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How is oral thrush transmitted?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Because the exact cause of an overgrowth of Candida Albicans in the mouth not known, the mode of transmission of oral thrush is also unknown. It is advisable not to have direct mouth-to-mouth contact with someone who has an active oral thrush infection. Read more: how is Candida Albicans transmitted? | ehow.Com http://www.Ehow.Com/facts_5148118_candida-albicans-transmitted.Html#ixzz1lfnb8lkp.

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Dr. John Leander Po answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

One cannot transmit oral thrush. It's the result of the immune system that is unable to control the yeast that is found in the mouth of humans. It can happen when one uses medications that suppress the immune system (eg. Transplant patient, asthma patient) or when someone is infected with hiv.

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