Thrush: Yeast Infection of the Mouth
thrush is a yeast infection that has developed in and around the mouth.
Most of the candida albicans bacteria that lives in our bodies tends
to exist primarily in the intestinal tract, and in the mouth. Candida
yeast bacteria thrives in warm, moist, dark environments, and this
is why it tends to develop most often on parts of our bodies which
meet these criteria.
is one of the primary places on our body which is warm, moist, and
dark, so any time an injury or skin breakage occurs in this area,
the candida yeast bacteria are able to dig in and start an infection.
thrush is most commonly seen in small children, but it can develop
in people of any age. Small children are more prone to this type of
yeast infection because they stick everything they can into their
mouths. Yeast infections are highly contagious, so if a child inserts
a toy in his mouth that was previously in the mouth of another child
with an oral thrush infection, then that infection is often transmitted
to the new child.
children also often have frequent, chronic ear infections. These infections
are chronic because the child's eustachian tubes which connect the
ears to the throat are not fully developed yet. The eustachian tubes
are tiny, narrow, and flexible in small children.
from the throat area is able to easily travel up these tubes to the
inner ear and cause infections. This is most common with children
who sleep with baby bottles in their mouths, but it can happen for
a variety of other reasons too.
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case, because small children are prone to getting ear infections,
they're often placed on antibiotics. Due to over-prescribing antibiotics,
the antibiotics often don't work on ear infections anymore, and they
often cause the side effect of creating yeast infections. In the case
of small children, these infections often develop in the form of oral
as the child's immune system is fairly strong and healthy, curing
the oral thrush yeast infection tends to be fairly easy. The first
remedy you should always try is plain old fashioned yogurt.
This remedy works so well against yeast infections that it's often
recommended to have your children eat yogurt when they're taking prescription
antibiotics too. The yogurt will actually help the body heal the ear
infection faster, plus help stave off secondary infections such as
is another powerful way to kill oral thrush infections. If the children
are old enough to hold a piece of raw garlic in their mouths for five
minutes or so, then simply slice a piece off and give it to them.
Have them move it all over their mouth and rub it on the outside areas
of the infection too.
child isn't old enough for this, you can use garlic oil instead. Simply
puncture a hole in the garlic oil gelcapsul, and use a cotton swab
to rub the garlic onto the infected areas of their mouth.
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