When your blood sugar is high, some of the extra sugar is found in your saliva and acts as food for candida. See your doctor if you think your baby may have thrush. It is most often kept in check by your immune system and other germs that also live in your mouth. Diabetes is a long-term condition caused by too much glucose in the blood. If you wear dentures, an antifungal cream can be applied to the affected area of the roof of the mouth and to the bottom of the dentures. The infection may then pass back and forth between the mother's breasts and the baby's mouth.
Thrush on Nipples Thrush is a common infection on a breastfeeding mother's nipples and in breast milk ducts. This infection often occurs after recent antibiotic use, and can cause considerable breast tenderness, pain, and irritation. The esophagus is the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach. Other types of thrush Thrush can also affect the vagina, skin and the head of the penis glans. It can also be passed on through breastfeeding if a yeast infection is present.
People with conditions that can affect the immune systems or normal barriers to infection can increase the risk of developing oral thrush. Antifungal treatments are available in the following forms: tablets lozenges powders creams rinses Rinses are useful for people with a dry mouth who are unable to swallow antifungal tablets. More persistent or severe cases may require treatment with oral antifungal drugs prescribed by your doctor. If you wear dentures, clean them regularly and remove them at bedtime. We will not reply to your feedback. Oral thrush can be easily treated with a mouth gel bought from a pharmacy.
If you use inhaled corticosteroids as part of your asthma treatment, you can help prevent oral thrush by:. Both the suspension and the lozenges are used several times a day until the lesions are completely gone. Causes of oral thrush. Associated Procedures Upper endoscopy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; chap Smoking Smoking encourages the yeast in your mouth to grow and increases your chance of getting oral thrush.