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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. James Dukelow
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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

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush is a condition in which there is too much candida yeast growth on the surfaces in the mouth or throat. The yeast overgrowth areas appear as whitish spots or patches, or in more severe cases a whitish coating covering most of the ...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