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How unusual is it for a normal teenager to get oral thrush?

How unusual is it for a normal teenager to get oral thrush?

Quite unusual: Have you been on steroids? Have you been on antibiotics? Even then, thrush would be unusual in a teenager with an normal immune system. Get checked and tested for HIV disease in addition to assessment of general immune function. ...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 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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I need to know how do you get oral thrush and what are the symptoms?

I need to know how do you get oral thrush and what are the symptoms?

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

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Can you get oral thrush as result of chemo?

Can you get oral thrush as result of chemo?

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

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Why does my toddler get oral thrush repeatedly?

Why does my toddler get oral thrush repeatedly?

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

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Is it possible to get oral thrush from having a severe cold?

Is it possible to get oral thrush from having a severe cold?

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

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Every time my boyfriend gives me oral i get thrush. Why is this? He has no symptoms of oral thrush.

Every time my boyfriend gives me oral i get thrush. Why is this? He has no symptoms of oral thrush.

Candida colonisation: He has a fungal ( candida a.) colonization of the genital area and you have probably low immune system, or taking/inhaling steroids. Visit your doctor for an evaluation (both). ...Read more

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How can I get rid of chronic oral thrush?

How can I get rid of chronic 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

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Can I get oral thrush from taking antibiotics?

Yes: Oral thrush can occur from anything that changes the bacteria of the mouth leading to fungal overgrowth. Antibiotics are a very common reason why bacteria are decreased and yeast can take over. ...Read more

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Why does a person get oral thrush?

Why does a person get oral thrush?

Low immune system: Thrush is a fungal infection in the mouth mostly seen in infants. Adult with this problem either have other systemic disease which lowers their immune system or taking medication like steroid. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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How can I get rid of oral thrush?

How can I get rid of oral thrush?

Antifungals: Your doctor can prescribe these. More importantly, thrush is not generally common in normal adults. Without your having some unusual medical history, suggest that you see your doctor and have your immune status evaluated, along with HIV testing. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of oral thrush ?

RX: It resolves with prescription medications. Usually a normal immune system will prevent thrush in your age. You might want to see a doctor to see if you have it or not. ...Read more

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What is the best method to get rid of oral thrush?

What is the best method to get rid of oral thrush?

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

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Was diagnosed with oral thrush how do I get rid of it?

See your doctor.: Oral thrush is treated with prescription oral medication, so you should see your doctor to make sure it's thrush first. You also should be seen to discuss if there is an underlying medical condition causing it. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of oral thrush fast while at home?

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

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Was wondering if I have oral thrush will i get vaginal thrush too?

Was wondering if I have oral thrush will i get vaginal thrush too?

Thrush: Not usually. Most of the time you get one or the other, but if you have thrush and develop vaginal symptoms you could have both. ...Read more

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Wasn't feeling good. Ignored it and was drinking. Next morning felt really sick then I developed oral thrush also. Is this normal?

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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Will oral thrush tablet get rid of oral thrush as well as vaginal?

MONILIASIS: Oral thrush is treated with Nystatin oral suspension. Vaginal monilia infection is treated with suppository or cream. Both rx are for fungus but different strength. ...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


Thrush (Definition)

A yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more