Even if you don't have any problems with health, this article may be useful for you as a means of precaution. Read and find out more about vaginal thrush, whether it is contagious or not.
Vaginal thrush - is the affection of the vaginal endometrium by Candida fungi. This illness peculiarities are inflammation of the mucous membrane, burning, itching.
Most people mistakenly believe that the thrush is only "female" disease and it is not peculiar for men. One reason for this popular belief is the fact that for men candidiasis occurs with little or no symptoms. The second point of contention is the question of whether the thrush is passed from men to women or not?
In order to clarify the situation, it is necessary to understand how contagious is the yeast infection and who is exposed to this disease. It is known that the main causes of thrush disease are antibiotics, hormones game, non-observance of rules of personal hygiene. Such problems can also occur in women and men health, and therefore each of us can get infected. The disease can occur by means of domestic or sexual contact
Who is guilty?
Because of the fact that the pathogen Candida "chooses" primarily vaginal folds (constant comfortable temperature and pH), so the most common fungus peddler is woman. In addition, women are characterized by periodic bursts of hormones that also provoke candidiasis. For men fungi this is a purely physiological point.
A woman can also become infected by men, since the fungus strikes male genitals. This happens in case when the yeast itself is not particularly exhibited - woman is a so-called carrier, so partners live, do not being precautious.Often the symptoms are revealed under the general weakening of the body. Aggravation of candidiasis is accompanied by burning and itching and redness.
How does contraction of the vaginal thrush take place?
Despite the fact that yeast is not a sexually transmitted disease, it can be passed from one sexual partner to another. According to statistics, about 4 men out of 10 were infected by women. The risk of disease is higher if you have weak immunity, diabetes, you are severely exhausted by work and have wrong or poor nutrition. Candidiasis affects all the mucous membranes of the body - the mouth (rather frequent phenomenon occurring even in infantry time), reproductive organs, digestive system.
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A woman can infect man (and vice versa) with thrush as follows:
The disease is sexually transmitted from partner to partner through common items (bed, towels, washcloths). In the same way thrush is passed not only by sexual partner - so you can infect other family members, even children. It can be transmitted even swimming in the pool, visiting bath or sauna, if the cleaning wasn't proper and disinfection of water and premises.
Methods of protection
In order not to get thrush, you need to take some protective measures as catching thrush can have sexual and domestic character, through contaminated clothes and household items.
By the way, even a virgin can get this disease - thrush. If a man has had sexual contact with a sick woman, 40% that you will have the illness, for woman the percentage of risk is 80%. Most often the source of infection is the intestine. Often, to the pathological process is involved the urinary system. Then, you may note a sharp pain during urination, violation of urination function, frequent urination.
If you have any suspicious symptoms, you need to consult your doctor. The doctor will examine and take the material for laboratory examination. Treatment of vaginal candidiasis is a kind of a complex and involves not only the destruction of the fungus.
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