In older children and adults, oropharyngeal candidiasis is associated with several risk behaviors, including prolonged or repeated use of oral antibiotics , prednisone (or other steroid medications), smoking , dentures , use of birth control pills, and medical conditions especially diabetes (either type I or type II) or any diseases that can suppress your immune system ( HIV/AIDS ). Perhaps the most common association for developing thrush is improper technique during the use of inhalers containing corticosteroids for the control of asthma or COPD ( chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ). Such medications require rinsing your mouth with water and then spitting out the water to eliminate any non-inhaled medication. Patients using a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) for administration of their steroids are recommended to use a "spacer" to lessen the amount of potential residual steroid left in the mouth.
For mild oral thrush, no treatment is required. It will get cured within a week of two. You can try taking yogurt or over the counter drugs like acidophilus for getting treated. Make sure that you are using soft toothbrush and diluting the mouth with hydrogen peroxide solution. If you are diabetic, check your blood sugar level. In severe cases, your doctor may prescribe clotrimazole or some other lozenges. For people wih autoimmune disorders like HIV, your doctor may prescribe strong medicines like fluconazole. For breast-feeding mothers, you need to take antifungal medicine for protecting your baby.