If you often suffer from from vaginal yeast infections, you may be asking yourself if it may be caused by condoms. There are a few reasons why condoms could cause a yeast infection or yeast infection-like symptoms. Consider the following factors:
For these reasons Nonoxynol-9, before in widespread use, has been withdrawn from most condoms and lubricants, but it’s also worth checking the ingredient list before buying your condoms. The condoms that definitely don’t contain any Nonoxynol-9 are Durex condoms.
A vaginal yeast infection is usually easy to treat. The treatment takes 7 days and involves inserting suppositories or cream with an antifungal compound such as Miconazole or Clrotrimazole. One of the most common OTC medications is Monistat 7. It comes with seven applicatorfuls of vaginal cream containing Miconazole.
Monistat 7 an effective and safe way of getting rid of a yeast infection, although some women may suffer an allergic reaction to miconazole involving vaginal itching and burning.
If you suffer from recurrent, difficult to treat yeast infections, try boric acid suppositories. One of the best products of this type is called BoriCap, the manufacturer offers same day shipment to let you start your treatment as soon as possible. Boric acid treatment usually takes 7 days, you can use the remaining suppositories once a week for up to 6 months to prevent yeast infections from coming back.
There are many things you can do to reduce your risk of developing a yeast infection. Apart from choosing the right condoms, make sure you:
While some types of condoms can cause vaginal yeast infection or vaginal itching and burninig, you can easily find condoms that are safe to use. Experiment with latex free condoms, make sure you avoid those that contain Nonoxynol-9 or other irritating chemicals and you’re bound to find condoms that don’t cause any unpleasant symptoms. If you still feel that condoms are triggering your yeast infections, consider using a diaphragm, progestin-only contraceptive pills or a contraceptive ring (NuvaRing).
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My name is Kams and I’m passionate about researching health related topics. I created this website for Candida sufferers looking for reliable information about yeast infection treatments. I hope that through my articles I’ll help you make the best decisions regarding your health and get rid of Candida for good.