Oral thrush as it is commonly known is the infection of yeast that takes place inside your mouth. This condition can also be referred to as oral candidiasis. The fungus infection usually develops in the mucous membranes inside the mouth. The infection is mostly caused by a fungus species known as candida albicans although it can as well be caused by another species called candida glabrata.
Everything You Need to Know About Oral Thrush
Oral thrush - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
Oral thrush is an infection in the mouth caused by a yeast germ called Candida. Oral thrush in babies is not usually serious and can generally be cleared with treatment. Thrush is an infection caused by a yeast germ called Candida. The mouth is a common site where Candida causes infection. Candidal infection in the mouth is called oral thrush. Other common sites for thrush to develop are the vagina, nappy area, and nail folds.
Oral Thrush in Babies
A quick googling and there I had it — Oral Baby Thrush. A fungus. None of my children have had oral thrush really bad, but bad enough that I had to deal with it and treat them. We never got to the point when it spread or became painful for my child, but that might also be because I treated it in time! In most cases, natural home remedies work just great!
This is an infection where the fungus known as candida albicans builds up inside the mouth on its lining. This causes creamy white lesions, generally on the inner cheeks or tongue. These lesions or sores often are painful and can vaguely bleed when they are scraped. Often oral thrush can also spread to the mouth roof, gums, back of the throat or the tonsils. This type of infection can affect anyone, but it is most likely to happen in people who wear dentures, have immune systems which are compromised or use corticosteroids which are inhaled — as well as babies.