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Oral thrush is a condition in which the fungus Candida albicans accumulates on the lining of your mouth. Candida is a normal organism in your mouth, but sometimes it can overgrow and cause symptoms.

Oral thrush causes creamy white lesions, usually on your tongue or inner cheeks. Sometimes oral thrush may spread to the roof of your mouth, your gums or tonsils, or the back of your throat.

You may have an increased risk of oral thrush infection if any of these issues apply:

Weakened immunity: Oral thrush is more likely to occur in infants and older adults due to reduced immunity. Some medical conditions and treatments can suppress your immune system, such as cancer and its treatments, organ transplantation and required drugs that suppress the immune system, and HIV/AIDS.

Diabetes: If you have untreated diabetes or the disease isn’t well-controlled, your saliva may contain large amounts of sugar, which encourages the growth of candida.

Vaginal yeast infections: Vaginal yeast infections are caused by the same fungus that causes oral thrush. You can pass the infection to your baby.

Medications: Drugs such as prednisone, inhaled corticosteroids, or antibiotics that disturb the natural balance of microorganisms in your body can increase your risk of oral thrush.

Other oral conditions: Wearing dentures, especially upper dentures, or having conditions that cause dry mouth can increase the risk of oral thrush.

Source: Mayo Clinic

  1. April 5, 2019

    Great writing! when the fungus begins to grow uncontrollably, an infection can develop in your mouth. Oral thrush most often occurs in infants and toddlers. It causes white bumps to form on the inner cheeks and tongue. Thanks and I am going to share this content on my social media pages.

  2. April 14, 2019

    Oral thrush is also known as oral candidiasis, which is actually a yeast or fungi infection of the genus Candida that develops on the mucous membranes of the mouth. Earlier I also had this problem, but my dentist told me that this is happening due to stomach infection, for which I consulted a physician and then the problem went away. Due to this problem lack of saliva and bad breath also occurs.

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