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How does one eliminate oral thrush if cancer is present?

How does  one  eliminate  oral  thrush  if  cancer  is  present?

Mouth wash/oral: Moyth wash and oral medication alongwith controlling underlying problem will control oral thrush. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Pseudomembraneous candidiasis (oral thrush). What is it? Is it cancer?

Oral Thrush: Although oral thrush can affect anyone, it's more likely to occur in babies and in people who wear dentures, use inhaled corticosteroids or have compromised immune systems. Oral thrush is a minor problem if you're healthy, but if you have a weakened immune system, symptoms of oral thrush may be more severe and difficult to control. ...Read more

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Does cancer it's self cause oral thrush or the cancer meds and chemo. I think I have oral thrush no symptoms just a white coating not going away?

Does cancer it's self cause oral thrush or  the cancer meds and chemo. I think I have oral thrush no symptoms just a white coating not going away?

Depends: On the type and stage of the cancer, but if it affects your immune system it can open the door for the development of thrush. Cancer treatments can also affect your immune system and allow thrush. You should let your oncologist and/or primary care doctor know that this is going on. ...Read more

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Tongue has a light green coat on it dentist said not cancer or oral thrush what could it be then he said use tongue scraper it has helped some?

Tongue has a light green coat on it dentist said not cancer or oral thrush what could it be then he said use tongue scraper it has helped some?

Biofilm: A coating on the tongue is a common finding. Of course the mouth is not a sterile site, and food passes through - so of course bacteria/microbes may find refuge there. (Think of bad breath). A bacterial mat or biofilm could form. RINSING with water frequently might help-it will dilute out nutrients therefore depriving microbes of food. Then you have BRUSHING (brushing the tongue) to dislodge them. ...Read more

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4 year old previous oral thrush, swollen crevical gland for 6 weeks, now swollen glands in groin no recent infec. What else than cancer? I'm petrified

4 year old previous oral thrush, swollen crevical gland for 6 weeks, now swollen glands in groin no recent infec. What else than cancer? I'm petrified

See Doctor Now: 4 yr old, "swollen crevical/groin glands x 6 wks. Prominent cervical glands occur commonly at this age due to frequent upper respiratory infections. Prominent groin glands can occur due to mild lower extremity trauma from rough play in children. Be aware that children do not complain & it is easy to miss cues that your child was sick. See your child's doctor now for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Oral sex, could one develop oral thrush?

Oral sex, could one develop oral thrush?

Possible & unlikely: Thrush should not occur in adults without some underlying deficiency. It is conceivable that intense cunnilingus with a woman who has significant yeast infection can do this, but very uncommon. ...Read more

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush is a condition in which there is too much candida yeast growth on the surfaces in the mouth or throat. The yeast overgrowth areas appear as whitish spots or patches, or in more severe cases a whitish coating covering most of the ...Read more


Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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