"Is thrush contagious?"
Thrush is a candida yeast infection manifesting in the mouth affecting mostly infants, babies and their breastfeeding moms.
A mother can develop thrush in and around the nipples, which can make breastfeeding quite uncomfortable, and even painful. A baby can develop thrush in her mouth, or in the form of a diaper rash.
When either mother or baby has a thrush infection, they can pass it from one to the other during breastfeeding.
Take care to protect yourself from passing the infection back and forth. Read about some simple and effective home remedies for thrush, for both mother and baby, by clicking here.
You'll find information on natural thrush remedies such as raw coconut oil, caprylic acid, grapefruit seed extract, tea tree oil and oregano oil, and easy ways to use them.
Because thrush is contagious you will want to take extra care.
Thrush can not usually be transmitted from one baby to another, unless you have twins, or two babies who both bottle feed. It may be possible for one baby to contract the thrush yeast infection from the other by sharing bottles. So be sure to keep their bottles separate, and wash each bottle after use.
"I have oral thrush, and I'm concerned I'll give it to my boyfriend if we kiss. Is that true?"
Thrush can occur in male and female adults too, as a white coating on the tongue.
If your tongue is coated with white patches that bleed easily and don't simply wipe away, it's probably thrush.
Generally speaking, if a person's immune system is strong, there is a very small chance of contracting oral thrush from kissing. Lip to lip kisses won't pass an oral thrush infection from one mouth to the other. Deeper kissing would create more of an opportunity.
To be safe, you can simply abstain from exposing your loved one's body parts to the inside of your mouth when you have oral thrush.
Read up on the Candida Diet Guidelines and check out the natural home remedies for thrush by clicking the links at the bottom of this page. Oral thrush is easily cured at home with no prescriptions or drug store concoctions.
For information on Male Yeast Infections click here.