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Are Yeast Infections Contagious?

Are yeast infections contagious? Although yeast infections are not classed as a sexually transmitted disease, you can still pass them onto your partner. They are caused by a fungus that will easily find a home on your partners body. if you're treating yourself with an anti fungal drug then you can even pass on a drug resistant fungus as the treatment will have exposed the fungus that you pass on to these anti fungal drugs.

Sex while taking Monistat

So many yeast infection sufferers are still having sex while using anti fungal creams such as Monistat. This not only passes the infection to your partner but it can make your own infection worse as the cream will not be a s effective if you're engaging in these activities. It only takes 7 days for the treatment to work, and that isn't a long time to go without sex.

If you pass fungus to your partner that has been exposed to anti fungal drugs then it will start breeding on or in your partners genitals, and then it will have become resistant because if you don't finish the course of treatment, the fungus will mutate into a stronger strain. This then makes it difficult for your partner to get cured.

Having the infection passed back to you

If you successfully treat your infection, and you have had sex with your partner then you can have the infection passed back to you. Your partner might not realize they have been infected depending on how fast the symptoms appear. if you do get it passed back then you'll now have fungus in or on your genitals that has ben exposed to anti fungal drugs.

Yeast infections are contagious, and if you're suffering from Candida overgrowth then it's best to stop having sex until your infection is cured.

If you infection is taking longer than 7 days to treat then you need to go back and see your doctor and/or try another type of treatment.

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