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Oral Thrush - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

What is Oral Thrush? Diagonsis : Treatment :

What is Oral Thrush?

When C.albicans fungus begins to grow beyond control inside the mouth, people get affected with oral thrush. In general out immune system is fortified with good microorganisms that are capable of keeping C.albicans and similar bad microorganisms at a bay. However, when this precarious balance gets disrupted, harmful fungus and bacterium starts multiplying in our body, causing illness and infections, which often need medical treatments.Oral thrush, occurs when our immune system gets weakened by certain medications that diminishes the count of good microorganism that were capable of resisting infections naturally. Treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy and others are some of the medical procedures that kills healthy microorganisms in our body, which makes us susceptible to infections like oral thrush.

Diabetes is another disease that hampers the immunity factors in the body. So if you have high level of sugar in your saliva, it can lead to oral thrush, as C. albicans fungus use this excess of sugar element inside the mouth to grown and manifest this disease.

Apart from this, oral thrush can be also contacted at birth. Pregnant women with vaginal yeast infection can pass the infection to their newborn babies during normal birth.People those who use dentures, smoke too many cigarettes or had a recent organ transplant surgery are also vulnerable of getting them affected with this disease.

Diagonsis :

Since this is an uncomplicated disease, doctors are able to diagnose this illness simply by examining the patient’s oral cavity and tongue, for identifying the oral thrush related typical white bumps.In other instances, doctors can take a biopsy, by scrapping off a very small portion of the white bumps and send it to laboratory for finding the presence of C.albicans fungus in the biopsied tissue.If you get infected with oral thrush in your esophagus, doctors can advise for a throat swab culture and an endoscopy for accurate diagnosis of the disease.Treatment of this disease depends on the patient’s age and overall health, whereby the ultimate purpose of the treatment is to prevent the growth of the C.albicans fungus in the mouth.

Oral antifungal medications are mostly prescribed to the patients for curing this disease.

Treatment :

Oral antifungal medications are mostly prescribed to the patients for curing this disease.

Some of the kitchen remedies for treatment of this disease consists of using saltwater mixture to rise the mouth and eating unsweetened yogurt that enhances the count of good bacterium in the oral cavity.Patients suffering from oral thrush, are advised not to use mouthwash and spray while being affected with this disease. Also using a soft brush, and changing the brush everyday (till the disease is cured) is another home remedy for curing this disease.

Some of the kitchen remedies for treatment of this disease consists of using saltwater mixture to rise the mouth and eating unsweetened yogurt that enhances the count of good bacterium in the oral cavity.Patients suffering from oral thrush, are advised not to use mouthwash and spray while being affected with this disease. Also using a soft brush, and changing the brush everyday (till the disease is cured) is another home remedy for curing this disease.

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