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Doctor insights on: Can A Yeast Infection Spread To Your Partner

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Dr. James Krick
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Can a yeast infection spread throughout your body? If so what are the symptoms?

Yeast: There are some individuals who may get systemic candidiasis, but most commonly they are profoundly immunosuppressed or have been receiving antibiotics for other serious infections, and so on. You do not say why you suspect this, but if you have symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, etc., see a doctor and get evaluated.

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Can a yeast infection spread outside the vagina to the inner thighs?

Yes: In the groin (more common in males) it is called jock itch. Yeast can become a dermatitis (skin related) and be red with even little red dots outside that are called satellite lesions. It is not that common in females but can happen. If lotrimin, tinactin, (tolnaftate) micatin help then it is definitely yeast.

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Can vaginal yeast infection spread to anus?

Can vaginal yeast infection spread to anus?

YES IT CAN: Yes it is possible as yeast can spread anywhere it is moist and dark including anus, but not that common.

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Can I spread yeast infection to my child?

Can I spread yeast infection to my child?

Absolutely.: Yeast are biological organisms that can spread fairly easily. A good example is thrush--a yeast infection of the mouth that frequently causes a diaper rash. Depending on where your yeast infection is located, whether you share the same towel or bathe together can all influence this possibility. Also, younger children taking antibiotics--especially cephalosporins--can be predisposed to yeast.

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Can I get a yeast infection from my partner?

Can I get a yeast infection from my partner?

Yes, even though: It is not a sexually transmitted disease it can be transmitted via intimate contact.

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If I have a yeast infection, does my partner need to be treated?

Not really: Get yourself treated asap though and take a short break from sex until it clears up.

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I I have a yeast infection does my partner have to get treated too?

I I have a yeast infection does my partner have to get treated too?

Not likely: Unless your partner is having symptoms the he doesn't really need to be treated. However, uncircumcised males may have an increased risk of what is called candidal balanitis. That is basically a yeast infection under the foreskin.

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I recently got a yeast infection about 2 days ago And my partner thinks I have had other partners because of this but I havent.?

You are "right": There is no correlation between yeast infections and an additional partner since yeast infections can be caused by antibiotics, douches, etc. What is of greater concern is why your partner is so quick to express that concern when you clearly said "it isn't so". This relationship has some "communication issues" that need to be addressed to maintain a level of "intimacy". or not.

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Partner and I were recovering from yeast infections. Thought it was gone but we gave it back to each other. Is it still a yeast infection? Or worse?

See doctor: If you have concern that this is something other than a routine yeast infection, then you should see your doctor. He or she can test to ensure it is not another condition or type of infection.

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How to know if your partner has a yeast infection?

Itching & discharge: Typical symptoms of a yeast infection (assuming you are referring to a vaginal yeast infection) is a thick white vaginal discharge associated with itching and irritation. However, other types of infections can also cause similar symptoms, therefore, it is best to be checked by one's family doctor or gynecologist.

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What does a yeast infection do to the male partner?

What does a yeast infection do to the male partner?

Usually nothing: Men don't tend to have problems with yeast infections unless they are diabetic.

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Can a man get a yeast infection and give it to his partner?

Can a man get a yeast infection and give it to his partner?

Definitely: It happens all the time. Couples can "ping-pong" the infection back and forth. Both need to be treated and cured at the same time.

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Could a woman's yeast infection be passed to her male partner?

Could a woman's yeast infection be passed to her male partner?

Sure: It can be passed back & forth between parthers (but it doesn't happen that much).

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If you go a long time without getting treated for a yeast infection does your body get immue to it and spread?

No: Yeast infections don't work that way. There are many over-the-counter options. Delaying treatment not necessary. You could buy medication at any pharmacy.

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Can I get a yeast infection if my partner had sex with someone else and then had sex with me?

Can I get a yeast infection if my partner had sex with someone else and then had sex with me?

Not because of that: You can get a yeast infection because they are incredibly common but not for that reason; I don't consider yeast infections contagious because we all have yeast (candida albicans) already living on our skin, in our intestines and most women probably have a bit vaginally; whether it progresses to an infection has more to do with your diet, immune health, antibiotic use ; balance of other flora.

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more