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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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Could you tell me what are some leads to of oral thrush in adults?

Could you tell me what are some leads to of oral thrush in adults?

Causes: People with a weakened immune system, whether due to illness or age, can make one more susceptible to getting thrush. Other potential causes are poor oral hygiene, diabetes, heavy smoking and dry mouth. Certain medications such as anitbiotics and steroids can alter the natural balance of the oral mucosa which can also lead to thrush. ...Read more

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How did i catch this oral thrush being an adult?

How did i catch this oral thrush being an adult?

Many causes: We all have yeast in our mouths, we all have bacteria in our mouths. They tend to keep each other in check. Anything that causes the normal balance between the tow to alter can cause one or the other to take over. So if you were on antibiotics, if you were doing a lot of antiseptic mouth washes, if your immune system was stressed for any reason, you can have overgrowth of the yeast - and thrush. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some home remedies for oral thrush?

Can you tell me some home remedies for oral thrush?

Gentian violet: Gentian violet is an over the counter product with a long history of use for oral thrush. It is a purple liquid which will permanently stain clothing, so careful handling is recommended! SolaRay produces an herbal product called Candida Cleanse which some people have found useful when used early in infection, or as a compliment to other therapies. ...Read more

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How did i catch oral thrush since i'm an adult? I thought it was impossible?

It is not: Impossible. It can be quite common in people who nee to use inhaled steroids. If you do not use inhaled steroids, then it can reflect a weakened immune system and it may be helpful to talk to your doctor. ...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