Candida Question #46 What Is Thrush? Is It Yeast Infection?

I get this question asked a lot.

In fact, vaginal thrush is one of the commonest reasons many Candida patients have consulted me over the years. And it’s been estimated that worldwide 75 percent of women some time in their lives have vulva vaginitis and probably over half of them have more than one episode of this condition.

Some experts believe that 15 to 20 percent of all women in the world have chronic or recurrent vaginal Candidiasis or thrush. There are a number of names given to this condition. The most common is a vaginal yeast infection or thrush; vulva vaginal Candidiasis, Moniliasis, vulva vaginal thrush, or as I said, thrush. So this really is a yeast infection, but there are many terms used by many women to describe this annoying complaint.

You’ve got to understand that the vagina is quite a complex ecological environment with a high concentration of many different types of microorganisms. Between 40 to 80 percent of women are found to have at least 5 to 10 different organisms which can be cultured from the vaginal fluid, including lactobacilli, cornea bacteria, streptococci, and Candida albicans.

A normal healthy vaginal fluid is generally whitish and milky in appearance and it consists of secretions from the sabacal glands and various cells that line the vagina and sabacal surfaces. This discharge can vary quite widely throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle. And you’ll normally find that the discharge will be more profuse and thicker just before ovulation and found to be thinner and scanter in the luteal phase or just after menstruation occurs.

In my book, Candida Crusher, in Chapter 5, in particular, you’ll find a two-stage approach for cleansing in the vaginal area, one I call a kill and a build phase. You’ll find this particularly effective in vaginal thrush, so it’s certainly something that I recommend that you try if you’ve got his condition and you want to get on top of this condition.

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.