Can yeast infections spread through the mouth?

December 9th, 2010 by Emily

Question: Can yeast infections spread through the mouth?
So I think I have a yeast infection. I’m not entirely sure, but I’m nearly sure. If my boyfriend..”ate me out” and licked around that area, could he get infected some how? What kind of infection would he get? And what if after he did that, he kissed me? Could I possibly get infected?

Best answer:

Answer by Al LeGator
What you are describing is called “oral thrush” or just “thrush”. It can be transmitted to a mouth and results in painless white sores inside the mouth. Antifungal (It’s not really “yeast” as you might think of bread, but a fungal infection) treatments are available. But http://herpes-coldsores.com/std/yeast_infection.htm notes that if your BF were to get those symptoms it’d be best for you both to get a medical confirmation that it is indeed,

http://sexuality.about.com/od/saferse1/a/safer_oral_sex.htm

states that oral sex can transfer “yeast”, from vagina to mouth and also the other direction. It seems reasonable that mouth to mouth contact might also result in infection. However, if, for instance your BF had oral thrush and you did not have a vaginal infection of it, kissing only would not create a vaginal infection.

However neither page seemed to indicate th liklihood of such transfers happening, only the possibilities. The best approach, if you had a yeast infection (Candidiasis) is to get it diagnosed by a physician as the same symptoms can be caused by other things. Get cured, then woo-hoo! Make whoopee!

PS- many women will take an over the counter cure for yeast infection and that seems a reasonable approach if it is not a major infection and if it works immediately. If it does nto work then you must go to the physician to find out what is going on down there.

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  1. Juno says:

    He sure can!

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