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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What causes thrush?

    A friend of mine told me that too much sex causes thrush? Is that true? What causes thrush?
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  • Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    Thrush can develop as a result of the use of antibiotics, oral contraceptives or steroids. It is also more prevalent in women with diabetes, multiple sclerosis, a weakened immune system, a history of allergies or who are pregnant. Thrush does not appear to be sexually transmitted but is associated with some sexual practices (e.g. women receiving oral sex).

    Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer.

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    Maria Nguyen

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    Yeast (thrush) infection is not a sexually transmitted disease. The most common root causes of yeast infection are mercury poisoning, previous use of antibiotics, lack of friendly bacteria in the body, hormonal imbalances, previous use of birth control pills and high sugar diets. So, in order to get rid of candida, you need to eliminate all of these root causes. Good luck! 

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