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What is thrush, other than a cute little bird? A fungus known as candida, or yeast, causes thrush. It doesn’t only occur in the mouth but on other inconvenient body parts such as the vaginal area. There will be a whitening on the top portion of the tongue. There is also many times white spots or even patches that can appear on the tongue. Thrush can also appear along with other infections or can become chronic inflammation of the surface of the tongue. Certain oral infections, notably Candida yeast infections (known as oral thrush), are characterized by a white tongue.
Here are some of the different areas that it occurs and some simple treatments.
Thrush In Infants And Breast-Feeding Mothers
A simple way to treat thrush in a child is to make sure that bottle nipples as well as pacifiers are kept clean on a nightly basis. You can also help by massaging the inside of the baby’s mouth with a clean moist cotton rag.
When you are a breast-feeding mother make sure and dry your nipples after each feeding. Applying some lanolin lotion to your nipples can help to provide relief from soreness.
Thrush In Adults And Children Who Are Not Infants
You should drink cold or iced liquids such as water or even iced tea. Drink from a straw if you find that helpful.
Eat things that are easier to swallow like ice cream, custard or gelatin.
Use a saltwater rinse multiple times daily. Warm water will work best with 1 teaspoon of salt for every 8 ounces of water.
Thrush In Denture Wearing Adults
Clean your dentures nightly, using a toothbrush and warm salt water.
Remove you dentures before going to bed.
Soaking your dentures in chlorhexidine mixture will be helpful. Make sure and rinse the denture well in the morning and don’t use a fluoride toothpaste until at least 30 minutes after putting your dentures in.
If the infections continue to occur, you should seek the advice of a medical professional. Never all thrush or other infections in your mouth to go untreated. This can cause long term health problems