Is It Safe to Have Sex With a Yeast Infection? | SELF
With all the information out there, finding the right answers can be confusing and overwhelming. In some circles, garlic is revered for its detoxifying qualities. In reality, inserting any foreign object in the vagina may cause further complications or even worsen an infection. A common misconception is that vaginal itch creams can treat yeast infections. While they may temporarily relieve the symptoms of your infection, they will not cure it. Vaginal yeast infections are not usually spread by having sex. However, if you have a yeast infection, you should avoid sexual activity until the infection is gone.
Yeast Infections and Sex: What Men and Women Need to Know
I am taking Monistat for a yeast infection. It advises not to have sex. Is that because it can damage a condom or does it do more bad for my body to have sex while on Monistat? I just want to know if it advises against it because it will damage the condom or because it's bad for my body?
Sexual intercourse may interfere with yeast infection treatment, and condoms may be damaged by yeast infection medication. Given the prevalence of STDs and yeast infections, it's not unreasonable for a woman to wonder if a yeast infection may increase her risk of other vaginal infections. For the most part, yeast infections aren't associated with the development of an STD. But by scratching to relieve vaginal itching, you may inadvertently create microscopic tears in the skin that allow bacteria or viruses that cause STDs to enter your body more easily. Some studies suggest that about 50 to 70 percent of women with HIV develop vaginal yeast infections at some point in their lives.