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What is the definition or description of: yeast found on throat culture?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
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.
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Possibly Thrush: If you have a sore throat or mouth, this would be thrush, a yeast infection of the oral cavity or throat. You could have a bit of yeast in your throat from usinga steroid inhaler, without as many symptoms. Thrush can occur after antibiotics or steroids. It is more common if your immune system isn't great, such as in diabetes. Clobetasol troches 5 times a day work well. Sometimes fluconazole.

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What is the definition or description of: throat culture?

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Dr. Christopher Hove
Facial Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Throat culture: A throat culture is a test to determine what predominant organism (usually bacterial) is present in the throat when symptoms such as ulcers, pain, swelling or difficulty swallowing exist. A cotton swab is used to lightly touch the back or sides of the throat (pharynx), then smeared onto a culture plate to allow the organisms to multiply for identification. www.mainlineent.com.

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