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How long does thrush last in men?

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 more

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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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How long does thrush last on penis?

How long does thrush last on penis?

Varies: If you're using an antifungal cream, I've seen it take a few days to over a week for it to start to clear up. If there are predisposing factors, like diabetes or on antibiotics, then it could take longer. Also the sexual partner could be treated to prevent reinfection. ...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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Is thrush this painful and how long does it last?

Is thrush this painful and how long does it last?

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

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Hi there does male thrush make it painful to pass urine & how long does that last?

Hi there does male thrush make it painful to pass urine & how long does that last?

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

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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. ...Read more

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I took diflucan (fluconazole) for 14 days. Thrush from antibiotics. How long does it stay in your system after last dosage?

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

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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. ...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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Could men use live yogurt to treat male thrush?

Could men use live yogurt to treat male thrush?

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

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Hi there can nystaform be used for 14 days in men with thrush?

Hi there can nystaform be used for 14 days in men with thrush?

Need more info: If nystatin has not gotten rid of your problem then you need to have your physician take a second look as to why you are not cured. Maybe your problem is not thrush or you need a different drug. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of thrush in men?

How do you get rid of thrush in men?

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 more

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Can thrush in men effect penis opening?

Can thrush in men effect penis opening?

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; if 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

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What does thrush look like on the penis and how does men know if they have thrush on their penis?

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

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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?

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 more

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Hi there can having a salt bath heal up penis thrush in men?

Hi there can having a salt bath heal up penis thrush in men?

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 won't cure yeast. If these steps don't clear it up, see a doctor for antifungal treatment. ...Read more

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How does a grown man get thrush?

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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How long does it take to treat thrush?

How long does it take to treat thrush?

It varies. ..: Depending on severity and cause. Sometimes a single Diflucan (fluconazole) pill or 5 days on oral tablets/liquid will take care of it, whereas someone with an immune system problems who is using inhalant steroids may require more aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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How long does the thrush tablet take to work?

How long does the thrush tablet take to work?

Few days: If taking the pill for oral thrush, inprovement is usually seen in a few days and most likely by a week. Same goes if taking the pill for a vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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How long willoral thrush take to go by itself?

Depends: Oral thush may not go away by itself unless the underlying cause is removed. Underlying causes include immunodeficiency (e.g. From HIV infection), antibiotics, or use of inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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How likely is it for a grown man to get oral thrush?

How likely is it for a grown man to get oral thrush?

Can happen: It depends on underlying medical conditions and medications. For example, some inhaled steroids for asthma or COPD can lead to oral thrush. Some diseases of the immune system can also lead to thrush, especially when being treated. ...Read more

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

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 long is it supposed to it take for oral thrush to go away?

Depends: Duration and extent of the fungal infection, and type of treatment can effect the time for resolution of the infection. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait before having protected sex with thrush?

None: Vaginal yeast is not sexually transmitted so they is no reason to avoid intercourse. You may not be very comfortable having sex with a yeast infection though but it will not be dangerous. ...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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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