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Can yeast infections spread through swimming pools?

Asked by on January 9, 2017

I’am looking for confirmed information about yeast infections

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mamana0

January 30, 2017 at 9:11 am

No, yeast infections are not transmitted through swimming pools. A vaginal yeast infection is caused by overgrowth of yeast in the vagina, as yeast is always present. Wet and warm conditions encourage yeast to grow, so wearing a wet swimming suit for long periods of times can increase the likelihood of experiencing a yeast infection.

Yeast infections can be treated with over-the-counter or prescription medication. Common symptoms of a yeast infection include itching, burning, or unusual discharge, usually resembling cottage cheese.

If you have never had a yeast infection, it is best to see a healthcare professional to make a diagnosis as the symptoms of a yeast infection are similar to those of some STDs, such as gonorrhea or chlamydia.

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