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.
Current as of:
September 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: John Pope MD - Pediatrics Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
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