Symptoms And Treatment Of Oral Thrush

Oral thrush is a very uncomfortable infection, this article gives symptoms and treatments available to cure oral thrush.

According to the medical world candida albicans, is yeast like fungus that lives in the skin and the mucous membranes of the mouth, digestive tract, and vagina, and is normally kept in check by beneficial bacteria. This fungus can grow and cause other infections such as diarrhea, respiratory problems and skin rashes and oral thrush.

The symptoms of oral thrush include clusters of raised, white, patches on the tongue, roof of the mouth and cheeks. When bushing the teeth the white film can be brushed off and the inflamed area may bleed. If this is left untreated it can cause serious problems. Thrush can spread all through the mouth, down the esophagus into the stomach and the lungs. Thrush can cause mouth ulcers and bad breath.

People that take antibiotic treatments, such as people with anemia, HIV patients, and people with immune system problems are at a high risk of oral thrush. Oral thrush may also effect people with thyroid problems and diabetes. Infants are at very high risk of getting oral thrush because they lack the protective bacteria that is needed to control the yeast. This protective bacterium is obtained by time through the exposure to the environment.

It oral thrush occurs it will be difficult to eat, due to the sores in the mouth. It is recommended to drink plenty of liquids, this will aid in any dehydration. It is also recommended to drink fluids such as enriched milk drinks which contain the vitamins, minerals and energy that is needed to help fight the fungus overgrowth. If eating is a problem try eating soft foods that are high in vitamins such as chicken soups and seafood soups.

Researchers have found that eating cultured milk products may help prevent bacterial overgrowth caused by antibiotic treatment. Yogurt is a good source, as a cultured milk product and it also contains zinc which helps the immune system retain vitamin C that helps fight infections.

Medical attention is needed for this condition.

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