Oral Candidiasis "Thrush"

Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj D.H.M.S  •  Dr. Puja Bhadel Bhardwaj  M.D.


Oral Candidiasis "Thrush" is an infection of yeast fungi of the genus Candida on the mucous membranes of the mouth. 

It is frequently caused by Candida albicans, or less commonly by Candida glabrata or Candida tropicalis.

When immune system is weaker, the fungus can grow, leading to sores (lesions) in your mouth and on your tongue. The following can increase your chances of getting thrush:
Taking steroid medications
Having an HIV infection or AIDS
Receiving chemotherapy for cancer or drugs to suppress your immune system following an organ transplant
Being very old or very young
Being in poor health                                                            
Thrush is commonly seen in infants. It is not considered abnormal in infants unless it lasts longer than a couple of weeks.
People who have diabetes and had high blood sugar levels are more likely to get thrush in the mouth (oral thrush), because the extra sugar in your saliva acts like food for Candida.

Taking high doses of antibiotics or taking antibiotics for a long time also increases the risk of oral thrush. Antibiotics kill some of the healthy bacteria that help keep Candida from growing too much.

People with poorly fitting dentures are also more likely to get thrush.



Thrush appears as whitish, velvety lesions in the mouth and on the tongue. Underneath the whitish material, there is red tissue that may bleed easily. The lesions can slowly increase in number and size.



Doctor can almost always diagnose thrush by looking at your mouth and tongue. These fungal lesions have a distinct appearance. If not entirely clear, one of the following tests may be performed to look for the Candida organisms:

Microscopic examination of mouth scrapings
Culture of mouth lesions

Homeopathic approach to Candidiasis:-
Homeopathic remedies will help restore favorable environment which is influential in the management of candidiasis and yeast infection Hence, to treat recurrent yeast infection, your entire system must be treated.                                              



Homeopathic medicines will enhance resistance to infection by stimulating your immune system so that the illness can be resolved as rapidly and with as little discomfort as possible. Homeopathic medicines work on an entirely different principle, that it doesn’t interfere with the natural immune response but works alongside it by enhancing one’s ability to fight an infection.