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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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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 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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My lady friend has pancreatitis. Is it contagious and should I be concerned about having sex?

My lady friend has pancreatitis. Is it contagious and should I be concerned about having sex?

Not contagious : The most common causes of pancreatitis which make up 99% of cases are not contagious thus would not be transmitted via intercourse. ...Read more

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My sister has cervical cancer. Should I be worried about it?

My sister has cervical cancer. Should I be worried about it?

No increased risk: Cervical cancer is not one of the hereditary cancers. Almost all cervical cancers are caused by one of the human papilloma viruses (hpv). If you are having your annual exams and routine pap smears, any abnormal cells will likely be detected on the pap smear, which will allow plenty of time for appropriate treatment and prevention of cervical cancer. ...Read more

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My brother has coccidiomycosis. Should I be worried about this?

My brother has coccidiomycosis. Should I be worried about this?

Valley Fever: For yourself, no. For your brother it depends on whether he has a mild or complicated case. Coccidioidomycosis aka valley fever is an infection caused by inhaling the microscopic spores of the fungus coccidioides immitis. The lungs are the primary organ of involvement. Try this website for comprehensive information http://www.Valley-fever.Org/. ...Read more

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I got oral sex from a person who now has strep throat, should I be worried about anything?

I got oral sex from a person who now has strep throat, should I be worried about anything?

Nothing horrible: You could get genital group a strep from this. In general this doesn't happen to post pubertal patients but if you start with discharge, redness, painful urination or are just concerned get checked out. It is easy to diagnose and easy to treat. ...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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Should I be worried if my wife has mrsa?

Should I be worried if my wife has mrsa?

Usually Benign Bact: Probably not, hygiene. Staphylococcus aureus frequently present skin & respiratory tract, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa most commonly a commensal bacteria, but reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions, any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my baby girl has mrsa?

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Mrsa: With proper treatment & prevention through hand washing, you should be fine. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about kissing my girlfriend who says she has a cold sore?

Should I be worried about kissing my girlfriend who says she has a cold sore?

Yes.: If she has an open sore it is contagious. "cold sores" are caused by a virus, herpes simplex and are contagious when the lesion is oozing. She can use a prescription medication called Acyclovir to help prevent or heal these painful lesions, which can be prescribed by a physician or dentist. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about my thrush/eczema?

Should I be concerned about my thrush/eczema?

Depends of Severity: Really depends on severity of eczema. Mild eczema can be easily managed with daily moisturization, good skin hygiene, and low dose topical steroid creams. More severe eczema that is poorly controlled should be evaluated by an Allergist or Dermatologist. Recurrent thrush is uncommon in adulthood. See your physician to confirm. ...Read more

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My sister has broken elbow. Should I be worried about it?

My sister has broken elbow. Should I be worried about it?

Broken elbow: The treatment depends on where the fracture is and how displaced the fragments are. It can treated in a cast or it might need surgery. This can be discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more

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A guy i've been talking to for over two months told me today that he has genital warts, should I be worried?

A guy i've been talking to for over two months told me today that he has genital warts, should I be worried?

50% chance: Research shows that men have a 50% chance of having the virus. Most woman have also had the virus at some point in their lives, usually more than once. In most cases, the immune system clears the virus without any harm. But sometimes the virus can stay as a chronic infection and increase risk of cervical and other types of cancers. ...Read more

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My son has malaria. Should I be concerned?

My son has malaria. Should I be concerned?

Yes: He needs to be treated right away. Otherwise, he will become severely anemic, can develop bleeding & clotting problems and can even lead to death. The treatment is quite simple. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about penile cancer? Brother had it.

Should I be concerned about penile cancer? Brother had it.

May be: There are no clear cut genetic patterns in penile cancer. However, given that you share half your genes and probably similar environment with your brother, it would be prudent to be on the look out for any changes in the penile skin, especially the glans penis. ...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


Thrush (Definition)

A yeast infection of the mucus membranes lining the mouth and tongue is called thrush or oral thrush. If in the vagina, it is called ...Read more