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Oral Thrush

Oral thrush, otherwise called oral candidiasis, is yeast growth in the oral cavity on the inner cheeks and tongue. Candida albicans is the most common cause for it. It is usually present in individuals with reduced immunity. It can also affect babies and infants. It causes white or yellow patches, burning sensation, bleeding from the patches, bad taste, etc. It can be transmitted to another person when in contact. Treatments include antifungal mouthwash, oral antifungal medication, topical ointments, etc.

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How to treat oral thrush causing severe symptoms inside the mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from oral thrush, and my symptoms are whitish tongue and upper part of the mouth, damaged taste buds, unpleasant taste in the mouth, and a reddish area around the tonsils. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Kulkarni Rahul Suresh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Depending upon your description of the problem, it is most likely oral thrush or candidiasis. You have to investigate and confirm that if it is secondary to a fungal infection or bacterial infection. You need to get a throat or an oral swab and culture. If confir...  Read Full »

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