Can I Go Swimming With a Yeast Infection? - Uncover the Truth Behind the Question

by Pool Builders on 07-06-2008 in Articles

Have you ever asked, "Can I go swimming with a yeast infection?" I know that you are concern about two things. One if it will contaminate the pool and get everybody infected. Second, if it will worsen the infection. This article provides you the information you need and hopefully will benefit you in curing your yeast infection.

Almost everyone will suffer a yeast infection at one point in their life. And the most common type is the vaginal infection, and most women will have to deal with this at some point of their life.

Though the infection itself is not a serious threat to your health, it should be dealt with immediately as the condition can be very uncomfortable and frustrating.

So back to your question," Can I go swimming with a yeast infection?" And the answer is, yes you can. But keep in mind; it is not advisable to swim if you have yeast infection. Yeast infection is caused by a type of fungus called Candida, and it thrives in damp and warm area. So swimming, meaning you need to get wet, it could worsen the infection if you do not do the necessary things you need to do after your swim.

First of, avoid heated pools, that will be a very bad idea as Candida loves warm and damp areas. Pool water contains chlorine and chemicals, so it is important to rinse or shower with fresh water. Get into dry clothes as quick as you can, and make sure the infected area is clean and dry. Again, swimming with yeast infection is not advisable, but if you really have to, please do these things after you are done.

Most people with yeast infection will ask the same question again, "Can I go swimming with yeast infection?" They are concerned that their infection will be passed to others when swimming. This, however, is not true. You see, there are a lot of chemicals in the pool to make sure that any infection problem you have will not pass to the others. So it is perfectly safe for others who swim with you.

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