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can my boyfriend get thrush from me?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Thrush: If by thrush you mean yeast vaginal infection, then the answer is most of the time men do not contsact yeast infection from sexual contact if their immune system is normal.Rarely it is possible in immunocompromised people.Va.
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Thrush: All of us have candida, the fungus that causes thrush, in our mouths. This can be spread by oral to oral contact, but most will not get an infection from this. Most commonly, thrush occurs after use of an antibiotic. Repeated thrush can be part of an immune deficiency. Go your your doctor for an exam.
Dr. Shawn Kosnik
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
No.b sure its thrush: Thrush occurs in people who are very young, elderly, debilitated by disease, or who have immune problems. Dry mouth syndrome makes someone very susceptible to thrush. Candida may grow after antibiotic treatment, which can decrease normal bacteria in the mouth. It can also occur with inhaler use. It is common in denture wearers. Be aware fever blisters (painful sores) may be contagious.

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What can I do for recurring thrush

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See your doc: If you've used the standard anti-fungal medicine, and used it just as prescribed, there are some other treatments that can be considered. (if you're breastfeeding, have you treated your nipples, too?) you should see your pediatrician, because there are some other things that might need to be looked into.
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Why does thrush occur?

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Dr. Sharon Gilliland
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yeast infection: Thrush is caused by yeast. Yeast are everywhere. In young infants, who have less "normal flora" than older children (normal flora refers to the normal and healthy germs we carry in our mouths), yeast sometimes gets out of control, causing white patches in the mouth. Thrush is also more likely when the baby is on antibiotics which also decrease normal flora.
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How do I deal with thrush?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Antifungal Medicine: Thrush is a common yeast infection in the mouth of young children, especially if they have recently been on antibiotics. It appears as a thick white exudate on the inside of the lips and cheeks, and sometimes on the back of the throat. Treatments include nystatin, Fluconazole and sometimes gentian violet.
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What is the treatment for thrush?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Antifungals: Since thrush is cause by the yeast candida, a type of fungus, it is treated with an antifungal medication like Nystatin or Fluconazole depending on the age of the child.
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What are the symptoms of thrush?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Looks exactly like..: Looks exactly like a layer of milk on the baby's mouth and tongue, except it does not come off with gentle rubbing. And it does not count if it is only on the top of the tongue; a thrush-like white layer is normal there. On the edges of the tongue, inner cheeks, and inner lips, it isn't normal.
Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Symptoms may include pain at the lining of the oral mucosa, tongue, palate, and/or pharynx. It may be painful to chew or swallow, especially if the thrush extends to the esophagus.
Aug 19, 2013

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