Anyone can develop oral thrush, but the infection is more common in some. Risk factors include:

  • Being an infant
  • Having a compromised immune system
  • Wearing dentures
  • Having other health conditions, such as diabetes or anemia
  • Taking certain medications, such as antibiotics, or oral or inhaled corticosteroids
  • Undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer
  • Having conditions that cause dry mouth (xerostomia)
  • Smoking
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