Thrush<br />Daniel Crosby<br />
Cause<br />Fungus called Candida<br />Overgrowth of the fungus in your mouth<br />
How is it Transmitted?<br />Not transmitted<br />Everyone has some amount of cnadida in their body<br />Not communicable<b...
Who gets it?<br />Anyone is able to get thrush<br />Babies and elderly has higher risk<br />
Etiology<br />No incubation period<br />Signs & Symptoms<br />White blotches in mouth<br />Painful in babies<br />Not eati...
Pathophysiology<br />Acute disease<br />Can catch it again multiple times<br />Affects mouth; rarely spreads through body<...
Prevention<br />Prevention<br />Babies<br />Make sure bottles are cleaned thoroughly<br />Elderly<br />Properly fitting de...
Treatment<br />Nystatin<br />Liquid applied directly to the white patches<br />Sometimes antifungal pills are needed if it...
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Thrush

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

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