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if my baby has a yeast infection and touches it then puts her hand in her mouth can the infection spread

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Genital rash: Nope! it does not sound like yeast. Consult your doctor to make the right diagnosis and then treat it.
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes : Yes it can be transferred by touch. You need immediate evaluation and care for both the eye infection and vaginal candida infection at an emergency d ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: You likely have allergic conjunctivitis especially if you have nasal symptoms as well and the symptoms are seasonal in nature. Try antihistamine eye d ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
46 years experience Dentistry
Yes it can: Yeast are very tough microbes. Any contact will spread this. Sailva is an excellent media for yeast to live. Any yeast infections can survive very we ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
I'm so sorry. It's: Great that you're continuing to breastfeed. If the yeast is on your nipples &/or in baby's mouth, please talk to your pediatrician & OB for treatment ... Read More
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience Pediatrics
See answer: Zinc oxide application may take some time to help. Diaper free time also helps. U may need to get an antifungal cream ( now a days available over t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Nelson
42 years experience Dentistry
Probably.: Please see your doctor to have your blood sugar tested as well as to treat the yeast (candida) infection. Your dry mouth and thick saliva and vaginal ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Yeast Infections: Nope. Oral yeast infections are rare. They are not contagious and do not usually follow a sexual encounter, especially an oral one.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cole Livingston
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes he can.: Infections by 'candida albicans' (more commonly, a yeast infection) can occur anywhere on a person where it is dark and moist, including mouth, vagina ... Read More
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