Oral Yeast Infection

A yeast infection of the mouth, referred to as thrush, is caused by an overgrowth of the naturally occurring and commonly found Candida yeasts. The yeasts usually do not cause any problems, as they are kept in check by certain microorganisms in the body and the body's immune system. A weakened immune system and a warm, moist environment such as the mouth is ideal for Candida yeast growth. As children and the elderly have a weaker immune system, they are particularily susceptible. Some of the symptoms of an oral yeast infection are:

Once diagnosed, a number of treatments are available. For minor cases of yeast infection, you can try a home remedy. For major or repetitive or chronic yeast infections, you might be at risk for complications and should use all natural yeast infection products that have a proven track record.