Jul 12, 2018 · Continued What’s the Treatment? Thrush is easy to treat in healthy children and adults. But the symptoms may be worse and harder to treat in people with weak immune systems. Oral thrush in adults About oral thrush in adults. Oral thrush is a fungal infection of the mouth. It is not contagious and is usually successfully treated with antifungal medication. It is also called oral candidosis (or candiasis) because it is caused by a group of yeasts called Candida.
Thrush (oral candidiasis), also known as oral moniliasis, is a yeast infection of the mouth or throat (the oral cavity). The yeast that most commonly causes oral candidiasis is Candida albicans. Who's at risk? Thrush is very common in infants. Adults who develop thrush include: People with diabetes or other glandular (endocrine) disorders. Oral thrush in adults generally appears as thick, white or cream-colored deposits (spots) on the mucous membrane of the mouth (wet parts of the inside of the mouth).Author: Christian Nordqvist.
Apr 24, 2019 · Oral thrush is an infection caused by the Candida albicans fungus. It’s also known as oral candidiasis, oropharyngeal candidiasis, or thrush. Learn about symptoms and risk factors. See pictures.Author: Anna Giorgi And Heather Cruickshank.