The best treatment and prevention for yeast infection on the face and mouth is optimal general health and good hygiene.
The treatment for yeast infection on face is antifungal medicine. A doctor may prescribe an ointment or cream for you. Some creams may be available over the counter. An oral antifungal medication may be necessary for severe candida infections.
Antifungal medicines are usually used to treat yeast infections in the mouth, throat, or esophagus. Mild to moderate infections of the mouth and throat are usually treated with antifungal medicines applied for seven to fourteen days.
Yeast infections on the face can generally be prevented by:
- Maintaining clean skin
- Limiting your intake of foods containing sugar
- Keeping your blood sugar level under control
- Getting treatment for yeast infections on other parts of the body as soon as possible
To prevent yeast infections in the mouth:
- Make sure you brush your teeth or rinse your mouth with water after taking a corticosteroid inhaler.
- Practice good dental hygiene, which includes brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day.
- Ensure your dentures are in good condition. Take them out at night. The dentures should fit well and shouldn’t irritate your mouth. Clean them daily. Consult your dentist for the best method of cleaning your particular type of denture.
- Make an appointment with your dentist regularly, especially if you wear dentures or have diabetes.
A yeast infection on the face and mouth is caused by an overgrowth of a certain microbe that usually lives on the body. Symptoms of yeast infection include rashes with burning and itching sensations. If this infection occurs in the mouth, you can lose your sense of taste and encounter difficulties eating or swallowing.
Fortunately, yeast infections are treatable and preventable. To treat yeast infections, a person must use antifungal medications. You can prevent yeast infections by practicing good hygiene and having optimal health.
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