Thrush is a common infection of the mouth and tongue caused by the yeast Candida albicans. Thrush appears as white patches that look like cottage cheese or milk curds. When the patches are wiped away, the surface looks red and raw and may bleed.
Current as of: August 22, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
Medical Review:John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics