Signs of yeast stomatitis
Yeast stomatitis, candidiasis, thrush often occurs in infants in the first weeks of their lives. This is due to the immature immune protection of the organism. Also, older children and adults the disease appears when the poor personal hygiene of the oral cavity.
The main feature of the disease is the appearance of white plaque on the mucous membranes of the cheeks, tongue, gums. While thrush is accompanied by unpleasant sensations in the form of burning, itching, dry mouth, disruption of taste buds. A sick child may refuse to eat, restless sleep, cranky.
To determine the diagnosis you need to take a scraping from the surface of the mucosa on an empty stomach before brushing your teeth.
Effective treatment of yeast stomatitis
When the diagnosis should be to treat disease, as the further proliferation of fungi will result in more serious consequences. As a rule, in lesions of the mucosa of the oral treatment prescribed by the dentist.
First of all, you need to create unfavourable conditions for pathogens. The fungus is afraid of an alkaline environment, so it is recommended regularly before and after meals, rinse your mouth with a solution of baking soda. For infants, you can soak a piece of bandage soda solution and carefully handle the mouth. Optimal ratio: 1 tablespoon per Cup of boiled water.
To get rid of this unpleasant disease, you need to rinse your mouth with an iodine compound: 5-6 drops of iodine in a glass of water. Newborns should choose another method of treatment since iodine contains alcohol, which may cause allergic reaction.
When yeast stomatitis of special importance is paid to the food. Should be time to give up eating sweets, because in this environment the fungi multiply fast enough. It is necessary to diversify the diet and to enrich it with vitamins and useful microelements. It is recommended to take in a shabby and warm, which helps to reduce the risk of mucosal damage.
To relieve inflammation and discomfort it is advisable to rinse your mouth:
- decoction of chamomile or calendula – 1 tablespoon of flowers per Cup of boiling water;
- cabbage juice diluted in equal proportions with warm water;
- a weak solution of hydrogen peroxide;
- infusion of lime blossom;
- carrot juice;
- decoction of loosestrife – 1 tablespoon per Cup of hot water.
Decoction to gargle is prescribed to adults and older children.
If there are small ulcers in your mouth, you have to treat them with oil of sea buckthorn, peach, rose, because they have a healing effect.
If the people's efforts do not produce tangible results, prescribe a course of antifungal medicines in the form of tablets, ointments, gels. The most common and effective are "Nystatin", "Decalin". Usually the course lasts 1-2 weeks depending on the severity and the area affected.