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

  • Being an infant or elderly
  • Having a weakened immune system
  • Wearing dentures
  • Having other health conditions, such as diabetes
  • Taking certain medications, such as antibiotics or oral or inhaled corticosteroids
  • Undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer
  • Having conditions that cause dry mouth
Aug. 12, 2014