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can a female get ringworm in her vagina

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Outside: She can get ringworm on the outer skin but a yeast infection inside. It is less common than in men. Women are more prone to yeast infections rather th ... Read More
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
Vaginitis: Well, women can get fungal infections of the vagina. This is caused by a yeast called candida. Technically it is not "ringworm" but it is a fungal inf ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is a fungal infection, and can involve any part of skin on your body.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Barrere
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: Ringworm is a skin yeast, not a worm. If you mean pinworm they typically in the intestine and around the rectum.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin. It does not affect mucous membranes, which line the vagina.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Treat locally: Vaginal yeast infections and ringworm are both fungal infections. While vaginal yeast infections can be treated effectively with tablets by mouth or c ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Cirino
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually yeast: If a labial fungal infection were to occur, it is usually yeast (Candidia species). These can occur after antibiotic exposure or wear tight, nonbreat ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: The germs involved do not find the vaginal tissue a proper food source.You can, however, get yeast that may thrive in that setting.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Similar infections are possible.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Garcia
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Tinea , or fungal, infections around the vulva or in the crural fold can occur. The disease often begins after physical activity that results in copio ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Over the counter: Over the counter treatments are generally quite effective and you may get one from your pharmacy without a prescription. If it does not go away after ... Read More

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