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What Is The Difference Between A Yeast Infection And An STD?

August 16, 2019


Good day, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author
of Candida Crusher with another frequently asked question. What is the difference between a yeast infection
and an STD? An STD is a sexually transmitted disease.
Well, there are quite a few differences between both of these problems. An STD is generally
a disease transmitted between two people through sexual contact: oral sex, anal sex, straight
sex, whatever sex you want to call it. Sometimes in rare cases, STDs can be transferred through
needle sharing, although in more rare situations. Yeast infections can be sexually transmitted.
Don’t ever doubt that. But everybody will contain in their bodies, in the digestive
system, females in the vaginal area they will have yeast to some degree. And it’s when these
yeast get out of hand that you’re going to get an infection. Particularly, when they
proliferate or if they’re exacerbated through antibiotic use, which is a very common cause
of yeast infections, is taking antibiotics. So there is a difference between a yeast infection
and an STD, but STDs are not yeast infections, generally, in terms of only being transmitted
sexually, where sexually transmitted diseases are transmitted sexually like Chlamydia and
Gonorrhea and Syphilis. These diseases are transmitted through the sexual route. You can read a lot more about the different
types of STDs in my book. In fact, I’ve drawn you a big diagram showing you all the different
sexually transmitted diseases, the discharge, the irritation, whether they itch, what odors
they have, and I’ve compared those with a yeast infection to give you a good comparison. A very common thing that many women have is
bacterial vaginosis, which they confuse for a yeast infection. So it’s good for you to
know the difference between a yeast infection and Chlamydia, for example, or Gonorrhea because
these diseases do resurface from time and time again. Is there a difference? Yes, there is a difference
between them both. But a yeast infection can be transmitted sexually, but is not a sexually
transmitted disease per se. So I hope that answers your question. Thank
you.

3 Comments

  • Reply Max Payne May 28, 2015 at 4:24 am

    A girl gave me oral sex with a condom on and 8 days later i got a yeast infection on my penis was it possible she had trush?

  • Reply Dale Phillips September 27, 2016 at 4:45 am

    i went to the doctor because I feared I've had herpes, I had a rash on the inside of my buttocks & Jock itch, I went to the doctor he said it looked like herpes and he asked me if I put oil on my buttocks and I do and I never had any sores on my penis. I went to get a second opinion and the doctor said I had a yeast infection so I used the cream the doctor gave me and my Jock itch stopped. I still wonder about herpes although he said it wasn't herpes

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