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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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Is gardnerella and candida contagious?

No: Both are ubiquitous in the environment and noramally live in our bodies. ...Read more

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What is candida yeast?

What is candida yeast?

Type of yeast: Candida is the scientific name for a group of yeasts. There are sub types like albicans, glabrata and more. Yeasts are a type of fungus. So in other words, candida is a type of fungus as opposed to bacteria/viruses.Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is thrush contagious?

Is thrush contagious?

No: Most people with normal immune systems do not get thrush. Ifants are an exception- they can get it, but you are not likely to catch it from them. ...Read more

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What is yeast infection caused by?

What is yeast infection caused by?

Candida: It is caused by one of several fungi of the genus candida. The most common is candida albicans. There are other types of yeasts that do not cause vaginal infections but do cause infectons elsewhere such as the blood. ...Read more

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What is bacterial vaginosis?

What is bacterial vaginosis?

Infection: It is a bacterial infection of the vagina that may need treatment when symptomatic ...Read more

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What is a strep yeast infection?

What is a strep yeast infection?

Hmmm?: I have not heard that term before. If i had to guess it would be due to someone taking antibiotics for a strep infection. This could then be followed by overgrowth of yeast as certain bacteria are killed off or reduced in #. ...Read more

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What is candida albicans?

What is candida  albicans?

It is a type of : fungus/yeast,that causes mostly skin and vaginal yeast infections in people.Under certain conditions ,it can become invasive . ...Read more

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How serious is a vaginal candida infection?

Not serious: Not serious. Just take oral or topical medications for a few days. ...Read more

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What is bacterial vaginosis like?

What is bacterial vaginosis like?

Bacterial vaginosis: "Approximately 50 to 75 percent of women with BV have no symptoms. Those with symptoms often note an unpleasant, "fishy smelling" vaginal discharge that is more noticeable after sexual intercourse. Vaginal discharge that is off-white and thin may also be present.Some patients have itching. Pain during urination or sex, redness, and swelling are not typical." See: ...Read more

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Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of bacterial pneumonia?

Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of bacterial pneumonia?

Yes: Oral candidiasis (thrush), or vaginosis is commonly seen in people treated with antibiotics. Both usually resolve with local treatment. Systemic candidiasis does occur in patients recovering from severe sepsis, but is not "common" outside the ICU except in the immune compromised. ...Read more

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What is mononuecleoses a bacterial infection?

What is mononuecleoses a bacterial infection?

No, generally viral.: Infectious mononucleosis is most commonly caused by a viral infection with the classic cause / trigger being epstein barr virus (in about 90% of cases). Classic symptoms include flu-like illness with fever, sore throat, swollen glands and sometimes skin rash. History, physical and lab studies are useful in diagnosis. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Is bacterial vaginosis contagious ?

Is bacterial vaginosis contagious ?

Transmission of BV: Excellent question -- without a clear answer. BV acts like an STD (more common in people with STDs or at risk) but treating male sex partners doesn't prevent recurrence. However, condoms may help prevent new episodes. BV is definitely transmitted sexually in lesbians who share vaginal fluids via fingers, sex toys, etc. It definitely is not contagious by nonsexual contact, e.g. shared bathroom. ...Read more

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Is thrush an std?

Is thrush an std?

Technically not: Sexually transmitted infections don't come out of the blue, somebody who has them have to give them to somebody. Thrush can occur spontaneously. Once you have it, though, a ping-pong effect may come into action. ...Read more

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Is bronchitis bacterial or viral?

Is bronchitis bacterial or viral?

Usually viral: Acute bronchitis is usually caused by viruses, typically the same viruses that cause colds and influenza. The most common cause of chronic bronchitis is smoking cigarettes. Air pollution and dust or toxic gases in the environment or workplace also can contribute to the condition. Antibiotics as a whole are overprescribed in bronchitis, though sometimes it is warranted. ...Read more

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What is gardnerella bacteria?

What is gardnerella bacteria?

Normal in vagina: Gardnerella (full name Gardnerella vaginalis) is a normal bacteria in the vagina of most women. When a woman has bacterial vaginosis, Gardnerella is one of the bacteria that grows to abnormal levels and at one time was thought to be the cause of BV. If you have increased vaginal odor (typically fishy) or discharge, you may have BV. Treatment is available; talk with your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Is bacterial trachaitis contagious?

