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Old 11-19-2007, 03:05 PM   #1
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yeast infection ?

I had a bad yeast infection that took 2 doses of Gynazole to get rid of. One week later, I'm finally back to having sex with my husband. Right after the act he's complaining of itching and burning. Still lasting today. Nothing prior to us having sex though. Could he be reacting to the meds? I know they stick there for a little while. I've surfed the web for info as he refuses to go to a doc or even call one. Any advice?

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Old 11-19-2007, 05:24 PM   #2
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Re: yeast infection ?

Not sure how long elapsed between you putting in the last dose and having sex, but two possibilities spring to mind:

He's at least a little allergic to the medicine. (a lot of people are sensitive to yeast treatments, get even worse itching, etc.) Manufacturer's website boasts that, due to their "bioadhesion technology," (whatever that is) the medicine stays in the vagina for an average of 4.2 days. Since that's only the average, many women keep it in their bodies for 5 days or more.

He's actually infected with the yeast a bit, possibly from intercourse when you were just getting the infection and the friction of having sex made the symptoms start. This happens more often than you'd think, especially with uncircumcised men. If he is uncircumcised, and he develops redness and cheesy stuff under the foreskin, then that's almost certainly what's happened. Even if he is circumcised, or doesn't have white cheesy stuff, it might still be possible.

If he has it, then you both need to get treated at the same time. He would need to see a doctor, as I don't think there are any over-the-counter treatments for male yeast infections.

Or, I suppose it's possible you still had a bit of yeast by-product in you, and that irritated him. (That's why a yeast infection itches, the yeast make that white cheese, and it irritates the skin) Though I'd think it would irritate you more than him...

Might want to use spermicide-free well-lubricated condoms until this is all fully resolved, to avoid sharing anything more, whether germs or medicines.

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