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Yeast Infection Spread
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Does vaginal yeast infection spread through clothes/towels or other utensils? Will it spread to any other part of the body by direct/indirect contact?
yeasts: I don't think that yeast infections are spread by oral sex. Yeasts are everywhere in the environment around us. A yeast infection of the female reproductive tract normally occurs when the normal flora balance is disturbed, usually after a round of antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,if conditions rt: The yeast that causes the vaginal yeast infection is also normally in the stool. The close proximity of the areas allows cross contamination of the site & a possibility of a diaper rash like change around the anus. This is not likely to occur if the skin of the anus is healthy & dry but increases if raw & wet.Inflammation from scratching or bacterial infections can also lead to yeast overgrowth. ...Read more
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