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Can I get a yeast infection from condoms?

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asked Jul 19, 2013 in Causes by Lisa

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Condoms can cause yeast infection, but it really has more to do with the pH balance of the vaginal area and irritation than just getting a yeast infection from using a condom. Most women don’t have issues with condoms, but some are more sensitive than others. First, make sure you’re not using latex if you have an allergy, but there are now alternatives that are non latex. Second, make sure you’re not using condoms that have scents or chemical lubricants on them already. Women who are sensitive to change in the vaginal environment may react poorly to these unnatural substances, contributing to the development of a yeast infection. One thing to be weary of is spermicide. Many women use it as an extra birth control barrier, which is what it is, but for a great deal of women, they get irritation from using spermicide. If you notice irritation from anything that you are using, cease using it and find an alternative. There are several different types of lubricants, condoms, birth control, etc. so do not feel restricted to using anything in particular.

answered Jul 19, 2013 by AdrianDole Trusted Candida Expert (8,120 points)
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