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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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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Hey! I've been experiencing white tongue not oral thrush, blackish gum & dry mouth. .. do you think it's hiv?

Hey! I've been experiencing white tongue not oral thrush, blackish gum & dry mouth. .. do you think it's hiv?

Need more info: These symptoms are associated with many things. You need more labs. If concerned with hiv you can go get tested to rule out ...Read more

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Got dry socket after molar extraction, now have inflammed, red gum, in same socket but nearer to wisdom tooth. Antib's cause thrush, any other solutions?

Got dry socket after molar extraction, now have inflammed, red gum, in same socket but nearer to wisdom tooth. Antib's cause thrush, any other solutions?

See your dentist: There are a few things that can be done to treat a dry socket. Usually combination of antibiotics, pain medication, and perhaps palliative dressing can be placed in the mouth to help alleviate the pain. You should see your doctor to change your antibiotic and get a pain med that will help alleviate your pain. There is little you can do aside from that, although it should heal in ~3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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If someone caught HIV how long until it can cause oral thrush?

If someone caught HIV how long until it can cause oral thrush?

No specific time: There are varying degrees of immune dysfunction with HIV and there are varying levels of exposure to agents that cause opportunistic infections (i.e. infections that occur when one's immune system is not functioning normally). These variable factors will contribute to the time it takes to develop thrush. ...Read more

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I believe I have oral thrush. I just had a hemorrhoidectomy and want to know if it somehow caused it.

I believe I have oral thrush. I just had a hemorrhoidectomy and want to know if it somehow caused it.

Hemorrhoidectomy: Should not cause thrush of itself. See your doctor to see if it is thrush or not. ...Read more

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Been sick since halloween have had oral thrush 3 times now. First not sure cause of second was on antibiotic this time not on antibiotic.

Been sick since halloween have had oral thrush 3 times now. First not sure cause of second was on antibiotic this time not on antibiotic.

Diabetes: If you are overweight or obese or have family history of diabetes, please check ur self for diabetes. If not, then check of any underlying immune deficiency.you can still get thrush from the second time to third time if you did not use any nystatin for the second attack. See a doctor if this keeps continuing. ...Read more

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Can STD cause oral thrush?

Oral thrush is: Due to candida (fungal infection) - which is not an std. If a person were immunocompromised (ie. Hiv) they could become more suspeptible to yeast infection. ...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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Could oral thrush cause a choking feeling?

Could oral thrush cause a choking feeling?

No: Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth. Sometimes it is accompanied by thrush in the esophagus, which causes trouble swallowing. If you have trouble breathing, then that's not caused by thrush. I am assuming that you have been diagnosed with oral thrush by a physician, because that is usually a sign of a serious immune deficiency, unless you're using inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush cause dental problems/cavities?

Definitely, no: While it is common for oral thrush to grow on the cheek and tongue, it is not so common to find Candida in plaque and there is no relation to tooth decay. ...Read more

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What immune disorder other than HIV can cause oral thrush?

Anyone can get it: Oral thrush, particular in a young person, does not necessarily indicate any immune problem. Bad oral thrush may be a reason to check for a t-cell problem such as a birth defect or hiv, or diabetes (the candida organisms flourish with high sugar). ...Read more

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What could cause symptoms of immune issues and reoccuring oral thrush, other than autoimmune disorders?

Oral thrush: It is unusual for an 17 year old to have recurrent oral thrush. If you use chronic corticosteroid, or steroid asthma inhaler, you might have an increased risk of having it. Some conditions that affect the number or function of your t lymphocytes, a type of the immune cells can make you susceptible to oral thrush or mucocutaneus candidiasis. ...Read more

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Can my oral thrush cause burping? If so what can I do about it. I non stop burping but silent small burps

Can my oral thrush cause burping? If so what can I do about it. I non stop burping but silent small burps

Oral Thrush-Burping?: Thank you for your question. The term oral thrush is usually assigned to the diagnosis of candidiasis or yeast infection within the oral cavity. Typically, thrush & its treatments are not associated with burping, however, it is certainly possible. Having a thorough examination & evaluation performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnoses and treatment of the burping. ...Read more

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Got oral thrush, given nystan, I am not taking it, it can cause steven-johnson syndrome. Why anyone would use this I do not know?

Got oral thrush, given nystan, I am not taking it, it can cause steven-johnson syndrome. Why anyone would use this I do not know?

Very rare: Nystatin is considered a safe drug. There has only been one reported case in the medical literature of stevens-johnson syndrome from nystatin. That was not a controlled study and has not been verified in any other way. Many other common drugs *can* cause s-j syndrome, but it is still very rare. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with oral thrush. Why would I get thrush at 32 yrs old when I have not been on antibiotics? No recent medications not diabetic. Causes?

Just diagnosed with oral thrush. Why would I get thrush at 32 yrs old when I have not been on antibiotics? No recent medications not diabetic. Causes?

Several things.: 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.

Normally your immune system works to repel harmful invading organisms, such as viruses, bacteria and fungi, while maintaining a balance between 'good' and 'bad' microbes that normally inhabit. ...Read more

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How important is it to get oral thrush treated quickly? Doc said call if meds caused thrush, but it's been a week of calls. Okay to keep waiting? Hurts.

How important is it to get oral thrush treated quickly? Doc said call if meds caused thrush, but it's been a week of calls. Okay to keep waiting? Hurts.

Which meds?: Why on meds? Names of meds? Evidence of thrush? If you fail to get a return from your Dr, check to see if you used correct procedure. You may need to see a different Dr. The question is to continue meds or not. But you forgot to identify the meds or the reason for them. ...Read more

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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

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Can tonsil stones be caused by oral thrush?

I am not...: Aware of any association between thrush and tonsilliths. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush cause swollen nodes in the neck?

Possible: Ant type of infection in the mouth can cause this. However, have your medical doctor exam you for other signs. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol while sick cause oral thrush?

Can drinking alcohol while sick cause oral thrush?

How sick &with what?: Thrush is not necessarily an std. Thrush develops when the opportunity presents for a compromised immune system. Many patients who use inhalers that contain steroids are at risk, particularly if some of those steroids are deposited in the oral cavity. Patients on broad-spectrum antibiotics, who take steroids for any inflammatory condition, & those fighting a systemic disease (like HIV) get thrush. ...Read more

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I have oral thrush caused by chemo can I give it to my 8 week old puppy?

I have oral thrush caused by chemo can I give it to my 8 week old puppy?

Not likely to occur: I hope that you are feeling better, oral thrush can occur during chemo therapy, but as your immune system recovers this will help to resolve the infection. ...Read more

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Does it ever happen that a dog licking a 6 week old babies face causes oral thrush in the baby.?

Not likely: While dog bites are problematic for infections, licking is not usually associated with oral or skin infections. ...Read more

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If HIV caused someones oral thrush, how soon of an infection of HIV would cause it? 1 year? 2 year?

HIV Infection: Thrush in an HIV infected human would represent immune function damage. Now a days in our modern world, thirty years into the HIV epidemic all people with HIV in the world are encouraged to be on treatment to suppress the viral infection and to prevent immune function damage. Thus, there is not an automatic transition to getting thrush anymore.
If one has thrush this does not mean they are HIV +. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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