What was the suspected cause of your child's thrush or other yeast infection?
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How do children (and adults) acquire thrush?
Outbreaks of thrush in child-care settings may be the result of an increased use of antibiotics and growth of the yeast normally present in the mouth, rather than newly acquired Candida infections. In children (and adults) taking antibiotics or steroids (such as cortisone-related asthma medications), the balance of the normal microbes in the mouth can be disturbed. This may cause an overgrowth of Candida, which in turn results in oral thrush.