Oral Thrush: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and More - adult thrush mouth

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Oral thrush happens when a yeast infection develops inside your mouth. It's also known as oral candidiasis, oropharyngeal candidiasis, or simply thrush.

Oral thrush — also called oral candidiasis (kan-dih-DIE-uh-sis) — is a condition in which the fungus Candida albicans accumulates on the lining of your mouth. Oral thrush causes creamy white lesions, usually on your tongue or inner cheeks. Sometimes oral thrush may spread to the.

Oral thrush is a non-contagious fungal infection of the mouth. Learn about its symptoms and treatments.

Oral thrush is usually harmless. It's common in babies and older people with dentures. It can be easily treated with medicines prescribed by a GP.