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    Thrush Thrush Presentation Transcript

    • Thrush
      Daniel Crosby
    • Cause
      Fungus called Candida
      Overgrowth of the fungus in your mouth
    • How is it Transmitted?
      Not transmitted
      Everyone has some amount of cnadida in their body
      Not communicable
    • Who gets it?
      Anyone is able to get thrush
      Babies and elderly has higher risk
    • Etiology
      No incubation period
      Signs & Symptoms
      White blotches in mouth
      Painful in babies
      Not eating in babies
      Detection
      Simple observation
      Sometimes culture taken
    • Pathophysiology
      Acute disease
      Can catch it again multiple times
      Affects mouth; rarely spreads through body
    • Prevention
      Prevention
      Babies
      Make sure bottles are cleaned thoroughly
      Elderly
      Properly fitting dentures
    • Treatment
      Nystatin
      Liquid applied directly to the white patches
      Sometimes antifungal pills are needed if it has spread
      Washing mouth with diluted hydrogen peroxide