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my husband really likes to "go down on me" during sex. i really like it too but, since we been together (about 2 years now), it seems like i get more yeast infections or rashes, or whatever you wana call them. Could it be because of him doing that? Is it

By Anonymous July 2, 2010 - 4:03pm
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It is important that your yeast infection is properly treated, so that it is not the same infection coming back! Some yeast infections are difficult to get rid of completely, and you need to have your infection diagnosed with the exact type of organism causing the infection (usually a bacteria), with the specific antibiotic that will treat the specific bacteria. Some antibiotics will not treat yeast infections, and it will keep reoccurring.

Yeast infections are known as the "honeymoon yeast infection" as women who are newly married (and, have sex frequently) can also have frequent yeast infections. Most yeast infections are caused by bacteria, and once you are diagnosed, treated and your yeast infection is "cured", you can practice some preventative measures:
1. Practice oral sex after a bath/shower, after your husband has a clean mouth and fingers
2. Practice oral sex with your partner being more gentle, and making sure he is not transferring bacteria from your perineum (area between your vagina and anus) to your vagina.

See if that helps, and if not, we can talk about other strategies!

July 4, 2010 - 6:55pm
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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question. Yeast infections are common and could be caused sexually or non-sexually. As for your question, the answer would be yes, it is certainly possible. The woman's vagina is so sensitive to yeast (bacteria) infections that there are many things that may cause them.

I remember going to my physician once because I constantly had yeast infections with a monogamous partner and the reason was because of the certain kind of beer he drank that caused so many yeast infections in my body. Something so simple as changing the type of beer saved my many uncomfortable days on yeast cream to stop the infections.

Since women need a little TLC in the genital area, oral health may be a possibility as to why you continually get yeast infections as well. The vaginal area (and what ever comes in contact with the area) should always be clean. A human mouth is not the most cleanliest!

I would make an appointment with your physician to try and rule out possibilities as to why you continually get yeast infections. As in my case, I would have never known to change something he was ingesting that was causing my own distress. Your physician may be able to chime in on a clear reason why it is continuous.

I hope this helps. Can you please keep us updated?

July 4, 2010 - 11:55am
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