Thrush in the mouth

Thrush in the mouth

Thrush in the mouth, with close-up of thrush on tongue and inside of cheek

Thrush is a common infection of the mouth and tongue caused by the yeast Candida albicans. Thrush appears as white patches that look like cottage cheese or milk curds. When the patches are wiped away, the surface looks red and raw and may bleed.

ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofMarch 28, 2018

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