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How Unusual Is It For A Normal Teenager To Get Oral Thrush
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
Oral Thrush: Caused by yeast called candida or monilia, common in neonates from contact in birth canal. Lesions are white plaques covering oral, pharyngeal mucosa, tongue, inner lips and cheeks. When removed rubbing, raw beefy mucosa with pinpoint bleeding seen. Discomfort may cause feeding problem in infants. Other causes: myelo-suppressive therapy, immunodeficiency, endocrine diseases, antibiotic use, etc. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Oral thrush is simply a yeast infection in your mouth. This normally doesn't happen because cells in our immune system prevent the yeast from growing. However, chemotherapy harms those cells, allowing yeast to grow easily. Oral thrush is easy to treat with medicated mouth rinses. When your immune system fully recovers, it will stop occurring. ...Read more
See Peds/Derm: Oral thrush, frequently occurs in infants and toddlers. If candida infections become chronic or occur in the mouth of older children this may be a sign of an immune deficiency or disorder. Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis can be a sign of an immune disorder of t cells as well as a rare genetic autoimmune syndrome known as autoimmune polyendocrinopathy syndrome type 1 (aps-1). See a pediatrician. ...Read more
Coated tongue?: Oral yeast infection (thrush) is not a likely consequence of a common cold, even a severe one. If you have a white coated tongue, it probably isn't thrush. Coated tongue is different and extremely common with almost any medical problem, including colds, changes in nutrition, and other causes. Not a worry; it will clear up on its own. But see your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more
Every time my boyfriend gives me oral I get thrush. Why is this? He has no symptoms of oral thrush.
Clotrimazole lozenge: I have hade great results with Clotrimazole lozenges or "troches." one important issue though is whether you truly have oral thrush. I have seen many patients with whitish tongues, burning mouth and other symptoms incorrectly diagnosed by well meaning practitioners. The first thing you need is a correct diagnosis. If it is thrush then Clotrimazole lozenges are very effective. ...Read more
I'm a very active 34 yr old woman normally very healthy but recently I keep getting oral thrush please help why is it happening to me?
Oral medicine: If you have not had any recent trauma to the oral cavity or have not been on any antibiotics recently, you may have an immunological deficiency. Candida albicans is a normal constituent of the oral cavity and only becomes a problem with the above 3 possibilities. The best Doctor to see for this problem is in Oral Medicine, a branch of the dental sciences. ...Read more
Antifungals: Antifungal topical treatment such as nystatin (mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth are the initial treatment. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole (diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. ...Read more
Anti-fungal: There are no reliable treatments for thrush other than prescription anti-fungals. Gentian violet is non-prescription and may work but it is very messy and permanently stains clothing. Thrush is unusual in an adult unless there has been exposure to oral steroids or antibiotics. One needs to know why there is thrush. ...Read more
Wasn't feeling good. Ignored it and was drinking. Next morning felt really sick then I developed oral thrush also. Is this normal?
Needs evaluation: If you have 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. Drinking alcohol to excess is not good obviously. Hope you will take better care of yourself. I would start by making an appointment with your doctor today. ...Read more
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