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Oral thrush: patient management and prevention

Oral thrush: patient management and prevention

From this pharmacy CPD module on oral thrush you will learn:

  • How common this condition is and who is typically affected
  • The different factors that increase a patient’s risk of getting oral thrush
  • The range of treatments available, including advice on administration
  • Practical measures and advice the pharmacy team can provide

Download this module - this includes the 5 minute test - here.

Oral thrush is a fungal yeast infection of the mucosal membranes of the mouth, caused by an overproduction of Candida, most commonly Candida albicans. It can affect the tongue, inner cheek, roof of the mouth, gums, tonsils or back of the throat.

The most common presentation in the mouth appears as white patches (plaques) on the affected areas that can be wiped off with pressure. Sometimes this

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