Candida actually exists normally in the mouth and genital regions, but usually at low levels. It may occur in men who are immunocompromised only. Can oral sex give you a yeast infection? The exact reasons for this are not known, but this may be related to abnormalities in saliva coupled with the female wearing tight undergarments or using harsh personal hygiene products. In general, healthy males rarely develop a yeast infection of the mouth — a yeast infection of the mouth tends to develop in people who are chronic smokers, use steroidal drugs or are immunocompromised e. Candida, the fungus that causes candidiasis, normally exists in a person's mouth but is kept under control by normal bacteria. However, according to research , there are several scenarios that can lead to transmission of a yeast infection during oral sex. Dear Itchy mouth, To answer your questions, yes, it's possible to pass a yeast infection to a partner during unprotected oral sex. Some studies suggest that yeast infections can be passed from males to females not just vice versa so if yeast infections continue to recur, both partners should get tested. Yeast infection thrush from oral sex? There are very few cases on this topic in the literature and the overwhelming consensus is that healthy men do not acquire yeast from the vagina. An irritated or itchy mouth is both uncomfortable and difficult to scratch, but there are ways to avoid getting into this predicament. If thrush is diagnosed, treatment typically includes an antifungal medicine, thorough oral hygiene, and salt water rinses. Symptoms of oral thrush include: When the level of Candida gets disturbed, either through passing yeast infections from the genital to the oral region, or due to a suppressed immune system, it can cause an itchy, sometimes painful discomfort. Even if oral sex is performed, it is very rare for a healthy male to acquire the yeast from the vagina. However, there are some anecdotal reports indicating that oral sex can sometimes lead to yeast infection in some healthy women.