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Are "yeast" and "thrush the same thing?"

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
No: Thrush is an infection that is caused by candida which is a yeast.
Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, thrush is an infection of the mouth and tongue caused by candida, a type of fungus. Yeast are also fungi, but thrush specifically refers to the whitish plaques or lesions that form in a baby's mouth and tongue as a result of overgrowth of the candida fungus.

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