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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

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush is a condition in which there is too much candida yeast growth on the surfaces in the mouth or throat. The yeast overgrowth areas appear as whitish spots or patches, or in more severe cases a whitish coating covering most of the ...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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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)

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