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Can I get a yeast infection from Jock Itch?

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If my partner has jock itch, will it pass on the yeast infection to me?
asked Jul 19, 2013 in Causes by Lisa

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First, it’s important to remember that yeast infections can be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact. If your male partner has jock itch, or if your female partner has a vaginal infection, you can pass the yeast organism back and forth. The same goes for oral sex. If your partner has a vaginal infection or jock itch, you can end up with a case of oral thrush. Likewise, if you or your partner has oral thrush, it can be spread to the genital areas.

I have done a write up about getting a yeast infection from kissing, and from oral sex. It’s important to read these to have an idea of what is possible and what is not:

http://candidaquestions.probacto.com/60/can-i-get-a-yeast-infection-from-giving-oral http://candidaquestions.probacto.com/57/can-i-get-a-yeast-infection-from-kissing

answered Jul 19, 2013 by AdrianDole Trusted Candida Expert (8,120 points)
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