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Oral Thrush Koh Prep Of Oral Scraping
A potassium hydroxide (koh) prep is made by sliding some material from the skin, vaginal tract, oral cavity, or some part of the body to see if the cause of the problem is due to fungus (or yeast). Example: candidiasis is a fungal infection of the vagina or oral cavity, often due to side effect of antibiotic therapy, when bacteria die and overgrowth of fungi occurs. Or ...Read more
A test for fungus: A potassium hydroxide (koh) prep is made by sliding some material from the skin, vaginal tract, oral cavity, or some part of the body to see if the cause of the problem is due to fungus (or yeast). Example: candidiasis is a fungal infection of the vagina or oral cavity, often due to side effect of antibiotic therapy, when bacteria die and overgrowth of fungi occurs. Or skin (like athlete's foot). ...Read more
Recurring oral thrush nyatatin cures it then it just returns hard palate worste affected really bad in morning scrape away red patches underneath.?
Do all walkin doctors have everything they need to scrape and test a tongue for oral thrush? My walkin doc didn't even look at my tongue and prescription nystat
Why: Oral thrush is diagnosed by visual exam in most cases. I don't recall every running the scrape and stain testing outside of medical school. It just adds time and cost to the encounter and doesn't change the plan of treatment. The germ of thrush is a normal contaminant of the total GI tract and the treatment is innocuous. I am surprised the doc didn't look, consider that bad form. ...Read more
Oral Thrush: Caused by yeast called candida or monilia, common in neonates from contact in birth canal. Lesions are white plaques covering oral, pharyngeal mucosa, tongue, inner lips and cheeks. When removed rubbing, raw beefy mucosa with pinpoint bleeding seen. Discomfort may cause feeding problem in infants. Other causes: myelo-suppressive therapy, immunodeficiency, endocrine diseases, antibiotic use, etc. ...Read more
Is a condition caused by fungus candida albicans. The symptoms are: "cottage cheese-like" withe deposit, pain and slightly bleeding.
The condition is a minor problem if you're healthy individual. Good news it is treatable with antifungal and amphotericin b.
Rec. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Go see your doctor: You're already taking some anti-fungals but perhaps you have diabetes or some other reason for compromised immune system? Or are taking an inhaled corticosteroid like Flovent (fluticasone) but not rinsing your mouth afterwards. Antibiotics often lead to vaginal yeast infection but I suppose could lead to an oral infection too. If you wear dentures or other oral appliance, are you cleaning it regul. ...Read more
Works quickly: You should start seeing improvement in a few days but keep taking the medication for as long as it was prescribed or it may recur. ...Read more
Tips + Rx: If you have thrush you can rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Use a soft toothbrush on your teeth. Consider taking probiotics like lactobacillus acidophilus. You can also drink kefir or eat yogurts that have live probiotic cultures. Avoid eating excessive sugar. See your physician for prescription antifungal medication. ...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