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      Category : Health Centers > Mouth and Teeth (Oral and Dental)

Oral Thrush

Alternate Names : Oral Candida, Oral Moniliasis, Yeast Infection, Oral

Oral Thrush | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the infection?

Measures to prevent oral Candida infection include:

  • using antibiotics only as directed under the supervision of a health care professional.
  • eating a healthy, balanced diet .
  • seeing a dentist for treatment of any denture soreness or irritations.
  • taking preventive medication. This step would be necessary only for people with long-term debilitating or immune deficiency diseases.
  • What are the long-term effects of the infection?

    If properly treated, this disease should completely go away. The condition can recur or more serious problems may develop if prescribed medication is not taken properly.

    What are the risks to others?

    There are no risks to others, as thrush cannot be passed from one person to another. However, a person with thrush may have an underlying disease, such as HIV, which may be contagious.

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    Oral Thrush: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: Marvin Goldfogel, DDS
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 09/19/01

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