Thrush: Also(Oropharyngeal candidiasis)
is a medical condition in which a fungus
called Candida overgrows in the mouth
and...
 Small amounts of the candida fungus are
present in the mouth, digestive tract, and
skin of most healthy people.
 The im...
Thrush 4
 Medications:
Antibiotics,Corticosteroids,Chemotherapy, birth
control pills, Pregnancy(Hormonal change).
 Illnesses: Poo...
 Characteristic white patches.
 Cracking at the outer edges of the lips
(cheilosis).
 Dry mouth.
 Feeling of food stuc...
 clinically diagnosed by a physician or
dentist when the characteristic-looking
white patches are found in the mouth or
t...
 Treatment of thrush depends on the cause
and severity of the infection.
 If the thrush is caused by something that is
r...
• Home remedies for thrush are aimed
at decreasing risk factors for thrush as
well as preventing overgrowth of the
normall...
 Brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush.
 Rinse your mouth with a diluted 3%
hydrogen peroxide solution.
 Rinse your m...
 Home remedies that can reduce the
discomfort of thrush are:
Thrush 11
Drink cold liquids, or eat frozen or
ice treats.
...
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  1. 1. Thrush: Also(Oropharyngeal candidiasis) is a medical condition in which a fungus called Candida overgrows in the mouth and throat. Thrush 2
  2. 2.  Small amounts of the candida fungus are present in the mouth, digestive tract, and skin of most healthy people.  The immune system and the body's normal bacteria and microorganisms usually keep Candida in balance.  certain illnesses, stress, or medications can disturb the delicate balance, causing the fungus candida to grow out of control, causing thrush Thrush 3
  3. 3. Thrush 4
  4. 4.  Medications: Antibiotics,Corticosteroids,Chemotherapy, birth control pills, Pregnancy(Hormonal change).  Illnesses: Poorly controlled diabetes, HIV/ADIS infection, Cancer, Dry mouth.  Smoking  Stress  Having an organ transplant  Having dentures that are poorly fitted  In addition, babies can pass the infection to their mothers during breast-feeding. Thrush 5
  5. 5.  Characteristic white patches.  Cracking at the outer edges of the lips (cheilosis).  Dry mouth.  Feeling of food stuck in the throat.  Soreness in teeth.  Strange or unpleasant taste in mouth.  Bad breath.  Fever, if the infection spreads beyond the esophagus. Thrush 6
  6. 6.  clinically diagnosed by a physician or dentist when the characteristic-looking white patches are found in the mouth or throat  The doctor or dentist can scrape off a small amount of the white matter from the mouth or throat and look at it under a microscope.  Thrush that is located farther down the throat or in the esophagus is usually found by doing a procedure called an endoscopy. Thrush 7
  7. 7.  Treatment of thrush depends on the cause and severity of the infection.  If the thrush is caused by something that is reversible, such as taking antibiotics, smoking, ill-fitting dentures, or poorly controlled diabetes, these factors must be corrected as part of the treatment.  antifungal mouthwash (nystatin).  stronger systemic medications, such as fluconazole (Diflucan) or itraconazole (Sporanox). Thrush 8
  8. 8. • Home remedies for thrush are aimed at decreasing risk factors for thrush as well as preventing overgrowth of the normally found Candida yeast. Thrush 9
  9. 9.  Brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush.  Rinse your mouth with a diluted 3% hydrogen peroxide solution.  Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater.  Avoid mouthwash as it can alter the normal flora of your mouth.  Keep your dentures clean and see a dentist if they do not fit correctly.  Eat unsweetened yogurt if you are taking antibiotics. Thrush 10
  10. 10.  Home remedies that can reduce the discomfort of thrush are: Thrush 11 Drink cold liquids, or eat frozen or ice treats. Eat soft, easy to swallow foods. Drink from a straw if the patches are painful.
  11. 11. Medicinenet.com Webmd.com Thrush 12

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