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Please help docs! is oral candidiasis contageous?

Please help docs! is oral candidiasis contageous?

Yes it can be: Candida normally inhabits the whole intestinal system, including the oral cavity but your immune system keeps the levels low. When the immune system cannot suppress the growth of candida it overgrows. I think there must be strains of candida that are more aggressive and can lead to overgrowth more and yes you could get this from someone else. I have had cases where patients developed thrush. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Is one diflucan (fluconazole) enough to treata yeast infection?

Is one diflucan (fluconazole) enough to treata yeast infection?

Usually: Your physician may order Diflucan (fluconazole) (oral antifungal) that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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Pseudomembraneous candidiasis (oral thrush). What is it? Is it cancer?

Oral Thrush: Although oral thrush can affect anyone, it's more likely to occur in babies and in people who wear dentures, use inhaled corticosteroids or have compromised immune systems. Oral thrush is a minor problem if you're healthy, but if you have a weakened immune system, symptoms of oral thrush may be more severe and difficult to control. ...Read more

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Common medicine for vaginal infection?

Common medicine for vaginal infection?

Depends: It depends on the root cause; for example, yeast infections are treated with either topical or systemic antifungals (clotrimazole, miconazole, or fluconazole). ...Read more

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Are tinea versicolor and thrush linked to one another?

Are tinea versicolor and thrush linked to one another?

No: Other being an alternative form of yeast, the two have little in common.The organism, malassensia furfur is quite different from than candida yeast that causes thrush. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with non candida albican yeast infection, not sent out to determine exact yeast. Prescribed tercanazole for 7 days-how effective to cure?

Appropriate: Terconazole cream is an appropriate first-line treatment for non C. albicans vaginitis, the cure rate is likely to be high but certain percentage may be resistant, if no clinical improvement by the end of the 7 days, needs to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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What is oral candidiasis?

What is oral candidiasis?

Fungus in the mouth: The layman term is yeast-infection or thrush. It is a fungal infection (candida albicans) which is quite common infants and can be easily treated by med such as nystatin. In adult, this can happen following antibiotic treatment, oral steroid use as in those for asthma/copd etc...But should be considering immunocompromised states such as hiv/cancer etc..As risk factors. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is pityriasis lichenoides chronica associated with hiv?

Is pityriasis lichenoides chronica associated with hiv?

Usually not: There have been a few reports of HIV patients with this illness which has come and gone as HIV levels change. It's quite common and by no means indicates you are infected. Savvy "health care consumers" get checked for HIV from time to time even if they're not doing risky things. Go ahead. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Incubation period for adult oral yeast infection?

Incubation period for adult oral yeast infection?

Not quite that way: Oral yeast is usually the plain old candida. We get it when we are babies, and we always have it. Everybody has it. When a person gets overgrowth of it (called thrush), it is generally due to something else going on inside the person, such as another medical illness, or a medication side effect. For example, asthma inhalers like flovent, that have steroids in them, can cause oral thrush. ...Read more

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How successful is diflucan (fluconazole) in treating a candida infection?

Very: Most common candida infections are easily treated by Fluconazole (diflucan). Some candida is of a species called glabrata and requires a different drug treatment but that is much less common. ...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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Hgb 10.3 is serious problem for health?

Hgb 10.3 is serious problem for health?

Anemia: You have anemia, though not severe it can become so. It is not unusual for menstruating females to get iron deficiency anemia. You need to see your doctor and make sure that is the reason for your anemia. If it is supplemental iron will fix this problem. ...Read more

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What medicine cures systemic candida?

Learning the truth: Listen, Brad. If you buy into this "candida" cult, you will never, ever feel well again. They'll persuade you that you have an incurable disease that you must manage intensively. They'll encourage you to focus on being a misunderstood victim of an illness that physicians conspire to ignore. It's bunk. Get your health issues managed scientifically and get on with a productive life. ...Read more

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Could mouth ulcers (lichen planus) result in oral cancer?

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Could mouth ulcers (lichen planus) result in oral cancer?

LP is not related: Oral lichen planus is an autoimmune disease and even erosive LP is not related to mouth cancer. If concerned, see an oral pathologist specialist for LP management. ...Read more

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