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How is a yeast infection contracted?

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An organism called "Candida albicans" is found in the vaginas of almost all women. When it gets out of balance by other organisms in there, it multiplies. It is caused by antibiotics and douches, tight or dirty clothing, chemicals, and can be transmitted through sex. For more details, check out .

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You have a yeast infection and had sexual intercourse. Your boyfriend penis hurts when urinating and shedding some skin. why?

It is possible that your boyfriend may have contracted the yeast infection. Yeast infection in men is possible, especially on the penis where the conditions are better for the Candida fungus.

What are symptoms of a bacterial infection or a yeast infection?

There is a difference between a bacterial infection and a yeast infection.A yeast infection is caused by Candida which is a yeast organism,not a bacteria.

Can a yeast infection be a sign of chlamydia?

Can. Yeast. Infection. Be. A. Sign. Of. Chlamydia

Can you get BV after a yeast infection?

You can get BV after a yeast infection.

Can you get chancres from a yeast infection?

No you can not get chancres from a yeast infection.

Is syphilis a yeast infection?

Syphilis is not a yeast infection.

Can you get a yeast infection from taking a bath after someone who has a yeast infection?


How do you prevent odor of a yeast infection?

Treat the yeast infection.

What colour is your vulva if you have a yeast infection?

do you smell bad? then you might have a yeast infection. are you having nasty discharge? then you might have a yeast infection. are you having vaginal pain? then you might a yeast infection.

Is a yeast infection the same as a fungal infection?

There are different types of fungal infections.A yeast infection is a specific type of fungal infection (candida yeast).

How can a man give you a yeast infection if he did not sleep with anyone else?

Candida albicans, the bacteria that causes a yeast infection is present in everyone, both men and women, even if they are perfectly healthy. The problem arises when the Candida has an overgrowth, which leads to a yeast infection. It is definitely possible for men to get a yeast infection and then pass it onto you. The penis is vulnerable a yeast infection, though chances are significantly lower than that of a woman's. It is possible that the man did not sleep with anyone else as sexual intercourse is only one of the many other possible causes of yeast infection in men. The man may have a weakened immune system, or took antibiotics that killed the good bacteria that are needed to keep the yeast infection from manifesting. Penile yeast infection can also happen with the use of condoms that contain nonxynol-9, so check the label to see if the chemical is present. Simply put, the man may have contracted the yeast infection without sexual intercourse. It may very well be the other causes. To add onto the facts, 75% of women will get a yeast infection at least once in their lifetime, so it may be possible that you have contracted it on your own without the man playing any part in it.

Can a women with yeast infection give the man yeast infection too?

Yes; you can transmit a yeast infection via sexual contact.

What kind of an infection is a yeast infection?

Fungal.A yeast infection is caused by the growth of candida (yeast) into a full blown fungal growth.

Mouth yeast infection?

Mouth yeast infection is called Thrush.

Can you still get a yeast infection after a hysterectomy?

Can I still get a yeast infection after a hysterectomy?

Is a yeast infection a virus?

Yeast infection is caused by fungi, not by a virus.

Can vaginal yeast infection be treated with cream?

Yes, a vaginal yeast infection can be treated with a cream. Most people will treat a vaginal yeast infection with an over-the-counter yeast infection cream which will contain an antifungal to treat the infection and ingredients to ease the irritation.

Can a man get something from a woman from yeast infection?

Yes. He can get a yeast infection on his penis, or if he performs oral, he could get thrush, which is a yeast infection in the mouth.

Can your dog get urinary yeast infection?

There is no such thing as a urinary yeast infection, but your dog can get a urinary tract infection. As for yeast infections, I'm not sure.

Can a yeast infection cause herpes?

No, a yeast infection cannot cause herpes. A yeast infection is an overgrowth of yeast, whereas herpes is a virus, one cannot lead to the other.

Can a yeast infection cause an staph infection?

A yeast infection is caused by a fungus, and staph by a bacterium; but a yeast infection of the skin can cause skin compromise that makes it easier for a staph infection to occur.

How was staph infection contracted?

staph infection can be contracted by using other peoples rags ,towels ,and or clothing material

What pathogen is a yeast infection?

The yeast of a yeast infection is actually called "Candida" and is a yeast that responds to moisture and other things like any other yeast.

Can a yeast infection cause PID?

A yeast infection won't cause PID.

Will Erythromycin cure a yeast infection?

No. Erythromycin is one of the cause of yeast infection.