Can vaginal infection spread to partner?
Answer From Tatnai Burnett, M.D. Having sex when you have a vaginal infection or vaginal inflammation may be uncomfortable and might make your symptoms worse. If the source of your infection is a sexually transmitted infection, you may also spread the infection to your partner.
How does a woman contract a yeast infection?
You can pass a yeast infection during oral or vaginal intercourse. It’s also possible to transmit the infection via sex toys and by kissing someone with oral thrush (yeast infection of the mouth).
What kind of infections can you get in your vagina?
A healthy vagina has a large population of bacteria that is balanced to control harmful bacteria, yeast, and other organisms like Trichomonas. Imbalances in the vagina can cause several types of vaginal infections like bacterial vaginosis (BV), the most common type of vaginal infection.
What are the signs and symptoms of bacterial vaginosis?
Bacterial Vaginosis Symptoms – Vaginal Discharge. If a vaginal discharge is accompanied by the following symptoms, they may be associated with another infection or disorder such as bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, STD, menopause, and many others. abnormal vaginal odor, abnormal consistency of vaginal fluid,
What happens when there is too much bacteria in the vagina?
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a condition that happens when there is too much of certain bacteria in the vagina. This changes the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina.
What should I do if I have an infection in my vagina?
Metronidazole or tinidazole tablets may be prescribed for trichomoniasis. Estrogen creams or tablets may be prescribed for vaginal atrophy. If your infection is caused by an irritant, such as soap, your doctor will recommend a different product to reduce irritation. How can you prevent vaginal infections?