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What could cause a female in her 60's, sexually inactive for 10 yrs to constantly get thrush?

What could cause a female in her 60's, sexually inactive for 10 yrs to constantly get thrush?

See below: The possible reasons: decreased immune response, long term use of antibiotics or steroids and as a result of it - decrease/lack of normal vaginal flora. ...Read more

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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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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?

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

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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

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 more

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What causes thrush?

What causes thrush?

Candida: Candida, a common yeast. Thrush can occur in people with immunosuppression, such as HIV infection. It can also occur in diabetics, people taking antibiotics, people taking oral steroids or using steroid inhalers, and people who wear dentures. ...Read more

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What is thrush and what causes it?

What is thrush and what causes it?

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

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What are the causes of chronic thrush?

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

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Can you tell me what has caused my thrush?

Thrush: Thrush is formed by a fungus and develops in a warm moist environment such as the vagina ...Read more

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Can i get thrush from giving oral to a woman?

Unlikely.: Everyone has some candida (thrush yeast) in their mouth to begin with; getting a bit more will not cause clinical thrush. ...Read more

Thrush (Definition)

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