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What is the result of KOH prep of oral scraping in thrush?

What is the result of KOH prep of oral scraping in thrush?

Yeast: Thrush is caused by a yeast or fungi, candida albicans. A KOH prep slide will help show the branching of candida under a microscope. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Koh Prep (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: yeast on KOH prep test?

What is the definition or description of: yeast on KOH prep test?

Potassium hydroxide: The KOH test for candida albicans, also known as a potassium hydroxide preparation or KOH prep, is a quick, inexpensive fungal test to differentiate between dermatophytes and candida albicans. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: KOH prep?

What is the definition or description of: KOH prep?

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

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Recurring oral thrush nyatatin cures it then it just returns hard palate worste affected really bad in morning scrape away red patches underneath.?

Recurrence: I don't like hearing of thrush recurring in adults. I would encourage you to seek medial attention to make sure that it is in fact thrush and that there is not an underlying medical concern that is causing this to recur. Specifically evaluate your immune status. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to scrape off oral thrush?

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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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

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Do I have oral thrush if the white hairy coat is permanent and can't be scraped away?

Do I have oral thrush if the white hairy coat is permanent and can't be scraped away?

Mouth breathing: you probably breath through your mouth when you sleep this does not sound like thrush keep a humidifyer by your bed and see if it improve thrush does come off when you scrape ...Read more

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Is scraping off the yeast/bacteria a possible treatment for oral thrush?

No: Thrush is not a bacterial infection. It is a fungal infection. Scraping it off will leave a raw bleeding surface which is one way to diagnose Candida Albicans from other white lesions. Scraping it off will not eliminate the infection. You need to take the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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How long does oral thrush last?

Varies: If you are taking the proper medication you will see improvement in a few days but should continue with the medication for a full 2 weeks to prevent regrowth. ...Read more

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How quickly does oral thrush grow?

Few days: Usually it progresses over a few days but can be more rapid if on antibiotics, steroids, chemotherapy or receiving radiation to mouth. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of oral thrush?

What can I do to take care of oral thrush?

Topical nystatin: Topicsal Nystatin suspension directly swabbed onto the affected areas is effective therapy. Also, oral antifungals, such as Diflucan (fluconazole) can be used as well. Both are prescriptions obtained from your physician. ...Read more

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How do I know when oral thrush is going away?

Thrush: Your mouth should be less tender, not feel swollen, the white exudate should be receding and the redness of the tissues improving. If these are not occurring go back and see the doctor. You may need testing for immune deficiency conditions. ...Read more

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My oral thrush still won't go away, what to do?

Be seen: You need to have a thorough history and physical and perhaps some lab work... ...Read more

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How likely is it for a grown man to get oral thrush?

How likely is it for a grown man to get oral thrush?

Can happen: It depends on underlying medical conditions and medications. For example, some inhaled steroids for asthma or COPD can lead to oral thrush. Some diseases of the immune system can also lead to thrush, especially when being treated. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is any home remedies for oral thrush?

Please tell me if there is any home remedies for oral thrush?

Thrush: If it is mild, it can sometimes respond to home remedies. Try these. http://www.m.webmd.com/oral-health/tc/thrush-home-treatment ...Read more

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How could i treat my oral thrush without any health insurance?

Very difficult: Need a doctor to prescribe an anti fungal medication and to determine the cause of the thrush. Usually having insurance makes treatment affordable. Try calling the local state health clinics. ...Read more

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I need to know how do you get oral thrush and what are the symptoms?

I need to know how do you get oral thrush and what are the symptoms?

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

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Is oral thrush serious? Should i be concerned? Can it go away by itself?

Candida albicans: 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

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I keep getting persistent oral thrush and it won't go. What else can I do?

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

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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


Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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