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Is scraping off the yeast/bacteria a possible treatment for oral thrush?

Is scraping off the yeast/bacteria a possible treatment for oral thrush?

No: Thrush is not a bacterial infection. It is a fungal infection. Scraping it off will leave a raw bleeding surface which is one way to diagnose Candida Albicans from other white lesions. Scraping it off will not eliminate the infection. You need to take the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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I have had a thrush like rash around my anus for three months tried discontinuing the use of soap, 1 solid week if oral. Yeast. 1day treatment. Med?

I have had a thrush like rash around my anus for three months tried discontinuing the use of soap, 1 solid week if oral. Yeast. 1day treatment. Med?

Cannot diagnose: Without being able to see this rash it is impossible to accurately diagnose it. Suggest you show this to a doctor and get treated appropriately. If it is candida and unresponsive to standard therapy you may want to check both your immune status and hiv. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could male candida (thrush) cause cancer?

Could male candida (thrush) cause cancer?

Nope: We all have candida in our bodies, kept in check by the immune system. Different forms of candida infection can be seen in immunosuppressed states (like aids) which carry a higher risk of certain cancers, but the candida itself does not cause cancer. We also see it in patients on treatment for cancer but again, it's only acting up because the immune system is down. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush get worse before better when you go on the candida diet?

Can oral thrush get worse before better when you go on the candida diet?

See below: Thrush is treated with antifungal topical treatmenst such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches to dissolve in mouth. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. No diet will cure thrush. ...Read more

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What works most effectively to do for thrush and candida overgrowth?

What works most effectively to do for thrush and candida overgrowth?

See your dentist: You should see your dentist if it is in your mouth (thrush). The cause of the infection should be determined and you should take the appropriate prescribed medication. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat thrush (candida) after they found it in a gastroscopy? I don't feel like I have thrush anywhere.

What is the best way to treat thrush (candida) after they found it in a gastroscopy? I don't feel like I have thrush anywhere.

Nystatin or Mycelex (clotrimazole): Thrush is a fungal infection of the mouth or food tube usually caused by a candida. While the use of probiotics may be helpful, the standard treatment is an oral prescription topical antifungal agent such as Nystatin swish or Mycelex (clotrimazole) troches used 5-6 times a day for 5-7 days. ...Read more

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My 3 week old and I have resistant thrush. He's normal weight. Trying to get treated but Is it possible for baby to get invasive candida from thrush?

My 3 week old and I have resistant thrush. He's normal weight. Trying to get treated but Is it possible for baby to get invasive candida from thrush?

Possible, unlikely: Most incidents of invasive Candida in newborns have been in those on prolonged antibiotics, very low birth weight (<1500g) with indwelling catheters or iv's. In addition to nystatin, oral fluconazole is well tolerated and usually has good results. Consider using oral probiotic drops to provide a source of friendly bacteria to compete with Candida. ...Read more

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Do you know if thrush a candida infection?

Yes: Thrush is candida on a mucosal surface. It appears as uncomfortable white spots; the white can be rubbed off. ...Read more

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Is it worth adopting any new dietary habits or seeing a dietician if they have found thrush (candida) following a gastroscopy?

Is it worth adopting any new dietary habits or seeing a dietician if they have found thrush (candida) following a gastroscopy?

Maybe: If you are overweight or anorexic, then dietary advice would be useful. Using probiotics (active yeast yogurt, other nutritional probiotic supplements) are especially useful, especially if you are taking an antibiotic. ...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


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Candidiasis (Definition)

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