I am 16 and I have thrush mouth..I thought that only happened for babies?

August 19th, 2011 by Emily
thrush mouth symptoms
by Ikayama

Question: I am 16 and I have thrush mouth..I thought that only happened for babies?
It looks like thrush, but I thought that only happened for babies.

Is it related to thyroid problems because I have a couple thyriod problem symptoms. Like hair loss, swollen lymphnoids and the white dots on my finger nails. I think that all this is stange for my age..right?

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Answer by jj
it is more common in babies but not impossible for older ppl

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2 Comments on “I am 16 and I have thrush mouth..I thought that only happened for babies?”

  1. Amy says:

    Yes it can happen in babies, but it can happen at any age. Thrush is caused by forms of a fungus called Candida. This organism lives in your mouth and is usually kept in check by healthy organisms that also live there. However, when your resistance to infection is low, the fungus can grow, leading to lesions in your mouth and on your tongue.

    There are two goals when treating oral thrush in adults. The first is to improve your immune system’s ability to function. For example, in diabetics, good control of diabetes may be enough to clear the infection without other treatment.

    The second is to directly treat the infection. For this purpose, your doctor may prescribe an antifungal mouthwash or lozenges to suck on. These are usually used for 5-10 days. If they don’t work, other medication may be prescribed.

    Good luck! Feel better!

  2. CJ says:

    I actually have thrush at the moment also.
    I went to the doctor and they gave me some oral rinse (which when I read the ingredient it was just diluted mouthwash)
    and they also gave me some Mycelex (pills that disolve in your mouth)

    I’ve heard it can be caused by the change in weather, but I’m not positive.

    Either way, it isn’t uncommon for older people to get it. I had it once before in the sixth grade also. I would recommend going to the doctor before it gets worse.

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