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Can STD cause oral thrush?

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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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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How can you tell if you have oral thrush?

How can you tell if you have oral thrush?

Thrush: You can look inside your mouth and tongue to see if you have white discharge in the back of your throat and thick layer on your tongue. You can always verify this with your internist. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush coat just your tongue?

Can oral thrush coat just your tongue?

No: It can extend over all mucous membranes in the oral cavity and down the esophagus. I have seen patients with strings of white exudate extending from their uvula to the tongue and their entire throat coated white. If you are a normal adult u should not be getting thrush and should have your immune system examined and u should get tested for hiv. ...Read more

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Will oral thrush tablet get rid of oral thrush as well as vaginal?

MONILIASIS: Oral thrush is treated with Nystatin oral suspension. Vaginal monilia infection is treated with suppository or cream. Both rx are for fungus but different strength. ...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 you descripe oral herpes?

Can you descripe oral herpes?

Itchy blisters: Localized clustered itchy blisters on a background of red skin. ...Read more

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Will oral thrush give you mouth pains when smoking?

Will oral thrush give you mouth pains when smoking?

Oral Thrush: Is itself painful; smoking will cause dry mouth and more discomfort. Get treatment of thrush, reduce or stop smoking if possible. ...Read more

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Can you get oral herpes and not vaginal herpes?

Can you get oral herpes and not vaginal herpes?

Yes: Genital herpes is a disease caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv), of which there are two types. Type 1 (hsv-1) usually causes oral herpes, an infection of the lips and mouth. In the past, hsv-1 was not known to cause genital herpes, but that is changing, especially among people who begin having sex at a young age. Still, in most cases, genital herpes is caused by hsv-2 herpes virus. ...Read more

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How can I treat oral thrush?

How can I treat oral thrush?

Antifungal meds: An antifungal medication can be prescribed for you. ...Read more

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Can tetracycline tablets give you vaginal thrush?

Can tetracycline tablets give you vaginal thrush?

Give=no/allow=yes: Yeast that is already in your intestines or on other body surfaces eventually lead to vaginal thrush. Taking any antibiotic can kill off healthy bacteria that is occupying those spaces and allow more room and food for yeast to thrive on. Taking probiotics can help maintain normal levels of good bacteria to suppress yeast overgrowth. ...Read more

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Can I get oral thrush from taking antibiotics?

Can I get oral thrush from taking antibiotics?

Yes: Oral thrush can occur from anything that changes the bacteria of the mouth leading to fungal overgrowth. Antibiotics are a very common reason why bacteria are decreased and yeast can take over. ...Read more

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Could i give someone oral thrush by kissing?

Not usually: Oral thrush in an adult usually means some compromise in immunity. The microbes that cause it are actually normal flora. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush cause your lips burn or give you chapped lips?

Doubtful: Although you may experience thrush and chapped lips at the same time, it is unlikely that the conditions are related. The yeast that causes thrush requires a warm, moist environment, such as the inside of the mouth and throat. Chapped lips are caused by drying conditions in the environment. ...Read more

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Can strep be mistaken for oral thrush?

Depends: This depends on who is calling it strep and their level of training/ thoroughness of evaluation. In today's lingo, lots of folks call any sore throat strep, while only a fraction are. Proper office evaluation includes a throat exam and a quick test (ready in ...Read more

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How can I cure oral thrush or lichen planus?

How can I cure oral thrush or lichen planus?

Oral thrush: With proper medical treatment, most simple thrush infections can be cured in about 7 to 14 days. Most likely the infection may not return as long as you stay healthy and well nourished. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. There is no treatment for lichen planus. Take care. ...Read more

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If you have hiv/aids. How often do you get oral thrush?

If you have hiv/aids. How often do you get oral thrush?

Varies: People with HIV/AIDS have a higher risk of developing skin conditions because the virus affects the body's ability to fight off infections. Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida albicans fungus. This happens more often in people with cancer, HIV or other conditions that weaken the immune system. The weaker the immunity, the more severe the infection. ...Read more

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Can canestan oral antifungal pill cure oral thrush on tongue?

Not a good choice: Even though canestan is an antifungal, it would not be the drug of choice for oral thrush. If you have thrush-like symptoms on your tongue, you should see your dentist or physician, because there are several different medications used to treat this yeast-like fungus, depending on the severity of the thrush, your own health, and your immune strength. It would not be wise to treat this yourself. ...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


Thrush (Definition)

A yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more