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is caused due to a fungal (yeast) infection - Candida. There can be several causes for oral thrush e.g. immune deficiencies (like HIV, in people undergoing chemotherapy
, etc.) systemic diseases like diabetes
or due to persistent local irritation and inflamation (like dentures, smoking, tobacco chewing
It is possible that your tobacco chewing habit could be a reason for your oral thrush. However, it is advisable to consult a doctor to get yourself properly examined. And remember tobacco chewing can cause many adverse health consequences, including the risk for oral cancer
. So, please refrain from this habit.
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