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Yeast infection and bedikot

23 September, 2007

Question:

I am married a few months. Last time I went to the mikvah I got a terrible yeast infection. I had to go to the hospital and I was unable to get out of bed for 3 days. My doctor suggested to me that I should ask about skipping the moch dachuk and only doing bedikas on my first and last days since she suspected the infection came from too much cleaning, touching, wiping, etc. Let me know. Thanks for your help.


Answer:

In light of your severe yeast infection, we do suggest that you follow your physician's advice for the next three months by omitting the moch dachuk and doing only the hefsek taharah and one bedikah each on days one and seven. It is essential not to forget any of these!  After three cycles, you should ask your physician if matters have improved and get back to us or your rabbi for further guidance.


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