How Long Does Oral Thrush Last?

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Definition
Thrush is a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining of the mouth and tongue.
Alternative Names

Candidiasis - oral; Oral thrush; Fungal infection - mouth; Candide - oral


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Thrush is caused by forms of a fungus called Candida. A small amount of this fungus lives in your mouth most of the time. It is usually kept in check by your immune system and other types of germs that also normally live in your mouth.

However, when your immune system is weaker, the...

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