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On remicade & advair. Can oral thrush (canidida) get into lungs from an infection on tongue & throat? Have unexplained high fever also now levaquin (levofloxacin)
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
Alternative...: An alternate treatment for oral thrush would be mycelex (clotrimazole) troche, which are in the form of losenges that you dissolve in your mouth and the medicine coats your oral cavity. To prevent thrush, be sure to rinse and spit after you use your steroid inhaler, every single time. See your doctor so the losenges can be prescribed. ...Read more
Hospital ran d dimer/slightly elevated at. 54 CT of chest/negative but do have a UTI and oral thrush from advair. Could my infections elevate ddimer or should I be worried about slight lower leg pain?
Yes: D diner is not a definitive test and can be elevated for different reasons. The ct of the chest rules out a pe in your lungs but not a DVT in your legs. You should follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
My doc took me off advair for 2 weeks to see if it causing my thrush I been taking it for 5 years everyday will I have reaction or anything?
Unlikely: Unlikely to have significant adverse reactions from Advair unless you had been on a high dose (500 ug 2x/day) which would lead to some systemic effects. If you have sever asthma however, it may not be a good idea to stop Advair abruptly. Thrush is often caused by failure to gargle and rinse out the throat after usage, Also topical antifungal usually works well. See allergist if needed. ...Read more
How do you get rid of thrush from taking advair? I gargle water after every use but I guess it's not helping.
Medication: Is usually required to get rid of thrust. Gargling with salt water after each us of Advair can be helpful in preventing thrush. After a person develops thrush it usually requires prescription medication to get rid of it. It is important to have it treated as soon as possible, as it can get worse and potentially spread down into your esophagus. See a doctor or consult a doctor on HealthTap. ...Read more
No...: You need an anti-fungal treatment and there are oral losenges that work well. They require a prescription so see your doctor for treatment. The best way to avoid this in the future is to rinse your mouth and spit it out after every use of the advair. ...Read more
When I was on advair I never got oral thrush now on dulera (formoterol and mometasone) I been getting it. Ain't they both steriods? Does dulera (formoterol and mometasone) cause it more?
Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) & Thrush: Advair & Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) both contain a steroid; but the specific steroid is different. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is usually only used once a day. Are you using it more often than that? If Yes, that could be related to developing thrush. When on Advair, did you use it everyday or only sporadically? Are you sure that the problem in the mouth is oral thrush? See your doctor for an exam if this is not clear. ...Read more
Negative test 4 HIV 6 months ago. With same partner an using condoms. Recently have oral thrush. Hiv symptom or from proair and recent start of advair?
How can I prevent thrush when using short term prednisone 40mg/day and 500/50 advair? I rinse my mouth after each dose.
I take advair for asthma trble w/ hoareseness ever since. No thrush I rinse evry time. Drink lots, Talking on phone is my job. What can I do? No voice!
ENT: You need a throat specialist, not an allergist ...Read more
Not healthy patients: One of the most common causes of thrush is chronic antibiotic usage. It can occur with a single course of antibiotics but not usually. It also occurs frequtntly in chronically ill and debilitated patients or those who are immuno-compromised. Healthy patients generally do not get thrush. ...Read more
Newborns' immune...: ...Systems are 'weaker' (less experienced) than those of older children. Candida, the fungus that causes thrush, lives in most peoples' mouths and intestines without causing any trouble, but can overgrow and cause thrush in small children. It is fairly easy to treat, and practically all children grow out of having them. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Clotrimazole (clonea?) comes as a cream, lotion, powder, and solution to apply to the skin; lozenges (called troches) to dissolve in the mouth; and vaginal tablets and vaginal cream to be inserted into the vagina. If you don't have the right form of the medicine to treat the area of the body you want, you need to get the proper formulation. ...Read more
Various ways: Thrush (overgrowth of candida) can result from a number of situations. Resolving the underlying 'situation' often cures the thrush. Thrush may result from medications (antibiotics, steroids, chemotherapy or other immune suppressing medicine) or a weak immune system (uncontrolled diabetes, hiv/aids, cancer, advanced age).Your doctor may prescribe nystatin, Clotrimazole or Fluconazole to cure thrush. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Vaginal?: Your doctor can test for this. Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. ...Read more
How old is your: Son? The answer to this question will vary by age. Either way, this should be diagnosed by his doctor by exam. If you are talking about an infant, it may be associated with a diaper rash caused by the same yeast. There are creams over-the-counter for the rash, but the medicine for treating oral thrush is a prescription. If you are nursing, your breasts may also need treatment. ...Read more
Fungus: Common thrush is an overgrowth of a normal oral fungus called candida albicans. It usually results from an imbalance of oral organisms secondary to antibiotic use. It can also occur in immune compromised patients. Treatment with anti fungal agents after stopping antibiotics is generally effective. ...Read more
White film on tounge:
There is usually a white film on the tongue and the inside of the cheeks and on the gums. Often the corners of the mouth are cracked.
When the film is scraped off, the underlying surface is red and can bleed.
Denture wearers are suceptible to fungal infections. Most often, thrush in adults is associated with systemic diseases such as diabetes, immune deficiency disorders and chemo therapy. ...Read more
Thrush: Is cause by the Candida Albicans fungus that lives in our digestive system. When in balance, it assists us in digestion as well as other benificial functions. When out of balance it can lead to oral thrush or even vaginal yeast infections. It will autocorrect eventually in healthy patients but if it is severe, you are ill, have hiv, or other chronic health conditions it needs to be treated. ...Read more
Can get worse:
It is feasible that it will worsen and spread to other areas like the esophagus.
Don't ignore it. Have it checked out and treated. ...Read more