What are the symptoms of oral thrush?
The classic symptoms of oral thrush are yellow-white patchy lesions in the mouth, in the throat, and/or on the tongue. The lesions are raised and may appear as white streaks. The patches may become sore, raw and painful enough that it is difficult to eat and swallow.
In infants, oral thrush symptoms can include mouth, tongue, and throat lesions, as well as:
Irritability and fussiness
Recurrent oral thrush can be a symptom of a more serious condition, such as HIV/AIDS or diabetes. It is important to seek prompt medical care for repeated oral thrush or if you have repeated symptoms of oral thrush, such as mouth sores.
What is oral thrush?
Oral thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by a fungal microorganism called Candida albicans. Oral thrush is also known as oral candida and a yeast infection of the mouth. Oral thrush is most common in infants and is generally not a serious condition in healthy adults or infants. However, it can be uncomfortable and lead to difficulties with infant feeding if it does not resolv... Read more about oral thrush introduction
What causes oral thrush?
Oral thrush is an infection caused by a fungal microorganism called Candida albicans. Candida albicans can also cause a yeast or thrush infection in the vagina, resulting in the exposure of an infant’s mouth to the infection during vaginal birth. Candida albicans can also cause an infection in a woman’s nipples, which can then be transmitted to an infant’s mouth during breastfeeding.... Read more about oral thrush causes
How is oral thrush treated?
Treatment of oral thrush begins with seeking regular medical care throughout your life. Regular medical care allows your health care professional to assess your risks of developing oral thrush and promptly order diagnostic testing for oral thrush and possible underlying conditions, such as diabetes. These measures greatly increase the chances of diagnosing and treating underlying causes of oral thrush in their earliest stages.... Read more about oral thrush treatments