Is it possible to have a oral yeast infection?

March 10th, 2013 by Emily

Question: Is it doable to have a oral yeast infection?
Let me explain the symptoms. It started a month ago when i had canker sores on my tongue. They disappeared. Now I have a white, yellow coating on my tongue that bleeds when I brush it. I also have what looks like 3 swollen salavia glands. they are hard but movable when i touch them. I can’t figure out what this is. I have had symptoms lingering for over a month. I have been to a physician because I thought it was oral cancer, They told me it wasnt and gave me something called illusion mouth wash. They still haven’t gone away. How can I cure this and should I be worried it is something more?

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Answer by the crusader
Magic mouthwash is a compounded drug prefabricated up, usually, of benadryl, lidocaine, and kaopectate. There is such a thing as an oral yeast infection. It’s called thrush and if that’s what you have, illusion mouthwash isn’t going to do anything for it. You can see another physician for a second view or you can take a pill called Acidophilus. You’ll find it in most pharmacies in the vitamin section. If it’s thrush, the Acidophilus will take care of it.

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3 Comments on “Is it possible to have a oral yeast infection?”

  1. starynight39 says:

    Okay when you went to the doctor they prescribed you Mary’s magic mouthwash. It has an medication in it called Nystain that fights yeast and fungal infections. The doctor most likely prescribed this for you b/c they thought that you had Thrush. Thrush is an yeast infection in your mouth. Now since it is not gone and its bleeding I would have to say that you have an STD. you really should go back to the doctor. its dangerous especially if its bleeding.
    and just to let you know the marys magic mouth wash does not have lidocane or whatever the first answer said. And if you do have an yeast infection in your mouth…thrush….then thats what they use to cure it. Or at least help. So the first answer is not quite right.

  2. cave wmn says:

    I read my book and it sounds like Oral Thrush. Heres what the book says: Oral thrush is an outbreak of the fungus Candida Albicans, one of the many microbes that are usually present in small numbers in your mouth. If your natural resistance to infection is low because of illness, or if a course of antibiotics has upset the natural balance among the microbes in your mouth, this fungus may multiply out of control. As it does so, it produces sore patches in your mouth. Sometimes it can cause similar sore areas to form in your throat as well. The patches are creamy-yellow and slightly raised. If they are rubbed off when you eat or as you brush your teeth, they leave a painful raw area. The fungus can also cause denture problems. Many people have oral thrush at some time in their lives. It is most pervalent in very young children and elderly people. The same fungus can infect a womans vagina and cause vaginal irritation and discharge.

    Treatment: Your doctor will examine you and may take a sample of a patch for lab tests or arrange for you to have blood tests to rule out anything harmful or serious. One possible cause is iron deficiency anemia. Meanwhile, the thrush may be treated with an antifungal agent, often taken as lozenges for seven to ten days. Oral thrush in itself is not serious and is quickly cleared up by this treatment, but it has a tendency to recur.
    I would buy some spinach and put it in your salad. ( iron) Or anything else you can think of that is high in iron. Just dont go over board.
    I would call or go back to the doc and tell him you think its oral thrush and get meds for that. Hope this helps.

  3. Sweet says:

    What Are the Symptoms of Thrush?

    Thrush usually develops suddenly, but it may become chronic, persisting over a long period of time. A common sign of thrush is the presence of creamy white, slightly raised lesions in your mouth – usually on your tongue or inner cheeks – but also sometimes on the roof of your mouth, gums, tonsils, or back of your throat. The lesions, which may have a “cottage cheese” appearance, can be painful and may bleed slightly when you scrape them or brush your teeth. In severe cases, the lesions may spread into your esophagus, or swallowing tube, causing:

    Pain or difficulty swallowing A feeling that food gets stuck in the throat or mid-chest area Fever, if the infection spreads beyond the esophagus Thrush can spread to other parts of the body, including the lungs, liver, and skin. This happens more often in people with cancer, HIV, or other conditions that weaken the immune system.

    How Is Thrush Treated?

    While healthy children and adults can be effectively treated, the symptoms my be more server and difficult to manage in those with weakened immune systems. Antifungal medications, which are generally taken for 10 to 14 days, are often prescribed to treat thrush. These medicines are available in tablets, lozenges, or liquids. Your dentist will have a specific treatment approach designed for you based on your age and the cause of the infection. Because the presence of candida infection can be a symptom of other medical problems, your dentist may suggest you seek care from a medical doctor as well so that any underlying health problems you may have can be treated.

    How Can Thrush Be Prevented?

    The following practices can help minimize your chance of developing thrush:

    Follow good oral hygiene practices. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once a day.
    Avoid mouthwashes or sprays. These products can destroy the normal balance of microorganisms in your mouth.
    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 encourage Candida growth.
    If you smoke, quit. Ask your doctor or dentist about ways to help you kick the habit.

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