Let’s be real. The internet is filled with tons of information, some of which isn’t always true. Yeast infections are commonly misunderstood and sometimes the information surrounding the subject can be a little…hazy. Let’s debunk some common myths surrounding yeast infections!
Myth 1: Garlic and Yogurt Can Treat Yeast Infections
Despite interesting forum discussions, yogurt and garlic are not advised for treating yeast infections. So, please…step away from the kitchen. Some over-the-counter treatments can help with yeast infections. If you notice that your symptoms won’t go away, seek medical attention.
Myth 2: Yeast Infections Are Primarily Caused by Sex
Yeast infections are not considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Yeast infections are not usually spread through sexual intercourse, however, having intercourse can further irritate yeast infection symptoms.
Myth 3: Men Don’t Get Yeast Infection
Although more common in women, yeast infections can affect men as well. Yeast infections can be caused by a weakened immune system, diabetes, or wearing dampened clothing for a long period of time. See more risk factors.
Now that we’ve debunked some myths, you might have a better understanding of yeast infections and how to treat them. (No yogurt needed)
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