of the Mouth:
and Thrush Treatment
A yeast infection of the mouth can be very
unpleasant. Of course, if you are reading this, I probably
don't have to tell you that!
If you are not sure if you have thrush, we will discuss the
various thrush symptoms so you may be able to determine if,
indeed, you do have oral thrush.
We will also cover thrush treatment and the measures you can
take to prevent your yeast infection of the mouth from
recurring. There are several courses of action you can take to
get rid of that oral yeast infection.
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Thrush For Good
(Note: This is Part II of our article on oral yeast
infections, you can find Part I which explains thrush and its causes by
clicking on the link.
Depending on severity and the individual sufferer, an oral
yeast infection can look like a white/yellow cottage-cheese or
curd-like covering on the tongue and membranes of the mouth,
white spots or simply red sore areas. Sufferers may also notice
sore, cracked areas of skin around the mouth.
In the beginning, the sufferer may also first notice a bad
taste in the mouth.
Babies or infants with an oral yeast infection may not feed
properly, because of soreness, and may also drool
Though there certainly are exceptions, yeast infections of
the mouth are usually not painful. Unpleasant, of course, but
There are three main treatment types for oral yeast
- Lozenges or pastilles to suck
- Gel to apply to affected areas and
- Drops to also apply to those areas.
These treatments will include antifungal agents, such as
miconazole, nystatin or amphotericin, to kill off the Candida
It is important that you follow the directions carefully
when you use these treatments as they do need adequate time to
be in contact with the Candida yeast.
It is not advised to eat or drink until at least 30 minutes
after treatment, otherwise you will simply be washing away the
In more severe cases, a doctor may prescribe a stronger
treatment such as tablets containing itraconazole or
fluconazole to clear the infection.
In the case of a breastfed baby suffering with an oral yeast
infection, the mother should use an antifungal treatment on her
nipples. In the case of bottle fed babies, reinfection can be
prevented by throwing away teats and using brand new ones. All
pacifiers, teats and teething toys should be well
a Yeast Infection of the Mouth
You can take preventative measures to reduce the risk of an
oral yeast infection in the future:
Denture wearers should make sure that dentures fit properly,
that they are taken out at night and that they are cleaned
properly and soaked in a disinfectant solution.
Diabetics should make sure that they keep their blood sugar
levels in control.
If you suffer with a dry mouth, you should make sure that
you take sips of water on a regular basis.
If you use a steroid inhaler, attach a “spacer” to it and
rinse your mouth out after using your inhaler.
If you suffer with recurring or chronic oral yeast
infections, you should talk to your doctor.
(Note: To go to Part I of this article which
explains thrush and its
causes, click on the link.)
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