Is a Vaginal Yeast Infection Contagious?
Yeast infections occur when there is an overgrowth of yeast in the body. Bodies produce a certain degree of yeasts and other bacterias, which are generally regulated and eliminated by our immune functions and natural bodily processes. However, in warm, moist parts of the body–including the mouth, skin, feet, and vagina–sometimes a yeast overgrowth occurs. When the term “yeast infection” is used, it generally refers to a yeast infection in the vagina. Vaginal yeast infections, also called vulvovaginal candidiasis, can occur when this overgrowth of yeast occurs in the vagina or when our bodies do not regulate fungus properly.