5 Symptoms Of Oral Candiasis
Written By: Michelle Rivers
Candida is a fungus found in
many parts of our body. An overgrowth of this fungus results in infection in
various parts like skin, mouth and genitalia.
When this fungus attacks
your mouth, it is called as Oral Candiasis or thrush or yeast
While this infection is
painful everywhere, where it occurs, oral thrush can be especially
It can occur in any
individual of any age, but is more commonly seen in toddlers, babies and older
People suffering from
diseases that harm the immune system, like AIDS, Cancer and diabetes are more
likely to get this infection.
There are different types of
oral candiasis, and the symptoms vary from one type to another.
Most common are Angular
cheilitis, median rhomboid glossitis, denture related stomatitis and steroid or
antibiotic induced stomatitis.
Oral Candiasis Signs and
1. White creamy
symptoms of oral
Cottony, creamy white
lesions appear on the top of your tongue
and also along inner cheek,
tonsils, gums and along the roof of your mouth.
There is continuous feeling
of cotton in your mouth and you don't feel the skin beneath.
These are the first symptoms
of candida infection and can occur all of a sudden and remain for long period of
time depending upon the type of infection.
In most cases, infection is
not painful, at least in the beginning. However, as the severity of the infection
increases, it can gradually become more painful.
Some candida infections are
more painful than others.
pseudomembranous cadiasis is quite painful and mostly occurs in people with low
immunity like older people and HIV, cancer and diabetic patients.
While on the other hand
median rhomboid stomatitis is only rarely painful.
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2. Loss of
How would you feel when
there is cotton stuffed in your mouth?
Almost the same is felt in
case of oral thrush.
Since there is a continuous
covering of fungal growth on skin, taste buds no longer come in contact with
This renders the food
tasteless. So, you lose your sense of taste.
3. Cracking, redness
Oral candiasis can be accompanied with cracking and
redness of the skin,
especially corners of the
mouth in case of angular cheilitis.
In people who wear dentures,
this symptom is more common.
The skin cracks at certain
places and becomes red.
It can be quite
painful and uncomfortable. You can encounter
minor bleeding if you try to scrape or run your
These lesions are embedded
deep in the tissue and removing them exposes the damaged tissues resulting into
In acute oral candiasis
infections, like pseudomembranous candiasis,
bleeding can be more
4. Problem in
swallowing and chewing food
Candida infection can make
it extremely difficult to swallow your food.
Sometimes it hurts so much
that people start avoiding meals.
Even drinking of water can
seem a tough task and as a result, your mouth becomes dehydrated, adding further to
5. In breast feeding
It is not always the mother
who passes on any infection to her kid while breastfeeding.
Sometimes child can also
pass on the infection to his/her mother, as is the case with oral
The symptoms might include
areola becoming flaky or shiny, pain during nursing, sore nipples and pain in
Spread of infection The
infection from your mouth can further spread to esophagus and stomach complicating
Candida can even move from
your oral cavity to your throat and lungs causing further
The symptoms might include
fever and continuous feeling of something being stuck in your
This condition needs
immediate medical attention.
Candida infection can be
triggered by anything starting from diseases to pregnancy or over use of
antibiotics and even birth control pills.
If you happen to have any of
the above mentioned symptoms, take it seriously and
start yeast infection
Several effective over the
counter medications are available that can be used for this
If you do not get relief, do
not hesitate to visit your doctor before the situation gets out of your
You should try to maintain
your hygiene, keep your mouth clean and boost your immune system to be able to
fight the infection.
And better still, from
developing any infection altogether.
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