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What makes my oral thrush that I've had for 4 years go away 2 or 3 hours upon waking but hurt with toothpaste and most foods all day?

What makes my oral thrush that I've had for 4 years go away 2 or 3 hours upon waking but hurt with toothpaste and most foods all day?

Oral thrush: Oral thrush is a treatable disease, and it is usually worse with diabetes. Controlling your diabetes and taking proper treatment for your oral thrush should benefit you. See your doctor about treatment. ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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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How long should I avoid alcohol for? I think my oral thrush is cleared up.

How long should I avoid alcohol for? I think my oral thrush is cleared up.

No longer: You can have alcohol anytime now. Just be a responsible drinker and drink in moderation so that alcohol does not harm you with its adverse reactions. ...Read more

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Can just being really sick & eating lots of sugary/starchy foods let oral thrush happen? Not on antibiotics & not sexually active so what caused it?

Can just being really sick & eating lots of sugary/starchy foods let oral thrush happen? Not on antibiotics & not sexually active so what caused it?

Thrush: Thrush is due to yeast infection, found almost everywhere. Healthy people can get thrush. If it is a persistent or recurrent problem, then looking for other problems may be in order. ...Read more

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9 day old baby. Has oral thrush. So far eats fine and is not cranky. Mom breastfeeds. Want to avoid medicine. Suggestions how to treat baby and mom?

9 day old baby. Has oral thrush. So far eats fine and is not cranky. Mom breastfeeds. Want to avoid medicine. Suggestions how to treat baby and mom?

Depends: Mild thrush can be ignored. If the kid gets it to the point the linings of the mouth bleed during feeds, it is obviously going to trigger discomfort and you will know. However, the yeast that causes thrush is everywhere, including in the mouth/gut of all babies. You are unlikely ever to remove it from their body or environment. If baby's doing fine, you can ignore it until it becomes a problem ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have oral thrush?

How can you tell if you have oral thrush?

Thrush: You can look inside your mouth and tongue to see if you have white discharge in the back of your throat and thick layer on your tongue. You can always verify this with your internist. ...Read more

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If you don't have diabetes can you still eat sugar if you have oral thrush & candida skin infection?

Always in moderation: It is not common to get oral thrush, if you are healthy and not immunocompromised.
WE see this more in young infants,
Please confirm diagnosis. Moderate non refined Carbs, will not hurt you.
Do have it treated, if confirmed. ...Read more

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Is Oral Thrush Dangerous?

Not normally: Thrush is typically an uncomfortable but not dangerous condition in otherwise healthy people. ...Read more

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How is oral thrush treated?

How is oral thrush treated?

Medication for 10-14: Days. While healthy children and adults can be effectively treated for thrush, the symptoms may be more severe and difficult to manage in those with weakened immune systems. Antifungal medications, which are generally taken for 10 to 14 days, are often prescribed to treat thrush. These medicines are available in tablets, lozenges, or liquids. ...Read more

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How does oral thrush begin?

How does oral thrush begin?

Low immunity: Oral thrush is a fungal infection of the oral membranes, and usually occurs in people whose immune status are reduced. This can occur in people on antibiotics, in diabetics or immunosuppressed due to other illnesses or cancer. Certain other medications can increase the risk as well. ...Read more

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How can I treat oral thrush?

Antifungal meds: An antifungal medication can be prescribed for you. ...Read more

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What do I do for oral thrush?

What do I do for oral thrush?

Prescription med: There are several meds for this condition, but not available otc. Should have it checked to make sure that is what you have first...If it is confirmed thrush, I am sure you will be treated accordingly. You should also inquire about why you got thrush.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How is oral thrush transmitted?

How is oral thrush transmitted?

It's not-: One cannot transmit oral thrush. It's the result of the immune system that is unable to control the yeast that is found in the mouth of humans. It can happen when one uses medications that suppress the immune system (eg. Transplant patient, asthma patient) or when someone is infected with hiv. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for oral thrush?

Several risk factors: Anyone can develop oral thrush, but the infection is more common with these factors:
being an infant
having a compromised immune system
wearing dentures
having other health conditions, such as diabetes or anemia
taking certain medications, such as antibiotics, or oral or inhaled corticosteroids
undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer
having conditions that cause dry mouth
smoking. ...Read more

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Oral thrush help! What do I do?

Cause?: First, any reason why you would have this? Treatment would consist of oral medications. Need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long does oral thrush last?

Varies: If you are taking the proper medication you will see improvement in a few days but should continue with the medication for a full 2 weeks to prevent regrowth. ...Read more

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What does oral thrush look like?

Oral thrush: Typically, oral thrush has the appearance of a thick, white coating on the tongue that can be scraped off. It may have a bit of a white cheese appearance. ...Read more

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Why does a person get oral thrush?

Why does a person get oral thrush?

Low immune system: Thrush is a fungal infection in the mouth mostly seen in infants. Adult with this problem either have other systemic disease which lowers their immune system or taking medication like steroid. ...Read more

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How quickly does oral thrush grow?

Few days: Usually it progresses over a few days but can be more rapid if on antibiotics, steroids, chemotherapy or receiving radiation to mouth. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oral thrush?

White spots: The back of the mouth or tongue may have white plaques. One may have pain or difficulty with swallowing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oral thrush?

What are the symptoms of oral thrush?

White plaques: White fuzzy-looking areas on tongue and/or cfheek that cannot be pulled or washed off. ...Read more

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Would you know if you had oral thrush?

Would you know if you had oral thrush?

Burning Mouth: Oral thrush is caused by the yeast candida and you will generally have a red and or white patches with inflamed mouth with many times a burning mouth. ...Read more

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What is the best way to fix oral thrush?

Medication, but...: Treating oral candidiasis is typically easily accomplished with antifungal medications in otherwise healthy people. However, along with treatment your doctor will likely try to figure out why you got it in the first place. ...Read more

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I have big oral thrush issue, what to do?

Oral thrush: Most important is to establish the reason why you have it. It can occur after a course of antibiotics, or can be seen in persons who are immune suppressed. You should see your doctor for an evaluation. The thrush can be treated with a variety of prescription medications. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of oral thrush?

What can I do to take care of oral thrush?

Topical nystatin: Topicsal Nystatin suspension directly swabbed onto the affected areas is effective therapy. Also, oral antifungals, such as Diflucan (fluconazole) can be used as well. Both are prescriptions obtained from your physician. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat oral thrush?

What is the best way to treat oral thrush?

Antifungals: Antifungal topical treatment such as nystatin (mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth are the initial treatment. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole (diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. ...Read more

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How do I know when oral thrush is going away?

Thrush: Your mouth should be less tender, not feel swollen, the white exudate should be receding and the redness of the tissues improving. If these are not occurring go back and see the doctor. You may need testing for immune deficiency conditions. ...Read more

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Is oral thrush by any circumstances dangerous?

Not usually: Not usually. It can be a sign of a more serious problem like diabetes or an immune system problem. In healthy adults, it is usually caused by antibiotics or medicines (steroids). ...Read more

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I keep getting oral thrush over & over again.?

I keep getting oral thrush over & over again.?

Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection with candidiasis usually. It is caused by some disturbance in the oral environment that allows this yeast to proliferate. If you have some type of immune disorder or have been taking frequent antibiotics or oral/inhaled steroids, you may be predisposed to this problem. If you have a recurrent problem, you need to talk with your doctor about what might be the cause. ...Read more

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My oral thrush still won't go away, what to do?

Be seen: You need to have a thorough history and physical and perhaps some lab work... ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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