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Foods To Avoid When You Have Oral Thrush
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 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
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?
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
If you don't have diabetes can you still eat sugar if you have oral thrush & candida skin infection?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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