After reviewing your symptoms and medical history, your doctor will perform a thorough oral examination and collect a biopsy from the affected areas.
If deemed necessary, he or she will also request blood samples to detect other conditions that cause oral candidiasis.
If the esophagus is already involved, he or she will likely take a tissue sample to examine the damage and an endoscopy to examine the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
When the problem has been thoroughly identified, the treatment will be defined, which seeks to stop the fungus accelerated growth and prevent its reappearance through oral antifungal gel or liquid drugs, or mouthwash.
In addition to treatment, your doctor will recommend that you take the following steps to speed up the healing process and reduce the risk of getting oral candidiasis again, such as:
- Avoid consuming sugary and fatty foods.
- Drink plenty of fluids and gargle with water and salt.
- Brush your teeth after every meal and floss.
- Keep good hygiene in your dental prosthesis.
- Use toothbrushes with soft bristles.
- See your dentist regularly.
- If you suffer from vaginal yeast, treat it as soon as possible.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.