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Can a female get ringworm in her vagina

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
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
Dermatology 26 years experience
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
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: It is a fungal infection, and can involve any part of skin on your body.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Barrere
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
See below: Ringworm is a skin yeast, not a worm. If you mean pinworm they typically in the intestine and around the rectum.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
No: Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin. It does not affect mucous membranes, which line the vagina.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Cirino
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
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
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Tinea on mucosa: The type of fungus that causes ringworm is Tinea, which is usually unable to infect mucosal surfaces, such as in the vagina. Candida would be the typ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anti fungal: Ringworm is not actually a worm but is a fungal infection like yeast so anti fungal meds are used to treat it.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: Take her to her pediatrician to be evaluated to find the cause so be treated.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
No problem : Unless you have some sort of allergy to the components of the cream (rare) there should be no problem using it.
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