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Thrush Treatment – So much for these Pokemon trading cards…

Posted Dec 02 2011 8:53am


I love "Rapidash". If you're a parent, you'll know why. Blame it on the popularity of these Pokemon trading cards.

Does the phrase 'trading cards' ring a bell?

During my time, wrestling cards were the "rage", if you can call it that…

And now, it's these Pokemon trading cards that seems to be the only thing that these kids really care about, as simplistic as that sounds.

To be honest, I really love these cards that you can find in their digital form at their website because it's really creative – from the caricature to the names, and wow, do these kids go nuts if you utter the "P" word.

No matter where you go, these trading cards are just as common as the oral yeast infection (also known as thrush) that you'll find in infants. My mother thinks it's a mental disease… Pokemon, if you know what I mean…

Thrush – Let's "talk" about it, shall we?

As mentioned earlier, yeast is present all over our body and can only thrive in certain conditions which is what leads to 'candidiasis' (a common term for yeast infection ) in the first place.

While there are several types of yeast infections to give us grief, thrush in particular, is an yeast infection that affects the mucus membrane lining the mouth and tongue.

In this case, yeast is present in our mouth but is only harmful if the immune system is not strong enough to keep it in check – a reason why thrush is so common among infants.

However, in the case of infants, and unlike Pokemon, this condition only lasts for a couple of months or so.

Other causes which occur due to an imbalance of microorganisms in the mouth include:

#1: Old age or being in poor health (due to a weak immune system)

#2: Infected with HIV or AIDS

#3: Consumption of corticosteroids, birth control pills or antibiotics on a regular basis

#4: Patients that need chemotherapy for cancer

#5: Patients who are on immune suppressants

#6: Pregnancy

#7: Diabetes

#8: Smoking

#9: Dentures that don't fit

#10: People who suffer with high blood pressure levels

So, your next question might be: Are there visible symptoms and treatment that can help us spot 'thrush'?

Thrush Treatment & Symptoms

The most common symptom of thrush are creamy white lesions in the mouth in areas such as the tongue, tonsils, inner cheeks, gums and even the roof of the mouth. If you look a little closer, you'll find red tissue that bleeds easily. Sores are also a common feature of thrush.

If you can't identify these symptoms (highly unlikely), a visit to the doctor will look at your mouth and tongue, and will be able to tell you whether you have thrush or not – thanks to the sores being very unique when it comes to thrush.

Of course, if the diagnosis is not clear, a culture of the mouth lesions or scrapings will be conducted for clarification.

And if you have thrush, you will, the thrush treatment will entail a course of antifungal medication which could last anywhere between 10 to 14 days.

Read the article at this link for other remedies which will work not only for thrush but other types of yeast infection.

In Closing

And I wonder whether we can deal with this delectable infection otherwise known as Pokemon.

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