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How worried should I be if I have thrush

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asa Marokus
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Depends: If you are immunocompromised, e.g., have HIV or other diseases, or are pregnant, then this can be a bigger deal. See your doctor.
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Don't be worried: Thrush is a fungal infection that should be treated with the appropriate medication. You don't have to be worried but should attend to the problem by... Read More
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Depends: If you do not have predisposing factors such as being diabetic, on antibiotics, on steroids, or other, this may suggest immune deficiency. Thrush is ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 28 years experience
Depends: Whether oral thrush is something to worry about or not depends on several factors, including age, current medications, other diseases. Your sister sh... Read More
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Probably not: If your sister is a baby she can be easily treated by medicines. Thrush is just an overgrowth of yeast in the mouth. There is an over the counter medi... Read More
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Moniliasis, oral: Oral moniliasis is easily treated with oral Nystatin suspension in kids but if you see it among adults suspect aids . Check his blood!
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: Thrush is very common oral infection in young babies especially in the summer months. Go see the doctor and get pt on antifunga treatment. Also reme... Read More
Dr. Tara Pernot
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Not worrisome: oral thrush is a fungal infection causing white film or spots in the mouth - it is common in babies and not of significant concern - your doctor can p... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Thrush: oral thrush is extremely unusual at this age. Unless you are using inhaled corticosteroids, you need to see the doctor evaluation of immune status.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Should check it out: Thrush is a fungal infection and can happen at any age. In infancy, it is common and often of no consequences. In adult, usually there is a cause: med... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kaufer
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Herpes: It sounds to me by your description that you may have herpes simplex virus. This starts as vesicles(small blisters) in clusters and they can be very ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
See below: Fordyce spots are prominent, visible sebaceous glands present in most individuals. They appear as small, painless, raised, pale, red or white spots or... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
Yeast Infection: Since you are a female, this may be caused by a yeast infection. Vaginal yeast infections are caused by the same fungus that causes oral thrush. Also ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Probably not: Without seeing and examining you it is impossible to be sure, but suspect that this will clear as your infection clears.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 43 years experience
Rare, but possible!: Anything that could cause a metabolic imbalance in your body, like extreme stress, improper eating, vitamin deficiency, dehydration could upset the sy... Read More

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