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Oral Thrush And Night Sweats
Wife has unexplained weight loss, swollen lymph nodes in neck, axilla, groin. Also has thrush & night sweats. Neg blood work, neg ABD US.
No way to diagnose: The only way to evaluate your wife would be face to face. Without having a full history, exam and lab work in front of me could not even begin to speculate about what may be going on Talk to the doctor seeing her. ...Read more
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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Is it possible to develop agranulocytosis from one night of cocaine use? My symptom is oral thrush and mouth sores.
No: Stop using recreational drugs. Take better care of your health! ...Read more
I am worried I have HIV. I had unprotected oral sex with a guy on Oct 26. There was pre-ejaculate. I got a sore throat a few days later, then oral thrush about a week later. I still have both. I've also experienced nausea, headaches, and one night I think
Get frequent oral thrush. Not on immunosupressants. My IgA is low ranges from 50-60. My IgG is 650's. Low enough to cuase infections?
Even people with normal Ig levels get thrush. You need to treat it, I recommend nystatin swish and swallow. You might want to get a large prescription so you have some on hand in case it comes back.
If it persists, get a KOH prep, culture, and sensitivities. Some exotic fungal species are resistant to nystatin. ...Read more
Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection with candidiasis usually. It is caused by some disturbance in the oral environment that allows this yeast to proliferate. If you have some type of immune disorder or have been taking frequent antibiotics or oral/inhaled steroids, you may be predisposed to this problem. If you have a recurrent problem, you need to talk with your doctor about what might be the cause. ...Read more
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
Evaluation: Get treatment and check predisposing risk factors. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Oral thrush is simply a yeast infection in your mouth. This normally doesn't happen because cells in our immune system prevent the yeast from growing. However, chemotherapy harms those cells, allowing yeast to grow easily. Oral thrush is easy to treat with medicated mouth rinses. When your immune system fully recovers, it will stop occurring. ...Read more
See Peds/Derm: Oral thrush, frequently occurs in infants and toddlers. If candida infections become chronic or occur in the mouth of older children this may be a sign of an immune deficiency or disorder. Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis can be a sign of an immune disorder of t cells as well as a rare genetic autoimmune syndrome known as autoimmune polyendocrinopathy syndrome type 1 (aps-1). See a pediatrician. ...Read more
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
No: Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth. Sometimes it is accompanied by thrush in the esophagus, which causes trouble swallowing. If you have trouble breathing, then that's not caused by thrush. I am assuming that you have been diagnosed with oral thrush by a physician, because that is usually a sign of a serious immune deficiency, unless you're using inhaled steroids. ...Read more
Medication: See your doctor for oral fungal medication which can treat systemic infections ...Read more
Not usually: There is a rare condition called autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome, type 1 in which both hypothyroidism and a mild immunodeficiency (susceptibility to yeast infections, including oral thrush) can occur together. One episode of thrush would not raise suspicion for this necessarily, but if you have had multiple episodes, you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Up to 14 days: Average.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: Thrush is treated with antifungal topical treatmenst such as nystatin (mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches to dissolve in mouth. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole (diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. No diet will cure thrush. ...Read more
Oral thrush is a: Yeast infection in the mouth. If the girl you were with had a vaginal yeast infection, you could theoretically get it from her. If you haven't seen your doctor for treatment yet, you should. If you are otherwise ill with other symptoms, you should discuss those also. ...Read more
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Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more
Sleep hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as the night sweats, is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake. Sleep hyperhidrosis may occur at any age, but is most commonly ...Read more