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Can a woman catch "jock itch" from her husband?

If so, what type of symptoms would there be? Would they be the same as in a male?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:07 PM on May. 29, 2009 in Health

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  • jock itch is a yeast infection. it can be passed back and forth, yes
    llansky

    Answer by llansky at 11:12 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • Jock itch is a yeast infection so yes, you can get it and pass it back to him as well. Symptoms would be the same as a yeast.

    dreyamom

    Answer by dreyamom at 11:57 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • Yes it can. Jock itch is like a yeast infection. Check with a doc or pharmacist for what you can use.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:24 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • It IS yeast, but it most likely would not cause a VAGINAL yeast infection. Yeast can grow on the outside of your privates as well, and any damp, moist area can get yeast---like under large breasts, or in the creases and folds of your skin. Heavier women are prone to skin yeast. So unless you see a white discharge from your vagina, don't treat it as a vaginal yeast infection. You can use the monistat cream on the outer areas though to relieve the itching and kill the fungus. Your husband can use it too---but generic clotrimazole cream, found in the athletes foot section of the pharmacy will work for both of you and is not expensive.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:32 AM on May. 31, 2009

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