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Should I talk to my doctor about my oral thrush symptoms?

Oral thrush can spread into the esophagus and from there to other internal organs, causing a serious, even life-threatening infection. If candidiasis spreads throughout the body, fever, heart murmur, lowered urine production, and enlarged spleen can occur. You can go into shock, or experience major organ failure and death. To avoid these serious complications, talk your doctor about treating your oral thrush symptoms.

Talk to your doctor about your oral thrush symptoms, especially if you have never had it before. Sometimes oral thrush can be a warning sign of an underlying disease, such as diabetes. Tell your doctor about your oral thrush symptoms if you have a chronic health condition, if your immune system is weakened, or if you use inhaled corticosteroids. If you have HIV, contact your doctor right away if you have oral thrush symptoms.

Your dentist should examine any mouth sore that lasts a week or longer, including oral thrush. Your dentist can determine the best treatment by determining the cause of the sore. If the problem persists, it can be a symptom of a disease or disorder.

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