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What causes a yeast infection in the mouth ?

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What causes a yeast infection in the mouth ?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 8 years ago.



Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. Yeast organisms are around us everywhere and are a normal part of the flora of the mouth. When someone takes antibiotics, it can disturb the natural flora causing an overgrowth of yeast. It can also be caused when someone's immune system isn't functioning properly, or if they are sick with another kind of infection so that their resistance is low.



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