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The following information is provided by  Laura Porter, M.D.

Candidiasis (Mucositis, Thrush) is the painful inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membranes lining the digestive tract.  It is caused by a fungus. Candidiasis is commonly known as a yeast infection. 

Symptoms include white patches or plaques and cold sores.

Mucositis can be treated with:

  • Antifungal prescription medications
  • Mouthwash such as Magic™  Mouthwash
  • Local anesthetics
  • Analgesics

It is not advisable to use hydrocortisone to treat mucositis. It will make the mucositis worse.

Mucositis infection can spread so do not assume that your pain is a hemorrhoid. It could be candidiasis. Hemorrhoid cream will only worsen the situation.

Following is a photograph of oral Candidiasis from James Hellman, MD:

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