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Is oral candidiasis (thrush) contagious?

Is oral candidiasis (thrush) contagious?

No: This is not contagious, everyone harbours this fungus, but it only manifests itself when your immune system is decreased or if you are on antibiotics that throws off your oral cavities bacteria equillibrium. ...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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How is oral thrush transmitted?

How is oral thrush transmitted?

It's not-: One cannot transmit oral thrush. It's the result of the immune system that is unable to control the yeast that is found in the mouth of humans. It can happen when one uses medications that suppress the immune system (eg. Transplant patient, asthma patient) or when someone is infected with hiv. ...Read more

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Is Oral Thrush Dangerous?

Not normally: Thrush is typically an uncomfortable but not dangerous condition in otherwise healthy people. ...Read more

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Is oral thrush contagious when kissing?

Potentially.: Thrush is an infection of the oral cavity caused by yeast (candida). Most individuals with a healthy immune system have good resistance to yeast infections, so kissing is usually safe. But there can be confounding factors. Steroids such as oral Prednisone or inhaled steroids for asthma; numerous antibiotics (oral or iv) can predispose to yeast infections. Clearly hiv/chemo patients are more prone. ...Read more

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What is oral candidiasis?

What is oral candidiasis?

Fungus in the mouth: The layman term is yeast-infection or thrush. It is a fungal infection (candida albicans) which is quite common infants and can be easily treated by med such as nystatin. In adult, this can happen following antibiotic treatment, oral steroid use as in those for asthma/copd etc...But should be considering immunocompromised states such as hiv/cancer etc..As risk factors. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can canestan oral antifungal pill cure oral thrush on tongue?

Not a good choice: Even though canestan is an antifungal, it would not be the drug of choice for oral thrush. If you have thrush-like symptoms on your tongue, you should see your dentist or physician, because there are several different medications used to treat this yeast-like fungus, depending on the severity of the thrush, your own health, and your immune strength. It would not be wise to treat this yourself. ...Read more

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Is oral thrush connected to sebhorric dermatitis?

It can be: Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition caused by the malfunctioning of the sebaceous glands. Amongst other things it can be linked to an overactive immune system and high levels of toxins in the body. An unhealthy diet and a lack of good bacteria caused by antibiotics and stress can cause an imbalance which can cause an over growth of candida which may attack the oil glands. ...Read more

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Oral lachen planus dangerous?

Oral lachen planus dangerous?

Rarely oral cancer: Chronic oral lichen planus can in a small percentage develop oral cancer. Topical prescription creams such as retin a (tretinoin) can be used in the mouth to treat oral lichen palnus. I have experience with oral Metronidazole as a treatment for lichen planus with good results. You need to be checked for hepatitis C which can be associated with lichen planus as well as review drugs as contributory cause. ...Read more

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Is oral thrush by any circumstances dangerous?

Not usually: Not usually. It can be a sign of a more serious problem like diabetes or an immune system problem. In healthy adults, it is usually caused by antibiotics or medicines (steroids). ...Read more

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Is oral thrush hard to treat with nystatin?

Sometimes: Nystatin is one of several antifungal drugs that have been used to treat oral thrush. The effectiveness of drug therapy varies from patient to patient. With any drug therapy the key to success is to have the correct diagnosis for the problem the drug is intended to treat. An appropriate study should be performed to confirm that you do have thrush. ...Read more

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Help please! is chlorhexidine mouth wash effective in treating oral thrush?

No: Not really. You have a fungal (yeast) infection. There are drugs specifically for that. You will need a prescription. ...Read more

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Anything new on treating oral lichen planus?

Anything new on treating oral lichen planus?

New treatments?: Most of lichen planus is non-symptomatic and doesn't need to be treated. If you have painful erosive lichen planus it is usually treated with steroids or anti-inflammatories. Unfortunately, these just treat the symptoms not the disease. Lichen planus is an auto-immune disorder and currently most medical professionals do not have effective tools to treat this problem short of corticosteroids. ...Read more

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Could mouth ulcers (lichen planus) result in oral cancer?

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Could mouth ulcers (lichen planus) result in oral cancer?

LP is not related: Oral lichen planus is an autoimmune disease and even erosive LP is not related to mouth cancer. If concerned, see an oral pathologist specialist for LP management. ...Read more

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Will nystatin oral tablet cure a vaginal yeast infection?

Will nystatin oral tablet cure a vaginal yeast infection?

Yes : It is an antifungal although not often used for this. Over the counter creams will work too. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is oral candidiasis contageous?

Please help docs! is oral candidiasis contageous?

Yes it can be: Candida normally inhabits the whole intestinal system, including the oral cavity but your immune system keeps the levels low. When the immune system cannot suppress the growth of candida it overgrows. I think there must be strains of candida that are more aggressive and can lead to overgrowth more and yes you could get this from someone else. I have had cases where patients developed thrush. ...Read more

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Is alcohol related to oral candida?

Is alcohol related to oral candida?

Basically no: It can simply happen to anyone. If it's a bad problem, I trust you're checked for diabetes and HIV . ...Read more

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Are oral herpes from oral sex and ulcers/cold sores similar things?

Are oral herpes from oral sex and ulcers/cold sores similar things?

Same causes: The herpes simplex virus is the primary cause of cold sores and genital herpes. The only difference is the type of virus. Hsv type 1 usually is associated with cold sores and hsv type 2 is associated with genital herpes. However any one can get cold sores if they come into contact with the genital area of an hsv type 2 infected person who is contagious at that time and vice versa. ...Read more

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How are yeast infections spread through oral sex?

How are yeast infections spread through oral sex?

yeasts: I don't think that yeast infections are spread by oral sex. Yeasts are everywhere in the environment around us. A yeast infection of the female reproductive tract normally occurs when the normal flora balance is disturbed, usually after a round of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Will oral thrush tablet get rid of oral thrush as well as vaginal?

MONILIASIS: Oral thrush is treated with Nystatin oral suspension. Vaginal monilia infection is treated with suppository or cream. Both rx are for fungus but different strength. ...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