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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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Can a yeast infection cause oral thrush in the same person? Would oral thrush go away if the vaginal yeast infection is treated?

Depends: It depends on the treatment rx'd. But usually, oral thrush needs to be treated "orally" of course where vaginal yeast infections may be treated with oral medications as well as vaginal creams. ...Read more

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Is the oral thrush i aquired afetrt the antibiotics or after oral sex will not turn into systemic overgrowth candidiasis? Im treating for one month

Is the oral thrush i aquired afetrt the antibiotics or after oral sex will not turn into systemic overgrowth candidiasis? Im treating for one month

Oral candida infctio: If you have no immune deficiency or taking any medications that lower your immunity such as long term course of steroids or any chmothraputic agent, the answer is not likey. Relax. If the thrush persisted please talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...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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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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Topical treatment for thrush ok in pregnancy?

Topical treatment for thrush ok in pregnancy?

Rinse or troches: Clotrimazole troches or Nystatin mouth rinse. Both are antifungal medication that eliminates the thrush. You only use these medications in the mouth and do not swallow them. Consult with your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Oral thrush shortly after unprotected sex? Is it oral thrush or is it an sti in the mouth,been on antibiotics

Oral thrush shortly after unprotected sex? Is it oral thrush or is it an sti in the mouth,been on antibiotics

Be assessed: An antibiotic will often make thrush worse. If an STD is a concern, your doctor needs to make sure you get the proper cultures and antibiotics. Some doctors will treat for both thrush and STD. All the best and stay protected. ...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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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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Who is at risk for oral thrush?

Who is at risk for oral thrush?

Several risk factors: Anyone can develop oral thrush, but the infection is more common with these factors: being an infant having a compromised immune system wearing dentures having other health conditions, such as diabetes or anemia taking certain medications, such as antibiotics, or oral or inhaled corticosteroids undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer having conditions that cause dry mouth smoking. ...Read more

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Can HPV jump from a genital organ to oral cavity? Is giving oral sex to man the only risk factor for oral hpv?Can oral HPV lay dormant in oral cavity?

Can HPV jump from a genital organ to oral cavity? Is giving oral sex to man the only risk factor for oral hpv?Can oral HPV lay dormant in oral cavity?

Yes: Hpv can jump from gential to oral cavity. Smoking is a risk factor for oral cancer. Once you have hpv doesn't mean you'll get cancer, only makes it possible, like an opportunity. Yes oral hpv can lay dormant in oral cavity. The risk also increases with the number of sexual partners a person has. Smoking also increases the risk of oral hpv infection. ...Read more

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Can you use oral antibiotics for a child under 4 months of age?

Can you use oral antibiotics for a child under 4 months of age?

Yes-- only if needed: It is possible to use oral antibiotics in a young baby. However, they should only be used if the child has a bacterial infection. Many infections in young children (such as common colds) are viral in etiology and will get better on their own without antibiotics. Using antibiotics when not medically appropriate can cause them to be less effective when your child gets very sick & really needs them. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which mouthwash will kill the most oral bacteria?

Expert opinions? Which mouthwash will kill the most oral bacteria?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): A rinse you need a prescription for. Another mouthrinse which has the american dental association seal of approval is listerine; it is a good every-day rinse to use. ...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