ANNOYING DISEASE IN MOUTH Being suffered from sprue is really annoying. We cannot eat properly, talk clearly, and even bother our sleep. ...
ANNOYING DISEASE IN MOUTH
Being suffered from sprue is really annoying. We cannot eat properly, talk clearly, and even bother our sleep. Here are some tips to cure and prevent ourselves from sprue.
Sprue: Symptoms and Treatments
One of the mouth problems often experienced by many people are sprue. This disease is caused by the fungus. Candida albicans is indeed not contagious, but very disturbing. This disease is also a disorder of the mucous membranes of the mouth in the form of sores in the mouth in the form of yellowish-white patches with slightly concave surface.
The cause of sprue is the fungus Candida albicans. This fungus usually exist in the mouth in small amounts, but will lead to sprue if growth becomes uncontrolled. Some trigger factors are:
- Oral hygiene is not maintained properly.
- The immune system is decreased, for example in patients with HIV or in people who are undergoing chemotherapy.
- The use of antibiotics.
- Corticosteroid use, for example in patients with asthma, arthritis, and cancer.
- The use of dentures with size does not fit or is not cleaned regularly.
- The use of drugs that can reduce the production of saliva.
- Suffering from diabetes.
- Nutritional deficiencies, such as vitamin B or iron.
At first, symptoms of sprue are usually not immediate, but growing slowly. Sprue can cause some of symptoms that are very disturbing. Among them:
- Discomfort in the mouth.
- White sores that usually appears on the tongue or mouth wall.
- Light bleeding that occurs when wounds scratched.
- The burning sensation on the tongue.
- The inside of the mouth and throat becoming red and sore.
- Pain or discomfort while swallowing.
- The skin at the corners of the mouth are cracked or redness (especially on the dentures).
- Appeared stomatitis or redness and pain in the mouth that is usually attached to dentures.
If you feel sore and sprue is not healed, you should see a doctor. Your doctor will take a sample from the surface of the wound with a sterile cotton bud in order to check the types of microorganisms that causes the pain. The doctor also may suggest a blood test to check for possible presence of other diseases that cause the sprue.
The main goal in the treatment of sprue is to inhibit the development of fungi. This disease usually can be treated with anti-fungal medication used for 1-2 weeks. Some types of anti-fungal drugs are usually recommended is miconazole, nystatin, fluconazole, clotrimazole, and econazole. You can also use an anti-fungal medication in the form of a gel, cream, mouthwash, and tablets. All drugs definitely have side effects, including anti-fungal drugs. Some side effects are diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, indigestion, and headaches. As for patients with mouth sores caused by the use of antibiotics or corticosteroids, your doctor may suggest changes in the dose or method of drug use. Reduce smoking and always take care of your oral hygiene. These steps can speed up the recovery process thrush.
Sprue can be prevented with simple steps. Among them:
- Maintain oral hygiene (eg, diligent toothbrush and rinsing).
- Maintain and check the condition of the mouth and teeth regularly to the dentist.
- Be careful while chewing so the tongue or inner cheek was not bitten.
- Limit consumption of foods with a high sugar content.
- Caring for and maintaining the cleanliness of dentures used.
- Quit smoking.
- Cleaning between your teeth with dental floss or dental floss regularly.
Especially for people with asthma taking corticosteroids medicine through an inhaler, it is advisable to rinse after use.