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Doctor insights on: How Does One Eliminate Oral Thrush If Cancer Is Present

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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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If a male has high risk HPV strain linked to oral cancer. How often to get oral cancer screening when asymptomatic? Does it decrease mortality?

If a male has high risk HPV strain linked to oral cancer. How often to get oral cancer screening when asymptomatic? Does it decrease mortality?

At least once a year: I would recommend getting an oral screening exam at least once a year. It can/should be combined with your annual exam at the dentist. ...Read more

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How common is the oral HPV? I have genitals high risk. But was wondering about the oral type. How often does it occur? Is it as much as genitals?

How common is the oral HPV? I have genitals high risk. But was wondering about the oral type. How often does it occur? Is it as much as genitals?

Oral HPV...: ...is quite common, but not as frequent as genital infection. There is no "oral type" of HPV; the same times that cause genital infection sometimes infect the mouth and throat. The vast majority of oral infections never cause symptoms, clear up, and do not lead to any serious problem. Follow your doctor's advice about genital HPV (follow-up paps, etc), but you can disregard oral. No worries. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get oral cancer from chewing tobacco? Is there a known, calculated number?

How long does it take to get oral cancer from chewing tobacco? Is there a known, calculated number?

No: There is no known, calculated number for the time required to develop oral cancer from chewing tobacco. However, using smokeless tobacco greatly increases the risk of developing oral cancer. It would be in your best interest to discontinue using chewing tobacco! ...Read more

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Does tongue piercing create a risk for multiplication of oral hpv, if a person already has the virus? If so, does that create more risk for cancer?

Does tongue piercing create a risk for multiplication of oral hpv, if a person already has the virus? If so, does that create more risk for cancer?

Tongue ring data: Not likely widely available but it should not be a harbinger of hpv. Not all oral cancer is related to hpv, to my knowledge. Repeated trauma and repair may be linked, chewing the tongue, etc, but the leap from tongue ring to more hpv from that ring to increased cancer risk is probably a broad leap. Let's see if someone gives better answer, a dentist, oral surgeon, ent, cancer doc may not agree. ...Read more

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How common is it to get HPV warts in the mouth if oral sex is preformed on one with HPV? Please please help

How common is it to get HPV warts in the mouth if oral sex is preformed on one with HPV? Please please help

Not uncommon: I don't have the exact prevalances but HPV-related lesions in the oral cavity is not uncommon. It's usually asymptomatic so harder to determine it's prevalance. There is a spectrum of lesions beyond the common warts ranging from benign all the way to oropharyngeal cancer. ...Read more

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How long does is it take for symptoms of oral herpes or cold sores to appear?

How long does is it take for symptoms of oral herpes or cold sores to appear?

Hours: Oral herpes can come about at anytime if you've been exposed to the virus. Typically the virus lies dormant until a stressful event. When these events occur the first signs are tingling and changes in the skin. Sometimes you'll see white nodules start to develop. The faster you get treatment the better chances the virus can be halted and the faster the healing can begin. ...Read more

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How common is it for genital warts to spread to your mouth or a partners mouth. I have read that oral warts are rare but is this actually true?

How common is it for genital warts to spread to your mouth or a partners mouth. I have read that oral warts are rare but is this actually true?

Rare but it Happens: You are correct in that warts in & around the mouth are rare but they generally are associated with those patient whose sexual partners have genital warts. The most common type is associated with the hpv virus for which there now is a vaccine but it only works for those not already infected. Hpv is associated with both cervical and penile cancers but it is rarely associated with oral cancer. ...Read more

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How many years do it take an HIV positive person on average to develop thrush or candida albicants of the genitals?

How many years do it take an HIV positive person on average to develop thrush or candida albicants of the genitals?

Living with HIV: Never. Any one in the U.S. With HIV should be on medications to prevent any immune destruction and thus never to get to the point that you describe. If someone has these symptoms i would be worried they were not taking the medications that they are prescribed and not working on saving their life. ...Read more

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Before i go to a doctor,what are some of the signs for Oral HPV?And how is it spread?mean Oral Hpv

Before i go to a doctor,what are some of the signs for Oral HPV?And how is it spread?mean Oral Hpv

Usually asymptomatic: Oral HPV usually is acquired by performing oral sex on Most oral HPV causes no symptoms at all. Sometimes warts in or around the mouth. Throat cancer can occur due to HPV, but usually not before age 40. All oral HPV problems are more frequent in people with immune deficiency, such as advanced HIV infection.infected partners. See a doctor, as you are planning to do. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take genital warts to appear? And is gardasil effective. Who is most at risk for warts, what kind of people

How long does it take genital warts to appear? And is gardasil effective. Who is most at risk for warts, what kind of people

Varies: In a clinical setting we expect genital warts to appear within months of exposure to wart producing strains of HPV. There are some settings where it may not emerge for longer. When taken before exposure, the vaccine can help protect against 2 of the wart producing strains that cause most genital warts. Any person exposed to wart strains can develop them if they are not immune. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible for HPV oral and oropharengeal cancer to stop progressing?

Please explain if it is possible for HPV oral and oropharengeal cancer to stop progressing?

Treat it!: The only way to stop it from progressing is to treat it. There are surgical and non-surgical options, depending on your stage and other factors. Please consult a head and neck surgeon for help. ...Read more

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Does oral sex cause throat cancer? How to avoid that?

Does oral sex cause throat cancer? How to avoid that?

In a word... yes: Oral sex can lead to throat cancer, does this by infection with HPV (Human papillomavirus). There are only a couple of strains that do this, however, and it is fairly rare. Best way to protect against it is not to have oral sex with multiple partners - this increases your risk of coming into contact with the "right" strain and causing throat cancer. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best antiviral for HSV 1&2? Can an unaffected person use it if they suspicious of having the disease? Is it harmful in anyway? Help please

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What is the best antiviral for HSV 1&2? Can an unaffected person use it if they suspicious of having the disease? Is it harmful in anyway? Help please

See below: If you have no symptoms of the disease, there is no reason to use antivirals. That is just increased cost and exposure to medication adverse effects without any benefit, and no reasonable doctor would prescribe this. Hsv is not a virus you can eradicate, so even if you have it, it will always be with you, antiviral or not. ...Read more

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If there is no cure for brain cancer, how long can someone survive with this type of cancer?

No consistent answer: Many variables determine survival time - type of cancer, where the cancer is, how small if was when diagnosed, available surgical, radiation and chemotherapy for the cancer type. Also, every patient is different (individual genetics) so the same basic cancer type can act differently in different people. Get great medical care, fight hard and love a lot. Good luck in your situation! ...Read more

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Tested positive genital HPV16 & others. How to know if I have the throat type too? Is it also no symptoms? How to cure throat HPV in this case if any?

No cure: There is immunization for HPV, but no cure - yet. In most individuals, the body's immune system seems to neutralize the virus over an up to 2 year time period. HPV infections don't cause symptoms, unless an individuals' body is unable to fight the virus and decade down the road ends up with cancer of the cervix or the throat. A swab from the throat is technically possible. ...Read more

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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