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Is candidiasis responsible for mouth sores?

White sores or lesions in the mouth or on the tongue are usually a sign of candidiasis infection in the mouth, also called thrush. The infection is caused by an overgrowth of candida, a yeast which occurs naturally in our bodies. This condition is common in infants and often resolves itself. If the sores last more than two weeks, see your pediatrician. Once the infection is healed, sterilize or throw away pacifiers and bottle nipples to prevent the infection from recurring.

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