Does Yeast Infection Cause Burning And Itching After Sex? Know More

Yeast Infection Causes Burning and Iching
Q: Hello everyone, since last 2 times i have had sexual intercourse with my partner straight after i start to feel like itchy and burny. I have also suffered from Yeast Infection. Does it happen due to Yeast Infection problem? Please help me to get relief from this problem. I would really appreciate all your advice!!
Expert Answer

It has been estimated that 75% of women will experience a yeast infection at least once during their lives, and many of these same women will also experience the pain and irritation of a reoccurring yeast infection. Before attempting to self-treat or diagnose a suspected yeast infection, it is important to recognize the symptoms associated with the infection.

What Are The Symptoms and Causes Of Burning And Itching After Sex?

Not every woman will experience the same symptoms, but the most commonly recognized symptoms of a yeast infection will normally include at least one of the following area in and around the vagina and vaginal walls.

  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Redness and irritation
  • Excessive thick, white discharge from the vagina
  • Frequent and often painful urination

In some severe cases of a yeast infection, the vulva can become swollen and even painful if the condition is left untreated. Another common and often worrisome symptom for women is that sex can become painful due to the vaginal dryness that the infection can cause. Often it is the pain that they experience during sexual intercourse that can cause them to seek advice from a medical professional.

The canidida albicans, or yeast bacteria, is normally present in the mouth, intestinal track, and vagina and normally does not cause any reason for alarm. When the bacteria becomes overgrown, a yeast infection can occur in the vaginal area, and the most common causes of the infection are usually attributed to antibiotics or wearing tight, form fitting clothing that does not allow for air flow. Other contributing factors can also include, diabetes, unhealthy weight or diet, pregnancy, PMS, and in some instances multiple sclerosis.

Sex during a Yeast Infection

Yeast Infection

It is possible to have sexual intercourse during a yeast infection since the bacteria is not transmitted during intercourse like a sexually transmitted disease. Most women find that it is too painful though, and prefer to wait until after the infection has been cleared up. The painful burning and itching sensations might not be caused by sexual penetration, but the friction that is caused usually prevents women from experiencing any sexual satisfaction and they often choose to wait rather than suffer through additional discomfort.

How to treat* Yeast Infection?

Treat*

Once a yeast infection has been diagnosed, the treatment is generally quick and easy with several over the counter and home remedies available. One of the easiest ways to both treat* and prevent a yeast infection is to always try to wear loose, breathable clothing such as cotton underwear and avoiding spending prolonged periods of time in a wet bathing suit.

Proper hygiene is also important for treating and preventing an infection. Especially after sexual intercourse, it is important to wash yourself with soap and warm water. Having sex can often irritate the sensitive nerve endings that are found in the vagina, and along with practicing good hygiene, the warm water can also help to temporarily sooth and relieve some of the painful itching and burning.

Other simple solutions and preventions include avoiding harsh chemicals in both laundry detergents and feminine hygiene products. Heavy perfumes should be avoided as well. One of the most effective home remedies is the use of yogurt in treating vaginal yeast infections. Not only is yogurt a healthy part of a daily diet, it can also be used to treat* the infection by mixing 2 tablespoons of yogurt with water and applying it as a douche. The beneficial bacteria found in yogurt cultures can also be found as a supplement in most health food stores.

One of the most well-known home remedies is the use of unsweetened cranberries and fresh cranberry juice to help prevent and cure* reoccurring yeast infections. While there is not any medical proof that cranberry juice works, it is a home remedy that women have been successfully using for thousands of years. Including fresh garlic in the diet has also shown to be successful in curing the pain and itching associated with a yeast infection.

Conclusion

As with any bacterial infection that lasts for an extended period of time, or for a constantly reoccurring yeast infection it is always a good idea to seek advice from a health care professional. With proper hygiene and a diet that includes the beneficial properties of yogurt and even cranberry juice, it is possible to treat* and even prevent the burning and itching that is often associated with a yeast infection. With proper care, you can be back to enjoying a satisfying and healthy sex life in just a short time.

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Contributor : Mark Simms (Consumer Health Digest)

Mark Simms is a prolific freelance health and beauty writer, independent researcher with a long history and expertise of providing reliable and relatable health content for magazines, newsletters, websites including blogs and journals. He also enjoy exploring men’s and women’s health category writing articles about sex and relationships, product review and providing information on sexual health.

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