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Roxie102
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I was just prescribed Diflucan (single dose) for a yeast infection I've had. How soon is too soon to resume things like oral and manual sex after this? Would it be unwise to do so, say, this weekend?
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Heather
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What did your healthcare provider suggest?

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Roxie102
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She didn't mention anything like that, just gave me two pills and said to take one today and the other on Wednesday only if it hadn't improved. And of course I didn't even think to ask her.

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Heather
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Well, it should also say on your medication.

But really, chances are that by this weekend, even if your infection is sorted, your genitals will still be feeling awfully raw, so genital sex probably won't feel good at all.

I'd suggest waiting around a week -- we can be sure the meds will have worked by then -- and then see how you feel, including if the itching, rawness, redness, sensitivity, etc. have all gone buh-bye from your vulva.

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