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Are Yeast Infections Contagious To Men
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I developed a yeast infection. I have used 2 1 day treatments. I still itch, but no discharge anymore. Am i contagious? And should I use a 7 day?
Go for 7 day: You may still be contagious until your symptoms have completely resolved. Depending on how you are feeling...It may be worth a visit to your obgyn for a check up. ...Read more
Possible: If the male is circumcised, it would be difficult to contract a yeast infection since the environment for such is so altered as to not allow it. It would be a rare ocurrence and special situation for this. However, if uncircumcised, there is the right mileu for this with the foreskin covering the glans, being moist, warm and dark so it can happen. Usually it will not with normal hygiene. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yeast: Yeast has a characteristic appearance under microscope. Your doctor may choose to examine a scrapping under the microscope, in complex cases send a culture out to see if yeast grows in a petri dish, or just treat empirically based on your history and his exam. If the treatment works, diagnosis confirmed! the location, severity, and medical history will determine which method to use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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