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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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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 a vaginal yeast infection be contagious if one partner has it?

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

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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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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

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Can you tell me if I have a yeast infection and have sex is it contageous?

Yeast is not: Considered an std but it can be spread through intimate/ sexual contact. ...Read more

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How to know I have a yeast infection?

Vaginal?: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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Could i still have a yeast infection?

I don't know your: Symptoms. But one can develop chronic or recurrent yeast infections. ...Read more

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How to know if I have yeast infection?

Med eval.: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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How do ik if I have a yeast infection?

How do ik if I have a yeast infection?

To know for: Sure, you need exam and tests. Typical symptoms of vaginal candidiasis are cottage cheese like discharge and itching. You should also get tested for diabetes if this becomes recurrent problem. ...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


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