My bf got a oral yeast infection…How did he get it??
3 nights ago he was kissed by another girl when I was at work so I thought it was from her.
Its pretty gross, and not an answer you’ll probably be happy with, but this is how:
Your bf ‘went down on’ (aka had oral sex with) a girl who had one.
Do you have a yeast infection?
If not, good chance your BF has not been faithful.
Sorry to tell you this but he got it from you. Did he perform oral sex on you? Its a natural thing for a woman to have down there and your guy got it in his mouth from you. If he has never given you oral sex then he has to someone else. That is the only way to get it. Sorry.
You can “catch” a yeast infection – and yeast is always present in your body – it is only when you chemistry is out of balance that it will take over and become a problem – like when you are on antibiotics which will also kill the good bacteria leaving the yeast to proliferate. An oral yeast infection called thrush and babies can pass it back and forth to/from the mother by breast feeding. It was a common thing for soldiers fighting in trenches during the past wars – the stress and harsh conditions effecting their ability to stay healthy.
Oral candidiasis may cause burning or painful sensations but most often is asymptomatic. Other symptoms that may be yeast connected include a craving for sugar, alcohol, or bread; digestive problems; fatigue; depression; and muscle or joint pains.
Oral candidiasis is initiated along with decreased host defense by a variety of different drug therapies, systemic diseases, or conditions that result in changes in the oral cavity. At one time oral fungal infections were rare in the dental office until broad-spectrum antibiotics, glucocorticosteroid preparations, birth control pills, and tricyclic antidepressants were developed.
Broad-spectrum antibiotics increase susceptibility to oral candidal infections by killing the beneficial gastrointestinal bacterial flora that naturally inhibit Candida, thus disrupting the normal balance of organisms in the gut. The introduction of antibiotics in the 1940s to combat infectious diseases was one of the important developments in medical treatment. However, some bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics. We saw an example of a similar occurrence when there was widespread use of DDT in the United States and some insects became resistant. While I was assigned to microbiological germ warfare defense work for the United States Public Health Service, Center for Disease Control, researcher friends at our laboratory discovered how flies, through generations and mutations, were able to change DDT to the inactive form DDE, which the insects could harmlessly metabolize.
Antibiotics also, indiscriminately or repeatedly taken, destroy especially the weaker bacteria as well as their target organisms in the body. With proper temperature and nutritional conditions, one bacterium can reproduce to over 16 million in 24 hours. In 20 drops, saliva can have as many as10 million bacteria, most of them harmless. Thus, when the normal balance of organisms in the mouth and gastrointestinal tract is disrupted, the Candida organism can overgrow and become invasive.
Glucocorticosteroid preparations appear to lower resistance to Candida by suppressing our immunity, both the non-specific inflammatory response and the T-lymphocyte response (our cell-mediated immunity).
Birth control pills have hormonal effects that can lower a woman’s resistance to overgrowth of Candida.
Tricyclic antidepressants are associated with reduced salivary flow, which can lead to oral candidiasis.
There are systemic diseases in which oral Candida infections are more prevalent. These include diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, hypoadrenalism, and Sjogren’s syndrome (reduced saliva).
Dietary folate or iron deficiencies as well as radiation of the head and neck region may also predispose to candidiasis development. Reports indicate that iron-deficient subjects with candidal infections have a decrease in lymphocytes, the cells in the blood that are involved in immunity. Other studies show that the immune response can be restored when iron levels are normalized.
Most of these predisposing conditions cause decreased salivary flow and/or decreased excretion of immunoglobulins in the saliva. The latter decrease lowers the efficiency of the B-lymphocyte immunologic defense mechanism that should help control Candida infections. In addition, Candida growth in saliva is enhanced and the adhesive property of the yeast to oral tissue is increased by a high carbohydrate diet.
Hope this helps!
An oral yeast infection, or thrush, in an adult is serious. It indicates a compromised immune system
It can be caused by overuse of steroids, diabetes and chemo.
In addition, it is one of the first indicators that HIV has advanced to AIDS.
Get to the doctor and find out. Insist upon an HIV test.
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