Candida esophagitis, a yeast or fungal infection that starts in the mouth, but spreads down the esophagus may be very painful and represent itself through several symptoms. Yeast infections are not limited to a specific age group or sex; anyone can develop a yeast infection. The odds of developing a Candida esophagitis infection are increased for anyone who has an immune disorder.
Many of us may have not realized that yeast infections are not only infections around our private areas, but they can also form in other parts of our bodies. The infections affect both sexes and affect children. Oral candidiasis infections are most often recognized from symptoms such as burning and pain in the mouth or throat, fever and oral lesions. Some visible signs include a heavily coated or discolored tongue and cracking around the mouth. A few other signs that could point to some form of yeast infection are cravings for sugar, alcohol, bread or carbohydrates, fatigue, depression, muscle aches and joint pain.
There are several groups of people who may suffer increased risks of developing a yeast infection in the throat including those suffering from aids, cancer, diabetes, organ transplant recipients, and anyone who has a thyroid disorder, because their immune systems have been broken down. Their risks of contracting oral thrush and yeast infections in general are higher than the average person, because of a weakened immune system.
Treatment for Candida esophagitis seems to be rather simple for those who have strong immune systems with a simple prescription of antifungal antibiotic through tablet form or injection. The treatment may be different and last longer for anyone that suffers from an immune disorder.
A few extra steps to prevent yeast infections could help especially for those who are at greater risk. Yeast infections can be aggravating and painful especially in the mouth since it can cause painful lesions. Candida in the throat is a result of oral thrush or yeast infection, which gravitates down the esophagus and eventually may reach the stomach.
A healthy immune system is very important. Treating Candida esophagitis in most cases should be routine, but things such as a hole in the esophagus, recurring infections, and if an infection spreads to another part of the body, may cause problems with treatment.
Yeast infections of any kind call for a strict diet, avoiding anything with sugar, yeast or mold such as beer, bread, and carbohydrates. Another step to try to get rid of an oral yeast infection and avoid re contamination is to disinfect your toothbrush with an alcohol or peroxide solution.
A few steps that may help to ward off Candida esophagitis are adding a daily vitamin, iron supplement, acidophilus, grape fruit seed extract, grape seed oil, caprian tea, and homeopathic Candid Silicea.
For anyone who develops symptoms of Candida esophagitis, especially those with a repressed immune system, they should seek medical attention. Try to keep yourself educated on the Candida organism and how it functions within the compromised body.