Doctor insights on:
Is Candida Contagious By Kissing
Yes and no.:
Yeast is found everywhere. It may be transmitted from surface to surface by contact and, yes, by kissing.
But yeast does not cause disease in normal hosts.
Vaginal yeast infections occur because of altered vaginal environment. Although a clear precipitant is not always identified contributing factors include high blood glucose, high estrogen levels, recent antibiotic use, wearing of diapers. ...Read more
Can candida on the face be contagious? I recently went to get a facial. The woman who gave me a facial told me she had (currently might have)candida.
Candida is in the environment. You partner is at minimal risk. As a precaution, it would good to use a condom.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
You can kiss orally: If you have vaginal yeast infection you can kiss mouth to mouth oral kiss and there is no reason why you can not. ...Read more
I had a yeast infection & did oral w/ partner. He has a white tongue and I kissed him and we had oral as well, do you think I'll get the yeast back?
No risk. STD?: Yeast is not usually transmitted sexually to partners. White coated tongue usually isn't yeast. Also, if you had a vaginal yeast infection, you can't transmit it by performaing oral sex. Are you sure you had a vaginal yeast infection? Professionally diagnosed? At your age of 16, STDs are more common than yeast. See a doctor if you have any doubt about it. Good luck! ...Read more
If my husbnd is infectd (either yeast/bacterial), any chance 4 me to get vaginal yeast infctn with no direct sexual contact? Wil it spread thru kissing?
Possibly: But only if the infection is in or on the mouth or face. Infections can spread by hand contact if the other person's hand has touched the infected area and then his hand touches you and your hand goes to an area of you that is open (mouth, vagina, cuts or scratches, etc}. ...Read more
What are the possible causes of a yeast related skin rash in an infant? How long does it take to clear up with an ointment & is it contagious?
Part of life: Yeast is around us in the environment & by later infancy at least 5% of the dry weight of poo is yeast. The skin surface is resistant to yeast unless irritated or over hydrated (like wearing diapers). The yeast creates a rash when it takes the opportunity of a simple exposure & sets up housekeeping on irritated skin. Improvement with rx occurs within days. ...Read more
I developed a yeast infection. I have used 2 1 day treatments. I still itch, but no discharge anymore. Am I contagious? And should I use a 7 day?
Go for 7 day: You may still be contagious until your symptoms have completely resolved. Depending on how you are feeling...It may be worth a visit to your obgyn for a check up. ...Read more
Pneumonia: This is an inflammation of lung tissues often due to infection with a wide variety of organisms. It would be very unusual for bacterial causes to be transmitted in this manner, but some of the atypical causes (mycoplasma, chlamydia, legionella) have the potential for this. Not a simple question with a simple answer. Good luck. ...Read more
HPV is contagious:
Human papilloma virus is contagious. There are multiple strains of hpv. Some can cause cervical cancer, some throat cancer and some warts.
You are still young enough to go to your doctor and start the hpv vaccine series with Cervarix or gardasil. Become more aware and start a school program making all of your friends, boys and girls aware of hpv. The vaccines can stop the spread of cancer. ...Read more
Taken all my meds for bronchitis still have my cough. Am I contagious still? Can you pass through kissing?
Hi my boyfriend has autism can I get it from kissing and is it contagious and can it be passed on from sex? . Just curious can your baby get it also.?
Is mono still contagious to me? My boyfriend recently had it and I was around him, and didn't get sick. He's over it now, but I don't know if we could kiss again or not.
I: I do not know if he is still contagious at this time. Mononucleosis (the kissing disease) is spread when the epstein-barr virus is passed from one person to another, usually through saliva. The incubation period (before full symptoms appear) is usually about four to eight weeks. The most contagious period is when the person is actively sick and for about six weeks after the person's symptoms stop. However, the virus can still be found in saliva for several months in some cases. I donâ€™t mean to scare you, but one study indicated that a person who no longer has symptoms might still be contagious 18 months later. ...Read more
Potentially.: Thrush is an infection of the oral cavity caused by yeast (candida). Most individuals with a healthy immune system have good resistance to yeast infections, so kissing is usually safe. But there can be confounding factors. Steroids such as oral Prednisone or inhaled steroids for asthma; numerous antibiotics (oral or iv) can predispose to yeast infections. Clearly hiv/chemo patients are more prone. ...Read more
I hope so.: While I hope kissing is contagious in the best sense of spreading affection and love, it is highly unlikely that you could spread herpes if the infection is not in your mouth and you didn't recently contaminate lips or mouth with secretions from shingles' lesions located elsewhere. ...Read more
I was recently told I had mono. Am I contagious and can I give it to my boyfriend if we kiss or if we performs oral sex on each other?
How long after someone has EBV are they contagious through kissing? How about for people with "chronic mono" (regardless of how real that is)?
Epstein Barr virus: EBV probably is transmissible by saliva for only a few weeks after recovering from mononucleosis. "Chronic mono" is usually not actually mononucleosis and not caused by EBV (as your "regardless" comments suggests you already know), and therefore is not transmissible. ...Read more