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Oral Candidiasis - Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

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Thrush is a medical state in which a yeast called Candida albicans overgrows in the entrance of mouth and throat while its also called oral thrush. The presence of excessive yeast in body cause Oral Candidiasis.

"There's a very delicate balance between the yeast and the good bacteria," gastroenterologist Dr. Roshini Raj says. "If anything throws off that balance — and often it's something like antibiotics, or if they're taking a medication like steroids — then the yeast has a chance to really overgrow."

Oral Candidiasis Symptoms:

  • White lesions on tongue and inner cheeks
  • Pain and bleeding when lesions rub against food
  • As it worsens, lesions spread to
  • Roof of mouth
  • Gums
  • Tonsils
  • Back of neck
  • Loss of sense of taste
  • Stuffed feeling in the mouth
  • Whitish colour on the tongue

Oral Candidiasis Causes:

  • Weak immune system
  • Increased yeast levels
  • Ailments like HIV, diabetes and cancer

Natural Home Remedy Using Yogurt:

  1. Take some sugarless yogurt
  2. Apply on affected area

Natural Home Remedy Using Garlic:

  1. Crush 4-5 garlic cloves to make paste
  2. Apply this paste on the affected area
  3. This paste may sting but it's very effective

Natural Home Remedy Using Clove Oil:

  1. Apply clove oil on the affected area


  • Sugar assists bacterial growth, avoid consuming sugar and sugar based products
  • Eat 2-3 bananas every day to quicken healing

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