Is Oral Thrush Contagious?

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Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth. It can be easily treated with antibiotics. Thrush is contagious and is more often found in couples or in breast feeding mothers and babies.
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Short answer is VERY. You both might want to use the apple cider vinegar home remedy. yeasts can only survive in a narrow band of pH, so raising or lowering it tends to kill them
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Usually found in infants, thrush can be spread to a mother's nipple by a nursing baby, or it can infect an artificial nipple. Thrush generally resolves on it's own after about a month
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1. Determine if it is thrush. It is fairly easy to spot thrush. Thrush appears as white bumps on the inside on of the mouth. When you rub these bumps, they will bleed slightly and
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As gross as it sounds, it's basically a yeast infection of the mouth. Can happen when you are on antibiotics, have a dirty mouth, or have HIV/AIDS.
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Thrush is contagious.
Oral thrush is not contagious. It is a condition which develops due to a weakened immune system or an imbalance of microbes. Oral thrush leads to the accumulation of fungus, Candida albicans on the lining of the mouth.
Oral thrush is a condition in the mouth that occurs because of common bacteria found in the mouth. When the amount of this bacteria beings to grow and become more prevalent in the mouth due to medications, poor oral health, or a weak immune system, the condition is known as oral thrush. Because the bacteria is present in every one's mouths, oral thrush is not contagious. However, it may be better to avoid mouth to mouth contact until it clears up.
Oral thrush is contagious. You need to avoid drinking, eating, or kissing anyone who has thrush. Thrush can be caused by several things. Such as smoking, birth control pills and steroids.
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