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thrush transmittable by kissing? g?
Jan 4, 2002

Dear Doc,

Does oral thrush transmittable or infectious to others escpecially kissing in the lips for 2 mins?? how about sharing of drinking glass?? or sharing fork and spoon??

also, had you deal a hiv patient (have not taken any medication ever since)... experiencing chronic upper back stiffness plus thrush in his mouth??

Hope for your kind replies the soonest. Thank you. c",.)

Response from Dr. Feinberg

It is possible to transmit the yeast Candida (which causes thrush) through contact with saliva by kissing, etc, but it is highly unlikely that people who have good immune systems and have not been recently treated with antibiotics will come down with a case of thrush. Candida is part of our "normal flora", meaning that it resides in the mouths and guts of healthy people. It is only when your immune system is compromised or when you have recently been treated with antibiotics that kill off the competing normal flors that Cabdida have an opportunity to overgrow and cause thrusuh.


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