What is Oral Thrush?
Oral thrush is a common fungal infection that affects the mouth. It is often referred to as oral candidiasis because it is caused by the group of yeasts known as Candida. Small numbers of this yeast can be found in the mouth and in the digestive system however certain triggers can cause the fungus to multiply and result in oral thrush.
Some triggers include:
- Use of antibiotics
- Inhaled Corticosteroids (steroid inhalers in treatment of Asthma)
- Poorly fitting dentures
- Poor oral hygiene
Is Oral Thrush Contagious?
Oral thrush is non-contagious infection found in and around the mouth cavity which can include the tongue, inner cheek, lips and gums. It is most frequently found in adults with a weakened immune system or in babes and young children.
In certain circumstances this can be passed on when having oral contact with an infected person for example when kissing. Therefore it is advised to avoid this activity until the symptoms have cleared.
What are the most common symptoms of Oral Thrush?
The most common symptoms of oral candidiasis include:
- Redness inside the mouth
- White plaques or patches inside the mouth
- Cracking of mouth corners
- Loss of taste
- Reduced ability to taste
- Strange taste in mouth
- Difficulty eating and drinking
Although oral thrush can cause discomfort, it is rarely serious if treated as soon as you notice symptoms.
How is Oral Thrush treated?
You can treat oral thrush online in the UK from Cloud Pharmacy using antifungal medication. The two treatments available are Daktarin and Nystatin.
How do I buy treatment for Oral Thrush online?
Treatment can be provided through this online pharmacy however only if our UK registered prescriber deems it safe. The pharmacy will then dispense this medication and deliver it to you discreetly with the option of next day delivery.