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It's possible that 1% hydrogen peroxide kill taste buds or cause a yeast infection in the mouth?

It's possible that 1% hydrogen peroxide kill taste buds or cause a yeast infection in the mouth?

Hydrogen peroxide 3%: Is the usual strength sold in stores. Over time, the 3% medication can change the balance of microbes in your mouth & you can develop an overgrowth inbalance of candida albacans (yeast). Not sure about 1%. Taste buds will not be "killed" either way. Please get counsel from your dentist on the use of peroxide and his or her opinion on yeast overgrowth with 1% rinse. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have small bumps on my tongue and they get bigger to yhe back. Is that my taste buds swollen?

I have small bumps on my tongue and they get bigger to yhe back. Is that my taste buds swollen?

Circomvalate papilla: There are enlarged taste bud structures toward the back of the tongue, arranged like an arrow head, that are normal and may be what you are seeing. See a dentist for a consult to get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Back of tongue has a sore, enlarged taste buds & white coating. Tried tongue scraper but didn't get rid of coating, only made tongue bleed. Pls help!

Back of tongue has a sore, enlarged taste buds & white coating. Tried tongue scraper but didn't get rid of coating, only made tongue bleed. Pls help!

Tongue lesion: A bleeding ulcer of tongue should be evaluated by an ENT doctor especially if it is more than 2 weeks. An office punch biopsy is warranted to r/o cancer. ...Read more

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Can u get a candida infection from touching someones saliva who has candida?

Can u get a candida infection from touching someones saliva who has candida?

It should not: Because we all have candida in our digestive tracts (the route from the mouth to the anus) and on our bodies, we normally don't get a candida infection from touching someone else's candida. Adding a little bit of somebody else's candida to our own candida makes no difference. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of candida in the body? I always have a heavy white coating on my tongue also.

See a DR: Although there are good medicines to help with thush, and fungi elsewhere, more importantly...Why would you have this. To anyone with recurrent or diffuse yeast, I suggest being checked for other infections and diabetes. Some medications can also make a person prone to yeast (oral and inhaled steroids, for example), but even then extensive or recurrent yeast infections are rare. ...Read more

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Hello I have a white patch on the back of my tongue. I was wondering if you can help me diffrentiate between oral candida and leukoplakia.

Hello I have a white patch on the back of my tongue. I was wondering if you can help me diffrentiate between oral candida and leukoplakia.

Removal=candida: Oral candida can be wiped off with a cloth or a plastic spoon leaving a reddish base under the removed white tissue. If the white patch cannot be removed or wiped off, it usually is not candida. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of thrust (white tongue, candida) and athletes foot?

How do I get rid of thrust (white tongue, candida) and athletes foot?

Diflucan (fluconazole): A prescription from your doctor for Fluconazole is a, great first step. Many times a mouthwash including Fluconazole is dispensed for thrush or oral candidiasis. Some athletes foot will also respond to Fluconazole oral. ...Read more

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I have small white dots on the back of my tongue. Is this normal or maybe candida? It doesn't look anything like the oral thrush photos I've seen.

Doubtful...: While this is possibly early candida, the most likely source are the normal papillae in that area. If they begin to spread and come together that could be candida. Contact your dentist for an evaluation, to alleviate your concerns. ...Read more

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How to get rid of candida on tongue, seems to fade then reappears thick n white fur coating, brushing doesn't help, its been years with it now.

How to get rid of candida on tongue, seems to fade then reappears thick n white fur coating, brushing doesn't help, its been years with it now.

Thrush: Hey coated white tongue that can be brushed with a toothbrush is most likely a yeast infection that can be treated with an oral antifungal mouthwash or with an oral antifungal drugs however if it is recurring then further work that needs to be done to ensure you do not have an underlying immune compromised condition ...Read more

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4 diff oral candida meds failed for 5 months. Mild case, white dorsal tongue with red dots 6 tests are -/norm except hsv-1. Is it herpes/candida/other

4 diff oral candida meds failed for 5 months. Mild case, white dorsal tongue with red dots 6 tests are -/norm except hsv-1. Is it herpes/candida/other

More info?: We would need more information: what were the '6 tests'? Did you have a biopsy? Culture? Blood tests? All done by the same doctor? What type of doctor\dentist? We also would need to know your complete medical history. Sometimes it's hard enough having that all in front of you. Certainly impossible over the internet to give you a good answer. Have you seen an oral surgeon? Oral pathologist? ...Read more

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I am on day 4 of a 5 day regimen of fluconazole 150mg fon candida albicans and still have cottage cheese like growth on back of my tongue, what's wrong?

Insufficient dose: And tiime. I have given 200 mg a day for 14 days, 100 mg a da for 14 days and 100 mg every other day for 14 doses, a total of 2 months. Candida albicans can be extrremely resistant. Remember also that yeast uses sugar to ferment alcohol so stay away from sugar that prohbably was responsible for you getting a serious yeast iinfection like that. The entire bowel needs treatkent with nystatin. ...Read more

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Muscle loss burning in legs stomach and back itchy skin white tongue weight loss sore throat IBS is it candida?

Candida: It could be candida or it could be something else. Please see your doctor as soon as you can get in.
If you have to wait to long for an appointment please go to the nearest Emergency Room and they will help you. ...Read more

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My taste buds are a little raised at the back of my mouth and my whole tongue is sensitive, should I be concerned?

