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who is at risk for oral thrush

A 21-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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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Several risk factors: Anyone can develop oral thrush, but the infection is more common with these factors: being an infant having a compromised immune system wearing den ... Read More
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Dr. Leah Alexander
24 years experience Pediatrics
Not contagious: Hello. Oral thrush is actually an overgrowth of the Candida fungus that is normal flora in everyone. You have the overgrowth now due to taking antib ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hirsch
32 years experience Infectious Disease
It is ok in a week: Thrush generally occurs when the normal bacterial flora in your mouth is changed due to taking antibiotics or when your immune system isn't working co ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Not normally: Thrush is typically an uncomfortable but not dangerous condition in otherwise healthy people.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
38 years experience 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Antifungal meds: True oral thrush is treated with anti fungal medications, such as diflucan (fluconazole).
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Prescription med: There are several meds for this condition, but not available otc. Should have it checked to make sure that is what you have first...If it is confirmed ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cause?: First, any reason why you would have this? Treatment would consist of oral medications. Need to see a doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
45 years experience 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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