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Preventing Yeast Infections

Thursday, November 11th 2021 10:00am 4 mins read
Dr. Jessica Peatross @wplusbydrjess

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

Our skin and bodies are home to many living organisms. These bacteria and fungi play a key role in our bodies’ natural ecosystems. However, your ecosystem may become unbalanced, which can result in skin irritation, rashes, and pain. One common infection is a yeast infection caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans

The problem affects both women and men in various places on or in their bodies including the mouth, anus, vagina, or between folds of skin. Balanitis is an umbrella term that refers to inflammation and irritation of the penis. Several conditions can potentially cause balanitis symptoms, including a yeast infection.

If you have an active yeast infection, it’s possible that for you spread that yeast infection to a partner who is already susceptible to yeast overgrowth.

Yeast infections after sex

Each time a person has sex, he or she can pass Candida to their partner. That’s because yeast lives on the tongue, the genitals, and elsewhere on the human body. Most of the time, this Candida fungus is benign. A yeast infection is not contagious in the usual sense because almost every person already has this strain of fungus on their body.

A man can give a woman a yeast infection through sex. However, it doesn’t always lead to an infection for his partner. Approximately, 75% of women will have at least one vaginal yeast infection in their lifetime.

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