Good day, Eric Bakker, naturopath, authorof Candida Crusher with another FAQ. This is quite an interesting one. Can condoms cause a yeast infectioné Well, from some reports I read online, condomsactually can be implicated in yeast infections for a couple of reasons. According to a reportI read recently on the internet, I believe it was Michigan State University found thatthere was a spermicidal lubricant called Nonoxynol9, which can actually cause or exacerbate a slightyeast infection and blow them right up. So if you are a guy using condoms or a femalewith a yeast infection and your partner is
using a condom, make sure that it doesn'tcontain a spermicidal product on this condom. Just use some coconut oil and try and getaway from anything like that; any spermicides on it. The other thing is some woman actually havea latex allergy and condoms can actually provoke symptoms of a yeast infection in a female,and she may even think she's got a yeast infection after a condom has been used. Latex allergiescan be a bit like a yeast infection. They can cause itchiness and redness, so be sureto talk to your about this. You may even get checked to see if you've got a latexallergy, and that could be a real concern,
too. So make sure you get that checked out. Yeah, condoms can be implicated there to adegree, so make sure you use plain ones and don't use the spermicide on them and be sureto get checked out to see if you have a latex allergy. It could be a real concern if youdo. But there are certainly alternatives, but just talk to your about that. So I hope that answers your question. Thankyou.