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A 28-year-old male asked:

Oral thrush ( only on tongue) from more than 1 week. using fluconazole (150mg) 1 tab weekly & candid mouth paint but no benefit. what to do ?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Needs evaluation: The question is 'why' you have thrush on your tongue, and 'is it even really thrush' - which is OFTEN misdiagnosed. Thrush, by itself, is relatively harmless -but it can be an indicator of more serious disease such as diabetes, lupus or immunologic disorder, or even HIV/AIDs. Usually thrush goes away with proper treatment- but sometimes the Candida albicans that's causing it, has some resistance.

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Last updated Aug 4, 2016

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