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Are yeast infections contagious?

If a woman had a yeast infection, could she then pass it on to other females in the house through direct or indirect contact? Could a man contract it?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:05 AM on Oct. 8, 2008 in Health

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  • It sure is contagious. Like she said ^ It is spread through contact, although it would be hard for the other females to get it from you. They would have to use the same soap you do, or sleep in the same bed (I'm assuming you don't have sex with them....). If they come in contact with anything your privates do... they could get it. As for your man, he can get it from sex too, but it's more common in uncircumsized men. Hope this helps...
    brandyj

    Answer by brandyj at 2:27 AM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Yes you can pass it along. Your man can get it through sexual contact and he can get an infection by oral sex also.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 AM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Yes, yes they are. I'd stay away from the bread box, if I were you.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:25 AM on Oct. 8, 2008

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