Probably not: But would need more information. This is an uncommon condition. Presdisposing factors, organism, clinical course, etc. Would all be significant. ...Read more

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Can the canesten pessary and cream cure internal thrush as well as bacterial vaginitis?

Can the canesten pessary and cream cure internal thrush as well as bacterial vaginitis?

Thrush yes, BV no: Canesten® (clotrimazole) is excellent treatment for vaginal yeast infection (thrush), but not bacterial vaginosis. BV is overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria and requires treatment with an antibiotic by mouth, usually metronidazole. You also need STD testing, because gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichonmonas are common in women with BV. So you'll need to see a doctor. ?????! ...Read more

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What is best way to clean bite plate to avoid odor from bacteria and thrush?

What is best way to clean bite plate to avoid odor from bacteria and thrush?

Bleach: Soak the appliance in a solution of 2 parts water and one part bleach for about 10 minutes. Rinse the bite plate real well. You could repeat the bleach soak 1-2 times per week. Brush your bite plate with a seperate tooth brush and change the tooth brush if you are suffering from thrush. Once the tooth brush as well as the bite plate is completely dry, most germs are killed. ...Read more

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I am 50 and keep getting repeats of virginal thrush and bacteria veginosis that I have been treating what can I do next ?

I am 50 and keep getting repeats of virginal thrush and bacteria veginosis that I have been treating what can I do next ?

Confirmation test: Recurrent cases of vaginitis can be tricky. The 1st step is to see an obgyn so that official testing can be done to confirm the accuracy of the diagnosis and treatment. Recurrent cases should not be self-treated. At age 50 the doctor should check your menopause status and evaluate for vaginal atrophy. This could be the underlying cause or at least a contributing factor. ...Read more

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Can toddler get thrush from a pacifier that hasn't been washed. If I boil pacifier will bacteria come off so he can use again?

Can toddler get thrush from a pacifier that hasn't been washed. If I boil pacifier will bacteria come off so he can use again?

Yes, but....: Boiling is an excellent way to sterilize and boiling a pacifier will completely clear it of bacteria. However, thrush is not a bacteria but a fungus. Fortunately, boiling is also effective in killing fungus as well. If the symptoms of thrush continue, see your pediatrician or family doctor for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Is scraping off the yeast/bacteria a possible treatment for oral thrush?

Is scraping off the yeast/bacteria a possible treatment for oral thrush?

No: Thrush is not a bacterial infection. It is a fungal infection. Scraping it off will leave a raw bleeding surface which is one way to diagnose Candida Albicans from other white lesions. Scraping it off will not eliminate the infection. You need to take the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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Diagnosed from swab with vaginitis with a bacteria starting with strep. Why would I have to use Thrush treatments & antibiotics? Both haven't worked.

Diagnosed from swab with vaginitis with a bacteria starting with strep. Why would I have to use Thrush treatments & antibiotics? Both haven't worked.

Depends: Its possible the clinician was concerned of hidden yeast infection or the new antibiotics causing a yeast infection. If you've completed both treatments with no resolution, another follow up visit is indicated with this provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, been struggling with what I thought was recurring thrush. Got tested for this, std's and bacterial vaganosis and came back clean- yet still itchy ?

Hi, been struggling with what I thought was recurring thrush. Got tested for this, std's and bacterial vaganosis and came back clean- yet still itchy ?

? allergy: Glad you were checked. Under these circumstances, the most common cause is a topical allergy to some chemical in your panty liners or peripads, Most commonly, the best thing to do is avoid any pad or liner with odor control additions. Another possible cause can be allergy to a powder or soap that you use (including bath soap). ...Read more

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Can yeast/bacterial infections or thrush cause little splits on the vulva ?

Yes: There are several things than may cause this, yeast or candida infection being one of the most common. This is usually treated with a antifungal pill or an ointment that combines a steroid and an antifungal together. Vulvar care is very important to minimize irritation while you are healing. Look at this web site for specifics: http://www.Nva.Org/self_help_tips.Html. ...Read more

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I took bacterial vaginosis treatment by mouth two weeks ago, but I got oral thrush from it, and I think my BV has come back after having sex?!

