Our Thrush and Other Yeast Infections in Children Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Thrush and Other Yeast Infections in Children
Definition of Thrush
Yeast are part of the normal flora in the mouth. They ordinarily do not cause symptoms. Certain conditions, such as antibiotic use, can disturb the natural balance of microorganisms in the mouth and allow the overgrowth of Candida to cause thrush.
Overgrowth of Candida albicans can also occur in the gastrointestinal tract, skin, and other areas of the body. Vaginal yeast infections, some forms of diaper rash and other skin rashes that emerge in moist, warm areas of skin are all forms of yeast infection.
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