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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


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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...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