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Is Oral Thrush Contagious
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 have gotten oral thrush and was wondering how long after being on the prescribed meds is it going to be contagious for?
Not contagious: Oral thrush is a fungal infection of the oral membranes, and usually occurs in people whose immune status are reduced. This can occur in people on antibiotics, in diabetics or immunosuppressed due to other illnesses or cancer. Certain other medications can increase the risk as well. This is typically not contagious. Treatments range from 7 - 10 days. ...Read more
How soon after starting a regimen of 5 daily doses of 150mg flucozanole should I see oral thrush "cottage cheese" go away? How long am i contageous?
Quickly: Generally responds very quickly - within a couple of days. Sometimes yogurt with acidophilus can also help. ...Read more
Yes it can be: Candida normally inhabits the whole intestinal system, including the oral cavity but your immune system keeps the levels low. When the immune system cannot suppress the growth of candida it overgrows. I think there must be strains of candida that are more aggressive and can lead to overgrowth more and yes you could get this from someone else. I have had cases where patients developed thrush. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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