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What are the symptoms of thrush (oropharyngeal candidiasis)?

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Thrush symptoms include:

  • White or yellow patches on the tongue, lips, gums, roof of mouth, and inner cheeks
  • Redness or soreness in the mouth and throat
  • Cracking at the corners of the mouth
  • Pain when swallowing, if it spreads to the throat

SOURCES:

CDC: “Candidiasis,” “Oropharyngeal/Esophageal Candidiasis,” “Genital/vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC),” “Invasive Candidiasis.”

HealthyChildren.org: “Thrush and Other Candida Infections,” “Diaper Rash.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Vaginitis.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Vaginal Yeast Infection.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 28, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “Candidiasis,” “Oropharyngeal/Esophageal Candidiasis,” “Genital/vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC),” “Invasive Candidiasis.”

HealthyChildren.org: “Thrush and Other Candida Infections,” “Diaper Rash.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Vaginitis.”

WomensHealth.gov: “Vaginal Yeast Infection.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 28, 2020

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