Re: small white dots in mouth
More or less, thrush is a bacterial infection of the mouth. The mouth has bacteria in it all the time, but there are always enough cells to fight it off. However, when the immune system is compromised, then thrush will occur as there is not enough cells to fight off the bacteria. Its a very very late stage of HIV or can occur if you are on anti-bacterial medicine or are a big smoker. Thrush looks like a yeast infection of the mouth, and can mimic a yeast infection from oral sex. A lot of women do not smell or even know they have a yeast infection but still can get them, especially right after their periods. Mine went away in about 4-5 days.