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yeast found on throat culture

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not unusual thing...: The throat contains a cornucopia of different bacteria and yeast- this is not considered unusual and should not be treated with an antifungal agent.

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
No.: Yeast in doughnut is killed when it is cooked. If you have persistent problems, ask your doctor who did the culture for further advice.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: The fungii that cause nail fungal infection (trichophyton and epidemophytum) are different than yeast infection of the throat (candidia). However if y ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yeast: A yeast infection or thrush can happen in the throat is you are taking inhaled steroids, if your immune system is suppressed, if you have diabetes, it ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience in Infectious Disease
Symptomatic Tx: Streptococcus viridans is one of the normal flora organisms in the mouth, these symptoms are likely secondary to viral infection and symptomatic over ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
You will need to get: This evaluated to know one way or another. Antibiotics really are important for strep. You may need to continue tx for yeast if you do have strep.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience in Endodontics
Yes: This is a common organism for sore throat. Several antibiotics are effective for this.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Allergy related: Probably this is "cobblestoning," which is the finding of streaks of lymphoid tissue on the posterior pharynx (back of the throat). It's caused by chr ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Strep throat: Yes , but you can't get strep on amoxicillin as that is a treatment
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The vagina is a warm dark moist place and bacteria love warm dark moist places. There are all kinds of bacteria that live there and don't cause infect ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Viral Illness: Penicillin is not going to helpa viral disease which the tests indicate you have.The diagnosis appears iffy.It depends upon other factors.You can mess ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Monti
10 years experience in Internal Medicine
Prob okay, but...: hairy black tongue can occur in infants because of infection or failure of the tongue papillae (bumps) to properly shed their cells like it should. it ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: The pus in the airway is consistent with an infection. I would suggest discussing antibiotic treatment with your physician.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dr is treating: symptoms,not lab results,to be sure you do not have UTI and that it goes away if you have it..
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Allergic reaction: The itch can be due to a yeast infection secondary to taking the amoxicillin. The itchy red bumps can be signs of an allergic reaction to the medicati ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Any bacteria: Streptococcus is only one of many bacteria that can cause pus. Pus is the body's immunological reaction to a bacterial pathogen. The three most comm ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably herpes: Association of lesions with hairs is atypical for herpes, but your gyn's opinion on examination is more important. Were you tested for herpes and ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
27 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Tests: If they specifically tested for yeast, (ask your doctor), then it is not likely the cause. You might want to ask your doctor to test you for pinworms ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Contact allergy: Rarely people can develop a contact allergy to bactroban, (mupirocin) but it is seen more commonly with neosporin based creams. Your doctor can prescr ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience in Ophthalmology
Viral: Need to test for herpes simplex virus.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience in Urology
See answer: It appears you likely have two separate problems: both a UTI (urgency, frequency, burning with urination) and a vaginitis (discharge, redness, itching ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcela Riojas
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Vaginal Lesions: It is unlikely a UTI will cause vaginal lesions but more commonly caused by yeast infection. I would advise you seek medical attention to physically e ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chlamydia: Sorry, not familiar with spit test for yeast. It sounds like you still have urethritis- you should be cultured.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pharyngitis: We don't see chlamydia of the throat. Gonorrhea of the throat however, does happen. A lot of people who have gonorrhea of the urethra (male) or cerv ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
H. parainfluenzae: Haemophilus parainfluenzae, is a common bacteria found normally in the oropharynx. It probably is NOT the germ responsible for your pharyngitis, altho ... Read More

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