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Is scraping off the yeast/bacteria a possible treatment for oral thrush?

Is scraping off the yeast/bacteria a possible treatment for oral thrush?

No: Thrush is not a bacterial infection. It is a fungal infection. Scraping it off will leave a raw bleeding surface which is one way to diagnose Candida Albicans from other white lesions. Scraping it off will not eliminate the infection. You need to take the appropriate medication.

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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


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I am on dose 2 of macrobid for UTI &making my oral thrush worse. I am waiting to see ID for thrush treatment but appt is 1 mth - do I stop macrobid?

I am on dose 2 of macrobid for UTI &making my oral thrush worse. I am waiting to see ID for thrush treatment but appt is 1 mth - do I stop macrobid?

Maybe: If your urinary tract symptoms are still present, then you need to continue the macrobid. However, macrobid rarely causes thrush. If you truly have thrush, there may be another cause. You should see your PCP or try to move your appointment up or see a different ID doctor.

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After intense therapy 2000mg kefalexin to treat chronic cystitis for 3 months, oral thrush developed that no medicine is working for, and angular chielitis developed since February. Given fucidin, but if it's fungal will this make it worse?

After intense therapy 2000mg kefalexin to treat chronic cystitis for 3 months, oral thrush developed that no medicine is working for, and angular chielitis developed since February. Given fucidin, but if it's fungal will this make it worse?

Here are some...: Using broad-spectrum antibiotics always possibly comes with fungal infection somewhere; that is nothing uncommon. As to angular cheilitis, one has to consider sun overexposure, poor nutrition, allergies, medications, dehydration, diet, and certain systemic diseases. To help handle these, to articles in http://formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html & http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. More? Contact me.

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What is the treatment for oral thrush?

What is the treatment for oral thrush?

Nystatin: Nystatin is a prescription medication that, in liquid form, is the treatment of choice for oral thrush.

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Which is the best treatment of oral thrush?

Which is the best treatment of oral thrush?

Nystatin oral rinse: This is an anti fungal and can be prescribed by your dentist or physician.

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I took bacterial vaginosis treatment by mouth two weeks ago, but I got oral thrush from it, and I think my BV has come back after having sex?!

I took bacterial vaginosis treatment by mouth two weeks ago, but I got oral thrush from it, and I think my BV has come back after having sex?!

Recurrent BV: Recurrent BV is a common problem, and unfortunately the most effective treatments (usually metronidazole by mouth) can trigger yeast infections. BV isn't usually an STD in the usual sex, except in lesbian partners. Still, even with male partners, it's a good idea to either avoid sex or use condoms consistently (even with regular partners) for several weeks. For expert advice see an NHS GUM clinic.

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Can radiation therapy cure oral cancer?

Can radiation therapy cure oral cancer?

Yes: There are defined areas such as floor of the mouth, tongue, gums, retromolar trigone, palate, etc. Combinations of radiation, surgery and chemotherapy are used. Earlier stages have high probability of cure, more extensive stages (even those to lymph nodes) can be cured with combinations of radiation and chemotherapy but to a lesser percentage of probability.

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If your onj is not caused from radiation therapy nor from taking osteo/steroid or bisphoshonates meds or therapy, then what else could cause it?

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If your onj is not caused from radiation therapy nor from taking osteo/steroid or bisphoshonates meds or therapy, then what else could cause it?

Is it ONJ?: Onj defines a condition that the bone in the affected area does not heal and becoming necroses. Inability for osteoclast function is the main reason. Any drug, disease condition or ailment that affecting osteoclast function will give you onj. Severe diabetic patient may develop localized infection in the area and causes necroses/delay healing. Biopsy for cancer. Laser biostimulation will help.

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Could radiation therapy for cancer cause other cancers in nearby organs later on?

Could radiation therapy for cancer cause other cancers in nearby organs later on?

Yes: It's one of the risks described in your consent form. This is also true about taking chemotherapy that other cancers are treatment related. However these risks are low and considered acceptable compared to the benefit that is expected from the treatment.

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Do you think my radiation therapy caused osteoencrosis in my hips?

Do you think my radiation therapy caused osteoencrosis in my hips?

Maybe: Radiation therapy has some side effect and may cause bone to weaken and can cause the bone to fracture

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Could radiation therapy cause osteonecrosis of the hips?

Could radiation therapy cause osteonecrosis of the hips?

Yes: If the hips get an amount of radiation above what this area can handle this complication can happen. This is why there is treatment planning and doctors limit radiation doses to the area of concern. However if treated no more than the maximum tolerance their is still 5 percent chance of complications at that maximum level.

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What are the chances cranial radiation therapy (8 days medium-high dosage) could cause permanent mental damage and learning disabilities?

Remote: Radiation therapy is widely used for treating brain cancers. More than 90% of the people have no serious sequelae. There is some small chance of late effects but only after full dose radiotherapy given over 3-4 weeks of daily treatments. So you should be fine.

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Does radiation therapy cause depression among breast cancer survivors?

No: Radiation does not cause this. But the whole process of having cancer and coping with it can lead to depression. Depression should be taken seriously and treated no matter what causes it.

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Can radiation therapy cause nausea?

Can radiation therapy cause nausea?

Yes: Since radiation affects both normal and cancerous cells, if your GI tract or brain are in the path of the radiation beam, there is a good chance that nausea will develop. We have excellent drugs to prevent chemotherapy or radiation therapy induced nausea, however.

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Can radiation therapy cause cancer?

Can radiation therapy cause cancer?

Secondary Cancer: Radiation does cause cancer, but is also used to treat cancer in radiation oncology. The best data for this is from children treated with radiation and followed closely for many years. The data can be murky with other causes of cancer. However, in general, the risk of secondary malignancy is much less than 1% can take up to 20 years to develop. The benefit of radiation far outweighs this risk.

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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