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Oral thrush is a nuisance but can be treated with an antifungal medication. Some home remedies like eating yogurt, salt water rinse, and apple cider vinegar can help too.
Seeing white lesions on the tongue? Talk to our doctor online to determine whether it is oral thrush or something else.
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Hi Dr. Nicole, I have white patches on my tongue. Is it oral thrush?
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- Lozenges (Clotrimazole) 10mg
- Take by mouth and slowly dissolve five times a day for ten days.
Symptoms and Causes
Oral thrush is a fungal overgrowth over the tongue, specifically yeast. Here are some symptoms of thrush:
- White lesions on the tongue
- Cottage cheese-like appearance of the patches
- Spread of patches all over the mouth
- Loss of taste due to yeast growth
- Redness, itching, and pain on the tongue
- Difficulty swallowing food or water
The leading cause of oral thrush is taking antibiotics for too long. These antibiotics destroy the balance of good and bad bacteria in the mouth, killing all of them. Thus, it gives entry to the yeast causing thrush to grow, i.e., Candida albicans.
FAQs About Oral Thrush
Is oral thrush contagious?
Oral thrush is not contagious but does require antifungal treatment. The causal agent of this infection is a fungus called candida which causes oral candidiasis.
How long does oral thrush last without treatment?
Oral thrush without treatment can take eight weeks or more. It can develop into other infections if not treated right away; therefore, consult a doctor if you have the symptoms of oral thrush.
How long does it take for oral thrush to go away with medication?
With appropriate antifungal medication, it goes away in half a month. As it is a fungal infection, it can be treated with antifungal medicine, either in mouthwash, oral tablet, or liquid form. For example, liquid therapy like nystatin helps recover in severe days, but the course is completed in 9 days to nullify the fungus completely.
Can stress cause oral thrush?
Stress and certain medicines can help this fungus grow uncontrollably and cause infection. The fungus causing thrush is an opportunistic microbe in small amounts in the mouth, stomach, and skin. When the conditions are favorable for growth, it can cause infection. Otherwise, it keeps living off without causing infection.
Can you scrape oral thrush off your tongue?
The good news is you can if it's mild. However, it will grow again without antifungal medicine. Beneath the white patches is the red, irritated surface, which is inflamed and causes further infection. Therefore, instead of scraping, talk to your doctor for antifungal treatment.
Should I brush my tongue if I have oral thrush?
Yes, you can brush your tongue alongside taking the medication course for fungal removal. Both will prevent it from growing again.
Does brushing teeth help oral thrush?
If you take care of your mouth’s overall hygiene, brush daily, and use mouthwash or cleaners, there is a good chance you won’t develop mouth infections like oral thrush. So, yes, brushing can help prevent oral thrush and other mouth infections.
Is hydrogen peroxide good for oral thrush?
The short answer is yes; you can treat oral thrush using 3% hydrogen peroxide in the diluted form as an oral wash. However, consult your doctor before using it, and it's better to get their recommendation. Continuous prolonged exposure to hydrogen peroxide can cause respiratory tract irritation and lung collapse. It can also cause bleaching of hair and skin if the vapors remain exposed to the skin for too long.
Can oral thrush be a symptom of something else?
Other mouth infections develop symptoms like oral thrush-like hairy leukoplakia and frictional keratosis. Consult a doctor for further insights.
Does salt water help thrush in the mouth?
Yes, salt can help eliminate yeast infections. Along with the treatment your doctor recommends, you can rinse your mouth with salt water to speed up your recovery from the thrush.
Can online doctors diagnose oral thrush?
You can consult a doctor virtually at Your Doctors Online to treat oral thrush.
Step 1 is to book a consultation.
Step 2 is to tell them your symptoms.
Step 3 is to get the treatment depending on your diagnosis
What can be misdiagnosed as thrush?
Other mouth infections can be misdiagnosed for thrush-like hair leukoplakia is a herpes infection that also causes white patches, itching, and redness like that of thrush. In other cases, it can be mistaken for canker sores and milk tongue in children. A simple swab test can determine the cause.
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