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How unusual is it for a normal teenager to get oral thrush

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Quite unusual: Have you been on steroids? Have you been on antibiotics? Even then, thrush would be unusual in a teenager with an normal immune system. Get checked... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Can happen: It depends on underlying medical conditions and medications. For example, some inhaled steroids for asthma or COPD can lead to oral thrush. Some dis... Read More
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Not age related: It has nothing to do with whether you are a child or a "grown man". Anyone can get thrush for varying reasons.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Oral Thrush: Caused by yeast called candida or monilia, common in neonates from contact in birth canal. Lesions are white plaques covering oral, pharyngeal mucosa,... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Absolutely!: Oral thrush is simply a yeast infection in your mouth. This normally doesn't happen because cells in our immune system prevent the yeast from growing.... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology 19 years experience
See Peds/Derm: Oral thrush, frequently occurs in infants and toddlers. If candida infections become chronic or occur in the mouth of older children this may be a sig... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Coated tongue?: Oral yeast infection (thrush) is not a likely consequence of a common cold, even a severe one. If you have a white coated tongue, it probably isn't th... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Candida colonisation: He has a fungal ( candida a.) colonization of the genital area and you have probably low immune system, or taking/inhaling steroids. Visit your docto... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Clotrimazole lozenge: I have hade great results with Clotrimazole lozenges or "troches." one important issue though is whether you truly have oral thrush. I have seen many ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Oral thrush can occur from anything that changes the bacteria of the mouth leading to fungal overgrowth. Antibiotics are a very common reason why bact... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Thrush: Poor oral hygiene , antibiotic usage, or steroid inhalers can give you oral thrush.

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