Mouth Yeast Infection (Thrush) Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Mouth yeast infection (thrush) is an unpleasant oral infection caused by the candida albicans fungus. It affects many people but some of the most at risk of yeast infection in the mouth are; young babies, diabetes sufferers, denture wearers, people with HIV/AIDS, folks on antibiotics, and steroid inhaler users.

Mouth yeast infection symptoms are; creamy / white raised spots over tongue and mucous membranes, sometimes thick white / creamy coating over tongue, cracks in tongue under this coating, slight burning sensation in mouth and throat, difficulty swallowing, and, bad breath.

Mouth yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of the ‘candida albicans’ fungus that particularly likes the warm, dark and moist areas of the body such as the mouth, vagina, gastro-intestinal tract, anus, etc. The fungus is normally prevented from doing this by your body’s ‘good’ bacteria. When the good bacteria is compromised, however, the yeast fungus can overgrow and spread, causing an infection.

The types of things that can affect the good bacteria in this way are; antibiotics, steroids, lowered immune system, body pH, and more. And high sugar levels help to feed the yeast-like fungus.

Mouth yeast infection mainstream treatment uses either prescription, or, over-the-counter creams, gels, pessaries, etc. Or, in the case of yeast infection in the mouth, liquid suspensions or pastilles. These work okay for the most part, but many folks still struggle to eliminate their infection completely, or, suffer recurring infections.

Part of the problem is that these are drug-based medications, so that the fungus can become drug-resistant. And they attack the local symptoms but not the root cause(s). So many frustrated sufferers are now looking towards natural remedies.

Oral thrush can be eliminated by using natural home remedies that don’t have the downsides of drug-based treatments. And of course they are much cheaper than drugs. This approach uses things like apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, honey, and yogurt, etc. Of course there are many more to choose from in order to find which works best for you.

But, crucially, a natural approach for mouth yeast infection could also involve dietary and even lifestyle changes or ‘adjustments’ to address the underlying issues that can trigger the infections. It’s very difficult to get a complete cure if all you do is get rid of the symptoms without doing something about the underlying conditions as well.

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