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Instead of taking two different antifungals for two separate things, what would you recommend for oral thrush on tongue and white piedra?

Instead of taking two different antifungals for two separate things, what would you recommend for oral thrush on tongue and white piedra?

Thrush, White Piedra: White Piedra is usually a superficial fungal infection of hair shafts that is treated by shaving the area and applying topical antifungal shampoo, or sometimes use of oral antifungal. Oral thrush is caused by Candida, can be seen in immune suppressed persons or those who have been on antibiotics, and can be treated with a topical solution or an oral antifungal. Suggest discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can canestan oral antifungal pill cure oral thrush on tongue?

Not a good choice: Even though canestan is an antifungal, it would not be the drug of choice for oral thrush. If you have thrush-like symptoms on your tongue, you should see your dentist or physician, because there are several different medications used to treat this yeast-like fungus, depending on the severity of the thrush, your own health, and your immune strength. It would not be wise to treat this yourself. ...Read more

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Asked prev but here's more detail. I have oral thrush on tongue. It's chronic, looks creamy white, and is sore on the tip. No diabetes. Cause?

Asked prev but here's more detail. I have oral thrush on tongue. It's chronic, looks creamy white, and is sore on the tip. No diabetes. Cause?

Many causes: Oral thrush is an candida (or yeast) infection of the mouth. One cause of thrush is medication induced - are you on any antibiotics or immunosupressive medications like steroids? Some illnesses can cause chronic thrush such as HIV, diabetes, other immune deficiencies. People who smoke are more prone to getting thrush. Please see a primary care physician for this concern. ...Read more

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Protected sex with csw, gp says oral thrush on tongue, gave losenges, got tested for all stds hiv at 3 week and again 4 week all negative, causes?

Protected sex with csw, gp says oral thrush on tongue, gave losenges, got tested for all stds hiv at 3 week and again 4 week all negative, causes?

Just thrush?: It sounds like your gp did the right thing by testing for STDs. Other possible causes include lowered immune status (e.g. diabetes, leukemia, or certain medications and may sometimes just occur because of recent antibiotic use. ...Read more

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How do I get rid off the white stuff (oral thrush) on my tongue for good?

How do I get rid off the white stuff (oral thrush) on my tongue for good?

Medication: Take the appropriate anti-fungal medication and avoid those things that can increase your chances of getting it again. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between oral thrush and geographic tongue? Can both be caused by yeast infection?

How can you tell the difference between oral thrush and geographic tongue? Can both be caused by yeast infection?

Thrush vs Geographic: Thrush-creamy white coating; fungal (candidia a.) due to imbalance of organisms\immune system issues; can be brushed off to some extent; worsens with time; requires treatment!

geographic tongue- random and varied bald spots, changes over time in size and location; unknown etiology; benign and does not require treatment.

See your dentist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Oral Thrush (only on tongue) from more than 1 week. Using Fluconazole (150mg) 1 tab weekly & candid mouth paint but no benefit. What to do?

Oral Thrush (only on tongue) from more than 1 week. Using Fluconazole (150mg) 1 tab weekly & candid mouth paint but no benefit. What to do?

Needs evaluation: The question is 'why' you have thrush on your tongue, and 'is it even really thrush' - which is OFTEN misdiagnosed. Thrush, by itself, is relatively harmless -but it can be an indicator of more serious disease such as diabetes, lupus or immunologic disorder, or even HIV/AIDs. Usually thrush goes away with proper treatment- but sometimes the Candida albicans that's causing it, has some resistance. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old recently on antibiotic for strep is showing signs of oral thrush or rasp tongue-swelling and pain- NYE dr closed what do I watch for.?

My 6 yr old recently on antibiotic for strep is showing signs of oral thrush or rasp tongue-swelling and pain- NYE dr closed what do I watch for.?

Not serious but: Depends on how long ago on antibiotic. may not be related. thrush is a whitish coating on the cheeks or tongue...it won't come off if you scrape it gently with the edge of a spoon....it isn't serious but if this seems to be the case you can wait until tomorrow to call your MD.
Raspberry tongue is different & not related to the antibiotic. Take a look@http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Glossitis
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Can oral thrush coat just your tongue?

