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Can herpes cause balanitis for over 3 weeks? I tested negative for all stds and wa s just wondering. Maybe I have a yeast infection from my girlfriend b/c she had thrush with no pain. I've noticed that I had a redness around forskin like ring shaped

Can herpes cause balanitis for over 3 weeks? I tested negative for all stds and wa s just wondering. Maybe I have a yeast infection from my girlfriend b/c she had thrush with no pain. I've noticed that I had a redness around forskin like ring shaped

Not herpes: No herpes outbreak is likely to last 3 weeks, it's an uncommon cause of balanitis. If herpes were the cause, it would be in the form of open sores, generally very painful. Yeast indeed can cause balanitis. Maybe share your gf's anti-yeast cream (or buy clotrimazole cream over the counter). Also retract foreskin and wash w/ soap and water 2-3 times a day. See a doctor if these don't help. ...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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My mum believes that I have thrush. But I think that it is something more serious. I think it could be herpes. I need advice?

My mum believes that I have thrush. But I think that it is something more serious. I think it could be herpes. I need advice?

Thrush less likely..: What does it look like? Redness and pain? In one small area? Is it on the lips or white patches all over? With some more information it would be easy to give you the right answer.
Thrush in someone your age is less likely.
Herpes would hurt quite a bit. ...Read more

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My bf has herpes stomatitis & thrush. How to help cure this?

My bf has herpes stomatitis & thrush. How to help cure this?

HSV1 & thrush cure: Herpes stomatitis (HSV1). There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. Oral thrush is an infection in the mouth caused by a yeast germ and can usually be treated with antifungal medicines. See a dentist or PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I thought I had Thrush but now I'm worried it's Herpes? HELP!! Small, crusty, painful spots/sores around my Clitorus?!?!

I thought I had Thrush but now I'm worried it's Herpes? HELP!! Small, crusty, painful spots/sores around my Clitorus?!?!

Go to your doctor: Without looking at the rash, I'd say that herpes is possible, but not the only thing you might have. It's best for you to go to your doctor, or health department, as soon as you can. If it is herpes, there are some medications that can help relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Had my first genital herpes outbreak recently, cleared up now thanks to medication, but still itchy? Thrush (as I'm prone) or to do with herpes?

Had my first genital herpes outbreak recently, cleared up now thanks to medication, but still itchy? Thrush (as I'm prone) or to do with herpes?

Herpes simplex: Without an exam impossible to know, but yeast infection usually accompanied by discharge and/or a rash, whereas herpes can sometimes present with itching which is a subliminal form of pain. ...Read more

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I have slight thrush on tongue, sinusitis, and slight rash on my armpits, dry cough, but I think it may be allergies from pollen? Herpes or hiv????

I have slight thrush on tongue, sinusitis, and slight rash on my armpits, dry cough, but I think it may be allergies from pollen? Herpes or hiv????

Lowered resistance.: Thrush can be seen in generally healthy individuals who become ill with a viral infection, like mono or viral pneumonia or from antibiotics or use of inhaled corticosteroid iinhalers without rinsing the mouth. Herpes is more likely to give a cluster of red papules like a cold sore. Get Rx for the thrush. Always wise to get hiv test if you have had unprotected sex, especially if thrush persists. ...Read more

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Yellow Blisters back of throat >1 year. All tests negative Nil tonsils Throat cultures clean Nil Epstein-Barr Strep Thrush Herpes Etc Help please?

Yellow Blisters back of throat >1 year. All tests negative Nil tonsils Throat cultures clean Nil Epstein-Barr Strep Thrush Herpes Etc Help please?

Allergy related: Probably this is "cobblestoning, " which is the finding of streaks of lymphoid tissue on the posterior pharynx (back of the throat). It's caused by chronic allergy type symptoms. A doctor should be able to confirm that with a look in the back of the throat. If your allergies are bad, there are various treatments that may help, such as antihistamines or even immunotherapy. Try an allergist if needed ...Read more

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Can thrush cause choking?

Not really: Some people experience pain in the mouth with thrush. Some have no symptoms. It depends on how much thrush you have. Go see your doctor if you have thrush. It will not go away by itself. ...Read more

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Can oral sex cause thrush?

Can oral sex cause thrush?

Yes it is possible: Yes, it's possible to pass a yeast infection to a partner during unprotected oral sex. Symptoms include an irritated or itchy mouth. If a known or suspected yeast infection is present in either partner, it is best to avoid oral sex until treated properly. ...Read more

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Can extremely high levels of stress cause thrush in adults?

