What you need to know about Oral Thrush
A minor amount of fungus typical to exist in your mouth. But occasionally, the fungus can grow quickly and cause a yeast infection.
When this kind of yeast infection manifests inside your mouth, it is known as oral thrush. Oropharyngeal candidiasis, oral candidiasis, and simply “thrush” are other names for it.
Infants and young children are most frequently affected by oral thrush. On the inner cheeks, tongue, gums, lips, and roof of the mouth, white or yellowish lesions or patches develop. Treatment often removes the spots.
Typically, the infection is not severe and rarely results in complications. Treatment is frequently simple. However, it can spread to other parts of the body and lead to potentially life-threatening consequences in patients with compromised immune systems.