Oral Thrush Topic Guide
Thrush: Oral thrush is an infection of the tongue, inner cheek, lip, or gums. Thrush is caused by an overgrowth of the yeast Candida albicans. Symptoms and signs include a thick white coating of the tongue, inner cheeks, lip, or gums. Oral thrush may be treated with nystatin, gentian violet, or fluconazole.
Antibiotics Antibiotics are prescribed to individuals to cure disease by killing bacteria. There are over 100 antibiotics. The main classes of antibiotics include penicillins, cephalosporins, macrolides, flouroquinolones, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, and aminoglycosides. Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem due to the overprescription of antibiotics to individuals.