Friday, May 21, 2010

What is Oral Yeast Infection?

According to grapefruit, "Oral yeast infection occurs when the bacteria living in your mouth get out of balance. There are several resident species in the human mouth, and one of them is the yeast Candida Albicans. This type of yeast is balanced out by other species of bacteria that compete with each other for space and nutrients.

Oral yeast infection appears as white patches on the tongue or inside of the cheeks. On the skin the lesions are bright red with small satellite pustules. These white patches can also be seen on the sides of the tongue. This white patch can be rubbed off, revealing red, inflamed tissue underneath". For more information see: What is Oral Yeast Infection?

3 comments:

jo oliver said...

Kaitlynn get's thrush (oral yeast infection) every time she takes an antibiotic. I also have had it. After Kendall was born I got a horrible case of it because I was on enough antibiotics to kill a horse. No fun at all! Good writing, as many people believe that only small babies get oral yeast infections.

The Ancient Digger said...

This seems a little scary. Can animals get this too?

Zuzanna Musial said...

Hi, I think it is often occurring in a small babies, but seldom in adults...Not sure I did not experience that at all.

Thank you,
Zuzanna

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