Can extremely high levels of stress cause thrush in adults?

Nope: Thrush is an infection caused by yeast, usually the type named Candida. Stress has absolutely nothing to do with it. See a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and get treatment advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello I would like to know what are the cause of oral thrush in babies?

Hello I would like to know what are the cause of oral thrush in babies?

Oral thrush: A baby usually gets oral thrush from passing thru the birth canal of an infected mother. ...Read more

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What causes and how is thrush treated? Symptoms? Could pacifier cause this?  

What causes and how is thrush treated? Symptoms? Could pacifier cause this?  

Yeast: Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth, generally in young babies in the first few months. There's white plaques on the inside of the lips, on the tongue, the sides of the mouth, and the roof. The difference between this and milk residue is the thrush doesn't brush or rinse off. It's treated with oral nystatin, an antifungal solution painted on. The pacifier can pass the yeast around. ...Read more

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What could cause a female in her 60's, sexually inactive for 10 yrs to constantly get thrush?

What could cause a female in her 60's, sexually inactive for 10 yrs to constantly get thrush?

See below: The possible reasons: decreased immune response, long term use of antibiotics or steroids and as a result of it - decrease/lack of normal vaginal flora. ...Read more

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I Was drinking ignoring myself getting sick. Now got real sick then developed thrush. Could this be cause of me drinking while sick?

I Was drinking ignoring myself getting sick. Now got real sick then developed thrush. Could this be cause of me drinking while sick?

Alcohol and thrush: Thrush usually occurs when immunocompromised by conditions like diabetes, malnutrition, infections like HIV, IV drug use or cancers. F/U in next 48-96 hours with doctor, you need a thorough evaluation with CBC, CMP, sed rate, and serology, as well as treatment for alcohol use and the causitive factors, you are quite young and have a big future ahead. ...Read more

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Is RSV caused from thrush or vise versa?

They are not related: Rsv is a virus called respiratory syncytial virus which most commonly causes upper respiratory infections and pneumonitis (viral infection of lungs). It can be most serious in the very young or those who are immunocompromised because of a transplant. Thrush is caused by the yeast Candida Albicans and again it occurs most often in infants (normal). They are not related. ...Read more

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What causes recurrent bouts of vaginal thrush?

What causes recurrent bouts of vaginal thrush?

Doctor can evaluate: When a teen girl or a woman gets repeated vaginal Candida infections, she can be evaluated to see what might be the problem. Sometimes it is a pH (how much acidity is there) imbalance in the vagina, a decrease in "normal flora" (the healthy bacteria that live in the vagina), an immune system problem (inability to prevent yeast overgrowth), a diabetes/sugar problem, etc... ...Read more

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What are the causes of thrush and smelly discharge?

2 different things.: Thrush is caused by candiasis infection. However vaginal yeast infections don't have an odor. Smelly discharges can be related to bacterial vaginosis or a number of std's. So, it is recommended that you have this checked by your family physician or your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Could metronidazole cause thrush?

Drug thrush: After a course of antibiotics including metronidazole, some women may develop a vaginal thrush. ...Read more

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What are the causes of thrush and how to treat thrush in the mouth?

Fungal infection: Thrush is a fungal infection. Oral thrush and other candida infections can occur when your immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as prednisone, or when antibiotics disturb the natural balance of microorganisms in your body. Antifungal medications usually are able to treat it. See your dentist or physician. ...Read more

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What causes thrush?

What causes thrush?

Candida: Candida, a common yeast. Thrush can occur in people with immunosuppression, such as HIV infection. It can also occur in diabetics, people taking antibiotics, people taking oral steroids or using steroid inhalers, and people who wear dentures. ...Read more

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What is thrush and what causes it?

Fungal Infection: Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida fungus. Candida infections are not limited to the mouth and can occur elsewhere in the body.
Small amounts of candida exist in most healthy people and are kept in check by bacteria. However, certain illnesses, stress, and medications can disturb this balance and allow the fungus to grow out of control. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic thrush?

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

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Can you tell me what has caused my thrush?

Thrush: Thrush is formed by a fungus and develops in a warm moist environment such as the vagina ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of oral thrush in adults?

What are some of the causes of oral thrush in adults?

See answer: Excess use of antibiotics, diseases that suppresses your immune system like diabetes, hiv, lupus, leukemia and drugs that suppresses your immune system like steroids and transplant drugs. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...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