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How worried should I be if I have thrush?

How worried should I be if I have thrush?

Don't be worried: Thrush is a fungal infection that should be treated with the appropriate medication.
You don't have to be worried but should attend to the problem by seeing your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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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My sister has oral thrush. Should I be worried about it?

My sister has oral thrush. Should I be worried about it?

Moniliasis, oral: Oral moniliasis is easily treated with oral Nystatin suspension in kids but if you see it among adults suspect aids. Check his blood! ...Read more

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My One Month Old Has Oral Thrush Should I Be Worried About It?

My One Month Old Has Oral Thrush Should I Be Worried About It?

Not worrisome: oral thrush is a fungal infection causing white film or spots in the mouth - it is common in babies and not of significant concern - your doctor can prescribe oral anti fungal treatment to clear the infection within a few days

Thrush doesn't usually cause significant symptoms, but can cause discomfort for baby when feeding sometimes. ...Read more

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Oral thrush not going away? Tried everything including fungal medication. Should I be worried?

Thrush: oral thrush is extremely unusual at this age. Unless you are using inhaled corticosteroids, you need to see the doctor evaluation of immune status. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about thrush in my mouth?

Should I be worried about thrush in my mouth?

Should check it out: Thrush is a fungal infection and can happen at any age. In infancy, it is common and often of no consequences. In adult, usually there is a cause: med use such as steroid/astha/copd inhalers, antibiotic use, immunocompromised states such as hiv/aids, cancer/chemotherapy etc... I would consult for eval as to see why you got thrush. It is easily treatable. Good luck. ...Read more

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I thought I had Thrush but now I'm worried it's Herpes? HELP!! Small, crusty, painful spots/sores around my Clitorus?!?!

I thought I had Thrush but now I'm worried it's Herpes? HELP!! Small, crusty, painful spots/sores around my Clitorus?!?!

Go to your doctor: Without looking at the rash, I'd say that herpes is possible, but not the only thing you might have. It's best for you to go to your doctor, or health department, as soon as you can. If it is herpes, there are some medications that can help relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am a little worried about white dots on my testicles and in my foreskin. I was diagnosed with thrush at 13, and I am now 16. They have not worsened.

I am a little worried about white dots on my testicles and in my foreskin. I was diagnosed with thrush at 13, and I am now 16. They have not worsened.

See below: Fordyce spots are prominent, visible sebaceous glands present in most individuals. They appear as small, painless, raised, pale, red or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that commonly appear on the scrotum and shaft of the penis. They represent a natural occurrence on the body and are not associated with any disease, infection, or illness. No treatment is required. ...Read more

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Oral thrush w/ no hiv/aids, no medications, no diabetes, nothing unusual. I am worried b/c everything I read says that highly unusual for adult thrush?

Oral thrush w/ no hiv/aids, no medications, no diabetes, nothing unusual. I am worried b/c everything I read says that highly unusual for adult thrush?

Unlikely diagnosis: In virtually all the cases I've seen like this, the worried patients don't have thrush at all, just a white coating on the tongue, which they spend way too much time looking at in the mirror. It doesn't help that some doctors make the same mistake. ...Read more

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Used clotrimazole pessary to treat thrush last night. Discharge is coming out coral coloured. Should I be worried?

Used clotrimazole pessary to treat thrush last night. Discharge is coming out coral coloured. Should I be worried?

Probably not: Without seeing and examining you it is impossible to be sure, but suspect that this will clear as your infection clears. ...Read more

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Had repeat infections of thrush, used pessary but clitoris is still very red so doc said cream is better to use inside, worried it won't fix it?

Had repeat infections of thrush, used pessary but clitoris is still very red so doc said cream is better to use inside, worried it won't fix it?

Vaginal candida: FOr recurrent infection or relapses, I would suggest having a swab sent to lab for fungal culture and susceptibility testing. Oral antifungals may be beneficial for you, sometimes given more regularly for a period of time. ...Read more

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4 year old son has swollen crevical gland for 4 weeks. Oral thrush after 7 days nystatin getting worse. Should I be worried?

4 year old son has swollen crevical gland for 4 weeks. Oral thrush after 7 days nystatin getting worse. Should I be worried?

Follow up w/ his Dr.: You should follow up with his doctor. Depending on what's already been tested, you may need to have blood tests to see what could be the potential cause of this. I screening CBC & perhaps a test for the Epstein Barr Virus may be a good starting point, but it depends on his current physical exam and knowing more history than is provided here. ...Read more

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Prescribed Diflucan 100mg for 2 weeks for esophageal thrush. I take 30mg Prozac (fluoxetine) a day. Worried about interaction with heart? My heart is healthy.

