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

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

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. ...Read more

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush is a condition in which there is too much candida yeast growth on the surfaces in the mouth or throat. The yeast overgrowth areas appear as whitish spots or patches, or in more severe cases a whitish coating covering most of the ...Read more


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Can tonsil stones be caused by oral thrush?

Can tonsil stones be caused by oral thrush?

I am not...: Aware of any association between thrush and tonsilliths. ...Read more

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If HIV caused someones oral thrush, how soon of an infection of HIV would cause it? 1 year? 2 year?

HIV Infection: Thrush in an HIV infected human would represent immune function damage. Now a days in our modern world, thirty years into the HIV epidemic all people with HIV in the world are encouraged to be on treatment to suppress the viral infection and to prevent immune function damage. Thus, there is not an automatic transition to getting thrush anymore. If one has thrush this does not mean they are HIV +. ...Read more

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If someone caught HIV how long until it can cause oral thrush?

If someone caught HIV how long until it can cause oral thrush?

No specific time: There are varying degrees of immune dysfunction with HIV and there are varying levels of exposure to agents that cause opportunistic infections (i.e. infections that occur when one's immune system is not functioning normally). These variable factors will contribute to the time it takes to develop thrush. ...Read more

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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


Thrush (Definition)

Thrush is a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more