Although vaginal yeast infections may be the more common type of yeast infection, there are several types of yeast infections which can affect a person. These include mouth yeast infections, penile yeast infections, and skin yeast infections. Each of these types of yeast infections are contagious and may be passed from person to person if contact is made with any portion of the infected area.
Your clothes must be kept separately and all personal items. When your infection has cleared, you must continue this vigilance and launder your clothes and towel separately. Always dry your clothes in the dryer for at least 20 minutes. Although it may sound old fashioned you should first soak your infected clothes in boiling water prior to a full laundering as well to thoroughly eliminate all signs of the skin yeast infections.
Another thing that you can do if you suffer from skin yeast infections is to gently pat yourself dry instead of rubbing, the places where you have skin yeast infections. This should prevent the abrasion of the towel and if you have a rash or irritation which is tender, this will help to minimize the pain you might otherwise feel. Just as there were no over the counter medications available for vaginal yeast infections until a few years ago, there are no over the counter medications available for skin yeast infections at the time of this writing.