Is Thrush Contagious: Everything You Need to Know

August 28, 2022

Thrush is defined as a single-celled yeast that can cause an infection in the body. Although many people feel uncomfortable talking about it, thrush can be easily treated if it is caught early on. This blog article explores all you need to know about thrush- how to get rid of it, when to seek help for your symptoms, and what causes it. Let's learn about thrush from A – Z!

What do you mean by Oral Thrush and Vaginal Thrush? 

1. Oral Thrush

If a person has an oral thrush infection, the most common form, then it is likely that he will have a sore throat and mouth ulcers as well. The primary symptom of this type of thrush is a white coating on the tongue, which is often accompanied by visible patches of sores on the inside of the cheeks. This can look like a white film on the tongue and inner cheeks, with some redness and swelling in between.

Oral thrush is caused by an overgrowth of a fungus called Candida in the mouth and throat. Oral thrush usually affects people who are at least two years old. It's most common in people with diabetes or immunodeficiency (meaning they aren't able to fight infections as well as they should).

2. Vaginal Thrush

Vaginal thrush is caused by a fungus called Candida albicans. It's common in the vagina and can cause itching and burning, sometimes accompanied by a white or yellow coating on the skin. This buildup is called thrush, and an overgrowth of the fungus causes it.

If you have vaginal thrush, it can make sex uncomfortable. You might also notice that your discharge is thicker or more watery than usual and that it smells bad or has a slight fishy odor. There are multiple thrush treatments for women that can help treat vaginal thrush. 

What Causes Thrush

Thrush is caused by an overgrowth of the yeast residing in the mouth. The most common cause of thrush is Candida albicans, which usually occurs in the mouth. It can also occur in other areas of the body, but it is more common in the mouth.

Other causes include:

  • Dentures

  • Chemotherapy

  • Diabetes

  • Dry Mouth

  • HIV

  • Smoking

  • Use of Steroids 

  • Immune system deficiencies

Is Thrush Contagious?

The good news is that thrush is not contagious.

The bad news is that it can be transmitted from person to person in the same way that colds and flu are, so it’s important to avoid spreading it around at all costs.

How is Thrush Spread

Thrush is spread by contact. If a person is infected with thrush and then comes into contact with someone else, the person who had thrush can pass it on to them.

The primary way that thrush spreads is by direct skin-to-skin contact. This includes sharing towels, sheets, or other items that have been used by someone who has thrush. It also includes sharing toothbrushes and eating utensils that have been used by someone who has thrush.

People are more likely to spread thrush when they have it because they are more likely to touch their mouth or nose while they have symptoms of the infection. People may also spread it when they have nasal symptoms without having a sore throat, such as when sneezing or coughing.

Can You Pass on Thrush During Sex?

Yes, you can pass on thrush during sex. It is possible to pass on thrush if you have oral sex or masturbate. If you have an outbreak of thrush, you may also be contagious to your partner.

If you have thrush, you must see a doctor as soon as possible so they can treat the yeast infection. Also, if you have been having sex and now you think you have a thrust infection, you must look out for the following symptoms: 

The symptoms of thrush in females include:

  • White-colored discharge which kind of looks like cottage cheese but doesn't smell 

  • Soreness or stinging while having sex or peeing 

  • Itching around the vagina

The symptoms of thrush in men include:

  • Yeast infection in men is also very common. White-colored discharge looking like cottage cheese that has a foul smell

  • Irritation, Redness or Burning under the foreskin or around the head of the penis

  • Having difficulty while pulling back your foreskin 

How Long Will I have Thrush and What are the Treatments for Thrush?

Thrush will not last long. It may last from 1-2 weeks, depending on how severe your symptoms are and if you have any underlying health conditions that could cause thrush.

There are several treatments for thrush, including:

1. Oral medications, such as tetracycline or erythromycin, that are taken by mouth. These drugs can be taken every day for a few months to clear up a persistent infection; they also kill the bacteria that cause thrush.

2. Topical creams and ointments that contain antifungal ingredients, such as clotrimazole or miconazole (both sold under the brand names Fungizone and Monistat). These creams or lotions can be applied directly to the affected area.

3. Ointments that contain azoles (such as fluconazole) can be applied topically to treat yeast infections caused by candida albicans and other types of fungi.

Prevention of Thrush

A lot of measures can help you to prevent oral thrush, and they are listed below:

  • Clean your gums and dentures regularly. 

  • Brush your teeth twice daily and use dental floss

  • Try to avoid smoking. 

  • Rinse your mouth after using a corticosteroid inhaler or taking some medications. 

  • Avoid getting a dry mouth when possible. 

