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Dr. John Landi
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Frequent Mouth Infections (Overview)

Need to know the context in order to comment? Untreated periodontal disease or caries? Many variables, need specifics.


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What is the best treatment for frequent mouth infections like thrush?

What is the best treatment for frequent mouth infections like thrush?

Stay Healthy!: Depends on the cause. Keep your mouth clean. Brush! dentures? Keep them clean. Dry mouth? Hydrate. Supressed or comprimised immune system? Tell your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
2 doctors shared insights

Frequent Mouth Infections (Overview)

Need to know the context in order to comment? Untreated periodontal disease or caries? Many variables, need specifics.


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What is the definition or description of: Frequent mouth infections?

What is the definition or description of: Frequent mouth infections?

See below: Need to know the context in order to comment? Untreated periodontal disease or caries? Many variables, need specifics. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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What is the best treatment for frequent mouth infections like thrush?

Stay Healthy!: Depends on the cause. Keep your mouth clean. Brush! dentures? Keep them clean. Dry mouth? Hydrate. Supressed or comprimised immune system? Tell your doctor. ...Read more

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Do bacterial mouth infections clear up on their own.

Do bacterial mouth infections clear up on their own.

Mouth Infections: The mouth is vascular and therefore infection is not usual. If you have a bacterial infection i would not treat it by waiting to see. The infection can spread. ...Read more

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Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Know it's a common complication of taking antibiotics
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Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics & stay out of hospitals
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Use probiotics to outcompete the clostridium difficile bacteria
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Can STD tests detect if you mouth infections?

Can STD tests detect if you mouth infections?

STD swab: Swabs - can be done to check for infected pharynx. ...Read more

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Can an oral infection cause a herpes test to be positive? can the oral infection be found in the urine or blood? can you get rid of an oral infection

Can an oral infection cause a herpes test to be positive? can the oral infection be found in the urine or blood? can you get rid of an oral infection

Not Specific enough: "Oral Infection" can mean lots of things. Infections in the mouth are caused by bacteria, fungus (thrush), Viruses (herpes, etc.) . You need to be more specific and hopefully get a helpful answer. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Dr. Julie Abbott
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more