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Can Oral Thrush Cause The Gums To Swell
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
Yes: Get rid of the irritant and the ulcer will heal immediately. Have your orthodontic specialist smooth the irritating projection, cover the sticker with orthodontic wax, take ibuprofen, rinse with salt water, and dab Benzocaine in orabase or orajel onto the sore spot. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
How can you tell the difference between oral thrush and geographic tongue? Can both be caused by yeast infection?
Thrush vs Geographic: Thrush-creamy white coating; fungal (candidia a.) due to imbalance of organisms\immune system issues; can be brushed off to some extent; worsens with time; requires treatment! geographic tongue- random and varied bald spots, changes over time in size and location; unknown etiology; benign and does not require treatment. See your dentist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Somewhat: Dry mouth yes. Swelling no. If your lips swell or anything else starts swelling noticeably such as your lips you might have an allergic reaction see a physician right away. Do you take any other medications? This might be an interaction. List the medications you take in your post. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swelling and cankers: Yes, Swelling is common with any minor infections. See your DDS/DMD for medication. There are oral meds and topical salves. Both work reasonably well. These sores are viral in origin. There many homeopathic cures. Check out www.Health911.com for a list of home remedies. Use cold sores as your search link. My Best BD ...Read more
Oral Allergic Signs: Yes, swelling and redness of the gums, tongue or other oral structures can be a sign of allergy especially if the onset is sudden. The allergic reaction can continue on to serious respiratory or other systemic manifestations so you should seek medical care right away. ...Read more
Inflammation: Bleeding is caused by your body or host reaction to the foreign product (plaque and calculus), bacteria or bacterial product that accumulate in your gum and cannot be drained. Vasodilation of capillaries and developmental of granulation tissue in the socket, along with increase lymphocyte, neutrophile, macrophage, and along with compliment cascade. The result is the destruction of bone socket. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Canker : Canker sores can be light colored in the middle encircled by a red ring. They usually hurt. If you have been sick, it is not uncommon to get canker sores because your immune system is a little weaker than normal. A cold sore is also called a fever blister. This is from a form of herpes simplex virus. These sores may pop up if you are physically or emotionally stressed (i.e., you have a fever). They are usually tender. If you have had streph throat recently, the stress to your body could cause cold sores or canker sores to form. These sores can be on your lips, gums, inner cheeks, tongue or on the roof of the mouth. Hope your sores resolve quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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