There is usually an existing condition in an adult before they will be likely to have a yeast mouth infection or throat infection, it is very rare in healthy adults, but it can happen. Existing conditions include a course of antibiotics for something else, chemotherapy, or an immune deficiency due to a disease like AIDS. There is a natural balance of bacterial flora in all places in the body, including the throat, which would usually keep Candida Albicans micro-organisms at an acceptable level. Like most cases of yeast infection, the overgrowth of Candida in the throat is responsible.
There may be white spots on the inside of the mouth and in the throat. Other symptoms are swelling and redness. Yeast infections in the throat can have other effects as well, like feeling sick in the stomach, fever, or tiredness. Babies are more susceptible to it as they can acquire thrush in the mouth where fungus has accumulated and it can then spread. An inspection of the throat is usually enough to diagnose the condition. However, there are other conditions with similar symptoms, for example, strep throat. The doctor may take a scraping and have a closer look or send it away for analysis to be sure.
In extreme cases, it can be a good idea to see a doctor about throat yeast infection, as it can be difficult to cope with. The application of apple cider vinegar can be a great help. A few times a day, it can be mixed up with some water and gargled and will kill off Candida. Apple cider vinegar can also be consumed in a salad or mixed in with some drinks. In order to restore the balance of bacteria in the throat, natural yogurt is a good addition to the diet, it must not contain sugar. There are some prescription drugs and also acidophilus capsules available for adults. The condition sometimes goes away quite quickly (2-4 days) and easily in infants.
If you are a nursing mother, an oral yeast infection in your baby can be cause for concern. In the course of breast feeding, the yeast can spread to the nipple. If the nipple becomes infected, the signs are tenderness and flaky skin around the area as well as pain while nursing.