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Can you get a yeast infections from using the same toilet as someone who has a yeast infection?

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June 22, 2010 5:27PM

No. Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of a yeast that naturally exists in the vagina. Since you already have that yeast in you so you can't be "infected" by anyone else.

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In fact the yeast, Candida, can be spread. That is how infants often get it - by putting things in their mouth. As someone who has dealt with massive yeast infections while nursing both my children, I can attest to the fact that the infection can be spread. I'm not positive that you can catch it from a toilet seat, but there are other ways to get it besides plain overgrowth and other places to get it besides the vagina.