Users' questions

Can balanitis be passed to a woman?

Can balanitis be passed to a woman?

Balanitis is not a sexually transmitted disease. It results from an overgrowth of organisms (typically yeast or fungi) which are normally present on the skin of the glans.

How long does balanitis discharge last?

Balanitis generally is not a serious condition and can be treated with antibiotic creams and pills. Most occurrences of balanitis clear up within three to five days of starting treatment. Left untreated, however, it can become more painful or cause other health problems.

Can yeast infection affect baby during pregnancy?

Will a yeast infection during pregnancy affect my baby? No, a yeast infection won’t hurt or affect your developing baby. But it’s important to rule out other causes for your symptoms, because other kinds of infections can affect your pregnancy and your baby.

What happens if you have Group B Strep during pregnancy?

Group B Streptococcus (GBS): A type of bacteria that many people carry normally and can be passed to the fetus at the time of delivery. GBS can cause serious infection in some newborns. Antibiotics are given to women who carry the bacteria during labor to prevent newborn infection.

What happens if you have strep throat while pregnant?

Risks of strep throat during pregnancy. According to the Mayo Clinic, a strep throat infection that is left untreated can cause potentially serious complications including kidney inflammation and rheumatic fever. Strep throat comes from bacteria known as Streptococcus pyogenes, or group A streptococcus.

What’s the difference between Group B strep throat and STI?

Group B streptococcus (GBS) is one of the many bacteria that live in the body. It usually does not cause serious illness, and it is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Also, although the names are similar, GBS is different from group A streptococcus, the bacteria that causes “strep throat.”

Which is the best strep throat medication for pregnant women?

1 Cephalexin is a category B medication. Studies in animals show that it doesn’t impact fertility or hurt the developing baby. 2 Amoxicillin is a category B medication. Animal studies have shown no adverse effects on the developing baby. 3 Penicillin is also in category B.