  • Control your diabetes by controlling your blood sugar levels 

  • Treat your other yeast infections like those of the vagina. 

  • Avoid excess use of antibiotics and use only when they are necessary.

  • Make a habit of getting routine checkups done, especially if you have some chronic infection like diabetes which can increase the chances of getting an infection. 

In summary, thrush is not a serious or dangerous condition, and it's one that can quite easily be treated with the right medications. You may never have to deal with this disease again, but if you do get it, hopefully what we've discussed here has given you some insight on how to treat it and keep it away in the future.

Author Bio: Krishma Patel is the Co-founder and the Superintendent Pharmacist at MedsNow, an online pharmacy in the UK that provides health and wellness products and treatments along with free online consultations. She is passionate about showcasing the integral function community pharmacies can play in supporting the healthcare system and the NHS by providing patients with high quality, safe and discreet access to healthcare at their convenience. Along with being the co-founder of MedsNow, Krishma is also the Director and the Superintendent Pharmacist of Enimed Ltd., an independent pharmacy group comprising 32 branches.

5 Condo Ideas

When you move into your first condo, you might think that adding a few decorative items might make it feel done but as you get older, your taste might start to change and you might look for other ways to make it feel a bit more grown-up and feel better. Whatever the case might be, having a budget can help transform our space in a way that makes it feel more like you and cozier. The best place to start is with a little spring cleaning. Below are a few tips to make your apartment look and feel like your personal oasis for yourself and your family.


1. Add Plants - If you have some dead space in areas of your apartment, nothing can make it spruced up by adding a few plants. These types of plants don’t need to be something out of your black thumb but can be as simple as cacti, succulents, or a gif tree. Some house plants such as aloe can be used for medicinal purposes as well. Look for different sizes for every living situation and talk to the people who are selling the plants on what works best in your apartment including where the most light is, what you can take care of, and what will be best for your everyday life. Plus plants also help purify the air and boost your mood and reduce your stress and anxiety.


2. Frame Your Posters - If you want to hang posters, it would be best to take them off the wall and frame them. They don’t need to be flashy but grabbing a simple black frame can make your poster look a bit more sophisticated. For extra glam, look for art that would go with the color scheme of your home. You can hang photos or drawings from friends but investing in a painting or searching at local thrift or garage sales for some cool prints that make a statement is key. It also helps bring the room together with a great piece of art.


3. Hang Curtains - If you have windows that are empty, sad, and needing something to spruce them up, getting curtains can help reform it. Adding curtains can add a put-together touch to your room over the windows. The biggest piece of advice is to not buy super expensive drapes but also not the cheapest. Pick a fabric that feels high-end. Hang your curtains so they are slightly puddling on the floor. If you have a bedroom that faces the sun in the morning, consider getting black-out curtains to keep the sun away and ease you into the morning. 


3. Decorate With Books - If you are a hoarder with novels but don’t want to keep shoving them under your bed consider using them as part of your home decor. If you’ve been watching a popular show on Netflix called “The Home Edit” you’ll see that they use books to help decorate the family room, living room, or bedroom in a fun and unique way. They organize their books by color in a rainbow theme which adds such a fun pop of color. Designers also tell you to use them to decorate your coffee table or staking them sideways on your shelves. This also helps to add interest and texture to your space as well as show that you are a well-read individual.


5. Keep Your Bathroom Organized - You might not think that your friends or neighbors will see your bathroom but if you only have one in your apartment, it might be used more often than you think. Make sure that it is well stocked which means extra hand soap, matching towels to keep things looking neat and organized. Have a small area of toilet paper and a box of tissues for those that see that you have what you need in case things run out and they don’t need to ask you where something is. They will be impressed with how easy it is to have them nearby.


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Now that you’ve read a few ways to make your apartment as cozy as you can, perhaps you are thinking that the condo you currently have is not the best option and need to find something else in the area that might better fit your needs. Consider looking into Ben Harris Atlanta Real Estate  to help you make that decision and give you the upgrade you need to feel established, adult, and grown-up. These 1010 Midtown Condos for sale gorgeous apartments are in a prime location near wonderful shopping centers and restaurants. You’ll be sure to find and keep your apartment looking as wonderful as you want with your personal taste and style, with these condos. 

Common Fridge Problems In Summer

August 22, 2022

As the weather heats up, so does the likelihood of your fridge breaking down in the kitchen. Appliance repair shops see a surge in business during the summer months, as people's fridges struggle to keep cool in the heat.

There are a few common problems that can cause your fridge to break down in summer. Here are some of the most common issues, and what you can do to fix them. You can also start your appliance repair with a free estimate.

