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Risk of spread from YEAST INFECTION under breasts.

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I have yeast infection under my breasts. I keep it at bay for the most part by cleaning the area with vinegar every day. I hate using the antifungal cream bc I am scared it will seep through my shirt somehow (stupid....I know). I woke up this morning and realized in the middle of the night that I scratched it and touched my bed and lord knows what else. Is it highly contagious? Do you think I spread it? What if I put my hands in my face? I have asthma as well and I am worried about breathing issues too if I rubbed my nose or mouth. Do I have anything to worry about?

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Thanks for your query at
I understand your concern.
Are you sure you have a fungal infection? What are the symptoms? How does it look like?
If it is a fungal infection you are highly advised to get it treated instead of applying vinegar. Without antifungal creams, it will not resolve and will spread to the other parts and may be contagious. Twice daily application for a week is sufficient.
Hope it helps.
Feel free to discuss furhter

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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