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Yellow Blisters back of throat >1 year. All tests negative Nil tonsils Throat cultures clean Nil Epstein-Barr Strep Thrush Herpes Etc Help please?

Yellow Blisters back of throat >1 year.
All tests negative
Nil tonsils
Throat cultures clean
Nil Epstein-Barr
Strep
Thrush
Herpes
Etc

Help please?

Allergy related: Probably this is "cobblestoning," which is the finding of streaks of lymphoid tissue on the posterior pharynx (back of the throat). It's caused by chronic allergy type symptoms. A doctor should be able to confirm that with a look in the back of the throat. If your allergies are bad, there are various treatments that may help, such as antihistamines or even immunotherapy. Try an allergist if needed ...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


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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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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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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

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Can oral thrush cause swollen nodes in the neck?

Can oral thrush cause swollen nodes in the neck?

Possible: Ant type of infection in the mouth can cause this. However, have your medical doctor exam you for other signs. ...Read more

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21 y/o always had great skin, but have broke out all on face, neck & back! How do I treat this? Just on Clotrimazole Troche for oral thrush. Related?

21 y/o always had great skin, but have broke out all on face, neck & back! How do I treat this? Just on Clotrimazole Troche for oral thrush. Related?

Acne: Try first with over the counter treatments. Can wash with soap and water 3x/day and also apply a 5% benzoyl peroxide ointment to the face once a day. Give it about 4-6 weeks to see if it works, if not, consider visit to the doctor ...Read more

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Can you get meningitis from oral thrush and if so what is the likelihood? I have severe anxiety so i imagine i'm talking myself into a sore neck

Can you get meningitis from oral thrush and if so what is the likelihood? I have severe anxiety so i imagine i'm talking myself into a sore neck

Extremely unlikely: If i were to say no someone would find an obscure case somewhere in the world to argue with me, but i've never heard of it.Of the things that cause meningitis this is down at the bottom of the list & i can't recall ever hearing of a case. ...Read more

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It started with swollen glands, fatigue , oral thrush, .  had CT of head and neck, chest. Now have enlarged thyroid and choking sensation. ?

It started with swollen glands, fatigue , oral thrush, .  had CT of head and neck, chest. Now have enlarged thyroid and choking sensation. ?

Complicated: Your symptoms suggest a viral cause. The fatigue, gland swelling and rapid thyroid enlargement indicate a systemic (total body process). By the fact you have had a ct scan i assume you have seen a doctor. Hopefully bloodwork was done and the information will be helpful. Your most important issue right now is your airway, if you are having trouble breathing you need to go to the hospital er asap. ...Read more

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How can i convince ER triage to keep me to do a complete mycology/fungus test on me, my kidneys are tender and i have oral&esophageal thrush.

Not a triage test: This is not really something done in an emergency room. You should see your doctor and discuss all of you symptoms and your concerns. ...Read more

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If I don't use an oral fungus med. For thrush will it away by it self evenally?

If I don't use an oral fungus med. For thrush will it away by it self evenally?

Oral thrush course : Presuming that the thrush was formally diagnosed, the recommended management for resolution, is identification and treatment of predisposing factors and antifungal therapy. Judicious oral hygiene is critical, but will not by itself resolve oral candidiasis. ...Read more

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Fungi growing on my back and recently my hairs fall heavily (+dandruff+itch). And possibly oral candidiasis(white tongue wide spots).What should I do?

Find Alternative Doc: Look at the a4m.Com web site and use the locate a doc feature to find a local physician who has training and experience in functional medicine. You are colonized with candida and probably abnormal bacteria as a source for these. This may mean an underlying food allergy as well. You need a physician who can do specialized GI testing and guide your treatment to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Can fungus on my to nail cause yeast to multiple in my throat. I had a throat culture done and it showed that i had over growth of yeast. Please help?

No: The fungii that cause nail fungal infection (trichophyton and epidemophytum) are different than yeast infection of the throat (candidia). However if you are prone to opportunistic infection (suppressed immune system, etc) you are more likely to get both but the spread of the nail to the throat is extremely unlikely. I hope you are seeing your pcp for these matters to monitor your overall health. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


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