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What is oral candidiasis?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Fungus in the mouth

The layman term is yeast-infection or thrush.
It is a fungal infection (candida albicans) which is quite common infants and can be easily treated by med such as nystatin. In adult, this can happen following antibiotic treatment, oral steroid use as in those for asthma/copd etc...But should be considering immunocompromised states such as hiv/cancer etc..As risk factors. Consult doc. Good luck.

In brief: Fungus in the mouth

The layman term is yeast-infection or thrush.
It is a fungal infection (candida albicans) which is quite common infants and can be easily treated by med such as nystatin. In adult, this can happen following antibiotic treatment, oral steroid use as in those for asthma/copd etc...But should be considering immunocompromised states such as hiv/cancer etc..As risk factors. Consult doc. Good luck.
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fungal Infection

It is a fungal infection caused by the fungus candida albicans.
Several medications are available for effective treatment.

In brief: Fungal Infection

It is a fungal infection caused by the fungus candida albicans.
Several medications are available for effective treatment.
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