18th November 2019

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What are the causes of thrush?

The immune system and the body's normal bacteria usually keep Candida in balance. When this balance is interrupted, it can result in an overgrowth of the Candida fungus, causing thrush, a yeast infection of the mouth or throat. Thrush infection is not the same as a vaginal yeast infection (also called moniliasis).

Is oral thrush sexually transmitted?

That is the same organism that is responsible for most cases of oral thrush. Therefore, it is quite natural to wonder whether or not yeast can be transmitted from the mouth to the vagina, or vice versa, during oral sex. There have been numerous studies of sexual transmission of yeast infections.
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