Various Symptoms Of Thrush Infection
A closer look at oral thrush will reveal some commonalities you can’t ignore. Thrush is caused by an infection and is, therefore, communicable. There are quite a few ways it can be transmitted including via sexual contact. Usually thrush is simply diagnosed as an oral infection. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be taken seriously and ignored. If oral thrush isn’t treated quickly, there is a possibility it can lead to esophageal yeast infection, which is a very serious condition that is difficult to get rid of. And so, if you suspect oral thrush, you must not underestimate the seriousness of it and its imperative to get it treated immediately, before it can spread.
Thrush is, in actuality, caused by a fungus known as Candida albicans, and most people don’t realize that it is commonly found in everyone’s body. Everyone’s body contains Candida albicans, the fungus that causes thrush. It’s a fair estimate to say that 50% of the people in western cultures have some Candida albicans fungus in their mouth or various oral cavities. People who are wearing dentures will almost certainly have thrush, but that does not mean it is present in amounts to be an active infection. A major change in the mouth’s chemistry, in this situation, is necessary for oral thrush to become a full-blown infection. I’ve come across some patients with this affliction due to my task as ultrasound sonographer and I understand how crucial this infection can be.
You really have a lot of control over the factors that can lead you to have thrush. It isn’t possible to discuss all the methods you can take in this report, but most of them have to do with your lifestyle and how healthy it is. As an example, though, if you smoke cigarettes you stand a better chance of having thrush. Your risk of contracting thrush is much higher if you’ve been infected in the past.
Make an appointment to talk to your medical adviser if you’ve had thrush before so you can learn what to do to prevent it happening again. Be careful about using anti-fungal medication and especially self treatment with OTC medications.
The oral thrush infection is pretty easy to notice, and in fact it is impossible to not notice unless you never look at your tongue. When the Candida albicans fungus overgrows on your tongue, it will be covered with unsightly white patches that are very noticeable. Many people’s first act is to scrape off the signs of the thrush. But that can become a problem and produce bleeding in the area that is scraped. You want to avoid, at all costs, getting the Candida albicans fungus into your bloodstream. It’s also a fact that there is no way you can scrape all of it off, so it will just regrow and return in a day or two. A friend of mine has this condition and I didn’t think twice to let her use my ultrasound technician salary savings so she can be treated instantly.
Most adults, and many younger people in their teens, have probably heard about Candida or yeast infection more than thrush. If we’ve explained things well, you now realize that yeast infection and Candidiasis is the same thing and that oral thrush is just one form of yeast infection. Of course, if you live in the UK, they generally refer to yeast infection as thrush, meaning all types of yeast infections, not just the specific condition we are discussing, which is oral thrush. If you suspect that you have oral thrush, it will benefit you if you learn in advance what to look for if this happens to you. This is especially wise if you are one of those who are at risk for contracting oral thrush. If you end up with any type of yeast infection, it can spread very fast. Some of the variables include your diet, your overall health, and the strength of your immune system. The most important thing to keep in mind is that when you suspect you have some form of Candidiasis, or yeast infection, to get it stopped in its tracks immediately. It won’t go away by itself, but will only spread to other areas of your body.