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Doctor insights on: Is Candida Contagious

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Is gardnerella and candida contagious?

Is gardnerella and candida contagious?

No: Both are ubiquitous in the environment and noramally live in our bodies. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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


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Is candida albicans contagious? Will my partner get it through intercourse if I have it?

No: Candida is in the environment. You partner is at minimal risk. As a precaution, it would good to use a condom. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can candida on the face be contagious?I recently went to get a facial. The woman who gave me a facial told me she had (currently might have)candida.

Can candida on the face be contagious?I recently went to get a facial. The woman who gave me a facial told me she had (currently might have)candida.

Not really: Candida doesn't really infect the face; if you are immunocompromised or have been on antibiotics, you can develop an infection in your mouth/throat, but the skin of the face isn't a spot to really be concerned about. ...Read more

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If dandruff is caused by yeast, would that make it contagious?

Dandruff: Not contagious and not regular yeast. It takes a genetic susceptibility and a special environment for one to get dandruff. ...Read more

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Are yeast infections contagious?

Are yeast infections contagious?

Yes: Yeast infections are not considered a sexually transmitted disease. But partners do the potential to infect each other. ...Read more

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How long after symptoms of yeast infection disappear not contagious?

Soon: Vaginal yeast infections are not highly contagious. If you are treated (diflucan, gyne-lotrimin, etc) you are not likely to pass it on. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of a yeast related skin rash in an infant? How long does it take to clear up with an ointment & is it contagious?

What are the possible causes of a yeast related skin rash in an infant? How long does it take to clear up with an ointment & is it contagious?

Part of life: Yeast is around us in the environment & by later infancy at least 5% of the dry weight of poo is yeast. The skin surface is resistant to yeast unless irritated or over hydrated ( like wearing diapers ). The yeast creates a rash when it takes the opportunity of a simple exposure & sets up housekeeping on irritated skin.Improvement with rx occurs within days. ...Read more

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Can a a vaginal yeast infection be contagious if one partner has it?

No: The yeast infection is neutralized in your partner during oral sex by saliva and gastric enzymes. However, a simultaneous STD can be transmitted to oral spaces readily. ...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


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more