It's still important to get help from a GP if you need it. Ask if they have a private area to talk if you're embarrassed. For queries or advice about  60+ and Senior Citizen SmartPasses (which can be used to get concessionary travel on public transport), contact Smartpass - Translink. Call 0800 587 0912Email dcs.incomingpostteamdhc2@nissa.gsi.gov.uk, Call 0800 587 2750 Email customerservice.unit@communities-ni.gov.uk, Call 0800 587 0912 Email dcs.incomingpostteamdhc2@nissa.gsi.gov.uk, Contact your local Jobs & Benefits office. Close menu. If left untreated, the symptoms will often persist and your mouth will continue to feel uncomfortable. Speak to your pharmacist or GP if you think this is an issue for you. Oral thrush is caused by a group of yeasts called Candida. To reply to you, we need your email address, Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and advice  ... more, contact the relevant government organisation directly, dcs.incomingpostteamdhc2@nissa.gsi.gov.uk, customerservice.unit@communities-ni.gov.uk, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), Swansea, Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA), Northern Ireland, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) enquiry service, CustomerInformation.LandRegistration@finance-ni.gov.uk, white patches (plaques) in the mouth that can often be wiped off, leaving behind red areas that may bleed slightly, loss of taste or an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a painful, burning sensation in the mouth, taking inhaled corticosteroid medication for, wearing dentures (false teeth), particularly if they don't fit properly, having a dry mouth, either because of a medical condition or a medication you are taking, an iron deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency, brushing your teeth twice a day with a toothpaste that contains fluoride, and interdental cleaning (flossing) regularly, removing your dentures every night, cleaning them with paste or soap and water before soaking them in a solution of water and denture-cleaning tablets, brushing your gums, tongue and inside your mouth with a soft brush twice a day if you wear dentures or have no or few natural teeth, visiting your dentist if your dentures do not fit properly, rinsing your mouth with water and spitting it out after using a corticosteroid inhaler, and using a spacer (a plastic cylinder that attaches to the inhaler) when you take your medicine, ensuring that any other condition you have, such as diabetes, is well controlled, Driver licensing and tests, MOT and vehicle testing. These usually come in the form of gels or liquid that you apply directly inside your mouth (topical medication). Oral thrush medication comes in the forms of gels or liquids that are applied directly into your mouth; these can be applied several times a day to treat the infection. For queries or advice about claiming compensation due to a road problem, contact DFI Roads claim unit. This can cause nipple thrush in mothers. About oral thrush. This is to prevent oral thrush happening. You can use it to report a problem or suggest an improvement to a webpage. Page last reviewed: 27 October 2020 Sometimes thrush causes no symptoms at all. Thrush should clear up within 7 to 14 days of starting treatment. The GP or sexual health clinic will want to confirm it's thrush and rule out other infections. use water and emollient (like E45 cream) instead of soap to wash the affected area, avoid sex until thrush has cleared up if sex is uncomfortable, do not use douches or deodorants on your vagina or penis. Menu The treatment for oral thrush depends completely on the severity of the infection and what has caused it. Thrush is a common yeast infection that affects men and women. People with conditions that can affect the immune systems or normal barriers to infection can increase the risk of developing oral thrush. You should not use antifungal medicine more than twice in 6 months without speaking to a pharmacist or doctor. It is usually successfully treated with antifungal medication. It's usually harmless but it can be uncomfortable and keep coming back. During coronavirus, call a sexual health clinic if you need help or advice. Thrush is a common yeast infection that affects men and women. If you wish to check on a problem or fault you have already reported, contact DfI Roads. It's still important to get help from a GP if you need it. In both the cases, it needs to be treated effectively as it can easily spread to the other parts of body that may include many vital structures. Sexual health clinics treat problems with the genitals and urine system. [CDATA[//>