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Can vaginal yeast infections be transmitted through oral sex?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely.

That would assume your partner had oral candida.
This would be rare. Some women simply have more problems with vaginal yeast infection, probably because of their own immune response to fungi.

In brief: Not likely.

That would assume your partner had oral candida.
This would be rare. Some women simply have more problems with vaginal yeast infection, probably because of their own immune response to fungi.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: LIving

This is not likely the reason one gets a yeast infection.
Yeast live on us, around us and amongst us. The skin environment can be irritated by body temperature, sweat and other fluids, and a change in the body ph due to being on antibiotics and/or other medications.

In brief: LIving

This is not likely the reason one gets a yeast infection.
Yeast live on us, around us and amongst us. The skin environment can be irritated by body temperature, sweat and other fluids, and a change in the body ph due to being on antibiotics and/or other medications.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine

In brief: It can.

It can.

In brief: It can.

It can.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Dr. Clarence Lyons
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Dr. Robert Killian
I disagree. Yeast infections are not usually an infectious or sexually transmitted disease from one partner to another. Yeast infections come from fungus that lives on us already.
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