Symptoms of Oral thrush
Symptoms of Oral thrush: Introduction
The classic symptom of oral thrush is the development of yellow-white patchy lesions in the mouth and on the tongue. The sores are raised and may also appear in the throat as well. The patches may become sore and raw, and it may become painful and difficult to swallow.
Oral thrush that occurs in newborns may go away without treatment within a couple of weeks. However, it can still be painful and lead to such complications as poor feeding and sleeping. Because of this, the pediatrician should be notified if an infant develops symptoms of oral thrush.
Complications of oral thrush can be serious for people with weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS or those taking steroid medications or on chemotherapy. The yeast infection can grow and spread throughout the body, causing an infection in other organs, such as the heart and the brain. This can result in such critical infections as meningitis, and endocarditis.
Oral thrush, especially recurrent infections, can also be a symptom of a more serious condition, such as HIV/AIDS or diabetes. Because of this, it is important to seek medical care if an oral rash develops to determine it cause....more about Oral thrush »
Symptoms of Oral thrush
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Oral thrush: Complications
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- Difficulty feeding
- Inadequate nutrition
- Esophagus candidiasis (type of Candidiasis)
- Throat thrush symptoms
- Spread of thrush to other areas
- Spread of thrush from infant's mouth to nursing mother's nipples/breasts
- Gastrointestinal thrush
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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Oral thrush:
People with OPC infection usually have painless,
white patches in the mouth. Symptoms of OPC in the esophagus may
include pain and difficulty swallowing. (Source: excerpt from Oropharyngeal Candidiasis: DBMD)
Oral thrush as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
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