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Thrush in adults?

Thrush in adults?

Yes: Thrush can occur at any age. You can develop thrush from many causes including recent antibiotic treatment, poorly controlled diabetes, taking steroids, have an underlying immune disorder like aids, suffer from leukemia or lymphoma, receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy in the head or neck area, wear dentures, and excessive use of mouthwash. ...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


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Incubation period for adult oral yeast infection?

Incubation period for adult oral yeast infection?

Not quite that way: Oral yeast is usually the plain old candida. We get it when we are babies, and we always have it. Everybody has it. When a person gets overgrowth of it (called thrush), it is generally due to something else going on inside the person, such as another medical illness, or a medication side effect. For example, asthma inhalers like flovent, that have steroids in them, can cause oral thrush. ...Read more

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Can adult thrush self heal? On antibiotics, have mono.

Can adult thrush self heal? On antibiotics, have mono.

HOLD IT!!!: Why take antibiotic if you have mono? Mono often looks like thrush. If you take Amoxicillin while you have mono, you will get a rash all over your body. See another dr. ...Read more

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How can adults get thrust (oral yeast infection)?

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How can adults get thrust (oral yeast infection)?

Many reasons: Thrush can be caused by antibiotic use, use of inhaled corticosteroids, or it could be a sign of a deeper issue such as uncontrolled diabetes or immunosuppression such as hiv/aids. ...Read more

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Is oral candidiasis (thrush) contagious?

No: This is not contagious, everyone harbours this fungus, but it only manifests itself when your immune system is decreased or if you are on antibiotics that throws off your oral cavities bacteria equillibrium. ...Read more

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Can prepubescent girls develop yeast infections?

Can prepubescent girls develop yeast infections?

Yeast infections: It could be, especially if she is approaching puberty. However, there are other things that could cause similar symptoms. See your doctor, to be sure. ...Read more

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How contagious is an adult strep carrier?

How contagious is an adult strep carrier?

Strept pyogenes: Many people are pharyngeal carriers of group a beta-hemolytic strep. They can pass the organism to other individuals, often by kissing or hand to mouth to mouth contact, and the recipient may or may not become infected. Sometimes it is difficult to know whether a strep isolated from a symptomatic person is actually causing their illness. ...Read more

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Can an adult get croup like a child?

Can an adult get croup like a child?

Virus yes, Sx no: The croup is a description of a group of similar respiratory illnesses that come to a common symptom.The deep cough of the 6m to 8yo sounds like a seal bark.The process is triggered by a variety of viruses that commonly cause uri's or laryngitis in adults.The reason for the barking noise is the vibrations made by the kids rubbery airway during a cough.The adult airway is to stiff to vibrate. ...Read more

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Adult vitamins okay for 14 year old?

Adult vitamins okay for 14 year old?

Probably yes: Adult multiple vitamins are usually fine for adolescents if the child weighs at least 100 pounds. There are all kinds of forms now, including chewable tablets and "gummy bear" types of vitamins that people who hate swallowing pills can take. ...Read more

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Carrying roseola as an adult? Can an adult carry infant roseola without displaying symptoms?

Carrying roseola as an adult? Can an adult carry infant roseola without displaying symptoms?

Not likely: Chances are you had it as a child...It is so common. So you carry the antibodies not the illness. ...Read more

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Will nystatin oral tablet cure a vaginal yeast infection?

Will nystatin oral tablet cure a vaginal yeast infection?

Yes : It is an antifungal although not often used for this. Over the counter creams will work too. ...Read more

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Will oral thrush tablet get rid of oral thrush as well as vaginal?

MONILIASIS: Oral thrush is treated with Nystatin oral suspension. Vaginal monilia infection is treated with suppository or cream. Both rx are for fungus but different strength. ...Read more

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Can starvation in children prevent growth of adult teeth?

Can starvation in children prevent growth of adult teeth?

Sure: Starvation can cause many developmental problems. I am curious as to why you ask about starvation. ...Read more

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Can an adult pass fifth disease to their child?

Can an adult pass fifth disease to their child?

Yes: Fifths disease is caused from human parvo-b19 virus. It can be passed from parent to child, child to parent, child to child, or adult to adult. ...Read more

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Can a young adult die of pneumonia?

It could happen.: Sadly that could occur if the pneumonia did not receive prompt medical treatment or if there were further medical complications. ...Read more

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How to cure 18 year old candida albicans.?

Question unclear: Are u 18 yo or have you had candida for 18 yrs? Assuming the former, and assuming the candida is causing vaginitis, there are numerous otc treatments available. Ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Is Oral Thrush Dangerous?

Not normally: Thrush is typically an uncomfortable but not dangerous condition in otherwise healthy people. ...Read more

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Will a streptococcal infection harm my newborn child?

Will a streptococcal infection harm my newborn child?

Yes: As dr ferguson explained, the group b strep (gbs) infection is most often acquired during vaginal birth, leading to early onset disease within 6 days of birth. But if the gbs is acquired from nursery personnel, the symptoms of infection may lay dormant until the second week of life. ...Read more

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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


Thrush (Definition)

A yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more