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How long does white plaques in mouth associated with oral thrush last?

How long does white plaques in mouth associated with oral thrush last?

Consider 3 factors: Thrush is a yeast infection. Antifungal medications help. Scraping the tongue is important... Use a tongue scraper and avoid foods and beverages with yeast such as beer and breads. It will usually clear up in 2 weeks but if it persists more aggresive actions can be employed. ...Read more

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Will oral thrush give you mouth pains when smoking?

Will oral thrush give you mouth pains when smoking?

Oral Thrush: Is itself painful; smoking will cause dry mouth and more discomfort. Get treatment of thrush, reduce or stop smoking if possible. ...Read more

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Can u get oral thrush by touching someones saliva who has oral thrush and then touching your mouth?

Can u get oral thrush by touching someones saliva who has oral thrush and then touching your mouth?

Highly unlikely: The yeast that usually causes thrush (candida albicans) is very common, and as long as the immune system is normal, it does not cause any disease or symptoms. If the immune balance of the mouth is affected by illness, medications such as prednisone or antibiotics, dentures, or even dryness, then thrush can occur. ...Read more

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Does oral thrush hurt your mouth?

Does oral thrush hurt your mouth?

Yes: Oral thrush can be quite painful, especially in the early stages. Pl make sure u get the right treatment and follow up with your doctor to make sure it clears up. There are things u can do to avoid it. And get full physical if needed. Feel good! ...Read more

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Does oral thrush make the mouth feel dry?

Thrush: This is possible, but usually the tissues become tender and there is white exudate covering them. ...Read more

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Can a patient have mouth surgery while he has oral thrush?

Can a patient have mouth surgery while he has oral thrush?

Depends: If it is elective surgery it is typically better to clear up the fungal infection prior to having the surgery. If it is an emergency then it can be done and treated simultaneously. ...Read more

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My partner has oral thrush which is getting worse. She tried a mouth wash which a pharmacist recommended but it is not working.

My partner has oral thrush which is getting worse. She tried a mouth wash which a pharmacist recommended but it is not working.

Oral Thrush: If oral thrush was in fact a definitive diagnosis and she is otherwise healthy, then the next step is normally an anti-fungal oral medication that must be prescribed by a health care professional and not an OTC medication. If not diagnosed by a dentist or physician, have her see one for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Could oral thrush that's really really bad cause a DNA test to not be 99.9%? Whole mouth white all DNA match but three things?

Could oral thrush that's really really bad cause a DNA test to not be 99.9%? Whole mouth white all DNA match but three things?

Not: It depends what dna test you are talking about. For dna probe for candida infection test has 80% sensitivity (positively tested diseased people) and 98% specificity (negatively tested healthy people).
Or you are talking about dna paternity test? Which is a different story. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of oral thrush from my mouth guard?

How can I get rid of oral thrush from my mouth guard?

Clean it: First brush carefully an d thoroughly w soft toothbrush. Discard the brush. Soak mouthguard in 1 part chlorox, 3 parts water, for 2 hours. Rinse thoroughly. Place into cup, cover with water, drop In a denture cleaner tablet. Let soak for 30 minutes. At this point your Mouthguard will be clean. Keep it that way, and see your Dentist to be treated for Thrush infection. ...Read more

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Help please! Is chlorhexidine mouth wash effective in treating oral thrush?

No: Not really. You have a fungal (yeast) infection. There are drugs specifically for that. You will need a prescription. ...Read more

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No oral thrush, but my soft palate is yellowish, what would it be, no other issue, no sores, everything inside my mouth is ok?

No oral thrush, but my soft palate is yellowish, what would it be, no other issue, no sores, everything inside my mouth is ok?

Palate: It isn't unusual for the soft palate to have a slight yellowish tinge. As long as there is no yellow coloring of your skin or whites of the eyes you shouldn't worry. If you still have concerns see your physician, dentist, oral surgeon or otolaryngologist for reassurance. ...Read more

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Been told oral thrush from symbicort since April. There is white and yellow things on my tongues. My mouth and tingly and a dry couch.?

