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Can I get a yeast infection from kissing?

Can kissing someone give me a yeast infection?
asked Jul 18, 2013 in Causes by Alice Helper (200 points)

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Yes, you can.  Oral thrush, the form of Candida that manifests in the mouth and throat, is just as contagious as other types of yeast infection. While a yeast infection isn’t really considered to be a STD, it is very easy to pass from person to person, especially when bodily contact and the exchange of fluids is involved.  If you kiss a person who has oral thrush, you will be exposing your own sensitive mucous membranes (a place where Candida lives naturally) to higher levels of the yeast organism. If you aren’t very healthy, or of the overgrowth you’re exposed to is very strong, you can develop your own case of oral thrush.
answered Jul 18, 2013 by AdrianDole Trusted Candida Expert (8,120 points)