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Is oral candidiasis (thrush) contagious?

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Dr. Brian Dorfman
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

This is not contagious, everyone harbours this fungus, but it only manifests itself when your immune system is decreased or if you are on antibiotics that throws off your oral cavities bacteria equillibrium.

In brief: No

This is not contagious, everyone harbours this fungus, but it only manifests itself when your immune system is decreased or if you are on antibiotics that throws off your oral cavities bacteria equillibrium.
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Dr. Brian Dorfman
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Candida sp.
The causative organisms in thrush are normal oral flora. Thrush occurs when the normal balance is disturbed by taking antibiotics and allowing yeast overgrowth or by defects in the normal host immunity such as in aids patient. The disease is not contageous between people.

In brief: No

Candida sp.
The causative organisms in thrush are normal oral flora. Thrush occurs when the normal balance is disturbed by taking antibiotics and allowing yeast overgrowth or by defects in the normal host immunity such as in aids patient. The disease is not contageous between people.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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