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What are risk factors for Oral Thrush?



Healthy adults generally do not get thrush without having some risk factors.
Anyone can develop oral thrush, but the infection is more common in certain people. Risk factors include:
1.      Being an infant or elderly
2.      Having a weakened immune system
3.      Wearing dentures
4.      Having other health conditions, such as diabetes
5.      Taking certain medications, such as antibiotics or oral or inhaled corticosteroids
6.      Undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer

7.      Having conditions that cause dry mouth

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