1. Your fridge is not set to the correct temperature.

If your fridge is too warm, it will have to work harder to keep food cold, which can lead to breakdowns. Make sure you're setting your fridge to the correct temperature - between 33 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit - to avoid this problem.

2. Your fridge is not getting enough airflow.

If your fridge isn't getting enough airflow, it won't be able to properly circulate air and keep food cold. This can be a problem if your fridge is located in a tight space, or if there's something blocking the vents on the back of the appliance. Make sure there's nothing blocking the vents, and consider moving your fridge to a more open area to help improve airflow.

3. The seals on your fridge doors are damaged.

If the seals on your fridge doors are damaged, cold air can escape and warm air can enter, causing your appliance to work harder than it needs to. Inspect the seals on your fridge doors and replace them if they're damaged.

4. The condenser coils on your fridge are dirty.

The condenser coils on your fridge help to cool the appliance down. If they're dirty, they won't be able to do their job properly, and your fridge will overheat. Clean the coils with a brush or vacuum attachment to keep them in good condition.

By following these tips, you can help prevent common summertime fridge problems and keep your appliance running smoothly all season long.

Putting the POW in Powders & SUPer in Supplements with #SuperiorSource

August 16, 2022

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Try Some Lifestyle Changes In Order To Manage Pain

August 9, 2022

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Are you in pain? Are you living with some kind of chronic pain, or have you been in pain for a while because of another issue? If so, then you might want to look into some lifestyle changes in order to manage this. A lot of people think that you have to take medications in order to manage pain, but this is not the case at all. There are some lifestyle changes that you can try first, and we’re going to be looking at what some of these are. Keep reading down below if you would like to find out more about this.


The first thing that you need to think about is how much exercise you are completing. Of course, we’re not suggesting that you complete high-intensity exercise every day of the week as this is likely to make the pain worse. What we are suggesting though is that you keep yourself active by doing things such as walking, swimming, or something else that isn’t massively strenuous. This will help you to keep your muscles relaxed, keep yourself fit and healthy, and overall make you feel good. 

What You’re Eating

Another thing that you’re going to need to look at is what you’re eating. What you’re eating is a huge part of your lifestyle, and that means that you need to keep a close eye on it. If you’re constantly eating junk food, microwave meals and takeout, then you’re going to be consuming so much saturated fat and sugar, and this is really bad for your body. 

Instead of doing this, you need to prepare your own meals so that you know exactly what is in them. If you feel as though you don’t have the time every day to cook a meal after your long day, then you should pick one that you have free and meal prep for the week. You can try out new things like a southern style blackened grouper recipe, or you can stick to the basics that you know if you’re short on time.

Excess Stress

Excess stress is bad for pain. It’s already difficult to live with the pain, but when you add stress to this, you are putting your body under more pressure. We’re not saying that it’s your fault that you’re stressed, we’re simply suggesting that you avoid it where you can. If something feels like it’s starting to stress you out, then walk away and take a break from it. Avoid letting the stress build, and your body is going to thank you for it.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the lifestyle changes that you can make if you want to try and manage your pain. We’re not saying for sure that any of these are going to work, but we can say for almost certain that something will help at least a little. We wish you the very best of luck, and hope that you manage to get your pain in check as soon as possible.

8 Ways to Get Rid of Cockroaches in Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are one of the favorite habitats for cockroaches. They provide the temperature that the cockroaches need to survive. Also, it's a perfect hiding place for them. Having cockroaches in your kitchen cabinet is a nightmare. They crawl all over the kitchen cabinet, making it impossible to store any food there. Other than being unsightly, roaches are a health hazard, as they carry diseases and germs which could infect your family. Are you wondering how you can get rid of cockroaches in your kitchen cabinets? Well, in this article we will give you some helpful tips.  

Empty your Kitchen Cabinets and Clean Them

The first way to kick start the Cockroach Control process is by emptying your cabinets and cleaning them thoroughly. Get rid of any debris or moisture in the cabinets that could attract the roaches. Wipe out all the tiny food crumbs and dust from the cabinet. Then use household cleaning spray or a mixture of dish soap and hot water to clean the cabinets inside and outside. Once you are done, dry the cabinets by wiping them with a dry and clean cloth. If the cockroaches have made their way into your food containers, dispose of the food.


Apply Gel Baits to the Kitchen Cabinets 

Apply gel baits in areas you have spotted cockroaches along the bottom of your kitchen cabinets. Ensure that you place the bait where the cockroaches are likely to crawl. Once the cockroaches come across the gel poison, they will spread it to other cockroaches, and the gel poison will ultimately eliminate them.  

