Can Condoms Cause Yeast Infections?


Good day, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author
of Candida Crusher with another FAQ. This is quite an interesting one. Can condoms cause a yeast infection? Well, from some reports I read online, condoms
actually can be implicated in yeast infections for a couple of reasons. According to a report
I read recently on the internet, I believe it was Michigan State University found that
there was a spermicidal lubricant called Nonoxynol-9, which can actually cause or exacerbate a slight
yeast infection and blow them right up. So if you are a guy using condoms or a female
with a yeast infection and your partner is using a condom, make sure that it doesn’t
contain a spermicidal product on this condom. Just use some coconut oil and try and get
away from anything like that; any spermicides on it. The other thing is some woman actually have
a latex allergy and condoms can actually provoke symptoms of a yeast infection in a female,
and she may even think she’s got a yeast infection after a condom has been used. Latex allergies
can be a bit like a yeast infection. They can cause itchiness and redness, so be sure
to talk to your doctor about this. You may even get checked to see if you’ve got a latex
allergy, and that could be a real concern, too. So make sure you get that checked out. Yeah, condoms can be implicated there to a
degree, so make sure you use plain ones and don’t use the spermicide on them and be sure
to get checked out to see if you have a latex allergy. It could be a real concern if you
do. But there are certainly alternatives, but just talk to your doctor about that. So I hope that answers your question. Thank
you.

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