Candidal Stomatitis: Everything To Know
Fungal infection of the mouth.
Candidal Stomatitis in the mouth, throat, or esophagus is uncommon in healthy adults.
- Common in babies and older adults with dentures
- Affects those with reduced immunity
- Treatable by a physician
- Doesnâ€™t require lab tests
- Physical examination of the mouth and tongue
- In severe cases may require throat swab culture and endoscopy
Oral Thrush is the common name for Candidal Stomatitis. Itâ€™s a condition arising from the accumulation of the fungus Candida Albicans on the lining of the mouth. Although Candida is a normal organism in the mouth, sometimes it can overgrow and cause symptoms. Itâ€™s a harmless medical condition and can be treated with over-the-counter medicines.
Creamy white lesions, usually on the tongue or inner cheeks, may spread to the roof of the mouth, gums or tonsils, or the back of the throat. Also, cracking and redness at the corners of the mouth
People may experience:
Redness, burning or soreness that may be severe enough to cause difficulty while eating or swallowing. Pain and bad taste in the mouth.
Self-care: Rinse the mouth, brush teeth at least twice a day and floss daily, check dentures if any, remove dentures at night, see your dentist regularly, watch what you eat, maintain good blood sugar levels, treat a vaginal yeast infection if any. Practice good oral hygiene.
Medications: Oral antifungal medication, antifungal mouthwash,
Specialists: For other kinds, consult a physician or an orthodontist. At mfine weâ€™re here to help you with different areas of health issues, come on board for a holistic treatment program