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My baby is teething and rubbing his tongue a lot could this be thrush?

My baby is teething and rubbing his tongue a lot could this be thrush?

White coating?: Do you see a thicker than normal white coating on your child's tongue or cheeks... If so, this may be thrush. Although babies tend to put everything in their mouth when teething. This might only be your child's way of dealing with teething. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?

Will rubbing a pee-soaked diaper on an infant's face and/or tongue cure him of thrush and baby acne?

Not advisable: There is much folklore surrounding the use of urine as a cure-all, but little evidence of any benefit. Urine should be sterile and not cause disease, but there are much better treatments for both oral thrush and acne. Baby acne does not need treatment and will go away on its own. Benzoyl peroxide is far more effective for treatment of adult acne. ...Read more

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I get thrush on my tongue if i haven't brushed my teeth yet or if i haven't eaten in while.My mom says i was born with it.What is it and can I fix it?

I get thrush on my tongue if i haven't brushed my teeth yet or if i haven't eaten in while.My mom says i was born with it.What is it and can I fix it?

Thrush?: Thrush is a fungal infection and not related to eating or not eating. One is not born with it. You might have a coated tongue, lichen planus, or somethng else. For now, start to use a tongue scraper once a day and see if that can solve the problem. You also need to see a dentist to have it evaluated for a proper diagnosis and treatment if necessary. ...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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If you have a yeast overgrowth in the mouth or thrush, can it get into the bloodstream if your gums bleed while brushing your teeth?

If you have a yeast overgrowth in the mouth or thrush, can it get into the bloodstream if your gums bleed while brushing your teeth?

Not a problem : You get bacteria into your blood every time you brush your teeth hard, floss properly, or pass stool. Candida in a healthy person is even less dangerous. It gets into your blood from time to time without posing a danger. ...Read more

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5 mos ago diagnosis h pylori. Tongue was painful & sore under white stuff. Never diagnosis as thrush & now have a veru sore spot on side tongue. Keeps rubbing tooth?

5 mos ago diagnosis h pylori. Tongue was painful & sore under white stuff. Never diagnosis as thrush & now have a veru sore spot on side tongue. Keeps rubbing tooth?

Candidasus: Even though you were never Dx wuth thrush mote that's what it was and it could be now. Everytime you are taking antibiotics fungal infection are likely to happen. To prevent this ypu can try yogurt or probiotics. If you di not find reliefe with this you may need a prescription to overcpme the candida albicans infection ...Read more

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My 3.5 mo baby is really fussing in every feed.Checkd with GP no thrush no ear infection.Teething maybe.Afraid shell associate feed wth being upset :(?

My 3.5 mo baby is really fussing in every feed.Checkd with GP no thrush no ear infection.Teething maybe.Afraid shell associate feed wth being upset :(?

Maybe diet related: Are you breast feeding? If so, has anything in your diet changed? If you're nursing watch your intake of dairy foods, chocolate, caffiene etc.
She may also be uncomfortable if she's not having regular bowel movements.
If she's gassy you should burp her more frequently and try some gas drops. ...Read more

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How would you know if baby has an oral thrush? Mine, always sticking his tongue out ? Could that be a sign.? Im just scared he got thrush.

How would you know if baby has an oral thrush? Mine, always sticking his tongue out ? Could that be a sign.? Im just scared he got thrush.

Oral thrush?: Thrush is common in infants and occurs because the immune system needs to mature. On examination, the baby will have white plaque like lesions on the inner cheeks, roof of mouth, or on gums. The whitish material isn't easy to remove with a wet cloth. If you are breastfeeding, the infection can transfer to the mother's breast causing a tingling feeling or discomfort. Seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Child has enlarged white area on left side of tongue its not thrush but it hurts him , need to see dr? what can I do to help?

See a doctor: How do you know it's not thrush? But no way to know without an examination. In the meantime, Tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort, soft foods, avoid anything acidic or spicy. Popsicles for comfort. But see a doctor. ...Read more

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10 month old baby boy has white coated tongue (not spots) and bad breath. From what I read, probably not thrush, what else could it be?

10 month old baby boy has white coated tongue (not spots)  and bad breath.  From what I read, probably not thrush, what else could it be?

Could Be Thrush: Frequently, thrush has a white coating over the tongue and if you wipe the tongue gently with a gauze, the classic red "spots" will show up. Either way, you need to have your son evaluated to determine what is causing this. Either a dentist or pediatrician can help you. ...Read more

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What if your baby has thrush really bad to the point his hole mouth from top to tongue is white and has to take a DNA test will it mess up the test?

Yes it might: Since dna testing is seldom urgent why not treat and cure the thrush first and then worry about the dna testing later on. Why is the thrush so severe? Is there any chance there is something wrong with the baby's immunity? See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My tongue and lips have been swollen for 8 months. One doctor said it was thrush and i took 4 doses of fluconazole (150 mg). The fluconazole helped briefly, but the symptoms came back. I then took megadoses of probiotics, avoid sugar and ate lots of yog

My tongue and lips have been swollen for 8 months.  One doctor said it was thrush and i took 4 doses of fluconazole (150 mg). The fluconazole helped briefly, but the symptoms came back.  I then took megadoses of probiotics, avoid sugar and ate lots of yog

See Your dentist: It is very hard to diagnose this sort of problem even in person...But you could have a contact dermatitis. Switch to a plain toothpaste without tarter control, whitening, etc. Don't use mouth wash, avoid cinnamon products.

