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Is oral candidiasis (thrush) contagious?

Is oral candidiasis (thrush) contagious?

No: This is not contagious, everyone harbours this fungus, but it only manifests itself when your immune system is decreased or if you are on antibiotics that throws off your oral cavities bacteria equillibrium. ...Read more

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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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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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Will nystatin oral tablet cure a vaginal yeast infection?

Will nystatin oral tablet cure a vaginal yeast infection?

Yes : It is an antifungal although not often used for this. Over the counter creams will work too. ...Read more

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Do candida albicans (thrush) cause tonsil stones?

Do candida albicans (thrush) cause tonsil stones?

No: Tonsil stones are usually an amalgamation of trapped food, discarded cells and debris from the tonsil, and the bacteria that live naturally in our mouth. They are not indicative of an infection and don't have a relationship with candida. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause Oral hairy Leukoplakia?

Not likely: It may resemble thrush, but the patches are usually softer than leukoplakia patches. If a patch looks suspicious, your dentist will do a biopsy for definitive diagnosis. Hairy leukoplakia can appear in people whose immune system is not working well. ...Read more

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Toe candida albicans. Is tolnaftate effective?

Toe candida albicans.  Is tolnaftate effective?

The organism: Is not the only consideration. You did not mention if it was skin on toe or the nail. Nials are difficult to treat due to the fact the organisms are ususally under the nail. The thickness of the nail is also a concern. Is the tolnaftate a cream? A soultion? As you want it to be able to get under the nail as well. Try and keep the nail short and soft. Try the tolnaftate ... ...Read more

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What are thrush, candida, cystitis and yeast infection?

What are thrush, candida, cystitis and yeast infection?

Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. Candida is the name of the yeast. Cystitis is a bladder infection, which could be a viral infection, bacterial infection or a yeast infection. Yeast infection just means that you have an infection from yeast and it could be just about anywhere. Vaginal yeast infections and oral (mouth) yeast infections do tend to be the most common, but skin occurs too. ...Read more

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What is candida albicans?

What is candida  albicans?

It is a type of : fungus/yeast,that causes mostly skin and vaginal yeast infections in people.Under certain conditions ,it can become invasive . ...Read more

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Vaginal yeast infection. Same as thrush?

No, Thrush is oral: A vaginal yeast infection and thrush are caused by the same same fungus, candida, but thrush is oral (only the mouth), and the former only affects the vagina. Clotrimazole can be used for both, but usually different medications are used for the vaginal infection. ...Read more

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Is gardnerella and candida contagious?

No: Both are ubiquitous in the environment and noramally live in our bodies. ...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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What is candida yeast?

What is candida yeast?

Type of yeast: Candida is the scientific name for a group of yeasts. There are sub types like albicans, glabrata and more. Yeasts are a type of fungus. So in other words, candida is a type of fungus as opposed to bacteria/viruses.Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What works against candida krusei vaginal infection?

Clotrimazole: A good drug to try may be topical Clotrimazole (as long as you do not have a known allergy). ...Read more

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Is oral thrush contagious when kissing?

Potentially.: Thrush is an infection of the oral cavity caused by yeast (candida). Most individuals with a healthy immune system have good resistance to yeast infections, so kissing is usually safe. But there can be confounding factors. Steroids such as oral Prednisone or inhaled steroids for asthma; numerous antibiotics (oral or iv) can predispose to yeast infections. Clearly hiv/chemo patients are more prone. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more