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Can a yeast infection be transfered by vaginal touch to eye touch? i have had a yeast infections going on for some time now and nothing is helping. but i may have forgot to wash my hands after touching down there and now i have a severly red eye with gree

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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funarianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
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 department or urgent care clinic.
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Not usually: It would be unusual to transmit a yeast infection to the outside of the eye. It might occur in someone whose immune system is compromised, such as a person on chemotherapy, high dose steroids or havinga a disease such as leukemia.

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