Fill-Up Cockroaches Hiding Spots with Caulk

Cockroaches and particularly the small ones, can squeeze through the small cracks. You can eliminate them by filling in the cracks in your kitchen cabinets and around the kitchen with caulk. Use water-resistant chalks in areas in constant contact with water, like under that sink. Also, you can use a caulk gun to make it easy for you to fill in the cracks and gaps with thin and even caulk lines. Once you apply the caulk, use a scraper tool to smooth out any bump and ensure it fills up the crack and gaps perfectly. 

Apply Diatomaceous Earth

Applying diatomaceous earth is a nontoxic way to eliminate cockroaches. The diatomaceous earth is a powder made from natural sedimentary rock. You can easily find it in local hardware near you. Sprinkle the powder in areas you have spotted roaches. Once they crawl on it, the cockroaches' exoskeleton will dry out, and they will die. Diatomaceous earth is not toxic to you if ingested, but can cause respiratory discomfort when inhaled. Therefore, wear a mask when applying it and keep the children and pets away. 

Use Boric Acid 

Apply Boric acid powder to surfaces where you have spotted the cockroaches or where they tend to walk over. Once they ingest it, they will eventually die. However, the powder is toxic, so ensure that it does not spread to the utensils or open food containers. Also, it irritates the skin, so wear gloves and a face mask when applying. 

Hire a Pest Control Professional 

You do not have to eliminate cockroaches by yourself. It would be best if you work with a professional to help you fumigate your kitchen. You can go online and search for pest control near me who will help you identify the cockroaches' hiding spots and clear them. Professional pest control technicians are trained in the latest tactics and remedies for dealing with cockroach infestations. They can use specialized equipment and treatments that are not only more effective than typical home remedies but also safer for your household. Hiring a professional can ensure that the job is done thoroughly and also reduces the risk of poisoning for your family and pets, which can occur with risky DIY methods. Ultimately, investing in professional Cockroach Control services can provide peace of mind and a more hygienic, cockroach-free environment.

Repair Leakages 

Cockroaches like water because it keeps them alive. That leaky pipe or faucets in your bathroom or kitchen sink could be the reason for roaches or getting into your home and finding a perfect habitat in your kitchen cabinets. Repair all the leaking pipes and faucets. Also, ensure that you eliminate spills and splashes from your house. 

Keep the Kitchen Clean 

Cockroaches thrive well in dirty places. Therefore, you need to keep your kitchen spick and span, so they do not find a home. Dispose of kitchen waste and ensure the trash bins are well sealed. Moreover, do not leave dirty dishes in your kitchen sink for long. They attract cockroaches. Keep your counter and floor food crumb free. Then, ensure that your food containers are well sealed. 

Bottom Line

Cockroaches are a common problem in kitchen cabinets. Don't let them frustrate you anymore. Use the home remedies we have covered above to get rid of them. Moreover, please hire professional pest control experts for long-lasting solutions.  



The Perfect Winged Eyeliner with IMEHOD BEAUTY

August 8, 2022

Have you been searching for the best perfect winged eyeliner tool for your needs? STAMP, LINE AND GO! SUPER EASY! - Are you into your eyeliner but struggle with perfecting your wing (we all do sometimes)? iMethod Beauty Original Wing Eyeliner Stamp will literally be your dream. It's not just how easy to use it is, the tool works SO well!

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The wing eyeliner look is timeless, so it makes sense that there are products that make it easier to draw your sharpest wing. Whether you consider yourself a makeup novice or an expert, a stamp eyeliner can help you take your look to the next level.

iMethod stamp eyeliner comes with a wing stamp on one end and a fine liner on the other. The eye liner stamps are well inked and well pigmented, which makes filling precisely and easily. It makes achieving the perfect cat eye for anyone, including someone with hooded eyes.

Each set contains two wing eyeliner, one for your left eye and the other for your right. Symmetrical wing stamper for eyeliner creates perfectly symmetrical shapes.


  • Align your stamp. Position your stamp at the outer corner of your eye, angling it to your preference.
  • Stamp! Yup—it’s that easy. Gently press the stamp onto your skin and remove to reveal a flawless wing.
  • Complete your line. Of course, you don’t want to have a floating wing! We don't think that's a trend—yet. Line the rest of your upper lash line using a liner that matches the color and finish of your stamp.
  • Repeat. Repeat steps one through three on your other eye, then show off your wings!

The formula is long-lasting, waterproof and smudge-proof. The eye liner liquid pen does not need re-touching throughout the day and evening. If you have oily or combination skin, use an eye shadow primer before applying eyeliner.

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