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Fungus In Mouth And Throat
Facial neck skin condition biopsy no bacteria fungus raised bumps around eyes temples sides face brow scalp mouth chin excretes build up of sebum brownish and thickens 10 yrs. No meds help at all?
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
Recurrent sore throat, purulent lesion (1 or 2) on one or both tonsils. No bacteria or fungi detected by lab tests (done twice).No fever. What can it be?
Inflammation: It is possible to have aseptic (non-infectious) inflammation of the tonsils. It is also possible to have an infection with false-negative tests. You can use salt-water gargles for now. See your doctor for possible referral to an ear, nose, throat doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Can fungus on my to nail cause yeast to multiple in my throat. I had a throat culture done and it showed that I had over growth of yeast. Please help?
No: The fungii that cause nail fungal infection (trichophyton and epidemophytum) are different than yeast infection of the throat (candidia). However if you are prone to opportunistic infection (suppressed immune system, etc) you are more likely to get both but the spread of the nail to the throat is extremely unlikely. I hope you are seeing your pcp for these matters to monitor your overall health. ...Read more
Daily, for 3 yrs, I cough up thick, sticky, mucus that looks like mold or fungus... It's constant always in the back of my throat. Chest X-ray normal?
Had HPV since Dec 2016. had sex 2 weeks ago. Saw small yellow on right tonsil, need to clear throat sometimes. No pain, no fever. Cancer or fungus??
It is highly unlikely that you have fungal infection or cancer from sex two weeks ago. Even though you had HPV, still get vaccine to prevent infection with other strains of HPV. If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Burnt mouth: Hello, many patients who have these symptoms may have dry mouth. The mouth and throat need a constant water layer to allow the breathing and swallowing functions to occur normally. Also a reflux condition may also cause a burning mouth symptoms. First make sure you are drinking enough water daily. If the problem persists, see your doctor and ask about reflux disease. ...Read more
Sores: It has to be diagnosed clinically. If it is viral, palliative treatment for about ten days. If systemic, corticosteroid might be used. ...Read more
Lack of hydration: When you breath in through your nose, the sinus passages and turbulence adds moisture to the inhaled air. Breathing through the mouth is a more direct pathway with little additional moisture in the passageway so dryness is more common. ...Read more
Tonsilliths: White concretions in tonsils are common. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Throat pain: It is likely due to dry air or environmental irritation / allergy causing nasal congestion which forces you to breath through your mouth when sleeping. The dry air causes inflammation and irritation of the mouth and throat (as well as lung) mucosa. Try antihistamines and occasionally a decongestant before going to bed along with a humidifier by bedside. If persists, see an ENT for eval. ...Read more
Could be: Post nasal drainage from allergies. Symptoms would typically be worse during a certain season unless you have allergies to something indoors, like dust, mold, etc. Could be acid reflux. Usually associated with frequent throat clearing and the sensation that there is something stuck in your throat. You may or may not have heartburn though. ...Read more