Thrush or oral candidiasis, is a not-uncommon fungal infection that typically appears in the mouth, its mucous cavities, and on the tongue. It may also present itself at the nipples of nursing mothers. Thrush is a form of candida and as such is a result of the over proliferation of naturally occurring yeast strains in the human body. A whitish film on the tongue or elsewhere is an obvious symptom of thrush and may be accompanied by sores and bleeding.

A compromised immune system, excess sugar intake, diabetic condition, or other immune-suppressing conditions (such as taking antibiotics) can lead to the development of thrush.

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