It is an infection caused by fungus on the tongue and lining of the mouth. It presents with white plaques in the mouth affecting the upper part of the mouth, gums, tonsils, or upper throat. Anyone can have oral thrush, but it is more common in children and older adults, or people taking certain medications.
Oral thrush is caused by an overgrowth of the Candida fungus in the mouth, typically due to weakened immunity or prolonged antibiotic use. Good oral hygiene and addressing risk factors are essential for prevention.
Following these measures can reduce the risk of oral thrush:
The most common symptoms of Oral Thrush are:
Treatment is based on antifungals such as:
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