Also called Oropharyngeal Candidiasis, it is the condition in which your inner mouth or tongue is infected due to the overgrowth of the Candida Albicans fungus. It often takes the form of creamy white or red lesions and sometimes it can be bleeding.
Oral thrush is deemed to be infectious which can be spread from one to another. Newborns can be infected during birth while small children can get oral thrush when sharing toys with infected children.
Oral thrush often flourish suddenly; however, the symptoms might get more serious and noticeable through time. Besides the creamy white wounds, you might as well experience the soreness, swelling, awful taste and burning sensation which will negatively affect you swallowing ability.
Anyone can be infected with this fungus; however, you can find elderly people as well as infants are the most common targets due to their weak immunity. But people who wear denture are the most vulnerable ones.
Speaking of the cause for this infection, it is usually the weakening of immune system that allow the fungus to become overgrowth. For the specific factors which can deteriorate your immune system, you can check out the infographicabout home remedies for oral thrush below.
Source: Authority Remedies