Candida and Thrush
Candida and Thrush
Doctors assert that in its mildest form, an individual who has thrush may not experience any symptoms. If symptoms are present, lets discuss how they may be revealed.
First, it is important to note that thrush is prevalent more among the very young and the very old.
In infants, thrush will appear as white patches inside the mouth and possibly on the tongue. If you try to rub the patches away, blood may appear.
In addition, an infant may develop a sore mouth or have a hard time swallowing. If you have an infant who refuses to eat, this may also be a sign that he or she is having a problem inside his or her mouth.
Look for a diaper rash as well. This would be an indication that your baby has developed fungus that caused the condition to begin with.
Candida and thrush symptoms in adults might include the following:
Do you have a really bad taste or feel as if there is cotton in your mouth?
Does the inside of your mouth or tongue have white patches surrounded by redness that is painful? Do the patches bleed if you rub them?
If you are breastfeeding, are your nipples sore or red? Do they burn?
Do you have a burning sensation in your mouth or throat?
Do you have a throat infection?
While these symptoms of thrush are common, it is important to note that thrush can spread if untreated. The affected areas most likely to develop thrush are the vagina, the throat, and the skin. If you show any of the signs mentioned herein, seek medical attention especially if you are pregnant.
Do not self-diagnose and buy over-the-counter medications until you see a doctor first.
Preventing thrush can be attained through good hygiene and a watchful eye, especially with children. So too if you have parents who wear dentures, talk to them about thrush and remind them to have frequent dental check-ups.
The elderly and the young are most vulnerable to this condition. Why? The immune system in the elderly weakens as they age while the immune system in the very young has not yet developed.
Finally, because a healthy immune system is central to fighting off any type of infection, specifically thrush, it should be mentioned that certain medications will have an adverse affect on the bodys immune system as well as environmental toxins which we are all exposed to on a daily basis.
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