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A 36-year-old female asked:

What are some of the causes of oral thrush in adults?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
DOWN= Immune system: Immune deficiency has to be suspected if thrush is diagnosed. 'immuno-compromise' can be due to a virus (hiv, hepc etc.) or due to medications that suppress the immune system e.g. Steroids, meds for rheumatological disorders etc. Also recent antibiotics can alter 'the bacterial flora' of the body and may cause 'yeast infections' such vaginal yeast or thrush. The treatment is topical 'anti-fungals.
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
See answer: Excess use of antibiotics, diseases that suppresses your immune system like diabetes, hiv, lupus, leukemia and drugs that suppresses your immune system like steroids and transplant drugs.
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