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How difficult is it to get rid of oral thrush if it has spread onto your throat?

How difficult is it to get rid of oral thrush if it has spread onto your throat?

It can be difficult: if it is in the throat, however, that's what we have systemic treatments like diflucan (fluconazole) for! You should see your doctor for definitive diagnosis, and get a prescription for an anti fungal such as diflucan (fluconazole). Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Throat Culture (Definition)

This is usually done when a throat infection is suspected. One will take a swab of the throat and then place the swab in culture medium. This will then be grown on a culture plate to determine if/what type of bacteria is causing the infection. Both viruses and bacteria ...Read more


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Have constant phlegm in back throat can it be oral thrush?

Have constant phlegm in back throat can it be oral thrush?

Sinus discharge: Without a clinical examination it is difficult nto tell what your problem is but typically a mucus discharge down the back of the throat is more typically related to sinus issues. Oral candidiasis (thrush) more typically presents a red or white patches in the on the cheeks, tongue, and back of the throat. There is typically not a discharge associated with thrush. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does oral thrush (in your throat) feel like?

Esophageal candida: Candida (thrush) that affects the back of the throat and esophagus can cause mild discomfort or significant pain on swallowing. This can also cause a sensation of something sticking in the throat and cause difficulty swallowing solid foods. ...Read more

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Had oral sex. White,sore spots came up and went away after few days. But came back, and now I have sore red throat with yellow-ish spots? Oral thrush?

Exudates? : Exudates can be common to a sore throat either be infectious or not. Oral thrush while not as common are white and have a plaque like appearance usually found in either immuno compromised states or usage of steroids. ...Read more

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Does oral thrush cause a red and sore throat with yellow-ish red bumps on it???

Does oral thrush cause a red and sore throat with yellow-ish red bumps on it???

Throat infection: Candida can cause the appearance you describe, as can infections with Strep, Adenovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, and others. ...Read more

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On remicade & advair. Can oral thrush (canidida) get into lungs from an infection on tongue & throat? Have unexplained high fever also now levaquin (levofloxacin)

On remicade & advair. Can oral thrush (canidida)  get into lungs  from an infection on tongue & throat? Have unexplained high fever also now levaquin (levofloxacin)

Yeast infection: Yeast infection can be systemic. If you are concerned about lung infection, you should visit your md who can determine if further tx needed or to refer to specialist. ...Read more

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Exposure Africa.2 yrs ago. Hiv 1&2 Duo x11. Been donating blood 3 times. All Neg. continued oral thrush/throat sym, neuropathy legs.Rare strain? Help.

Exposure Africa.2 yrs ago. Hiv 1&2 Duo x11. Been donating blood 3 times. All Neg. continued oral thrush/throat sym, neuropathy legs.Rare strain? Help.

Urban myth: There are no "rare strains" of HIV not diagnosed by the duo test. And oral thrush plus neuropathy-like symptoms would never be the only manifestations of an HIV infection. Infected people typically have either no symptoms or lots of them, not just one or two that show up on lists of HIV/AIDS symptoms. Stop obsesssing on HIV and work with your doctor about other explanations. Good luck. ...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