Many women all over the world have questions about their bodies in regards to yeast infections. While yeast infections strike mostly with women, they can affect men as well. Men usually get yeast infections as a result of having unprotected sex with a woman who has a yeast infection. Yeast infections can be transmitted through vagina fluids and other bodily fluids but is not airborne nor can you get it from a toilet seat or just being in close contact with someone who has a yeast infection. A common question women have is about vaginal yeast infections and hot tubs.
So is it OK to go in a hot tub with a yeast infection, and is it safe for you? The short answer here is yes you can go swimming or go into a hot tub if you have a yeast infection, but there are some thing you should know. If at all possible you should avoid going into a hot tub or going swimming, but if you must there are certain things you need to take into consideration. Yeast effects women mostly because their vagina’s are perfect breeding grounds for the yeast that love warm and moist areas to flourish. This is why men don’t usually get yeast infections.
If you go swimming or are submersed in water like a hot tub, it’s extremely important that when you get out of the water you change out of your bathing suit as quickly as possible and begin to wash your vagina thoroughly. The water that gets into and around the vagina increases the conditions under which the yeast settled in the first place and can actually worsen your condition if you don’t get out right away and start washing up. It’s also highly recommended that you treat your yeast infection as soon as possible because if left untreated it can become even worse and more dangerous to your body.