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A 22-year-old female asked:

i think i'm having thrush and a yeast infection at the same time, what could be the cause? i've made no changes to diet and not on any antibiotics.

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Same thing: Thrush is a yeast infection - just of your mouth/mucous membranes. While use of antibiotics is one risk factor, many things can cause yeast to be over-abundant. We all have a mix of yeast and bacteria on our skin and mucous membranes. If this balance get changed for any reason - illness, stress, use of too much antibacterial cleaners - the yeast can take over. Get treatment for what you have.

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