A 29-year-old female asked:
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have yeast infection and rubbed eyes after touching yeast discharge. can this cause eye infection and can i get treatment while pregnant?

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Dr. Thys Geldenhuys
Specializes in General Practice
Gynecology: Yes, you can get treatment during pregnancy. Discuss it with your gynaecologist at your next visit.
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not really, and yes: "Not really" to the first question. Have never seen a woman transfer a vaginal yeast infection to her eye. That may be because Candida yeast is already living on every outer part of our bodies (men or women). As long as the eyes have their normal protections such as natural tears, any added yeast should not overgrow. It's not impossible to happen but no worries, it can be treated if it happens.
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
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