Is it possible to get a yeast infection from being allergic to a condom?

February 27th, 2013 by Emily
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Question: Is it doable to get a yeast infection from being allergic to a condom?
one of my friends has a yeast infection but we don’t know where she got it from. so is it doable to get it from being allergic to a condom??

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Answer by Randy F
if you have a latex allergy then the minute it penetrated you you would have gone into anaphylactic shock

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5 Comments on “Is it possible to get a yeast infection from being allergic to a condom?”

  1. D.S.M says:

    Fungus Causes Yeast Infections

    The primary cause of yeast infection in woman is fungus – primarily Candida albicans. Along with some other types of bacteria, Candida albicans are usually present in small amounts in the vaginal area. However, the bacteria becomes a cause for concern when it multiples rapidly, becoming a yeast infection also known by the medical terms of candidiasis or monilia.

    Various Other Yeast Infection Causes

    Immune System: The biggest cause of rapid bacterial growth is the result of a lowered immune system. This occurs when you do too much, do not get enough sleep, or are sick. Reoccuring yeast infections can also be due to stress.

    Hormones: The body’s hormonal changes towards the end of the menstruation cycle can be another cause of vaginal yeast infection. Birth control and pregnancy are two other factors that could fall into the category of a yeast infection cause. In fact, during pregnancy, women can experience recurrent infections.

    Sex: While Candida infections are not usually thought of as sexually transmitted diseases, they can be passed onto your partner during sex through semen and other bodily fluids. Vaginal intercourse without adequate lubrication makes the situation worse.

    Antibiotics: Antibiotics are probably the leading cause of chronic yeast infection in American women. This happens with certain types of antibiotic or prolonged usage. Some women get yeast infections no matter what type of antibiotics they take or how long they use it. Unfortunately, there is no way of preventing an antibiotic-induced yeast infection. However, here are a number of treatments to take once it starts.

    Diabetes: Being diabetic or having elevated blood sugar levels can cause yeast to grow. This is primarily due to what is called uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

    Factors That Encourage Yeast Infections

    Other situations may not be a direct cause but they may increase the likelihood of infection.

    Hot, humid weather.
    Tight or poorly ventilated clothing, including damp bathing suits or pantyhose.
    Significant dietary changes, poor nutrition, and bad eating habits like junk food.
    Frequent exposure to sperm and semen over a short period of time.
    Douching washes away both healthy secretions and normal bacteria from the vagina.
    Improper wiping from rear to front after using the toilet.
    Sweating, which can also increase your pH level.
    Some prescriptions, including those that contain steroids, such as Prednisone.
    Poor personal hygiene.
    Perfumed feminine hygiene sprays.
    HIV infection.
    Allergic reactions.

    It can be any of those… Hope she gets treatment ASAP….
    Good Luck : )

  2. sal1970 says:

    i’m sorry randy but anaphylactic shock doesn’t always occur with each
    allergic reaction. anaphylactic shock usually occurs when someone is injected with or ingests something to which they are highly allergic.

    anything that raises the pH of the vagina can
    precipitate a yeast infection.

  3. flika says:

    You can get a yeast infection from ANYTHING that changes/raises the pH balance in the vagina, including condoms, especially those that contain spermicide.

    Other causes include medications such as antibiotics or meds that slow the immune system such as, cortisone. Normal hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle can also prompt a yeast infection.

  4. mommyoftwo53 says:

    There are many reasons to get a yeast infection. If she was allergic to a condom she would probably be having much different symptoms. Yeast infections are just an extra amount of yeast in the vaginal area. You can get them from wearing pants that are to tight, wet clothes for to long, not bathing properly, and many other reasons.

  5. violetpretty85 says:

    Anaphylactic shock? NO. That is highly unlikely. Less than 1% of people with latex allergies have ever done into shock from contact with latex.

    Women can get yeast infections from anything! The vagina is a very balanced place, and even the smallest thing (like a latex allergy) can throw off that balance. If you did have a latex allergy and used a latex condom, most likely you’d have some burning, itching, rash, and/or swelling on and around your vagina, which will usually go away in a day or two.

    You can even get a yeast infection from wearing damp or moist underwear. Sometimes they just happen on their own, as well. Though they are really uncomfortable, they’re usually very easy to treat. You can get some Monistat or any other yeast infection medication over the counter. If that doesn’t work, you can see a doctor and they can prescribe something to clear it up for you.

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