Thrush, An In-Depth Look

Thrush is a disgusting disease that exists in the mouth by a fungus called candida, or what is commonly referred to as yeast. All of us has little amounts of candida fungus inside their body and which is normal. Normal amounts of candida fungus are found in the mouth, digestive tract, and skin. Other bacteria and microorganisms keep the candida fungus in check, but when the balance is disrupted and the candida fungus grows out of control thrush occurs. Medications, illnesses, or certain medical situations can disrupt the balance of the candida fungus within the body, these include:

* Stress * Corticosteroids * Antibiotics * Birth control pills * Uncontrolled diabetes * Aids * Cancer * Dry mouth * Pregnancy * Hormonal changes * Use of tobacco products * Improper fitting dentures

Thrush affects all people young and old, male or female; but still, thrush is more rampant in babies and toddlers. Thrush typically just develops with no warning signs. The most regular sign of thrush is a slightly builds wounds that forms on the tongue, inner cheeks, roof of the mouth, gums, tonsils, or back of the throat. These cuts are a creamy white color and similar to cottage cheese. These lesions can be very painful and may bleed when they are rubbed.

The thrush symptoms not the same from infants to that in adults. Infants who are infected of thrush will have white patchy that builds inside the mouth and on the tongue. These marked will comparable to cottage cheese or milk clots. Thrush is often due to mistake choice for milk and/or formula by the child’s caregiver; nevertheless, caregivers will try to rub the patches in an attempt to take them. When this is done, the lesions will bleed. This is difficult to tell the correct symptoms of thrush in babies and toddlers; but still, keep in mind that a child with thrush will have a poor appetite or possibly a diaper rash. Whereas diaper rash will develops because the candida fungus that is causing the thrush is also be found in the digestive tract which will then be flash in the baby’s stool. Such children with thrush may lost their mood in eating because their mouth and tongue being cuts and/or their difficulty with swallowing. When forced to eat they may also become fussy.

Several adults affected from thrush may have a arduous feeling in their mouth and throat before any real signs of thrush arise. Adults will also suffer from the raised lesions in the mouth; however, the tissue around the lesions may be red, raw, and painful. These affected spot also bleed quickly when they are touched or rubbed. Thrush may leave adults feeling similar to cotton in their mouths as well as having a bad taste in the mouth and hard time tasting foods.

Thrush can be diagnosed by a dentist upon a thorough examination of the actual lesion. If thrush is efficiently finds out treatments can starts. Treatment begins with the use of an antifungal thrush medication that is generally taken ten to fourteen days. Additionally, the medical treatment, following the practices listed below can aide to reduce the chance of ever getting thrush infection:

* Brush the teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day * Maintain regular dental visits for check-ups and cleanings * Limit the use of foods containing sugar and yeast * Avoid the use of all tobacco products