Oral candida, or oral thrush, is most common in infants; however it does occur outside of infancy. Most commonly, candida symptoms in men occur in those who are taking certain medications, have compromised immune systems or who are older. Candida mouth symptoms in men can vary, but we’ve compiled 7 signs to watch out for that may indicate that you have candida yeast symptoms in the mouth!
1. Pain: Oral candida symptoms in men can sometimes manifest as pain that occurs in the mouth, and also in the throat if the condition has spread down the esophagus.
2. Trouble swallowing: Candida tongue symptoms can include not being able to swallow or having a tough time swallowing, possibly due to slight swelling.
3. Throat: A feeling that something is lodged in the throat is a common candida sign that can cause discomfort.
4. Chest: In cases where the condition has spread beyond the mouth area, a feeling of having something stuck in the middle of the chest has been reported.
5. Fever: Fever is commonly associated with candida symptoms in men, although without other clues, it can be very difficult to relate this sign to oral candida.
6. White lesions: One of the most easily recognizable oral candida symptoms in men are the telltale white lesions that can dot the landscape of the mouth’s interior.
7. Bleeding: Even the most aggressive tooth brusher usually takes note of blood when brushing the teeth, and while your dentist will likely tell you that you have extra bacteria in your mouth and need to floss more often, it can actually be associated with oral candida symptoms in men.
Candida treatment for men is typically no different than for anyone else suffering from the oral form of this invasive yeastie. Typically oral medications are used to clear up the condition, but peroxide and water rinses and flushes are also often utilized. However, just as is the case with most chemical drugs, medications will only suppress your signs and symptoms of candida, hence making you prone to similar occurrences or even more candida side effects in the future. Long term treatment, particularly for recurring or long lasting cases involves body cleansing in the form of a natural healing diet and vitamin supplements, in order to bring the body back to a healthy amount of candida. Read our other articles to find out how vitamin deficiencies such as vitamin A, B, C, D, E, Omega-3 and calcium and magnesium, can all contribute to the development of not only oral candida symptoms in men, but also signs of other potentially dangerous illnesses related to candida overgrowth.
If you think that you may be experiencing oral candida or thrush signs, you should speak to your health care provider to ensure that you are receiving proper medical care for your condition and that your diagnosis is correct.