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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 also known as Thrush. 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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My sister has oral thrush. Should I be worried about it?

My sister has oral thrush. Should I be worried about it?

Moniliasis, oral: Oral moniliasis is easily treated with oral Nystatin suspension in kids but if you see it among adults suspect aids . Check his blood! ...Read more

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How long does it take for oral thrush to clear on its own?

Depends: I assume you are not willing to receive treatment and you are hoping that the thrush will clear on its own. If this is the case, then the thrush may never clear or may be present for a very long time. Get treated asap and find out the cause of the thrush. The thrush can resolve in a week with medications. ...Read more

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How could i treat my oral thrush without any health insurance?

How could i treat my oral thrush without any health insurance?

Very difficult: Need a doctor to prescribe an anti fungal medication and to determine the cause of the thrush. Usually having insurance makes treatment affordable. Try calling the local state health clinics. ...Read more

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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?

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 long is it supposed to it take for symptoms of oral thrush to appear?

How long is it supposed to it take for symptoms of oral thrush to appear?

Unknown: The yeast that produces oral thrush is around us everywhere & ends up as 5%+ of the dry weight of poo. It is likely planted into the oral cavity repeatedly by infant fingers & swallowed. It may find the lush environment of babies mouth a happy place to stay & attach to the inner cheeks, feeding off the sugar in babies feeds. No clear starting point means no clear "incubation" period. ...Read more

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I have oral thrush. I have tried home remedies and nistatin. Nothing has worked. I have had it for two months. What could be wrong?

I have oral thrush. I have tried home remedies and nistatin. Nothing has worked. I have had it for two months. What could be wrong?

Oral thrush: Its important to find out if its in fact thrush and if so, why you have it. You may have aphthus ulcers or leukoplakia. Its very important for your doctor or dentist to examine you and definitively diagnose yeast infection by culture. If its thrush then it may suggest underlying immunodeficiency for which there are many causes including diabetes and pregnancy, even HIV. No more home remedies. ...Read more

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What do I do for oral thrush?

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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Why does a person get oral thrush?

Why does a person get oral thrush?

Low immune system: Thrush is a fungal infection in the mouth mostly seen in infants. Adult with this problem either have other systemic disease which lowers their immune system or taking medication like steroid. ...Read more

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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


Thrush (Definition)

Thrush is a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more