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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Oral Thrush (Overview)

Oral thrush is a condition in which there is too much candida yeast growth on the surfaces in the mouth or throat. The yeast overgrowth areas appear as whitish spots or patches, or in more severe cases a whitish coating covering most of the surfaces in the mouth.


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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
570 doctors shared insights

Oral Thrush (Overview)

Oral thrush is a condition in which there is too much candida yeast growth on the surfaces in the mouth or throat. The yeast overgrowth areas appear as whitish spots or patches, or in more severe cases a whitish coating covering most of the surfaces in the mouth.


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How does oral thrush begin?

How does oral thrush begin?

Low immunity: Oral thrush is a fungal infection of the oral membranes, and usually occurs in people whose immune status are reduced. This can occur in people on antibiotics, in diabetics or immunosuppressed due to other illnesses or cancer. Certain other medications can increase the risk as well. ...Read more

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Treating Oral Thrush (Tip)

Treating Oral Thrush

White stuff on my tongue likes to stay where it was made stubborn little patch. ...See more

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Treating Oral Thrush (Checklist)

Dab Nystatin liquid onto the oral thrush, if approved by the doctor
5 Min, 4x day for 1 Weeks
Sterilize bottles, nipples, and pacifiers in boiling water
2x week
Look for thrush on the baby's inner cheeks and gums
2x week
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How long is it supposed to it take for symptoms of oral thrush to appear?

How long is it supposed to it take for symptoms of oral thrush to appear?

Unknown: The yeast that produces oral thrush is around us everywhere & ends up as 5%+ of the dry weight of poo. It is likely planted into the oral cavity repeatedly by infant fingers & swallowed. It may find the lush environment of babies mouth a happy place to stay & attach to the inner cheeks, feeding off the sugar in babies feeds. No clear starting point means no clear "incubation" period. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Oral thrush for the first time in my life. Sign of pregnancy?

Oral thrush for the first time in my life. Sign of pregnancy?

No: This is not common in pregnancy nor is it a sign of pregnancy. If you think that you might be pregnant, then take a pregnancy test! ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with oral thrush how do I get rid of it?

See your doctor.: Oral thrush is treated with prescription oral medication, so you should see your doctor to make sure it's thrush first. You also should be seen to discuss if there is an underlying medical condition causing it. ...Read more

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How do you test positive for oral thrush? Is there a test?

How do you test positive for oral thrush? Is there a test?

Clinical Diagnosis: The diagnosis of Thrush is almost always made based on a clinical exam, with distinctive white lesions on the mouth, tongue, or cheeks. Lightly brushing the lesions away reveals a reddened, tender area that may bleed slightly. A microscopic examination of tissue from a lesion can confirm the diagnosis, but this is rarely, if ever, done. ...Read more

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Candidiasis (Definition)

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