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Who gets thrush?

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Dr. James Wallace
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Not healthy patients

One of the most common causes of thrush is chronic antibiotic usage.
It can occur with a single course of antibiotics but not usually. It also occurs frequtntly in chronically ill and debilitated patients or those who are immuno-compromised. Healthy patients generally do not get thrush.

In brief: Not healthy patients

One of the most common causes of thrush is chronic antibiotic usage.
It can occur with a single course of antibiotics but not usually. It also occurs frequtntly in chronically ill and debilitated patients or those who are immuno-compromised. Healthy patients generally do not get thrush.
Dr. James Wallace
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Steroid inhalers

It's not just immunocompromised patients.
People with COPD requiring steroid inhalers can also get it as a result of improperly using a metered dose inhaler and its attachment.

In brief: Steroid inhalers

It's not just immunocompromised patients.
People with COPD requiring steroid inhalers can also get it as a result of improperly using a metered dose inhaler and its attachment.
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Anyone can

Thrush is present in young babies to the very oldest adults.
This is a yeast infection of the lining of the oral cavity. It can happen for no apparent reason or be brought on by medications/drugs, illness and those with poor immunity. Antibiotics often precipitate this as do certain cancers and medications. Usually treated with oral troches, liquids, or orally swallowed pills and some topicals.

In brief: Anyone can

Thrush is present in young babies to the very oldest adults.
This is a yeast infection of the lining of the oral cavity. It can happen for no apparent reason or be brought on by medications/drugs, illness and those with poor immunity. Antibiotics often precipitate this as do certain cancers and medications. Usually treated with oral troches, liquids, or orally swallowed pills and some topicals.
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