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how long after thrush can you kiss?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Any time: Thrush is not contagious.
Answered on Sep 26, 2013
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
I must differ with dr gallant, thrush is contagious
Sep 26, 2013
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Thrush : Thrush can be contagious. Once there is no sign of the thrush, you can kiss immediatelydepending on treatment it may take as long as 7-10 for a vure.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
I disagree. Candida is a common commensal organism that most people have in their mouths in small quantities. To have thrush, you have to have a predisposing condition that allows fungal growth: immunosuppression, diabetes with hyperglycemia, or use of steroids. If you have none of those conditions, you won't get thrush. If you do have thrush, you didn't get it from someone else. It was all along.
Sep 26, 2013

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