In 2007, after a tonsillectomy, I suffered from a white film on my tongue. I scoured the internet until I found thrush pictures.
Oral Thrush, (Candidiasis) is a yeast infection of the mouth and tongue. It’s often referred to as “candida” or “thrush”. Thrush is a yeast infection. It’s caused by a fungus called candid. Candida fungus, or yeast infection is always present in the mouth. However certain conditions can affect your body’s ability to keep the candida fungus in check. For many sufferers, a weakened immune system and/ or doses of antibiotics are the usual causes. Most people first notice a white film of the tongue and also soreness.
You looked at the oral thrush pictures and…
…You’ve got thrush. Now what? At home you can try a few remedies to treat the fungal infection. Eating yogurt, which contains probiotics, or taking over the counter acidophilus capsules can help clear up the oral thrush. Gently cleaning the mouth with a toothbrush and gargling with a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide may also help. If these home remedies do not clear it up, see your doctor. He or she can prescribe an anti microbial mouthwash or lozenge.
Thrush can become severe and should be treated as soon as possible. To that end, we’ve included a few pictures of thrush to help you determine if that white film on your tongue is indeed oral thrush.
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