Can yeast infections spread?


Yes, yeast infections can spread from one person to another through sexual contact, although it’s not considered a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of a fungus called Candida, which can be present in the vagina, mouth, or on the skin.

It’s also possible for someone to spread a yeast infection to another part of their own body. For example, if a person has a vaginal yeast infection and they touch their genitals and then touch their mouth or eyes, they could potentially spread the infection to those areas.

It’s important to practice good hygiene and avoid sharing personal items such as towels, underwear, or sex toys to reduce the risk of spreading yeast infections. If you suspect you have a yeast infection, it’s important to see a healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

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