June 30, 2016

Thrush (Oral Candidiasis)

What causes thrush?

An overgrowth of the Candida fungus in the mouth or throat is what causes thrush. This overgrowth may be triggered to occur when the person experiences changes such as illness, pregnancy, new medications, or changes in the immune system.

Thrush in infants and newborns is relatively common and is only a concern if it causes poor feeding or is associated with weight loss or other symptoms of systemic illness. Consult a pediatrician if thrush in an infant lasts more than a couple of weeks. Continue Reading

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Reviewed on 3/30/2016