can having a vaginal yeast infection cause oral thrush?

August 17th, 2013 by Emily

Question: can having a vaginal yeast infection cause oral thrush?
I just got over a vaginal yeast infection last week, after taking diflucan, as prescribed by my doctor. It is gone, but now I have formed this thick white coating on my tongue that looks like thrush. Could having a yeast infection recently caused my mouth to now be infected with yeast? Is it doable that there is still yeast present in my body?

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Answer by Vince
Unfortunately, once you have any kind of candida overrun, you are susceptible to getting them again, and it can affect any part of the body.

Studies have shown that 80 to 90% of people have yeast present within their bodies. For most people, it is present in the intestine. Many women have it in their vagina. The vast majority of healthy people will never have an issue with yeast, as the immune system keeps it in check.

However, changes in the body, which can be something as routine as a hormonal change, can cause the body’s resistance to candida to lower. This provides an best environment for the yeast to grow.

While I can't diagnose you, the symptoms you have described are indicative of an oral yeast infection. The fact that you just got over a vaginal yeast infection further indicates that this might be your condition.

A systemic yeast infection is nothing to be taken lightly, and can be difficult to treat, but changes should be prefabricated to address the situation.

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