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Wife has unexplained weight loss, swollen lymph nodes in neck, axilla, groin. Also has thrush & night sweats. Neg blood work, neg ABD US.

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

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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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Which is the most effective and most effective medicine (s) against oral thrush?

Which is the most effective and most effective medicine (s) against oral thrush?

Mycelex (clotrimazole) Troches: Just ask your doctor/dentist for these, dissolve in mouth 5x day for 2 weeks. Should resolve the candidiasis (thrush). ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes.: 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

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What does oral thrush look like?

What does oral thrush look like?

Oral thrush: Typically, oral thrush has the appearance of a thick, white coating on the tongue that can be scraped off. It may have a bit of a white cheese appearance. ...Read more

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I keep getting oral thrush over & over again.?

I keep getting oral thrush over & over again.?

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

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Can you tell me how I could cure my oral thrush?

Thrush: First I would check for other diseases or reasons u can treat with Mycelex (clotrimazole) a proscription and oral rinses from pharmacy ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to scrape off oral thrush?

Yes: Some people find scraping off excess thrush allows a quicker resolution of the problem by diminishing the load of yeast and exposing underlying germs for treatment. ...Read more

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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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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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I have had oral thrush for 6 months now, and it won't go away?

Check immunity: If oral thrush persists despite appropriate antifungals taken as prescribed, it's time for an evaluation of your immune system. ...Read more

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Can you get oral thrush as result of chemo?

Can you get oral thrush as result of chemo?

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

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Why does my toddler get oral thrush repeatedly?

Why does my toddler get oral thrush repeatedly?

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

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How can I get rid of oral thrush?

Antifungals: Your doctor can prescribe these. More importantly, thrush is not generally common in normal adults. Without your having some unusual medical history, suggest that you see your doctor and have your immune status evaluated, along with HIV testing. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of oral thrush?

RX: It resolves with prescription medications. Usually a normal immune system will prevent thrush in your age. You might want to see a doctor to see if you have it or not. ...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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Is the medicine used for oral thrush diflucan (fluconazole)?

Fluconazole: Which is the generic name for diflucan, (fluconazole) is very useful in the treatment of oral candidiasis (thrush). ...Read more

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Was wondering if I have oral thrush will I get vaginal thrush too?

Thrush: Not usually. Most of the time you get one or the other, but if you have thrush and develop vaginal symptoms you could have both. ...Read more

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Will the ringworm turn into oral thrush?

Unlikely to happen: Both diagnoses are caused by separate agents. Fungal/yeast infections are rather specific with the site where they cause infection. In this case neither will crooss over to trigger the other infection. ...Read more

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Is oral thrush and conquer sore different?

They are different: Thrush is a yeast infection. The exact cause of a canker sore is unknown. It may be triggered by stress, certain foods or tissue injury. ...Read more

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Could oral thrush cause a choking feeling?

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

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What does oral thrush look like? Is it sore?

What does oral thrush look like? Is it sore?

White coat: Yes, it can be painful and usually gives the tongue a whitish appearance. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush cause dental problems/cavities?

Definitely, no: While it is common for oral thrush to grow on the cheek and tongue, it is not so common to find Candida in plaque and there is no relation to tooth decay. ...Read more

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Pictures of oral thrush on the cheek look like?

Pictures of oral thrush on the cheek look like?

Thrush: Sorry I could not find photos on the cheek but this photo shows what you would find. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have thrush and a sweat rash?

Thrush: Thrush is caused by a candidial infection and leaves a thick white coating on your tongue. Heat rash is small red bumps on the skin. ...Read more

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Oral thrush after oral sex, antibiotics would work?

Oral thrush after oral sex, antibiotics would work?

See below: If you actually have oral thrush and you have not been on steroids (oral of inhaled), are not under chemotherapy then you have a problem with your immune system and need to be checked for immune related issues asap. ...Read more

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Could an antibiotic for oral thrush affect my ovulation?

Could an antibiotic for oral thrush affect my ovulation?

It doesn't: Ovulation is under natural hormonal influences of your body that are not altered by antibiotic use. Although there is some concern about interference with birth control pills with some antibiotics, they seldom do. ...Read more

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What immune disorder other than HIV can cause oral thrush?

Anyone can get it: Oral thrush, particular in a young person, does not necessarily indicate any immune problem. Bad oral thrush may be a reason to check for a t-cell problem such as a birth defect or hiv, or diabetes (the candida organisms flourish with high sugar). ...Read more

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Could there be a connection between oral thrush and hypothyroidism?

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

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Can oral thrush get worse before better when you go on the candida diet?

Can oral thrush get worse before better when you go on the candida diet?

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

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How long should I avoid alcohol for? I think my oral thrush is cleared up.

How long should I avoid alcohol for? I think my oral thrush is cleared up.

No longer: You can have alcohol anytime now. Just be a responsible drinker and drink in moderation so that alcohol does not harm you with its adverse reactions. ...Read more

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I got sick and got oral thrush two days after giving oral sex to a girl. What could this be?

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

Sweating At Night (Definition)

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


Night Sweats (Definition)

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