak. I recommend having prescription valacyclovir available if any burning itching or pain starts, and you can take a pill to prevent the outbreak or at least shorten the course. ...Read more
I'm not sure if I have a yeast infection, but my clitoral area is very itchy. What's the best method that will work the fastest?
Go to the pharmacy: You can buy over the counter monistat 3 days. should work. If its not better in 3 days see a doctor. ...Read more
Is it mandatory for a female to shave in their genital area? Or is it ok to go without shaking to prevent bumps?
No need to shave: There is absolutely nothing wrong with pubic hair. It's just hair. Perfectly good hygiene can be achieved by properly rinsing in all the skin folds that girls and women have, hair or no hair. For some unknown reason, so many cultures across the globe have issues with pubic hair. It's just hair. Shaving it is fine too (but takes continuing work, and it can be itchy as it grows back out). ...Read more
Probably safe: Best to wait until u r symptom free. ...Read more
It's not contagious : Yes, it's okGet a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to use micronazole 7 cream for a yeast infection if you have and iud? Also still taking antibiotic that caused it... Very itchy and swollen
Is getting a Brazilian wax safe. Is it also safe if you dobt leave any area around your vagina, and do you have to worry about ingrown hairs from waxin?
Yes.: If by safe, you mean it shouldn't permanently damage your female parts. Theoretically, you shouldn't get ingrown hairs from waxing since you're taking the hairs out from the roots. However, waxing is not perfect and some hairs might break near the ends and grow back to form an ingrown hair. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Why would the opening of my vagina be white? Would it be a yeast infection or what? I've only had oral sex, not vaginal.
Possibly: If you douche frequently, on recent antibiotics you could develop a yeast infection. At 16 you are really at the age where you should start to see a gynecologist. If this is bothering you or isn't resolving I would see one, they can simply tell you what it is with a painless test and cure this problem ...Read more
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