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Infectious Diseases

Yeast infection

03/21/2002

Question:

How can you tell if you have a yeast infection in the mouth?

Answer:

Most people with yeast infections of the mouth have a thick, soft, white coating which can be scraped off. Sometimes people have a funny or bad taste in the mouth, and sometimes the mouth feels irritated. Other diseases or medicines can also cause white coatings of the mouth.

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Response by:

George S Deepe, Jr, MD George S Deepe, Jr, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director of Infectious Diseases
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati