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yeast infection..condom..vaginal discharge on his hair (on penis)

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hi if infected with a yeast infection and you then sleep with your boyfriend with a condom how high is the risk of him getting it too? i had already taken fluconazol for it . the reason is he got a little amount of vaginal discharge on his hair (on penis) as he pulled out.

finally if infected when would he show symptoms?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

Sexual transmission of yeast infections can occur; however it is not very common.
The fact that you used a condom decreases the likelihood of transmission even more.

It is unlikely that your boyfriend will develop a yeast infection. If he did, he would show symptoms.
Symptoms to look for include:
Redness on the head of the penis
Pain
Burning
Itching
Small red bumps on the penis and/or dry cracked skin on the penis

If these develop, he can try using an over the counter yeast preparation or he should see his doctor for treatment if he has pain and swelling of the head of the penis.

Again, it is unlikely he is going to develop a yeast infection.


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
ok thank you..how soon would he then develop symptoms if he does
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 3 years ago.
I would expect him to show symptoms within 2-3 days.


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