Skin Yeast Infections
Although vaginal yeast
infections might be the more common type of yeast infection,
there are other types of yeast infections which can affect a
person. These include penile yeast infections, mouth yeast
infections and skin yeast infections.
All of these types of yeast
infections are contagious and can be passed from person to
person if contact is made with any portion of the infected
area. For vaginal and penile yeast infections this normally
occurs as a result of sexual intercourse with an infected
Skin yeast infections also
occur in much the same way although not as a result of sexual
intercourse. If you come into contact with a person who has
skin yeast infections there is a good chance that the infection
can be passed on.
The same applies to using the
towel of a person with skin yeast infections. That’s why it’s
recommended that you keep your towel separate from other towels
while you have skin yeast infections and until you become
Your clothes should also be
kept separately as should any personal items. When your
infection has cleared up you should continue this vigilance and
launder your clothes and towel separately.
In fact although it might
sound old fashioned you might want to first soak your infected
clothes in boiling water beforehand as well to thoroughly
eliminate all signs of the skin yeast infections.
Another thing that you can do
if you suffer from skin yeast infections is to pat yourself dry
instead of rubbing, the places where you have skin yeast
infections. This will keep the abrasion of the towel down to a
minimum and if you have a rash or irritation which is tender,
this will help to contain the pain you might otherwise
Just as there were no over the
counter medications available for vaginal yeast infections
until a few years ago, there are no over the counter
medications available for skin yeast infections.
For skin yeast infections
treatments you will need to ask your doctor what options are
available to you. There will be a few, but they will for the
most part be prescription medications.
You could if you wanted to,
compliment these medications with such things as herbal teas,
tinctures and oils, but you would want to ask your doctor
beforehand to make sure that they didn’t react adversely with
Skin yeast infections are also
relatively easy to diagnose, although it’s not recommended that
you do so yourself. Going to trained medical personnel to get a
diagnosis can save you a lot of time and wasted effort and will
make sure that you get the necessary treatment.