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Oral Thrush

Oral Thrush

Oral thrush, also known as oral candidiasis, is a fungal infection that affects the mouth and throat. It is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans, which is naturally present in the mouth in small amounts. When the balance of microorganisms in the mouth is disrupted, Candida can multiply and lead to the development of white, creamy patches on the tongue, inner cheeks, and other areas of the mouth. 


Oral Thrush FAQs

Q. What Are the Symptoms of Oral Thrush? 

White or creamy patches: These patches may appear on the tongue, inner cheeks, roof of the mouth, gums, or throat. 

Pain and discomfort: Oral thrush can cause soreness, a burning sensation, and difficulty swallowing. 

Loss of taste: Some individuals with oral thrush may experience a diminished sense of taste. 

Q: How is Oral Thrush Treated

A. The treatment of oral thrush typically involves antifungal medications that can be prescribed by a dentist or healthcare provider. These medications may come in the form of oral rinses, lozenges, or topical creams. In addition to medication, it’s essential to address any underlying causes or contributing factors, such as adjusting medication regimens or improving oral hygiene. 

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