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Candida Question #52 Can I Pass Yeast Infection On To My Unborn Baby?

You can. Many children are born with varying types of conditions that the mother actually has. It’s not impossible to do that and caution needs to be taken. This is why it’s quite clever of you to try and clear any vaginal issues that you have in the second or third trimester, in particular, which will make it a lot easier for you.

Genital herpes is another concern that many doctors have of a woman passing an active herpes condition onto her baby if she has genital herpes. It is possible to pass this on to your unborn baby or I should say baby when it’s being born. If the baby’s still in utero, it’s not highly likely that the baby’s going to have a yeast infection from you. Although some people would argue that systemic infection can pass through the placenta into the child, but I’ve not really seen evidence of this.

Perhaps I didn’t’ answer that question properly, but when you give birth to a child and you have active vaginal thrush, there is a chance that you will pass it on. But if the baby’s in utero and has not been delivered yet, there’s probably a very slim risk of you passing that on because the baby’s in quite a safe environment.

So I do hope that answers your question. Thank you.

Candida Question #50 Can My Boyfriend Contract Yeast Infection From Me?

He certainly can. I’ve covered this in a previous frequently asked question. If you are female and have a vaginal yeast infection, there is certainly a bigger chance that your boyfriend or partner may contract this. While thrush is not necessarily an STD or a sexually transmitted disease, it can be transferred through sexual contact, oral sexual contact, for example.

So if you are a female and do have a partner and are concerned, make sure that you clear your thrush. At least get it diagnosed to make sure it’s not bacterial vaginosis. It’s really good to try and understand what you’re dealing with, so you’ll be in a better position to eradicate it.

Bacterial vaginosis is very common. I’ve covered that in a previous FAQ as well. But, yes, you can pass a yeast infection on to your boyfriend and he, in turn, can pass it back to you. Something I call pass the parcel. So it’s good to get on top of your vaginal infection sooner rather than later.

So I hope that covers that question quite well. Thank you.

Candida Question #45 Is Oral Thrush Connected With Oral Sex?

I have certainly seen people with yeast infections engaging in oral sex passing Candida from one person to another. This is definitely possible, so you need to take particular care as a female if you have vaginal thrush and you’re engaging in oral sex with your partner that you don’t transmit or move the Candida infection. It can certainly occur, I’ve seen this occur whether it’s anal sex or oral sex or whatever sex, you can move Candida around this way, so good hygiene needs to be understood and precautions need to be taken.

A key area I often find is males who are uncircumcised can much more easily develop a yeast infection there of the penis than males who are circumcised. You can understand this because the yeast will get underneath the skin and not all men are that good with hygiene, so it’s certainly good to take precautions and to be very good with hygiene to stop what I call passing the parcel from one to another.

This goes the same with sharing sex toys and things like that, vibrators, whatever you want to use. You need to take proper precautions and use good hygiene. Hydrogen peroxide can be good to clean and so can water soluble tea tree oil. These are all good ways to help clean and prevent a cross infection.

So to answer your question, oral sex can certainly help to move a yeast infection around from one person to another. Thank you.