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Oral thrush is usually harmless. It’s common in babies and older people with dentures. It can be easily treated without the need to visit a GP. Speak to your pharmacist if you develop symptoms of oral thrush as some treatments are available without a prescription.
Symptoms in Adults
Symptoms in Babies
If your baby is less than 4 months old, seek advice from your GP
Oral thrush in adults isn’t contagious; however babies can pass oral thrush on through breastfeeding. This can cause nipple thrush in mothers.
Thrush is an infection caused by a fungus called Candida. Some things can make the fungus grow more than usual. You might get thrush if you are:
Below are some tips on how to help prevent oral thrush…
There is usually no need to visit your GP to treat oral thrush. Treatments can be bought from Pharmacies allowing you to treat at home with having to visit the doctor. Your Pharmacist will provide you advice on the dose and how to use the treatment.
If left untreated, the symptoms will often persist and your mouth will continue to feel uncomfortable. If your symptoms continue – see your GP.