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Is vulvovaginitis contagious?

Vulvovaginitis can be contagious depending on its cause. For instance, vulvovaginitis can be spread through contact with an infected vulva if it is caused by a sexually transmitted disease or an overgrowth of bacteria or fungi. However, vulvovaginitis cannot be spread if it is caused by an allergic reaction to chemicals in soap, condoms, or other contraceptives. Doctors typically recommend abstaining from all sexual activity while vulvovaginitis is being treated to prevent further infection.

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