A 29-year-old male asked:
asked prev but here's more detail. i have oral thrush on tongue. it's chronic, looks creamy white, and is sore on the tip. no diabetes. cause?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Kristin Sokol answered
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many causes: Oral thrush is an candida (or yeast) infection of the mouth. One cause of thrush is medication induced - are you on any antibiotics or immunosupressive medications like steroids? Some illnesses can cause chronic thrush such as HIV, diabetes, other immune deficiencies. People who smoke are more prone to getting thrush. Please see a primary care physician for this concern.
Answered on Nov 13, 2016
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