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Can a vaginal yeast infection be transmitted sexually? And if so, are symptoms the same for males and females? Same treatment ?
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possible but limited
Men can contact a yeast infection and it can irritate locally but since the environment is so different the infection usually does off on its own in a day or so.
They dont usually require treatment. Uncircumcised men can have more trouble with an infection but i usually have their partner use the cream and be intimate to treat both parties.

In brief: Possible but limited
Men can contact a yeast infection and it can irritate locally but since the environment is so different the infection usually does off on its own in a day or so.
They dont usually require treatment. Uncircumcised men can have more trouble with an infection but i usually have their partner use the cream and be intimate to treat both parties.
Dr. Vance Harris
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Dr. Martin Raff
Men can also prove to be contaminated but not infected, and yet transmit the Candida back to their sexual partner without knowing it. This is one major source of recurrent vaginitis.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yeast infections
Vaginal yeast infections can be transmitted from female to male - usually in the males case, they are uncircumcised.
Candida needs a damp, dark place to establish itself and circumcised males do not provide that opportunity. Symptoms include itchiness and white discharge. Treatment for the male involves an antifungal like nystatin/lotrimen ointment and good hygeine.

In brief: Yeast infections
Vaginal yeast infections can be transmitted from female to male - usually in the males case, they are uncircumcised.
Candida needs a damp, dark place to establish itself and circumcised males do not provide that opportunity. Symptoms include itchiness and white discharge. Treatment for the male involves an antifungal like nystatin/lotrimen ointment and good hygeine.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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