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Breast and nipple thrush can cause strong nipple and breast pain. The pain may be severe enough to lead to early weaning if the condition is not treated. Thrush is a fungal infection caused by the organism Candida albicans , which can occur in the nipples or breast tissue as well as other places in the body. Early diagnosis and treatment of nipple and breast thrush will help to improve your breastfeeding experience. Breast and nipple thrush may be linked to a history of vaginal thrush, recent use of antibiotics or nipple damage.
Sometimes the skin around the vagina can be red, swollen or cracked. See 'How to treat vaginal thrush' below for more information. Mild thrush can usually be treated with a short course of antifungal medication. The symptoms will usually clear up within a week or two.
Oral thrush — or oral pseudomembranous candidiasis — is a fungal infection of the mouth common among denture wearers, infants and people with weakened immune systems. The most common human fungal infection, thrush presents as slightly raised removable plaques resembling cottage cheese on the tongue or inner cheek. It can also affect the roof of the mouth, gums, tonsils or back of the throat. Oral thrush is caused primarily when there is an overgrowth of Candida albicans, a yeast normally present in the mouth in small quantities and kept in balance by helpful bacteria in the body. This allows overgrowth of Candida and leads to thrush.