Aphthae is more common in the mouth and the end result is the accumulation of the fungus "Candida albicans" on the tongue. This species of fungus normally lives in the mouth in small quantities, but is under the control of the immune system. When the fungus overcomes the ability to control the body, it causes infection in the mouth. Aphthae is common in infants and newborn children. White lesions and small puffiness on the inside face of the cheek and on the underside are characteristics of Aphthae.
What are the causes of Aphthae?
It is seen that Aphthae and other Candida infections are weakened by an immune system disease or drug, or that the antibiotics weaken the resistance of your body to microorganisms. Normally, the body's immune system is in a state of war against harmful organisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi, and the immune system distinguishes well the difference between good and bad organisms. But some illnesses weaken this protective mechanism and open doors to many diseases, and Aphthae is one of these diseases.
How is Aphthae treatment?
Aphthae treatment is to stop the rapid proliferation of the intended fungi, but the best approach depends on the age, general health and cause of the infection.
Babies & Mothers
Both the baby with the mouth Aphthae and the mother should be treated together. Otherwise, there will always be a mutual infection between mother and baby. If your baby is using a pacifier or bottle, rinse the bottle's nipple head and pacifier daily with a 50% solution of vinegar and water and dry thoroughly to prevent mushroom growth.
Healthy Adults and Children
Yoghurt and acidic substances do not kill fungi, but they help restore the normal bacterial flora in the body. If your infection is resistant, antifungal medicines can be prescribed by your doctor.
Weak Adults with Immune System
Fungicide medicines are usually recommended by your doctor. These medicaments can be in various forms such as lozenge, tablet or liquid. Some antifungal medications can lead to damage to the liver. For this reason, your doctor may want blood tests to monitor your liver function, especially if you are taking long-term treatment or if you have liver disease.