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What is an oral yeast infection?

What is an oral yeast infection?

Candida Albicans: An oral yeast infection is an infection of the tissues of the oral cavity caused by candida albicans. The yeast infection is sometimes also referred to as thrush. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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How do people develop oral yeast infections?

How do people develop oral yeast infections?

Multple causes: A common oral yeast infection is caused by candida albicans. This is an oppourtunistic fungal infection that is commonly referred to as "thrush". Candida is normally present in the mouth but may proliferate into an "infection" or overgrowth causing symptoms in the mouth. Overgrowth can be caused by immunosuppression, prolonged denture use, stress, or even side effects of medications. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What are the causes of an oral yeast infection?

Some causes are.....: Medications that upset the balance of microorganisms in the mouth and may cause thrush especially corticosteroids and antibiotics, certain medical situations such as uncontrolled diabetes, HIV infection, cancer, hormonal changes, pregnancy, and a dry mouth increase the probability, and even smokers are at a higher risk of developing oral thrush (candidiasis). ...Read more

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How can adults get thrust (oral yeast infection)?

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How can adults get thrust (oral yeast infection)?

Many reasons: Thrush can be caused by antibiotic use, use of inhaled corticosteroids, or it could be a sign of a deeper issue such as uncontrolled diabetes or immunosuppression such as hiv/aids. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a minor oral yeast infection?

Oral Yeast: Oral yeast infections are common and treated with nystatin. However, they can be manifestations of an underlying condition (like an immunodeficiency) if occurring in a previously healthy person or in someone who uses inhalers (asthma). Please see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Should a oral yeast infection clear up by its self?

Probably not: A common oral yeast infection is caused by candida albicans. This is an oppourtunistic fungal infection that is commonly referred to as "thrush". It is normally present in the mouth but may proliferate into an "infection" causing symptoms in the mouth. A prescription antifungal medication is needed, and usually resolves within 10-14 days. See a doctor, the treatment is easy and painless. ...Read more

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Is it possible for men get an oral yeast infection?

Any reason: Yes. Things that may encourage an excess growth of yeast include using antibiotics, having diabetes, having an impaired immune system, using corticosteroids, such as prednisone, & being overweight. ...Read more

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What exactly is the symptoms of oral yeast infection?

Thrush: Sxs of thrush include: white patches in the mouth, throat & on the tongue, dry mouth, bad breath or taste in mouth, cracking at angles of lips, tooth soreness & sensation that something is stuck in the throat. ...Read more

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My boyfrend got a oral yeast infection; how did he get it?

My boyfrend got a oral yeast infection; how did he get it?

Well...: Hard to say. A common oral yeast infection is caused by candida albicans. This is an oppourtunistic fungal infection that is commonly referred to as "thrush". Candida is normally present in the mouth but may proliferate into an "infection" or overgrowth causing symptoms in the mouth. Overgrowth can be caused by immunosuppression, prolonged denture use, stress, or even side effects of medications. ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more