Oral fungus treatment
Oral thrush appears to many people, whether they are young or old, and causes them a lot of pain and inconvenience, with a feeling of discomfort and difficulty in eating, so we were keen in this report to offer you ways to treat oral thrush and tongue to get the best results quickly.
All medicines for the treatment of fungi and mouth ulcers are available in Adam's Pharmacy, which can be ordered through the website or by calling the phone.
Oral thrush symptoms
There may be no symptoms associated with thrush in the early stages of infection, but when symptoms appear, this is to be expected:
Symptoms of thrush in adults
These are the main symptoms of thrush that can be expected in adults:
- Dryness and cracks in the sides of the mouth .
- The presence of a strange and unpleasant taste in the mouth, or a temporary loss of the sense of taste.
- Inability to sense the taste of food and drink well.
- Difficulty eating and drinking fluids, especially swallowing difficulties.
- Pain in the tongue and a burning sensation in it, or pain in other places in the mouth.
- White or yellow spots with small blisters on the tongue or other areas of the mouth, and slight bleeding if the blisters are rubbed or scraped.
Tongue and mouth thrush symptoms in children and infants
In addition to the above symptoms, symptoms of thrush in children may also include:
- Reluctance of the infant to breastfeed.
- Suffering from a rash.
- It should be noted here that tongue and mouth fungi may be transmitted to infants through breast milk if the mother becomes infected, and if this is the reason why the infant is already infected, the nursing mother may notice the appearance of a rash and fungi on the child and unusual pain in the nipples when breastfeeding.
Causes of Oral
Fungus The fungi that cause this disease are usually found in the mouth and the digestive system naturally, but they may develop, multiply, and exceed the limit, causing a problem and disease in some special cases.
Among the causes of oral fungus infection:
- the use of orthodontic tools, and the failure to maintain oral health as it should during this period.
- Use of certain types of medication, such as: steroids, chemotherapy or radiation, cortisone, contraceptives, and antibiotics.
- Smoking and stress.
- Excessive use of mouthwash.
- The presence of problems and diseases in the immune system.
- Having certain health problems and diseases, such as: diabetes, dry mouth, and cancer.
- Undergoing an organ transplant.
- A poor diet causes problems, such as: malnutrition.
can be treated quickly in healthy children and adults, but symptoms may be worse and more difficult to treat in people with weakened immune systems.
In general, doctors usually prescribe oral antifungal medications such as nystatin, miconazole, or clotrimazole in the form of drops or Denta Calm oral gel . For mild or moderate cases, treatment often takes seven to fourteen days. For severe cases, fluconazole is prescribed by mouth or vein.
As for people with a weak immune system, the doctor may prescribe antifungal drugs that are given orally or intravenously, and if previous treatments were not effective, the doctor may prescribe amphotericin B and use this medication only if other treatments have failed.
Treating oral fungus with home methods
Here are some home methods that can be followed in addition to medical treatment to relieve the symptoms of oral fungus:
- Gargling with a solution of water and salt, which was prepared Add half a teaspoon of salt to a cup of warm water.
- Use a soft toothbrush to avoid scraping the pests.
- Use a new toothbrush daily until the infection clears.
- Eat unsweetened yogurt to restore the level of beneficial bacteria.
- Avoid using mouthwashes or sprays.
- Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste after every meal to reduce bacteria buildup.
- If a person wears dentures, they should rinse their mouth after every meal, make sure they are cleaned properly, and make sure the skin under the dentures is clean.
- If a person is using inhaled corticosteroids, they should rinse their mouth thoroughly with water after each inhalation.
- Drink water unless a medical condition requires otherwise.
- Quit smoking, as smoking worsens symptoms.
- If a mother is breastfeeding her baby and has a yeast infection, she should use nursing pads to help limit the spread of the fungus in the clothes.
- It is preferable to use pads that do not have a plastic barrier, as plastic may do.
- It should be noted that it is necessary to wear a clean bra daily and you can check with your doctor for the best way to clean the nipples, bottle nipples, pacifiers and any other detachable parts of the breast pump if used.
- In general, mouth and tongue fungi are not contagious, but if an infected mother breastfeeds her baby, this fungus may be transmitted to the infant through breast milk.
In case you have thrush, do not worry, just contact the pharmacists of Adam Pharmacy to prescribe the appropriate medication for your condition.