What are risk factors for thrush?
The risk factors for having thrush are similar to the causes. Healthy adults generally do not get thrush without having some of these risk factors. Patients with weakened immune systems for whatever varied reason are at most risk for getting thrush. Risk factors associated with thrush include the following:
- Illnesses, including poorly controlled diabetes, HIV/AIDS infection, cancer, and dry mouth
- Taking medications such as antibiotics, corticosteroids, chemotherapy, and birth control pills
- Having an organ transplant
- Having dentures that are poorly fitted