Thrush (Oral Candidiasis)

What are risk factors for thrush?

Healthy adults generally do not get thrush without having some risk factors. Patients with weakened immune systems are at most risk for getting thrush. Risk factors associated with thrush include the following:

In general, thrush is not contagious. However, a nursing infant with thrush may transmit it to the mother's breast by contact.

Reviewed on 4/23/2014