If it weren't for yeast, we wouldn't have some of life's finest things: beer, wine, cheese, whiskey and bread. But we also wouldn't have conditions like oral thrush, a yeast overgrowth in the mouth. Test your health smarts and see what you know about oral thrush.
Yeast is part of what kingdom?
What type of yeast is the most common culprit behind oral thrush?
The same type of yeast that causes oral thrush also causes:
Which of these is NOT a type of oral thrush?
Oral thrush lesions are commonly described as looking like:
Risk factors for oral thrush include:
being around dust
Why is diabetes a risk factor for oral thrush?
Diabetics often use corticosteroids.
Diabetics are immunocompromised.
Diabetics have extra sugar in their saliva.
What is a serious possible side effect of some antifungal medications?
sickle cell anemia
Which of these is NOT a treatment for oral thrush?
You can make your own mouth rinse at home to help an oral thrush infection. The ingredients are:
salt and water
sugar and tea
milk and honey
Which type of medication does not affect your chances of getting oral thrush?
Birth control pills
Which of these methods is NOT commonly used to diagnose thrush?
a throat culture
Yogurt containing what bacterium can help you clear up your oral thrush?
Treating oral thrush is fairly easy unless you are:
Which of these is NOT a potential complication of oral thrush?
It can spread to vital organs.
It can make you lose your hair.
It can make swallowing difficult.
Yeast is rich in what vitamins?
Chewing gum with the sugar xylitol in it has been studied as a preventive for oral thrush and what other illness?
What florally named stain reagent is sometimes used to treat oral thrush?
Which of these is another name for oral thrush?
cottage cheese cheeks
According to some studies, which of these gives you a higher chance of contracting an oral yeast infection?