Thrush is a yeast infection that can develop in several areas of the body. An oral yeast infection occurs when excess Candida fungus infects a person’s mouth and throat.

According to a 2015 article, doctors have known about yeast infections for over 2,000 years.

Oral yeast infections are more common now than they used to be.

Researchers believe this is due to the introduction of antibiotics, immunosuppressant drugs, and an increase in the number of people who have diabetes, AIDs, and other immunosuppressive conditions.

In this article, we will discuss the symptoms and causes of oral thrush, whether it is contagious, home and clinical treatments, and considerations for breastfeeding.

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