oral thrush possible causes

Question

What are some possible causes of oral thrush? I've had a history of sinus problems and recently had a possible low risk exposure to HIV (insertive oral sex) and am wondering if oral thrush is possibly cause by sinus problems as well as HIV?

Scared....

Answer

There are numerous reasons why one may develop thrush including but not limited to use of broad spectrum antibiotics, asthma inhalers, systemic corticosteroids (such as prednisone) and conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes and HIV.

I would make sure that the diagnosis of thrush is accurate and then question your primary care provider as to possible causes of this condition.

Take care,

DR