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A disease called candidiasis is an infectious disease caused by a certain kind of fungus. This type of fungus is a common inhabitant of the human oral cavity and does not cause problems until the processes that provoke the occurrence of candidiasis occur in the body. First of all, this is a decrease in immunity. Most often, candidiasis is diagnosed in certain groups of people – infants, breastfeeding and the elderly.
The factors that provoke the development of candidiasis, the specialists of the Amel Dental Clinic include:
There are many factors that provoke candidiasis in the mouth, and the doctor must establish the reason for prescribing effective treatment and stopping the recurrence of the disease. The disease can proceed both chronically and take an acute form. Consider the symptoms by which you can determine the development of the disease.
In its acute form, oropharyngeal candidiasis most often develops in newborns. Initially, a rash appears in the mouth in the form of small white dots. Subsequently, the disease spreads over a large area and becomes covered with a continuous white film, which can be easily removed. There is an inflamed red area under the film, which, in some cases, bleeds.
Candida appears in the mouth painlessly, however, if they are injured or penetrate into open wounds of infection, a painful sensation may appear. In such cases, ulcers may occur at the site of irritation, the lesions are covered with a brown or brown bloom.
Doctors at Amel Dental Clinic note that the chronic form of the disease occurs in patients with HIV infection. In this case, the treatment of oral candidiasis is complicated by the general health of the patient, the irritation is painful and causes severe dry mouth, burning and other discomfort.
Candidiasis, which occurs in the corners of the mouth, is popularly called “seizures”. This is an unpleasant phenomenon that is accompanied by cracks and painful sensations. It can be caused by frequent licking of the corners of the mouth, frequent use of chewing gum, the habit of holding fingers in the mouth (in children).
If you find symptoms of candidiasis, you should consult your doctor. In the Amel Dental Clinic, specialists are engaged in the treatment of candidiasis according to modern methods using effective medicines and equipment.
First of all, the doctor determines the cause of the disease and the patient’s predisposition to allergic reactions to the prescribed drugs. Further, antimycotic drugs are prescribed, that is, those that fight the cause of the disease – a fungal infection. In addition, after determining how to treat oral candidiasis, the doctor may prescribe antiseptic medications to eliminate the rash in the mouth and prevent additional viruses from entering the wound.
For young patients of the Amel Dental Clinic, experts recommend additional treatment of dishes and nipples with a weak solution of soda for disinfection. A strict diet is prescribed for candidiasis in children – sweets such as honey, cookies and other foods containing carbohydrates are excluded.
The duration of the treatment period is 2-3 weeks, depending on the degree of the disease and the characteristics of the patient.
After completion of treatment, doctors at the Amel Clinic recommend monitoring oral hygiene, regular professional brushing, smoking cessation and strengthening the overall immunity. These simple steps will help prevent the disease from coming back.