Prescribed Diflucan 100mg for 2 weeks for esophageal thrush. I take 30mg Prozac (fluoxetine) a day. Worried about interaction with heart? My heart is healthy.

No, interaction: There is no significant drug drug interaction here. Take your Meds and get better.
As a male, with oral, thrush, have a serious talk with your doc regarding how you got the thrush. If this was due to sexual transmission, your partner needs treatment as well. ...Read more

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I need to take a vaginal pessary for thrush but im scared that im going to have a allergic reaction. I'm worried my throat will close up.?

I need to take a vaginal pessary for thrush but im scared that im going to have a allergic reaction. I'm worried my throat will close up.?

Why worried?: If you had an allergic reaction to the antifungal medication before, then do not take it, otherwise, you should not be worried. Antifungal medication inserted into the vagina is not a very common allergen. ...Read more

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Hospital ran d dimer/slightly elevated at. 54 CT of chest/negative but do have a UTI and oral thrush from advair. Could my infections elevate ddimer or should I be worried about slight lower leg pain?

Hospital ran d dimer/slightly elevated at. 54 CT of chest/negative but do have a UTI and oral thrush from advair. Could my infections elevate ddimer or should I be worried about slight lower leg pain?

Yes: D diner is not a definitive test and can be elevated for different reasons. The ct of the chest rules out a pe in your lungs but not a DVT in your legs. You should follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have thrush?

White plaques: You would generally see white patches (plaques) on your tongue or the lining in your mouth or throat that do not wipe off with a cotton swab or cloth. You might also have a sore throat or hoarse voice. If these are concerns I would consult a doctor. ...Read more

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How to know if I have thrush or something else?

How to know if I have thrush or something else?

Exam needed: You need an exam to differentiate between thrush and something else. See a Provider and find out! ...Read more

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What are my options for treatment if I have thrush?

Topical Rx: Gen a topical med is used like Nystatin oral suspension or clotimazole or I f no oral an old fashion treatment is gentian violet, it dyes area a bright purple. Even otc like Monistat ointment has been used topically, (dont swallow). ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink brewers yeast in a shake if I have thrush?

Is it okay to drink brewers yeast in a shake if I have thrush?

Yes: Oral thrush (aka oral candidiasis) is due to Candida--most commonly Candida albicans. Brewers yeast is a different type of yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and does not contribute to infections of Candida. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have thrush and a sweat rash?

Thrush: Thrush is caused by a candidial infection and leaves a thick white coating on your tongue. Heat rash is small red bumps on the skin. ...Read more

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Do I need to worry about my dental implants if I have thrush?

Do I need to worry about my dental implants if I have thrush?

Probably not: More than likely it isn't a concern, but see your dentist to make sure. I would be more concerned as to the reason you have thrush in the first place. It could be something as minor as having been on an antibiotic recently or perhaps you just need to brush your tongue, but it could also be a sign of some greater underlying immune issue. Don't lose sleep over it, but do get it looked at. ...Read more

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If I have thrush from antibiotics and wear a night guard, how do I disinfect it?

If I have thrush from antibiotics and wear a night guard, how do I disinfect it?

Soak: Soak it every day (when not wearing it) for one week in a mild bleach solution (1tbsp bleach in a glass of water).Rinse thoroughly before putting it back in your mouth.
Also remember to treat your oral thrush appropriately. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have thrush or if it's something else without going to the doctor. White coating in back of tongue and painless.?

See below: A common sign of thrush is the presence of creamy white, slightly raised lesions in your mouth - usually on your tongue or inner cheeks but also sometimes on the roof of your mouth, gums, tonsils, or back of your throat. The lesions, which may have a "cottage cheese" appearance, can be painful and may bleed slightly when you scrape them or brush your teeth. ...Read more

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What to do if I have thrush from my breathing medicine. Can my dentures get infected with thrush. If so will bleach water kill the thrush by soaking them?

A better solution: Soak dentures in 50% vinegar/50% water for 30 min. To inhibit fungus growth. A little better, but more expensive alterative is Aloe Vera gel. Antifungal medications (e.g. nystatin, amphotericin or miconazole) can effectively treat oral thrush, and the condition usually benign and does not cause complications for healthy people. Hope it helps.
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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