What Does Thrush Feel Like?

Signs and symptoms may include: Creamy white lesions on your tongue, inner cheeks, and sometimes on the roof of your mouth, gums and tonsils.

Slightly raised lesions with a cottage cheese-like appearance.

Redness, burning or soreness that may be severe enough to cause difficulty eating or swallowing.

How do I get rid of thrush fast?

It’s important to treat oral thrush as soon as possible to contain the infection. Doctors often prescribe antifungal medications in the form of mouthwashes, pills, or lozenges.

To use:

  • Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1 cup of warm water.
  • Swish the rinse throughout your mouth.
  • Spit out the rinse.

What does thrush look like?

Thrush is characterized by a white coating or white patches on the tongue, mouth, inner cheeks, and the back of the throat. The tissue under the white patches is often red, raw, and sore. The lesions can be painful and even bleed when scraped. Oral thrush often looks like cottage cheese or milk curds.

Can thrush go away on its own?

A mild yeast infection may go away on its own, but this is rare. It is always a good idea to treat a yeast infection, even if it is mild. If yeast infections are not treated properly, they are more likely to return. Treatments for yeast infections soothe the affected area and target the overgrown Candida fungus.

How long does oral thrush last without treatment?

Very mild cases of thrush may clear up without medical treatment. It usually takes about 14 days of treatment with an oral antifungal medicine to cure more severe thrush infections. In some cases, thrush may last several weeks even with treatment.