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Can A Yeast Infection Spread To Your Partner
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
Yes: It can spread to the vulvar skin.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
Not really: Get yourself treated asap though and take a short break from sex until it clears up.
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.
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.
Possibly: Although not that common, a male can get a yeast infection from 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.
Sure: It can be passed back & forth between parthers (but it doesn't happen that much).
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.
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.
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