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Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of a type of fungus called Candida. Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth and throat. Oral thrush and yeast infections are treated orally or topically with an antifungal antibiotic called nystatin.


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Terms related to Thrush and Other Yeast Infections in Children:

  • Candida Infection, Children
  • Monilia Infection, Children
  • Oral Candiasis, Children
  • Oral Moniliasis, Children
  • Yeast Infections