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A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Not normally: Thrush is typically an uncomfortable but not dangerous condition in otherwise healthy people.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Medication for 10-14: Days.While healthy children and adults can be effectively treated for thrush, the symptoms may be more severe and difficult to manage in those with we ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
37 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Low immunity: Oral thrush is a fungal infection of the oral membranes, and usually occurs in people whose immune status are reduced. This can occur in people on an ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Antifungal meds: True oral thrush is treated with anti fungal medications, such as diflucan (fluconazole).
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Candida sp. The causative organisms in thrush are normal oral flora. Thrush occurs when the normal balance is disturbed by taking antibiotics and all ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience in Dentistry
Yes it can: It might not cure totally, but yes it can. Be sure and let your physician or dentist follow your progress in controlling oral thrush with this medicat ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
27 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Noubani
35 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
No : Oral thrush is mostly secondary to a candida infection . This is not con tagious.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Coughing: No.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: If you actually have oral thrush and you have not been on steroids (oral of inhaled), are not under chemotherapy then you have a problem with your imm ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Unknown: The yeast that produces oral thrush is around us everywhere & ends up as 5%+ of the dry weight of poo. It is likely planted into the oral cavity repea ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Oral thrush is: Due to candida (fungal infection) - which is not an std. If a person were immunocompromised (ie. Hiv) they could become more suspeptible to yeast infe ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: This is not common in pregnancy nor is it a sign of pregnancy. If you think that you might be pregnant, then take a pregnancy test!
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: This fungal infection can be transmitted from one region to another.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : It is an antifungal although not often used for this. Over the counter creams will work too.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience in Pediatrics
See your doctor.: Oral thrush is treated with prescription oral medication, so you should see your doctor to make sure it's thrush first. You also should be seen to dis ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help you.: Because the exact cause of an overgrowth of Candida Albicans in the mouth not known, the mode of transmission of oral thrush is also unknown. It is ad ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Oral thrush can be quite painful, especially in the early stages. Pl make sure u get the right treatment and follow up with your doctor to make sure i ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Frommann
21 years experience in Urgent Care
Thrush: Yes, Flonase is a steroid and may cause thrush.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience in Pediatrics
Clinical Diagnosis: The diagnosis of Thrush is almost always made based on a clinical exam, with distinctive white lesions on the mouth, tongue, or cheeks. Lightly brushi ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No: If an adult has oral or vaginal thrush, the doctor will look for the usual causes of thrush, regardless of whether or not she does oral sex. The candi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Potentially.: Thrush is an infection of the oral cavity caused by yeast (candida). Most individuals with a healthy immune system have good resistance to yeast infec ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Observational Dx: Thrush is so common that most physicians & dentists recognize it on site. I don't recall ever having to test the scrapings even in medical school.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
MONILIASIS: Oral thrush is treated with Nystatin oral suspension. Vaginal monilia infection is treated with suppository or cream. Both rx are for fungus but diff ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience in Pediatrics
Always in moderation: It is not common to get oral thrush, if you are healthy and not immunocompromised. WE see this more in young infants, Please confirm diagnosis. Modera ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dana Hogan
Specializes in Pediatrics
Thrush: Yes, but the more important question is why someone who is healthy getting thrush? decreased immunity , diabetes , antibiotic use can all cause thrush ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thrush: High sugar is felt to be one of the causative features of oral thrush.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Candida Fungus: Oral thrush is caused by a yeast infection on the surface of the soft tissues, whereas a tooth abscess is caused by bacteria which have infiltrated in ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
May appear like it: Yeast infections or candidiasis, also referred to as thrush can certainly appear like hairy leukoplakia. Your dentist or health care provider can per ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Fungus in the mouth: The layman term is yeast-infection or thrush. It is a fungal infection (candida albicans) which is quite common infants and can be easily treated by m ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Very difficult: Need a doctor to prescribe an anti fungal medication and to determine the cause of the thrush. Usually having insurance makes treatment affordable. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: It can extend over all mucous membranes in the oral cavity and down the esophagus. I have seen patients with strings of white exudate extending from ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Not recommended: It is generally recommended to be clear of all oral infections before any dental work in non-emergent situations.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
45 years experience in Dentistry
No: Not really. You have a fungal (yeast) infection. There are drugs specifically for that. You will need a prescription.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Cueva
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Nystatin: Nystatin is a prescription medication that, in liquid form, is the treatment of choice for oral thrush.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
None: Thrush is treated with topical antifungals to the mouth. These are nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension-swish and swallow 4 times a day or Clotrima ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Nystatin: This is an antibiotic that kills yeast and you can get it from your doc by prescription.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Antifungals: Antifungal topical treatment such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth are the initia ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience in Infectious Disease
You can't.: Many people think they have oral thrush because they see white spots in their mouth but they actually do not have a thrush. Oral thrush is uncommon. I ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: This antibiotic has no effect on oral thrush.You need an anti-fungal for treatment.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Lieblick
20 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Seek more treatment: If the thrush isn't going away, you should seek more treatment. Perhaps there is an underlying condition or illness that is creating an opportunity f ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience in Dermatology
See Peds/Derm: Oral thrush, frequently occurs in infants and toddlers. If candida infections become chronic or occur in the mouth of older children this may be a sig ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Immunosuppressed: Small infants may get thrush, and people on prolonged antibiotics. Thrush in adults is often a sign that the immune system isn't working well, such as ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Varies: If you are taking the proper medication you will see improvement in a few days but should continue with the medication for a full 2 weeks to prevent r ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Thrush: Mom should wash her breasts with soap and water before and after feeding. Mild ointment is available for mom and oral medication can be given to baby ... Read More

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