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Dr. Steve Springer Dr. Springer
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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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. Stephen Scholand Dr. Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
19 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Never had intercourse. Just oral. Got sick and had oral thrush for first time. Do I have hiv? No rash or diarrhea.

Never had intercourse. Just oral. Got sick and had oral thrush for first time. Do I have hiv? No rash or diarrhea.

Needs evaluation: If you had real thrush, this needs to be evaluated. I've found that people's perceptions of thrush however aren't always correct. (You might just have a coated tongue for example). You need a doctor to look at that for you. And yes, I would get tested as with HIV acquisition, there can be a real drop in CD4 counts such that thrush is possible. Better to be safe than sorry. I recommend an ID doc.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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26 year-old man with 4 years of gradually increasing swallowing problems, felt to be esophageal dysfunction, with normal chest and abdominal CT.....?

26 year-old man with 4 years of gradually increasing swallowing problems, felt to be esophageal dysfunction, with normal chest and abdominal CT.....?

Keep on looking: Your ethnicity and age makes Eosinophilic esophagitis EoE a strong suspect despite the biopsy findings. In fact I have a patient in whom it took a 3nd endoscopy and biopsy to finally show that he had indeed EoE as I had initially suspected. The one thing which is unusual is the oral thrush in the absence of steroid or diabetes. Thus a fasting metabolic panel may be worthwhile to rule out diabetes. The hypokalemia is also unexpected in the absence of any known cause. Here's what I would suggest: (a)Get a fasting metabolic panel to rule diabetes if not done already. (b)Try eliminating wheat, egg, milk, soy, and peanuts from your diet for a month and see if there is any change in your symptoms. If possible get scoped again for objective observation. (c)Work with an allergist and nutritionist to make sure that you are on the right track. Good luck

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Dr. Jason Waterman Dr. Waterman
Pediatrics
15 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett Dr. Poinsett
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Thrush in mouth, diarrhea cannot eat or drink due to stomach pain aged 10?

Thrush in mouth, diarrhea cannot eat or drink due to stomach pain aged 10?

Needs to be seen: Child is at risk for dehydration if unable to eat or drink. Thrush also unusual for a 10 year old. Follow up ASAP with child's doctor or in ER or urgent care. May need IV fluids if dehydrated.

Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti Dr. Riganotti
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
21 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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5 days into 3-wk diflucan (fluconazole) 100mg PO course for suspected esophageal thrush... suddenly, diarrhea, mucus & nausea. Meds likely cause 5 days in, or no?

5 days into 3-wk diflucan (fluconazole) 100mg PO course for suspected esophageal thrush... suddenly, diarrhea, mucus & nausea. Meds likely cause 5 days in, or no?

Esophageal candida: Yes, fluconazole can cause those symptoms. Make sure your doctor is monitoring your liver enzymes. With candida esophagitis, the dosing is usually higher actually. In the 200mg to 400mg ranges per day. Its a bit more stubborn to get cleared than just thrush in the mouth. So I would just ask him to make sure.

Dr. Timothy Perozek Dr. Perozek
Ophthalmology
19 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Was tested for hiv1 and 2 a week ago. It was negative. Aside from my chronic diarrhea, thrush, weight loss now my left eye is worse. Encounter was 4mo?

Was tested for hiv1 and 2 a week ago. It was negative. Aside from my chronic diarrhea, thrush, weight loss now my left eye is worse. Encounter was 4mo?

See eye doctor: After you see your primary care doctor or infectious disease doctor, see an eye md for a complete exam with dilation to figure out source of your left eye issue.

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Dr. Stephen Scholand Dr. Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
19 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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2 months dry cough, swollen and painful part on the neck and armpit but its gone now, then after taking some antibiotic, I have discovered to have thrush in my tongue and starting to have diarrhea. I'm getting paranoid over this. What could this be?

2 months dry cough, swollen and painful part on the neck and armpit but its gone now, then after taking some antibiotic, I have discovered to have thrush in my tongue and starting to have diarrhea. I'm getting paranoid over this. What could this be?

See a doctor: It's probably best to get checked out properly as your symptoms raise my concern. It's unclear what those 2 months worth of symptoms were - in the Philippines TB lymphadenitis (TB of the lymph nodes) is somewhat common. What antibiotic did you take? The thrush and diarrhea likely relate to that antibiotic you took-but to be sure you should get thoroughly checked out. God bless.

Dr. Gary Alder Dr. Alder
Dentistry
43 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How long does rash associated with oral thrush last?

How long does rash associated with oral thrush last?

Consider this: Thrush is a yeast infection. Antifungal medications help. Scraping the tongue is important... Use a tongue scraper and avoid foods and beverages with yeast such as beer and breads. It will usually clear up in 2 weeks but if it persists more aggresive actions can be employed.

Dr. Anthony LaBarbera Dr. LaBarbera
Pediatrics
24 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Dr. Gary Alder Dr. Alder
Dentistry
43 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How long does white plaques in mouth associated with oral thrush last?

How long does white plaques in mouth associated with oral thrush last?

Consider 3 factors: Thrush is a yeast infection. Antifungal medications help. Scraping the tongue is important... Use a tongue scraper and avoid foods and beverages with yeast such as beer and breads. It will usually clear up in 2 weeks but if it persists more aggresive actions can be employed.

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD Dr. HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
Howard University College of Dentistry
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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.

Dr. Natalie Geary Dr. Geary
Pediatrics
26 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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How long could clortrimazole take to work on oral thrush?

THrush: Thrush is not a common illness in an otherwise healthy adult. Please see your primary care doctor to review cause and care.

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD Dr. HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
Howard University College of Dentistry
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How long should clortrimazole take to work on oral thrush?

How long should clortrimazole take to work on oral thrush?

Works quickly: You should start seeing improvement in a few days but keep taking the medication for as long as it was prescribed or it may recur.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How long after contacting HIV would you notice oral thrush?

How long after contacting HIV would you notice oral thrush?

Years: Before the era of effective medications, it would take several years before the immuodeficiency became severe enough to make thrush appear. It might appear briefly during the acute infection.

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook Dr. Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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If someone caught HIV how long until it can cause oral thrush?

If someone caught HIV how long until it can cause oral thrush?

No specific time: There are varying degrees of immune dysfunction with HIV and there are varying levels of exposure to agents that cause opportunistic infections (i.e. infections that occur when one's immune system is not functioning normally). These variable factors will contribute to the time it takes to develop thrush.

Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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