What Is Oral Thrush?

While this fungi-caused condition may look terribly debilitating and even downright horrid, it’s actually caused by one of the most common organisms in the human body – candida– and the cure is not at all complicated.

In short, it’s nasty looking, but not excessively dangerous – and it’s also not contagious.

Before talking about the disease, let’s take a look at the main cause – a fungus called Candida Albicans.

Candida Albicans

Candida Albicans accounts for more than 50% of the oral candidiasis, and it’s the main pathogen – the infecting organism – involved in oral thrush.

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This type of candida is no stranger to the human body – the vast majority of people either carry it right now, or are going to carry it at some point in their lives.

The fungi is often part of the intestinal gut. So often, in fact, that about 70% of the population carries it in their intestinal flora.

Though this figure may seem high, most of the time this type of candida is harmless, since it’s kept in check by the rest of the bacterial flora.


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