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Causes Of Thrush In Women
Im 44 and female. Think I've thrush in throat. Sore neck on one side too. No meds not asthmatic. What could cause and treat thank u?
See a doctor: Thrush would be extremely unusual in a normal person without diabetes, antibiotics, steroids or other abnormalities. Do not know if you are sexually active but immune deficiencies would promote thrush (if that is what you have), and if any chance you were exposed to hiv, get tested. Before anything else, would get a professional to examine you and confirm this diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more
What would cause a female in her 60's to repeatedly get thrush when she has not been sexually active in 10 yrs? Have fibromyalgia, osteo arthritis, degenerative disc disease, acid reflux, IBS w/constipation, spastic colon - actually get spasms in various
The : The reason thrush occurs when there is a health crisis is due to the fact that the immune system is working hard to fight off whatever infection is going on; in addition antibiotics kill a lot of the good bacteria, which gives the yeast an optimal environment to flourish in. Fortunately there are good treatments available. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fungal Infection: Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida fungus. Candida infections are not limited to the mouth and can occur elsewhere in the body. Small amounts of candida exist in most healthy people and are kept in check by bacteria. However, certain illnesses, stress, and medications can disturb this balance and allow the fungus to grow out of control. ...Read more
Fungus: Common thrush is an overgrowth of a normal oral fungus called candida albicans. It usually results from an imbalance of oral organisms secondary to antibiotic use. It can also occur in immune compromised patients. Treatment with anti fungal agents after stopping antibiotics is generally effective. ...Read more
Not likely: Not very likely. Something else is going on. ...Read more
Gentian violet: A preparation from a common wild plant is fairly effective. ...Read more
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