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How Long Does Thrush Last In Men
Thrush in Men: Unless you have just completed an antibiotic, thush is very uncommon in men. You should see a physician to exclude a disorder of the immune system if a thrush infection does not follow use of antibiotics or the thrush infection lasts longer than fourteen days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Usually not too bad: Thrush is oral candidiasis (fungus) and most of the time it is sore/uncomfortable. In severe cases symptoms can be severe because of excessive inflammation (mucositis). Predisposing factors: recent antibiotics and/or steroid uses--common with asthma/copd inhalers etc, .Also, immunosuppressive states such as cancer/chemom, HIV etc.. Usually easily treated in 7-10 days. Consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more
Within 2-3 days: Although you don't say it in your question, the conditions in your profile (balanitis, clotrimazole) suggest you have been diagnosed with candida (yeast, thrush) under your foreskin. It should improve within 2-3 days of starting clotrimazole. If it is taking longer, recheck with your doctor. Or consider your local NHS genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic for guaranteed expert care. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I took diflucan (fluconazole) for 14 days..thrush from antibiotics. How long does it stay in your system after last dosage?
~6 days: Half-life of fluconazole is 30hrs (range 20-50hrs). Check out http://www.drugs.com/pro/diflucan.html. Medications are considered to be out of body after 5 half-lives or in this case 150hrs or 6+days, assuming 30hrs. Of course, this is affected by your kidney function, in which it could stay in your body longer or be broken down more quickly in less time. Most important is resolving infection ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Not the best...: Yogurt is used by some women to prevent Bacterial vaginosis and sometimes yeast infections (thrush). It really isn't a great treatment for thrush in either men or women. A topical yeast cream (over the counter) or oral medication prescribed by your doctor is the best treatment. Best wishes! ...Read more
Where is the thrush?: If it is oral thrush, you can use Mycelex (clotrimazole) troughes or Nystatin liquid medication to treat. However, the underlying cause of the thrush will need to be treated. For example, if you are diabetic then the blood sugar levels if uncontrolled will need to be managed by your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is masturbating harmful for men suffering from thrush? How can thrush be treated (I took pills and cream and its not working)?
Here are some...: Thrush is referred to the lesion of yeast mucosal infection. Yeast infection in a long tight foreskin is common, especially in one with inadequate topical hygiene and poorly controlled diabetes; it yes, it involves almost the whole glans penis and foreskin, called balanoposthitis and it unlikely affects the opening (meatus) alone. More? Seek pro-evaluation timely. ...Read more
What does thrush look like on the penis and how does men know if they have thrush on their penis ?
Penis lesions-STDS: Thrush- refers to a yeast infection- in men also known as jock itch. If your partner has any kind of sore on their penis, scrotum or groin, best that they be seen right away by a doctor/np/pa. Some people can have a sexually transmitted disease without a sore. Condoms and dental dams can reduce risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease. Also have yourself checked- women often have no symptoms. ...Read more
I've seen images of thrush in men and im not sure how to tell if i could have it, my penis kind of looks like some of the images I have seen?
Uncommon in men: Candidiasis is a fungal infection that can affect the genitals. Genital infection is much more common in women than men, but when it does occur in males, candidiasis affects the head of the penis (the "glans penis", informally referred to as the helmet) and the foreskin, if present (the "prepuce"). A dermatologist would have to see you to give you a diagnosis and explain possible treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May help, no cure: Most fungal/yeast infections (thrush) of the penis are under the foreskin, causing balanitis (inflammation of the head of the penis). Retracting the foreskin and washing with soap and water a couple times a day often is efffective. A "salt bath" might help as part of such a hygiene program, but in itself it won't cure yeast. If these steps don't clear it up, see a doctor for antifungal treatment. ...Read more
Thrush in Adult: One of the more common reasons is taking antibiotics. Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth/throat. When you take antibiotics, you kill off bad &good bacteria. When these bacteria die, the ph can change and it leaves a void for the growth of other normal occurring organisms to grow, like the yeast, candida. Another reason is immune suppression, when you can't keep the yeast from growing. ...Read more
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