Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
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)
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