How Long After Having a Yeast Infection Can You Become Sexually Active?

After having a yeast infection when can I become sexually active? That is one of the most common question an infection sufferer asks, and the answer is mostly is not the answer every one expects.

In case you did not know, the infection can be transferred sexually; actually that is one of the most major causes of the spread of the problem. If your partner has the infection your chances of getting it will also be great.

Now before we answer the big question, let’s first talk about how the infection starts. It all begins with the overgrowth of the bacteria Candida Albicans, now the bacteria are already present in our bodies and usually they are very harmless. However, if there is a major imbalance in our body’s metabolism, like you got very ill, you are taking antibiotics, you have your period. This will trigger the growth of the Candida bacteria and cause the infection.

Now back to the original question when can you be sexually active? Well right after you have cured your infection you can technically have sex. But there are other factors you need to consider before you dive in. First know where you got the infection? If you got it from your partner then you need to cure your partner’s infection before you guys can have sex. If the cause of your infection is an imbalance in your metabolism then you need to return your body’s natural balance or else the infection will just keep coming back and all the medications and ointments you will use will just be a waste.

Source by Geoff Ringwald

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