My taste buds are a little raised at the back of my mouth and my whole tongue is sensitive, should I be concerned?

See a dentist if...: There are many things that can make your tongue sensitive or cause enlarged tongue bumps, including: smoking, mouth ulcers, inflammation of the taste buds, viral infection, just to name a few. Regardless, if the problem doesn't clear up within 2-3 weeks see your primary care physician or dentist for investigation. ...Read more

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I have recently had an absest in my mouth which has healed but I have lost some taste buds. Will they come back or is it something more serious?

I have recently had an absest in my mouth which has healed but I have lost some taste buds. Will they come back or is it something more serious?

Taste buds come & go: Taste buds regenerate more quickly than bad politicians taking new positions after the public supposedly "squares everything we play. They should come back. ...Read more

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I accidentally used detol has mouth wash. The taste buds in my tongue are not working. I also have a metal type battery taste. Will it come back?

I accidentally used detol has mouth wash. The taste buds in my tongue are not working. I also have a metal type battery taste. Will it come back?

Detol?: Not sure of product. Is it detoll, the soap? Things can damage the taste buds though usually temporary. Having a metallic taste like a battery is possible. You can generate a galvanic reaction in your mouth due to your saliva and metals like from metal fillings and crowns. If doesn't pass in few day see your dentist. ...Read more

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My taste buds are off but not completely. When I eat anything, muscles in my mouth get contracted. And I also have metallic taste in my mouth all the?

My taste buds are off but not completely. When I eat anything, muscles in my mouth get contracted. And I also have metallic taste in my mouth all the?

Difficult to Say: There are many issues and without seeing you to ask all the questions it is not possible to give you an answer. In short, you need to see your dentist. Taste is generally associated with the Cranial Nerve VII (Facial Nerve) Issues like yours can be from medications, diet, neurological, trauma or even from a virus that may self-correct. Your dentist can either treat or refer you to someone else ...Read more

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Throat itch large taste buds in back of mouth and dry mouth should I be worried?

Throat itch large taste buds in back of mouth and dry mouth should I be worried?

Throatitch: Itching most likely allergy however can be secondary to irritant or inflammatory agent, e.g. alcohol, smoking. Dry mouth can be from same, dehydration, mouth breathing during sleep, medications, salivary gland degeneration/ atrophy, radiation therapy, etc. Keep mental diary re; when these sx occur, see correlation. ...Read more

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I've had a cold for a while. Now it's like my taste buds are swollen, the roof of my mouth has red spots and the back of my tongue has bumps.

I've had a cold for a while. Now it's like my taste buds are swollen, the roof of my mouth has red spots and the back of my tongue has bumps.

Cold symptoms: Many of your symptoms may be from your cold. What is a while? If your symptoms are not resolving seeing your doctor will determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Allergies are bad, constantly coughing/hacking up mucus. Had recent bout of candida in mouth given zpak to recover. Any suggesrions?

Allergies are bad, constantly coughing/hacking up mucus. Had recent bout of candida in mouth given zpak to recover. Any suggesrions?

Stop smoking: A Z-pack has will not treat oral Candida in fection. Candida is a fungus, not a bacteria. The one suggestion: stop smoking. That will go a long way to resolving your cough and other symptoms. If you continue to smoke, you will not get better. ...Read more

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Yesterday I was told I have fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida spp can it be healed and does it pass through the mouth? Thankyou

Candida: This is a common yeast present in almost all human beings gut. Development of vaginitis with this yeast-like fungus is inordinately common, but may be increased in persons with diabetes, immune deficiencies, on antibiotics or steroids, etc. And of course completely normal individuals can also get these infections. ...Read more

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I have severe vaginal candida, as well as candida in the mouth, but a bit more mild. My doctor prescribed 1 pill of 100g fluconazole for 1 week. My liver feels weird. Is this the right dosage? I take one daily. I am 19.

I have severe vaginal candida, as well as candida in the mouth, but a bit more mild. My doctor prescribed 1 pill of 100g fluconazole for 1 week. My liver feels weird. Is this the right dosage? I take one daily. I am 19.

Yeast treatment: Vaginal yeast is usually treated with topical anti fungal creams or one single done of Fluconazole. Multiple daily doses are typically not needed. If you are not responding to that therapy then your doctor should reevaluate you for other conditions that may be present. Unless your immune system is compromised it is not typical to have both vaginal and oral yeast. ...Read more

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My 3 months baby has candida albicans on her mouth and tongue all the time. More than 2 months. We treated it with nystatin but didn't work. What todo?

My 3 months baby has candida albicans on her mouth and tongue all the time. More than 2 months. We treated it with nystatin but didn't work. What todo?

Talk with her Dr.: Your dr. May try another anti fungal med. Oral yeast is normal flora and it is held in check by other oral bacteria. Sometimes a fungal infection can be a sign of some other systemic problem. It is important to get to the cause. ...Read more

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I have oral thrush/candida & was given clotrimozole troche 10mg 5x/day for 2 weeks today. White spots are all over my mouth, tongue, tonsils, lips & uvula. I can't stop wanting to gag. What can I do?

See an ID doctor: If you are an adult, not diabetic or on antibiotics or steroids and have thrush you must be tested for HIV disease and have your immunity assessed. Thrush seldom occurs in normal adults, and particularly when it fails to respond to standard treatment it is an ominous sign. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more