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Need some help regarding candidiasis in my mouth?

Need some help regarding candidiasis in my mouth?

Help: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can candidiasis in the mouth cause harm to the fetus?

Can candidiasis in the mouth cause harm to the fetus?

Not by itself: Candidiasis in the mouth usually results from an underlying immune deficiency like hiv, or other chronic illnesses like diabetes. Those if not adequately controlled can cause harm and should be treated. Once the underlying condition is treated, the oral candidiasis will resolve easily with treatment. ...Read more

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Can candidiasis occur around the mouth, not in it?

Can candidiasis occur around the mouth, not in it?

Yes : A condition known as angular cheilitis or perleche is a condition where deep cracks or splits occur in the corners of the mouth. Perleche (or angular cheilitis) is caused by the infection of the mouth corners ( labial commissures) by the fungus Candida Albicans or by a bacteria. ...Read more

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I got mouth candidiasis. Is it possible that i got it? if i am "healthy"?. I had unprotected sex and only mouth to mouth contac?

Thrush : The fungi that causes candidasis exists everywhere. It can flare up under circumstances when your immune system is weak, or when you are under high stress. Make sure you continue to take the anti fungal medication as directed by your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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If you have recurring vaginal candidiasis for years, are you likely to have it in other parts of the body? (such as mouth, eyes, intestines, etc.)

If you have recurring vaginal candidiasis for years, are you likely to have it in other parts of the body? (such as mouth, eyes, intestines, etc.)

Confirmation: Recurrent vaginal candidiasis needs an extensive workup. One should be tested for diabetes and immune system suppression. It is also necessary to confirm that the vaginal infection is in fact yeast. This should be done by fungal culture. Many times people think they have yeast when in reality they have something else. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of candidiasis (thrush)?

How do I get rid of candidiasis (thrush)?

Anti fungal meds: Depending on where the candidiasis is located, either a topical or systemic anti fungal medication such as Nystatin is usually effective. ...Read more

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Candidiasis (vaginal thrush). Does having daily sex make it better or worse?

Candidiasis (vaginal thrush). Does having daily sex make it better or worse?

Often worse: The "headquarters" of yeast, usually candida albicans, is in the bowel. Vaginal treatment is inadequate. You need to see a physician who is familiar with the diagnosis of "yeast syndrome". Yeast in the bowel feeds on sugar so there is a strong association with diet. Sometimes fermentation in the bowel gives rise to "growling and bubbling" that is even audible. ...Read more

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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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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)

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