If I have a yeast infection, should my boyfriend go to the doctor, too?

January 12th, 2013 by Emily

Question: If I have a yeast infection, should my boyfriend go to the doctor, too?
I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend and developed a yeast infection. I know men can get yeast infections as well. My boyfriend is not showing any symptoms, but should he go to the physician anyways? I already get chronic yeast infections, so I’d just like to know to decrease my chances of getting them.

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Answer by CB101
Yeah he could. If you’ve gotten chronic yeast infections since being with him I absolutely would. Its doable that he got the infection and would just need a cream- especially if he is uncircumcised. However if you had sex with him before the infection and it was just a one time thing I would state he probably doesnt need to go. Since you stated its a chronic thing he probably should.

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2 Comments on “If I have a yeast infection, should my boyfriend go to the doctor, too?”

  1. Lynn Bodoni says:

    Yes, he should go too. Not just for your sake, but for his as well. My husband thought that I was exaggerating the discomfort of yeast infections, until he got a couple of them.

    Diabetics with poor blood sugar control are notorious for yeast infections, not just in the genital area, but all over. You might want to get tested for diabetes.

    There’s a pill out, called Diflucan (brand name), which can be taken orally. It clears up yeast infections. Oh, and you CAN get antifungal creams and (vaginal) suppositories for yeast infections over the counter in the US, without a prescription. They’re usually stocked with the douches and condoms.

    To help prevent yeast infections, wear only cotton undies, nothing with nylon. It isn’t enough to just have a cotton crotch, the undies have to be cotton. This means no pantyhose, too. Thigh highs are OK, but yeast loves warm, damp environments, and nylon traps your natural moisture, while cotton will wick it away from you. Change out of a wet swimsuit as soon as you can. And, as I mentioned, if you’re diabetic you really, really need to control your blood sugars.

    For what it’s worth, you have my sympathy.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Basically the reason you have a yeast infection is because there’s an imbalance in your body. A healthy person has a balance between the yeast in their body and the good bacteria in their body.

    Too much yeast, you have a yeast infection. Too much bacteria, you have a bacterial infection.

    So, when you have a yeast infection you essentially have too much yeast in your body relative to the good bacteria. The natural way to treat it and bring back that balance is to starve the yeast and introduce more good bacteria into your body.

    Oh and BTW – That’s why you often get relief from using the over the counter meds temporarily, and then the yeast infection comes back. The creams aren’t changing the source of the problem. They are just killing the yeast they come in contact with, and not balancing the yeast/bacteria in your body and actually sometimes end up making things a lot worse.

    Oh BTW2 – That’s also why many times you’ll get a yeast infection after using antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all the bacteria in your body, the good and the bad. When that happens the balance between the yeast and good bacteria is off, and once again and you get a yeast infection.

    Things you can add to your diet (to help promote good bacteria) are live yogurt cultures (or take Acidophilus), plenty of water, fresh vegetables, lots of protein rich foods, whey protein, raw garlic, nuts, seeds, oils, millet, rice and oat brans

    Things you should remove from your diet (to starve the yeast) are all sodas, sugars, fruit, fermented foods, foods containing white flour, alcohol (especially beer), antacids and any product that has yeast or mold

    Changing your diet will definitely get you on the road to balancing the yeast and good bacteria, but what I would also recommend is to use a homeopathic solution to help naturally speed up the process.

    I always feel if there’s a natural way to do something, then it’s best to avoid the chemicals. I would look for an natural product, that can be taken orally to promote re-growth of the good bacteria in your body.

    There are a few out there, I think they are probably all pretty good. One that I have used and was very effective for me was is yeastrol.
    Best of Luck!

    Hope this helps and best of luck! :)

    I added the link I used if you are interested in finding out more.

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