Oral thrush outbreak or oral candidiasis is caused by overgrowth of Candida fungus. The fungus normally lives in the moist areas of the body like the mouth in controlled quantity and kept in check by other microorganisms normally present in the mouth. If not kept in check, the fungus grows rapidly resulting to oral candidiasis or thrush.
Their appearance can be really annoying and painful. They appear as whitish or yellowish lesions in the surface of the mouth including the tongue and sometimes the throat. They are painful and may bleed and accompanied by a lot of discomforts like difficulty eating or swallowing food. It is important to get rid of oral thrush outbreak to get rid of the pain and discomforts.
How to stop oral thrush outbreak?
Antifungal medicines. If you are suffering from painful thrush outbreak it is best to consult your doctor. Your doctor may recommend antifungal medicines or antifungal mouthwash to help ease the infection. If you are experiencing recurring outbreaks, your doctor may recommend taking antifungal medicines on a regular basis.
Improve your immune system. If you have weakened immune system, you have an increased risk of developing the infection because fungus grows faster when your immune system is not strong enough to control the overgrowth of the fungus. To improve your immune system and make you strong against infection, have a healthy lifestyle. Eat nutritious food, have enough sleep, exercise regularly and avoid bad habits like smoking and drinking alcohol.
Cut down on sweets or sugar. Candida fungus feeds on sugar and it encourages the growth of the fungus leading to infection. It is best to cut down on sugar or sweets like chocolates, ice cream and other sweetened foods to avoid oral thrush outbreak.