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Koh And Wet Prep
A test for fungus: A potassium hydroxide (koh) prep is made by sliding some material from the skin, vaginal tract, oral cavity, or some part of the body to see if the cause of the problem is due to fungus (or yeast). Example: candidiasis is a fungal infection of the vagina or oral cavity, often due to side effect of antibiotic therapy, when bacteria die and overgrowth of fungi occurs. Or skin (like athlete's foot). ...Read more
Visited 2doctors done w/ swab test and koh for fungal. no fungal seen. they told 30 percent white disappear gradualy the oral thush. Its ok? stop med?
Need doctor's advice: Never alter the total dose, duration, frequency of daily use, nor start/stop a prescription drug without your doctor's advice. We don't know you or what's being treated here. Stop second guessing your doctor! PLEASE address your question appropriately to your prescribing provider who not only knows your health history but also what medications are or are not needed for your problem(s). ...Read more
Is it ok if 2weeks back doctor told me to stop medication but still there are white spots on tounge negative on fungus for swab and koh test oral thus?
No: White plaques to me mean re-growth until ruled out, suggest you retreat or retest and retreat as needed... ...Read more
What is recovery period/process for surgery for rupture of FHL tendon distal to KoH? How long in cast, how long until light walking/weightbearing?
If it says " wet prep " on gyno summary of procedures done does that mean they tested for trich? Or looked for trich ?
Possible to see trich with wet prep or wet mount..can anything cause trich not to show when there's indeed an infection?
Trichomonas: No test is perfect and there will always be some % of false-negative results. This will depend upon the mode of testing, the specimen obtained, the observer, etc. But overall this is a fairly accurate test. ...Read more