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Yeast Infection Fingers
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
Hot tubs: For some women being in hot tubes can increase chances of getting a yeast infection.. Avoid hot tubs & hot soaking baths (opt for showers instead) if you are prone to getting yeast infections.
Inflamed area on the right side of the groin, and a white, flaky substance came off on my finger when I went to check. Is this a yeast infection?
Probably: However, requires exam. Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Get a medical exam.
Yeast infection is better and I used Monistat 7 with the applicator. On the 7th day, I misplaced the applicator. I used my finger instead. Will it work?
Yeast infection: As long as you washed your hands well first, after 6 days with applicators and relieved symptoms, probably nothing to worry about. Worst case scenario would be having to retreat the infection, which sometimes needs to be done after the next menstrual period anyway in many women. You can use OTC medications if your symptoms return.
Can going from analingus to cunnilingus cause a yeast infection the way it can with fingers and such?
Possibly: If there are large amounts of yeast around the anal area and you then lick the vaginal area it is entirely possible to transfer the organisms from one site to the other.
Neither: Having a finger inserted into your vagina will not cause either of these things.
My girlfriend had a yeast infection while she was pregnant. And some how developed trickaminalsis from it! All fingers are being pointed at me. Help?
Trichomonas?: If this is what you are talking about, it does NOT result from a yeast infection. It is a sexually transmitted disease and she contracted it from a sexual partner.
I've had a mild yeast infection for about a month now, a couple weeks ago my fingers and toes started peeling. Can't make either go away! Please help.?
Fluconazole cured my first yeast infection. Then I got another one or it came back after my boyfriend fingered me. Why? We use condoms during sex.
Vaginal flora: The ph (acidity/alkalinity scale) is kept constant by "good bacteria" (doderlein's bacilli) at between 4.5 to 5.5. Mechanical manipulation/sex can change the ph as well as harsh soaps, douches & sex toys. Unclean hands can also contrubute. Local vaginal yeast rx's are more effective than systemic oral meds like Fluconazole that go all over the body before it makes it to the vagina.
My doctor told me that I have yeast infection and yeast discharge is very sticky so she asked me to take them out of my vagina by my fingers, is it ok?
Its okay: Make sure your hands are clean & don't try to remove it all. If you are just trying to get a sample to confirm what it looks like you won't harm anything. Best thing is to have your doctor take a look unless you have had this before. Then in that case you can treat with same medication previusly prescribed. If that doesn't work then definitely go to doctor who can also rule out other issues.
Is it dangerous for a man if I have a vaginal yeast infection and he gets some in his mouth via his fingers?
No: Should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
During sex milky white thin discharge, my bf fingered me and it was thick and clumpy on his finger. Is this a yeast infection or is it normal?
Too little info: You can best tell whether your discharge is normal for you. The amount and appearance of discharge vary widely with the menstural cycle and from woman to woman. Probably not abnormal if amount not unusal; no strong odor; if not colored (yellow, creamy, green etc) and doesn't stain underwear; and if no itching/irritation. If any of these, or in doubt, see your doctor. Better safe than sorry!
Yeast infection symptoms, instead of messy, wet, kinda cottagecheese discharge, having dry paper mache discharge only removable by inserting finger...
Need exam: You will need exam and lab analysis of the discharge to make the DX