Do you have dentures? These need to be treated also if you have thrush or they will reintroduce the pathogen. New toothbrush too. ...Read more

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My baby was prescribed nystatin for thrush on his tongue. Is it safe to still give him vitamin d drops while taking this? Thank you

My baby was prescribed nystatin for thrush on his tongue. Is it safe to still give him vitamin d drops while taking  this? Thank you

Thrush: Nystatin is safe to give. I would give the vit d 1 hour after nystatin. Was the baby prescribed vit d? Young infants should not need vit d and you should consult your pediatrician if not prescribed to be sure the dose is safe. ...Read more

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I have a noncancerous bump on the side of my tongue from rubbing against teeth, it is sensitive. What can I do to help it go away or feel less?

I have a noncancerous bump on the side of my tongue from rubbing against teeth, it is sensitive. What can I do to help it go away or feel less?

Bump on tongue: A visual and clinical examination is vital to any diagnosis. Any lump, bump or sore in the mouth should be evaluated by a dentist or an oral surgeon, especially if it has not healed within 10 days.
The exam can provide recommendations for treatment. ...Read more

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Big ulcer on tongue and skin taken off from constantly rubbing on teeth. How shall I treat?

Big ulcer on tongue and skin taken off from constantly rubbing on teeth. How shall I treat?

The simple solution: Rinse your mouth with warm salt water 2-3 X per day. Apply a topical anesthetic OTC to relieve the pain temporarily and see your dentist for mouth guard fabrication. ...Read more

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Does baby teething gel work as an appetite supressant if it numbs up your tongue?

Does baby teething gel work as an appetite supressant if it numbs up your tongue?

NO: This will just make it more likely that you will bite your tongue and while a sore tongue might make eating less enjoyable i wouldn't recommend it. ...Read more

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The tip of my tongue is very itchy during the day and a bit red from rubbing against my teeth due to the itchiness, please help?

The tip of my tongue is very itchy during the day and a bit red from rubbing against my teeth due to the itchiness, please help?

Tongue-red\itchy: It could be nothing more than a rough or sharp tooth and a habit of rubbing your tongue against the teeth unconsciously. However, it could be quite a number of other things as well. See a dentist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Sore on tip of tongue. Know need to just wait to heal but have OCD so keep rubbing sore tip of tongue against teeth. What should I do?

Sore on tip of tongue. Know need to just wait to heal but have OCD so keep rubbing sore tip of tongue against teeth. What should I do?

Have you considered: Cognitive behavioral therapy?See that you are on adderall, Prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion). Making lifestyle changes is important in addition to your psychiatric medications. ...Read more

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52 YO female. Teeth clenching, compulsive rubbing tongue on front of mouth/teeth, anxiety. Tried fluoxetine 20 then 40 mg, not helping. Suggestions?

52 YO female. Teeth clenching, compulsive rubbing tongue on front of mouth/teeth, anxiety. Tried fluoxetine 20 then 40 mg, not helping. Suggestions?

Keep trying: Keep working with your doctor to increase the dose of your current medication or potentially add a new one. Also, studies show that patients that seek cognitive behavioral therapy from a trained therapist in addition to taking medications have a much better outcome than those just taking medications. ...Read more

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Hi I just checked my tongue on the side inner I found a red spot with a white head is it a pimple or an ulcer also can it be caused by teeth rubbing?

Hi I just checked my tongue on the side inner I found a red spot with a white head is it a pimple or an ulcer also can it be caused by teeth rubbing?

Not known: It is difficult to give you a differential diagnosis of a lesion without actually seeing it, your teeth, and taking a full medical history including social habits. How long has the lesion been there? If it is more than two weeks, please have it examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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My daughter is 5 months old and teething. Since yesterday she had been crying a lot and rejecting the breast. I looked inside her mouth and was shocked to discover that she had a red soreness under her tongue. I tried to look it up on the internet but I c

My daughter is 5 months old and teething. Since yesterday she had been crying a lot and rejecting the breast. I looked inside her mouth and was shocked to discover that she had a red soreness under her tongue. I tried to look it up on the internet but I c

Sores in mouth: Hi, sorry you are having problems with your infant. Sores in her mouth could be a virus. There is one that causes hand/foot/mouth lesions. But I would have her checked by her doctor to look inside her mouth and to be sure she is staying hydrated. ...Read more

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, i've been sick and now i got all the bumps on my tongue and they hurt when i rub them across my teeth ......What can I do ?

Sore tongue: If you have been ill with a viral inection, the sore tongue may be due to an outbreak of ulcers. If so, these are self-limiting and will disappear in 7-10 days.
It would be a good idea to see a dentist just to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the tip of my tongue it is the same color as my tongue doesn't hurt I did rub it on the back of my teeth, it's been there for a?

I have a small bump on the tip of my tongue it is the same color as my tongue doesn't hurt I did rub it on the back of my teeth, it's been there for a?

Bump on tongue: If you smoke or use any tobacco products, show your doctor/dentist right away. If you don't smoke, then just show your dentist next time you go. If it doesn't hurt and you aren't having fevers, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, or enlarged lymph nodes in your neck, then it's probably nothing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is tongue thrusting really something to worry about with baby teeth? Our baby does a fair amount of tongue thrusting, and have read that it can damage baby teeth. I just have a hard time believing that it can do all that much damage though. .

Is tongue thrusting really something to worry about with baby teeth? Our baby does a fair amount of tongue thrusting, and have read that it can damage baby teeth. I just have a hard time believing that it can do all that much damage though.


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Age dependent: Tongue thrusting which is really a retained infantile swallow pattern should not be of concern in the first 4 years of life. Thrusting of the tongue is how a baby nurses, but if continues late into baby tooth dentition or early adult teeth it can cause no end of problems. It will usually go away with development, if causing lack of occlusion (bite) of front teeth, see a certified orthodontist. ...Read more

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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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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