Can oral thrush coat just your tongue?

No: It can extend over all mucous membranes in the oral cavity and down the esophagus. I have seen patients with strings of white exudate extending from their uvula to the tongue and their entire throat coated white. If you are a normal adult u should not be getting thrush and should have your immune system examined and u should get tested for hiv. ...Read more

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Hi im ahmed from macedonia, I want to ask about oral thrush or yellow coated tongue im not sure what is but I want to know if there is medical help for?

Fungal vs normal: Thrush is a fungus infection easily treated with antifungal meds like nystatin. Yellow coated tongue can be normal and often can go away with brushing your tongue. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with athletes foot, verrucas, vaginal and oral thrush and now geographic tongue. Never had anything before this week. Why? Underlying cause?

Diagnosed with athletes foot, verrucas, vaginal and oral thrush and now geographic tongue. Never had anything before this week. Why? Underlying cause?

Exactly: You are right, there probably is some underlying cause. Many of the conditions you are describing are more likely to occur if there is some type of compromise of your immune system. I would start with a good medical check up including basis bloodworknto include a CBC and go from there. ...Read more

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Will swishing around oral thrush nystatin on my tongue kill the bacteria on my teeth enamel as well? Bacteria is erode my silver fillings make sick

Will swishing around oral thrush nystatin on my tongue kill the bacteria on my teeth enamel as well? Bacteria is erode my silver fillings make sick

Misinformation: The internet is full of misinformation about silver fillings. If they wear away they do NOT cause bodily harm. Bacteria will not erode fillings. Mouthwash will not erode fillings. Thrush is caused by the Candida fungus (yeast), not by bacteria. Nystatin will not clean your teeth or remove the bacteria that causes tooth decay or gum disease. Please see your Dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My tongue is pierced and it appears that I have oral thrush on my tongue yellowish after taking antibiotics will I get sick or another infection?

Thrush: Thrush is usually white cotton ball type 'lesions' that wipe off and can appear red at the edges. People with pierced tongues often get a yellow discharge/infection from not keeping them clean enough. Please have your tongue checked by your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there anything other than oral thrush that can make your tongue white and hurt?

Is there anything other than oral thrush that can make your tongue white and hurt?

Yes: Any of a number of viral, bacterial, or fungal over growths, systemic diseases, allergic responses. Go see your dentist. Take a complete list of your meds with you. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has oral thrush that won't go away. Sometimeshe gets weird feelings on the back of his tongue. Whatshould he do?

My boyfriend has oral thrush that won't go away. Sometimeshe gets weird feelings on the back of his tongue. Whatshould he do?

See your doctor: Are you taking medication for the thrush? If not see your doctor. If you have reoccurring episodes of thrush then see your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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How would you know if baby has an oral thrush? Mine, always sticking his tongue out? Could that be a sign.? I'm just scared he got thrush.

How would you know if baby has an oral thrush? Mine, always sticking his tongue out? Could that be a sign.? I'm just scared he got thrush.

Oral thrush?: Thrush is common in infants and occurs because the immune system needs to mature. On examination, the baby will have white plaque like lesions on the inner cheeks, roof of mouth, or on gums. The whitish material isn't easy to remove with a wet cloth. If you are breastfeeding, the infection can transfer to the mother's breast causing a tingling feeling or discomfort. Seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering what oral thrush feels like, and if everyone has a slight white coating on the tongue?

Hi I was wondering what oral thrush feels like, and if everyone has a slight white coating on the tongue?

Painful: It generally is painful and will often bleed. White coating on the tongue may be good debris and can be wiped off. ...Read more

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1y with oral thrush. I've used daktarin, no effect. I finished 14 days ketoconazol, but immediately finished, tongue seems the same. Is it healde desease?

1y with oral thrush. I've used daktarin, no effect. I finished 14 days ketoconazol, but immediately finished, tongue seems the same. Is it healde desease?

Mgt/workup: If the thrush has persisted, then another course of anti fungal medication may be used. If your child experiences no improvement or has had multiple other infections, I would ask your PCP to consider an immune workup. ...Read more

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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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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


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