Yeast infection or Candida will occur in places that are wet, and what part of your body is more wet than the inside of your mouth. The name for yeast infection in the mouth is called Oral Thrush. If you have a serious case of Oral Thrush, it will be visible, just like you can see Athlete’s foot or Jock Itch. According to Mayclinic, the signs and symptoms may really persist for a long time http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/oral-thrush/DS00408/DSECTION=symptoms. In my opinion, it is best to take care of it as soon as possible.
The symptoms to watch out for with Oral Thrush are white lesions in your mouth. It could be anywhere, on your tongue, cheeks, roof, gums, tonsils. Basically anywhere in your mouth can be infected with Oral Thrush. The lesions will look a bit like cottage cheese, which is just fungal accumulation. If you rub the lesions, they may bleed, and you could lose your sense of taste.
If you are experiencing Oral Thrush, it is best to take care of it immediately, and do not let it get worse. Before you mess with antibiotics and antifungals, try doing a natural cure. With all things related to yeast infection, avoid sugars, starches, alcohol, carbs, and anything else that may feed it. Make sure to stay hydrated, and keep your body as healthy as possible to keep the trush at bay. Eat Yogurt throughout the day to ensure you get the proper beneficial bacteria.
One nice little home remedy for Oral Thrush would be to take a few drops of tea tree oil and mix it with water, gargle with it several times a day. Tea Tree Oil is a great antifungal and antiseptic. You can put it on fungal infections on the outside of your body, but on the inside, you have to be sure to dilute it. Some other solutions that I would consider gargling with is Raw, Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar. I use the Braggs brand. You can also open an acidophilus capsule or drink and put it on your tongue, and let it dissolve. It will not only help cure it, but will feel good, and curb the itch as well. If it itches a lot, I like gargling with warm salt water. Make sure with all this gargling you are spitting, and not swallowing.
No matter what home remedy you choose, or if you go to the doctor, make sure you try to cure the Oral Candida or Thrush from the inside out. No matter what you do, it will keep coming back unless you make sure you take care of your body and strengthen it. You have been infected because it is weak, so take the proper steps to take care of it.