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A 20-year-old member asked:

what causes thrush?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Candida: Candida is a type of yeast. When it infects the mouth, it causes thrush.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Candida: Candida, a common yeast. Thrush can occur in people with immunosuppression, such as HIV infection. It can also occur in diabetics, people taking antibiotics, people taking oral steroids or using steroid inhalers, and people who wear dentures.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

I keep getting oral thrush but have been tested negative for nearly every underlying cause. What could be causing it?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See below: The most important risk factor for candida infections such as thrush is taking antibiotics. Diabetes and birth control pills are a risk factors. Inhaled oral steroids are a significant risk factor as are aids and other immunocompromising conditions.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What is thrush and what causes it?

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Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Fungal Infection: Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida fungus. Candida infections are not limited to the mouth and can occur elsewhere in the body. Small amounts of candida exist in most healthy people and are kept in check by bacteria. However, certain illnesses, stress, and medications can disturb this balance and allow the fungus to grow out of control.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can drininking too much vodka cause thrush?

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Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Thrush is caused by a yeast and is unrelated to vodka.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what has caused my thrush?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Thrush: Thrush is formed by a fungus and develops in a warm moist environment such as the vagina
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A 20-year-old male asked:

I Was drinking ignoring myself getting sick. Now got real sick then developed thrush. Could this be cause of me drinking while sick?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Alcohol and thrush: Thrush usually occurs when immunocompromised by conditions like diabetes, malnutrition, infections like HIV, IV drug use or cancers. F/U in next 48-96 hours with doctor, you need a thorough evaluation with CBC, CMP, sed rate, and serology, as well as treatment for alcohol use and the causitive factors, you are quite young and have a big future ahead.

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