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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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Im taking one fluconazole once a week for 6 weeks.. Is it enough to treat oral thrush im not immuno compromise person.or i need to take it per day?

Im taking one fluconazole once a week for 6 weeks.. Is it enough to treat oral thrush im not immuno compromise person.or i need to take it per day?

Reassessment Needed: If you've taken a drug for 6 weeks w/out any sign of relief, you need to see your doctor again to assess whether or not the treatment is really doing anything for you. 6 weeks seems excessive and you may need a different medication. ...Read more

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Is it generally no issue to brush your tongue when oral thrush is present?

Is it generally no issue to brush your tongue when oral thrush is present?

Best to be seen by: Your physician or dentist for appropriate treatment recommendations / medications. Part of the problem is auto inoculation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My One Month Old Has Oral Thrush Should I Be Worried About It?

My One Month Old Has Oral Thrush Should I Be Worried About It?

Not worrisome: oral thrush is a fungal infection causing white film or spots in the mouth - it is common in babies and not of significant concern - your doctor can prescribe oral anti fungal treatment to clear the infection within a few days Thrush doesn't usually cause significant symptoms, but can cause discomfort for baby when feeding sometimes. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of oral thrush?

What are the presenting symptoms of oral thrush?

White patches: The white patches are very obvious and can only be removed with difficulty and bleeding. It is caused by a yeast called Candida Albicans and requires a prescription treatment from your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Does anyhthing else present like oral thrush, but is not?

Aphthous ulcers can.: Aphthous ulcers can mimic thrush sometimes during its typical course of expression. Some oral cancers present as whitish lesions known as leukoplakia which could be confused with thrush to the untrained eye. The mouth part of hand-foot-mouth disease sometimes has a thrush-like appearance for non-physicians. Even "milk staining" of the mouth takes on a thrush-like presentation. ...Read more

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I have oral thrush. My Dr. Prescribed me one dose of Fluconazole. I started taking Keflex yesterday. Should I continue to take the Keflex?

I have oral thrush. My Dr. Prescribed me one dose of Fluconazole. I started taking Keflex yesterday. Should I continue to take the Keflex?

What's it for? : You mentioned a thrush infection and treating that but why are you on the Keflex? If this was prescribed by a physician for a bacterial infection, it would not be wise to stop it. Check with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Is the oral thrush i aquired afetrt the antibiotics or after oral sex will not turn into systemic overgrowth candidiasis? Im treating for one month

Is the oral thrush i aquired afetrt the antibiotics or after oral sex will not turn into systemic overgrowth candidiasis? Im treating for one month

Oral candida infctio: If you have no immune deficiency or taking any medications that lower your immunity such as long term course of steroids or any chmothraputic agent, the answer is not likey. Relax. If the thrush persisted please talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the one time dosage of Diflucan for oral thrush and how safe is it to take with nifedical XL, Zoloft, (sertraline) Vitamin D3, and Fibercon?

What is the one time dosage of Diflucan for oral thrush and how safe is it to take with nifedical XL, Zoloft, (sertraline) Vitamin D3, and Fibercon?

Needs workup: There is no recommendation for a one time for for oral thrush- this sign represents something is is going on that requires further work-up. l recommend seeing a doctor to help diagnose what is going on with you. ...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


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