Thrush

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Discipline:
Health & Fitness
Subject:
Health
Grade:
12

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Thrush

Prevenitave Measures:-Follow good oral hygiene practices. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day.-Avoid mouthwashes or sprays.-See your dentist regularly. Especially if you have diabetes or wear dentures.-Limit the amount of sugar and yeast-containing foods you eat. Foods such as bread, beer, and wine.-If you smoke, quit.

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Thrush

What is thrush?!

Thrush is an infection of the mouth and throat, that produces whitish patches caused by a yeast infection.

Thrush affects anyone at any age, but thrush occurs most often in babies, toddlers, and older adults, especially those who have a lower immune system.

Symptoms and Causes...

-Creamy white lesions on your tongue, inner cheeks and sometimes on the roof of your mouth, gums and tonsils- Lesions with a cottage cheese-like appearance- Pain -Slight bleeding if the lesions are rubbed or scraped -Cracking and redness at the corners of your mouth (especially in denture wearers) -A cottony feeling in your mouth -Loss of taste

What thrush looks like:

Oral thrush and other Candida infections can occur when your immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as prednisone, or when antibiotics disturb the natural balance of microorganisms in your body.

Treatments for thrush include taking antifungal medications for 10 to 14 days. (Lozenges, tablets, or liquids.


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