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Can yeast infections spread through babies playing together or bathing together?
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An_248168 posted:
An 11 month old child in our daycare has a bad yeast infection that covers most of her genitals and contains open sores. She may even have it on her nipples. If she scratches that area and then touches my son who is the same age (hold hands or pulls on his arm), can she spread the yeast infection to him? If they are currently bathed together can it be spread that way?
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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Anon -

I see you posted this a couple weeks ago, sorry we missed this question. The good news, according the the info below, yeast infections are not contagious.

See these resources for more information -

Fungal Infections of the Skin
Are Yeast Infections Contagious?

And, for tips for keeping away the daycare yuck that can spread -

Controlling Contagious Infections

Hope this is helpful and let us know how your little one is doing,
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
~To be a child is to know the joy of living, To have a child is to know the gift of life.~ Author Unknown


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