Thrush is a kind of children’s oral disease caused by Candida albicans. It is more common in infants, especially in those who are thin and malnourished. For these oral diseases, many parents are worried that they will be infected. Is thrush contagious? The infection of thrush can be spread not only through the digestive tract, but also through the traumatic skin and even through the respiratory tract. Patients with thrush can also become a source of infection for others. Let’s get to know each other.
This disease is often caused by the white pseudomembrane in the mouth. Sometimes the pseudomembrane is as white as a piece of snow. So it’s called snow mouth disease. Candida albicans is one of many microorganisms. It usually occurs in babies with unclean and malnourished mouths and in weak adults.
Thrush is more common in newborns with chronic diarrhea, malnourished children, or long-term use of antibiotics, as well as nipples and unsanitary eating utensils, so that mold invades the oral mucosa. These children’s body resistance is generally poor. If oral care is not appropriate, Candida albicans is easy to invade and multiply.
The food hygiene should be kept well, and the tableware and food should be kept clean. The bottles, nipples, bowls and spoons should be specially assigned. After use, they should be cleaned with alkaline water, boiled and disinfected. Before breast-feeding, mothers should wash their hands, clean their nipples and avoid thrush.
When the disease becomes serious, there is hoarseness, dyspnea and dysphagia, we should go to the hospital for treatment. Do not use towels, handkerchiefs, etc. to wipe the lesions. I hope my answer can help you.