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How is oral thrush transmitted?

How is oral thrush transmitted?

It's not-: One cannot transmit oral thrush. It's the result of the immune system that is unable to control the yeast that is found in the mouth of humans. It can happen when one uses medications that suppress the immune system (eg. Transplant patient, asthma patient) or when someone is infected with hiv. ...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


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Is Oral Thrush Dangerous?

Is Oral Thrush Dangerous?

Not normally: Thrush is typically an uncomfortable but not dangerous condition in otherwise healthy people. ...Read more

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How is oral thrush treated?

How is oral thrush treated?

Medication for 10-14: Days.While healthy children and adults can be effectively treated for thrush, the symptoms may be more severe and difficult to manage in those with weakened immune systems. Antifungal medications, which are generally taken for 10 to 14 days, are often prescribed to treat thrush. These medicines are available in tablets, lozenges, or liquids. ...Read more

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How does oral thrush begin?

How does oral thrush begin?

Low immunity: Oral thrush is a fungal infection of the oral membranes, and usually occurs in people whose immune status are reduced. This can occur in people on antibiotics, in diabetics or immunosuppressed due to other illnesses or cancer. Certain other medications can increase the risk as well. ...Read more

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How can I treat oral thrush?

How can I treat oral thrush?

Antifungal meds: An antifungal medication can be prescribed for you. ...Read more

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What do I do for oral thrush?

Prescription med: There are several meds for this condition, but not available otc. Should have it checked to make sure that is what you have first...If it is confirmed thrush, I am sure you will be treated accordingly. You should also inquire about why you got thrush. Good luck. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for oral thrush?

Several risk factors: Anyone can develop oral thrush, but the infection is more common with these factors: being an infant having a compromised immune system wearing dentures having other health conditions, such as diabetes or anemia taking certain medications, such as antibiotics, or oral or inhaled corticosteroids undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer having conditions that cause dry mouth smoking. ...Read more

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Oral thrush help! what do I do?

Cause?: First, any reason why you would have this? Treatment would consist of oral medications. Need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long does oral thrush last?

How long does oral thrush last?

Varies: If you are taking the proper medication you will see improvement in a few days but should continue with the medication for a full 2 weeks to prevent regrowth. ...Read more

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What does oral thrush look like?

Oral thrush: Typically, oral thrush has the appearance of a thick, white coating on the tongue that can be scraped off. It may have a bit of a white cheese appearance. ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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