I took bacterial vaginosis treatment by mouth two weeks ago, but I got oral thrush from it, and I think my BV has come back after having sex?!

Recurrent BV: Recurrent BV is a common problem, and unfortunately the most effective treatments (usually metronidazole by mouth) can trigger yeast infections. BV isn't usually an STD in the usual sex, except in lesbian partners. Still, even with male partners, it's a good idea to either avoid sex or use condoms consistently (even with regular partners) for several weeks. For expert advice see an NHS GUM clinic. ...Read more

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Extremely itchy vagina, not inside, libia & clitoris. No thrush, STD free & bacteria swabs done, all clear..Going on 4years, just want a answer?

Extremely itchy vagina, not inside, libia & clitoris. No thrush, STD free & bacteria swabs done, all clear..Going on 4years, just want a answer?

Allergy?: Has anyone considered allergy to candida albicans? You don't have to have an "infection" from it to have symptoms. I vaguely remember about it. Maybe someone else will comment further, but look it up and talk to your doc about it. ...Read more

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Will swishing around oral thrush nystatin on my tongue kill the bacteria on my teeth enamel as well?bacteria is erode my silver fillings make sick

Will swishing around oral thrush nystatin on my tongue kill the bacteria on my teeth enamel as well?bacteria is erode my silver fillings make sick

Misinformation: The internet is full of misinformation about silver fillings. If they wear away they do NOT cause bodily harm. Bacteria will not erode fillings. Mouthwash will not erode fillings. Thrush is caused by the Candida fungus (yeast), not by bacteria. Nystatin will not clean your teeth or remove the bacteria that causes tooth decay or gum disease. Please see your Dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of bacterial pneumonia?

Yes: Oral candidiasis (thrush), or vaginosis is commonly seen in people treated with antibiotics. Both usually resolve with local treatment. Systemic candidiasis does occur in patients recovering from severe sepsis, but is not "common" outside the ICU except in the immune compromised. ...Read more

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Following partial removal of tvt sling, if patient develops invasive recurring candidiasis and bacterial infection around mesh and in bladder, what is the treatment? Must remaining mesh be removed?

Following partial removal of tvt sling, if patient develops invasive recurring candidiasis and bacterial infection around mesh and in bladder, what is the treatment?  Must remaining mesh be removed?

Mesh infection: It sounds like the mesh may be the problem, but before i say - to be removed or not, you will need to discuss it with the doc who did the surgery, since he may be aware of things that you and i aren't. ...Read more

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L saw on YouTube where you sput into a glass of water first thing in am to see if you have thrush. Is this test accurate?

L saw on YouTube where you sput into a glass of water first thing in am to see if you have thrush. Is this test accurate?

Spit: I have never heard of that but just open your mouth and look. If you see white spots in your mouth or on your tongue or throat, you most likely have something and should see you physician ...Read more

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Who gets thrush?

Who gets thrush?

Not healthy patients: One of the most common causes of thrush is chronic antibiotic usage. It can occur with a single course of antibiotics but not usually. It also occurs frequtntly in chronically ill and debilitated patients or those who are immuno-compromised. Healthy patients generally do not get thrush. ...Read more

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What to do for thrush?

What to do for thrush?

Thrush: Anti fungals ( Nystatin oral suspension and diflucan) are helpful! throw away all toothbrushes ( or in case of a baby --- all bottle nipples and pacifiers); as chances of re-infection are high if continue to use these! ...Read more

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Why does thrush occur?

Why does thrush occur?

Newborns' immune...: ...Systems are 'weaker' (less experienced) than those of older children. Candida, the fungus that causes thrush, lives in most peoples' mouths and intestines without causing any trouble, but can overgrow and cause thrush in small children. It is fairly easy to treat, and practically all children grow out of having them. ...Read more

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What works against thrush?

What works against thrush?

Medication: There are specific antifungal medications that are used to treat thrush. Please see your health care provider and get the necessary prescription. ...Read more

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What else looks like thrush?

What else looks like thrush?

Thrush look alike : Hello. Thrush is a fungal infection that occurs in the front and back of the oral cavity. Other conditions that could look like this could be a bacterial or viral infection. ...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


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