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can you get a yeast infection in your mouth

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Yeast Infections: Nope. Oral yeast infections are rare. They are not contagious and do not usually follow a sexual encounter, especially an oral one.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes you can. And in your throat. See your doctor to get tested & treated.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Curtis
27 years experience General Practice
Doubtful: A yeast infections in the mouth is called thrush. It's generally caused by antibiotics that kill off normal mouth bacteria allowing the yeast to overg ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cole Livingston
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes he can.: Infections by 'candida albicans' (more commonly, a yeast infection) can occur anywhere on a person where it is dark and moist, including mouth, vagina ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Abdullah
14 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: If he has any symptoms he should seek medical advice.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Very much so: Unfortunately inhaled steroids can lead to local immune dysfunction, particularly predisposing persons to thrush(oral yeast infections), that's why yo ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
NO: Yeast is a normal resident in the mouth but becomes problematic if it "over" grows.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raju Indukuri
44 years experience Psychiatry
STD: You both should see a doctor to rule out any infections.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
YEAST: It is unlikely to survive in those places as well as it does naturally in the vagina and will not likely cause symptoms or issues. Yeast is in the nor ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Not correct: Yeast infections are more common in people with poor immune function, and have little to do with where or how the cut happens. Preterm babies get oral ... Read More
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