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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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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush is a condition in which there is too much candida yeast growth on the surfaces in the mouth or throat. The yeast overgrowth areas appear as whitish spots or patches, or in more severe cases a whitish coating covering most of the ...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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Is the oral thrush i aquired afetrt the antibiotics or after oral sex will not turn into systemic overgrowth candidiasis? Im treating for one month

Is the oral thrush i aquired afetrt the antibiotics or after oral sex will not turn into systemic overgrowth candidiasis? Im treating for one month

Oral candida infctio: If you have no immune deficiency or taking any medications that lower your immunity such as long term course of steroids or any chmothraputic agent, the answer is not likey. Relax. If the thrush persisted please talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...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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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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What are the different appearances of oral candidiasis and leukoplakia?

Great difference: Oral candidiasis does produce clinging white plaque in the oropharyngeal cavity, but the white areas of leukoplakia are premalignant or malignant and involve the epithelium (skin of the mouth) itself ...Read more

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How can I know if I had oral candidiasis?It's possible anal candidiasis?

How can I know if I had oral candidiasis?It's possible anal candidiasis?

Candidiasis: White plaques which do not easily rub off with a q-tip, may be oral candida. This is also painful. It is possible to have anal candidiasis. Oral candida occurs in immunocompramised individual or people on oral or inhaled steroids. Please note that a white patch in the mouth could be leukoplakia and may turn out to be oral cancer. Evaluation is advised. ...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