Daily Health Tips: Can I Pass This Infection On To My Baby?


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Q: Doc please am pregnant and in my second trimester, before being pregnant. I was having candida .So i complain to my doc and was given gyno-daktarin pessary to insert for three days. After the insection i don’t discharge like first and the itching has stop too. Want to know if it can affect my babies, because since it’s an infection

A: Hello dear, thanks for writing in.

Candida infections occur when the fungi which live normally in the vagina overgrow and cause an infection. Usually, there is yeast (fungi) in the vagina and they generally mind their own business until something comes along to disturb the peace of the environment. This disturbance can be in the form of abuse of antibiotics (which kills off the good bacteria that hold the fungi at bay causing them to take over and overgrow the environment) or even in pregnancy (where the estrogen…

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