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Is thrush this painful and how long does it last?

Is thrush this painful and how long does it last?

Usually not too bad: Thrush is oral candidiasis (fungus) and most of the time it is sore/uncomfortable. In severe cases symptoms can be severe because of excessive inflammation (mucositis). Predisposing factors: recent antibiotics and/or steroid uses--common with asthma/copd inhalers etc, .Also, immunosuppressive states such as cancer/chemom, HIV etc.. Usually easily treated in 7-10 days. Consult your doc... Good luck. ...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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Hi there does male thrush make it painful to pass urine & how long does that last?

Hi there does male thrush make it painful to pass urine & how long does that last?

Within 2-3 days: Although you don't say it in your question, the conditions in your profile (balanitis, clotrimazole) suggest you have been diagnosed with candida (yeast, thrush) under your foreskin. It should improve within 2-3 days of starting clotrimazole. If it is taking longer, recheck with your doctor. Or consider your local NHS genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic for guaranteed expert care. ...Read more

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How long does thrush last in men?

How long does thrush last in men?

Thrush in Men: Unless you have just completed an antibiotic, thush is very uncommon in men. You should see a physician to exclude a disorder of the immune system if a thrush infection does not follow use of antibiotics or the thrush infection lasts longer than fourteen days. ...Read more

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How long does oral thrush last?

How long does oral thrush last?

Varies: If you are taking the proper medication you will see improvement in a few days but should continue with the medication for a full 2 weeks to prevent regrowth. ...Read more

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How long does thrush last on penis?

How long does thrush last on penis?

Varies: If you're using an antifungal cream, i've seen it take a few days to over a week for it to start to clear up. If there are predisposing factors, like diabetes or on antibiotics, then it could take longer. Also the sexual partner could be treated to prevent reinfection. ...Read more

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How long does rash associated with oral thrush last?

Consider this: Thrush is a yeast infection. Antifungal medications help. Scraping the tongue is important... Use a tongue scraper and avoid foods and beverages with yeast such as beer and breads. It will usually clear up in 2 weeks but if it persists more aggresive actions can be employed. ...Read more

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I took diflucan (fluconazole) for 14 days..thrush from antibiotics. How long does it stay in your system after last dosage?

I took diflucan (fluconazole) for 14 days..thrush from antibiotics. How long does it stay in your system after last dosage?

~6 days: Half-life of fluconazole is 30hrs (range 20-50hrs). Check out http://www.drugs.com/pro/diflucan.html. Medications are considered to be out of body after 5 half-lives or in this case 150hrs or 6+days, assuming 30hrs. Of course, this is affected by your kidney function, in which it could stay in your body longer or be broken down more quickly in less time. Most important is resolving infection ...Read more

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How long does white plaques in mouth associated with oral thrush last?

Consider 3 factors: Thrush is a yeast infection. Antifungal medications help. Scraping the tongue is important... Use a tongue scraper and avoid foods and beverages with yeast such as beer and breads. It will usually clear up in 2 weeks but if it persists more aggresive actions can be employed. ...Read more

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How long does it take to treat thrush?

How long does it take to treat thrush?

It varies ...: Depending on severity and cause. Sometimes a single Diflucan (fluconazole) pill or 5 days on oral tablets/liquid will take care of it, whereas someone with an immune system problems who is using inhalant steroids may require more aggressive treatment. ...Read more

Thrush (Definition)

Thrush is a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more