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Why do people get oral candida yeast?

Why do people get oral candida yeast?

Various reasons: The most common reason people get oral candidiasis or thrush is taking antibiotics which kill off the bacteria that compete with the yeast and thus overgrowth occurs. Thrush also occurs in some women who take birth control pills, in immunosupressed cancer patients on chemotherapy and in aids patients. ...Read more

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Using Oral Contraceptives (Definition)

Contraceptives are devices, drugs, or methods for preventing pregnancy, either by preventing the fertilization of the female egg by the male sperm or by preventing implantation of the fertilized egg. Choosing the appropriate contraceptive is a personal decision. Contraceptive options include: * Hormonal contraceptives (such as oral contraceptives, skin patch, vaginal ring, implant, and injection) * Intrauterine devices (IUDs), which contain either a hormone or copper * Barrier devices with or without spermicides (such as diaphragm, cervical cap, sponge, and condom) * Fertility awareness methods (such as temperature, cervical mucus, and calendar) * Female sterilization (tubal ligation, Essure) The condom is the only birth control method that provides protection against ...Read more


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Dr.,for oral candida, my Dr.recommended me ketoconazol or nazoral,which I'm sensible to. But cant find it anywhere. What should I do to cure?

Dr.,for oral candida, my Dr.recommended me ketoconazol or nazoral,which I'm sensible to.  But cant find it anywhere. What should I do to cure?

Ask pharmacist or...: Rinse with 1 tbsp of organic apple cider vinegar in 1 cup of warm water. Also rinsing with a solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide can help. Mixing 1/2 tsp of salt in 1 cup of warm water is an alternative as is a solution of baking soda. Acidophilus capsules can help restore the normal bacterial flora in your body. The best treatment, however, are the prescription meds that directly kill candida. ...Read more

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Is alcohol related to oral candida?

Is alcohol related to oral candida?

Basically no: It can simply happen to anyone. If it's a bad problem, I trust you're checked for diabetes and HIV . ...Read more

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Does peroxide rinse help prevent or cause oral candida?

No: Unfortuately its anti-mocrobial effect is fairly insignificant and would not be useful in the case of oral fungal infection. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush get worse before better when you go on the candida diet?

Can oral thrush get worse before better when you go on the candida diet?

See below: Thrush is treated with antifungal topical treatmenst such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches to dissolve in mouth. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. No diet will cure thrush. ...Read more

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Dr one year now with oral candida. When using button/dactarin, toungue becomes whiter. Uff, continuing with baking soda?

Exam: Please get examined and tested for an possible illness that would suppress your immune system. Baking soda is not the answer. ...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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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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Is it true Oral Candida can only occur on late stages of HIV or with a low CD4 count and not in the seroconversion state? I am 7 weeks HIV negative

Candida & Immunity: Normal people often have oral candida, not just immune-deficient people. Usually there are reasons why something has affected the surface immunity in the mouth, but we can't always say that. Examples: antibiotics for any infection, use of asthma inhalers containing corticosteroids, use of prednisone or other oral steroids for any illness, injections of steroids, having uncontrolled diabetes. ...Read more

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I have oral candida. I tried curing it in many ways and didn't work. Now I also have white patches on the back of my throat. What do I do?

See doctor: You may or may not have candida. You need to be evaluated by a doctor. Candida is only one of many disorders than may cause white patches. Even if it is candida, it needs to be determined why do you have candida infection. Candida does not occur in an otherwise healthy person. ...Read more

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Hi i’m suffering from candida overgrowth oral thrush male i tried turmeric and it helps me but webmd said turmeric cause infertility is it true..?

Hi i’m suffering from candida overgrowth oral thrush male i tried turmeric and it helps me but webmd said turmeric cause infertility is it true..?

Debatable: I find references suggesting increase in male fertility but possibly decreasing ovulation in women. inserted vaginally, the active chemical in tumeric is apparently toxic to sperm and may decrease fertility. Since this is an herbal method, it is hard to find controlled studies that are usually needed to confirm scientific findings. ...Read more

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If you don't have diabetes can you still eat sugar if you have oral thrush & candida skin infection?

If you don't have diabetes can you still eat sugar if you have oral thrush & candida skin infection?

Always in moderation: It is not common to get oral thrush, if you are healthy and not immunocompromised. WE see this more in young infants, Please confirm diagnosis. Moderate non refined Carbs, will not hurt you. Do have it treated, if confirmed. ...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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Can mouthwash cause oral candida? Does it kill even good bacteria in the mouth?

Can mouthwash cause oral candida? Does it kill even good bacteria in the mouth?

Hello: The antiseptic its not the cause of candidiasis, usually oral candidiasis is not presented unless the person is under immunological suppression. Candidiasis is an opportunistic fungus. Used appropriately the antiseptic mouthwash is not capable of totally destroy all the bacteria in the mouth. ...Read more

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I've been on antibiotics for months (prostatitis) now have oral thrush and candida on my scrotum .Please help ?

I've been on antibiotics for months (prostatitis) now have oral thrush and candida on my scrotum .Please help ?

Antifungal powder: Should help with the scrotum. Either a medication that dissolves in your mouth or a pill in the azole class will help the most with the thrush. ...Read more

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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


Oral Ulceration (Definition)

Oral ulcerations appear as necrotic or eroded areas on the oral mucosa, including the tongue. Most such lesions are idiopathic (aphthous) or of viral etiology (e.g., herpes simplex virus [hsv]; rarely herpes zoster [vzv]). Oral ulcerations may be caused by fungal, parasitic, or bacteriologic pathogens; malignancy; ...Read more