Can you conceive while treating a yeast infection?

May 3rd, 2014 by Emily

Question: Can you conceive while treating a yeast infection?
And is it innocuous to do so? My sister just had a very early miscarriage a tiny while ago and is trying to conceive again, but is worried she might not be ready to while treating the infection.

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Answer by married with children
Don’t have sex until you get your infection under control.

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4 Comments on “Can you conceive while treating a yeast infection?”

  1. eiramannej says:

    Ideally you shouldn’t be trying to conceive whilst baking bread as you have to use treatment to clear up the infection that could potentially be harmful to a growing fetus

  2. Jenn B says:

    Yeast (Candida albicans) infections do not cause infertility. If irritation is already present, however, most women avoid intercourse until treatment is completed. Some prescription treatments for yeast may be contraindicated in a woman attempting pregnancy, so talk to your caregiver and tell him or her that you’re trying to get pregnant before treating any suspected infection.

    Keep in mind that hormonal changes (including those from birth control pills as well as pregnancy), antibiotics, some steroid medicines, elevated blood sugar, intercourse and douching can all potentially trigger or intensify an infection.

    Prevention is the best cure. Wash and dry the vaginal area regularly, wipe from front to back after using the toilet, and wear cotton underwear. Also eat well (not too much sugar, and perhaps try yogurt with live cultures of lactobacillus acidophilus) and get plenty of rest to give your body strength to fight any infection.

  3. thekellyn says:

    From what I’ve read, she should either forgo the treatment until after ovulation or continue with the treatment and wait until her next ovulation to try to conceive.

    Apparently the Yeast Infection treatments have some effect on the woman’s PH, and can often make it difficult for the sperm to travel.

    I’m including a link you can check out with more information…

  4. AMP says:

    Wait until next month to start trying to make sure everything is back to normal.

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