Yeast infections have symptoms such as Itching and irritation in the vagina and vulva, a burning sensation, especially during intercourse or while urinating, redness and swelling of the vulva, vaginal pain, and soreness, vaginal rash, thick, white, odor-free vaginal discharge with a cottage cheese appearance, watery vaginal discharge, you may have a yeast infection.
One a yeast infection has brewed, it can be worrying for many reasons. One question we hear often is are yeast infections contagious? Usually, yeast can spread to skin and mucous membranes. The susceptible skin is located where the skin is contained together. The mouth, the vagina, and the penis are all susceptible as well as the groin, armpits, under the breasts and fingernails.
While a yeast infection is not an STI or sexually transmitted infection, they can still spread to other people through sex. It’s uncommon, but a penile yeast infection is a possibility in men. Yeast infections can much more easily spread from female to female partners, however. On the inverse, a penile yeast infection can easily spread to a female partner that doesn’t have one.
Yeast infections can spread orally as well, and this is called thrush. Thrush is spread easily and can cause extreme discomfort for people involved. The best thing to do is to get treatment for your yeast infections right away before having to worry about “are yeast infections contagious?”
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