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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


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How do you know if your oral thrush has spread into your esophagus?

More important quest: A more important question is why a 19 year girl has oral THRUSH. If you are otherwise healthy not immunosuppressed... then it must be investigated further. Please see your doctor soon to check all possibilities. If you have pain on swallowing (Odynophagia) talk to your doctor about empiric oral antifungal treatment versus need for upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Is one or two white spots on my tonsils that come and go prob crypts/tonsil stones? Is thrush usually more spots and spread out?

Tonsilliths : What is recurring on the tonsils are tonsilliths. They occur when food gets stuck in a cyprus and then it gets broken down then it hardens which cause it to get very stinky. Thrush is white patches on the mucosa that have red spots under them when they are wiped with a tongue blade for us it is very characteristic. You need not worry about that. Good luck. Feel better! ...Read more

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How difficult is it to get rid of oral thrush if it has spread onto your throat?

How difficult is it to get rid of oral thrush if it has spread onto your throat?

It can be difficult: if it is in the throat, however, that's what we have systemic treatments like diflucan (fluconazole) for! You should see your doctor for definitive diagnosis, and get a prescription for an anti fungal such as diflucan (fluconazole). Good luck! ...Read more

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I have untreated oral thrush for a month can it spread to lungs heart or brain ? Is it too late ? I have insulin resistance not sure if I am diabetic

Thrush: You have had "thrush" for a month without seeking medical attention? You know you are "insulin resistant" but not sure if you are "diabetic"? This really doesn't make sense. I strongly recommend you seek medical attention soon for a complete workup and treatment planning. It appears that your health may have been neglected for sometime and there may be significant immune compromise. ...Read more

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Who gets thrush?

Who gets thrush?

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

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Thrush (Definition)

Thrush is a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more