Dentist Questions oral thrush

How is oral thrush treated?

My little brother has been diagnosed with oral thrush. How is it treated? Is it contagious?

4 Answers

Thrush is an over growth of a fungus in the mouth. 40% of the population has this fungus in their mouths at all times. Overgrowth typically occurs in people with compromised immune systems such as the very young or very old. There are antifungal medications which can be prescribed by your dentist.
It isn't very contagious. Treatment is through applied topical anti-fungal creams. Speak to your dentist or doctor about this
Get on a fungal treatment. Your dentist will recommend a medication to get rid of it.
I would also see a medical doctor for options on this...usually will put you in an anti fungal regimen