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Can bacterial vaginosis or yeast affect lips

I have been battling bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections on and off for many years.  Several years ago my husband developed an irritation on his lips that causes them to be painful, hard to open his mouth wide, feel as if they are sweating and a bit numb of sorts.  A steroid creme helps to calm them down a bit.  
About a month ago, I developed the same condition on my lips.  I wasn't experiencing a full blown yeast infection at the time, but developed one about 5 days ago.  Can bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection transfer to a partner's lips?  If possible, are there any treatments?  Thank you for any insight!
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Bacterial vaginosis is caused by abnormal growth of the normal flow of the vagina and hence there is no infection from any other organism. Yeast infection can be transmitted to the oral cavity and then it is called oral thrush. Thrush appears as white patches in the mouth. Usually they can be seen on the tongue, inside the cheeks, under the tongue, and in the back of the throat.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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I suffer from chronic BV. My lips also are affected when I get BV. They get dry, tiny blisters, hurt, tingle, itch and feel like sandpaper. Doctors keep telling me it's not related...but why does this happen when I have BV then????
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