Re: is oral thrush contagious please help
Exactly, more of the yeast.
Yes, it's present everywhere, which is why thrush isn't terribly contagious. If your immune system is in balance, you probably won't get sick from touching a few of them. But if you have a lot of intimate contact with the part of someone's body where the yeast infection is, you may develop a yeast infection of your own, just because there are so MANY yeast. With, say, the flu, a normal healthy person can get sick from contact with just a small amount of virus, which makes it more contagious.
Examples: During birth, if a mother has a yeast infection, the baby may develop thrush. If a woman has a yeast infection, her partner may develop one also. During nursing, a baby with thrush can infect his mother with a yeast infection of the nipple. Then mother and baby can pass it back and forth unless both are treated at the same time.
Last edited by janewhite1; 02-19-2011 at 03:28 PM.