Been told oral thrush from symbicort since April. There is white and yellow things on my tongues. My mouth and tingly and a dry couch.?

Thrush: If one does not rinse mouth after using Steroid inhalers, they can cause thrush. It can be tested with oral antifungal medications. Make it a habit to rinse mouth after inhaler use to avoid recurrence. ...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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Can oral thrush be caused after having a wisdom tooth pulled? ...how long usually does it take 2 clear up mouth thrush? Thnk u

Can oral thrush be caused after having a wisdom tooth pulled? ...how long usually does it take 2 clear up mouth thrush? Thnk u

Oral Thrush: If you were on antibiotics, you could develop Oral Thrush which usually requires an anti-fungal medication to treat. Ask your dentist to confirm this suspected diagnosis and prescribe an appropriate medication which usually responds quickly. ...Read more

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I have on and off mild oral thrush since I was 17. No underlying disease. Doctor says its simply from dry mouth. Does this sound plausible? I smoke

I have on and off mild oral thrush since I was 17. No underlying disease. Doctor says its simply from dry mouth. Does this sound plausible? I smoke

Saliva is v. helpful: It's quite possible that indeed your dry mouth is contributing to your thrush. The smoking habit doesn't help either. I would definitely try to quit. You can take steps to increase mouth moisture-such as preventing dehydration. Saliva contains antimicrobial compounds that prevent conditions like thrush from taking hold. See if u can keep water around you to sip throughout the day-see if that helps ...Read more

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Could oral thrush or fungal infection in mouth cause bad breath?

Could oral thrush or fungal infection in mouth cause bad breath?

YES...,: It hurts, gives an uneasy sensation in the mouth. Treatment is simple. There are many other causes of bad breath, e.g. Poor oral hygiene, less fluid intake, sinusitis, strep/viral pharyngitis, tonsillitis, unhealthy gums, gingivitis, dental caries/cavities, crowded teeth, stomach infection (h. Pylori), etc. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Hey! I've been experiencing white tongue not oral thrush, blackish gum & dry mouth. .. do you think it's hiv?

Hey! I've been experiencing white tongue not oral thrush, blackish gum & dry mouth. .. do you think it's hiv?

Need more info: These symptoms are associated with many things. You need more labs. If concerned with hiv you can go get tested to rule out ...Read more

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Oral thrush shortly after unprotected sex? Is it oral thrush or is it an sti in the mouth, been on antibiotics

Oral thrush shortly after unprotected sex? Is it oral thrush or is it an sti in the mouth, been on antibiotics

Be assessed: An antibiotic will often make thrush worse. If an STD is a concern, your doctor needs to make sure you get the proper cultures and antibiotics. Some doctors will treat for both thrush and STD. All the best and stay protected. ...Read more

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My soft palate in my mouth is color yellow, I don't have any difficulties swallowing, or any problem in my mouth, is this oral thrush?

My soft palate in my mouth is color yellow, I don't have any difficulties swallowing, or any problem in my mouth, is this oral thrush?

Thrush: Thrush cannot be diagnosed over the internet and purely by its color. It requires a trained health care professional to personally observe. Having said that it normally has a creamy white cottage cheese like appearance. See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are oral thrush, dry mouth and vaginal thrush common ARS symptoms for HIV? & what are the chances that I contracted HIV from RECEIVING cunnilingus?

Unlikely: You do need to see your physician to clarify your concerns. You need an evaluation to answer the question of why you have thrush. While you may get an HIV test, there are other things that need clarification. This may not be a major problem but it is best to check it out ...Read more

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I took bacterial vaginosis treatment by mouth two weeks ago, but I got oral thrush from it, and I think my BV has come back after having sex?!

I took bacterial vaginosis treatment by mouth two weeks ago, but I got oral thrush from it, and I think my BV has come back after having sex?!

Recurrent BV: Recurrent BV is a common problem, and unfortunately the most effective treatments (usually metronidazole by mouth) can trigger yeast infections. BV isn't usually an STD in the usual sex, except in lesbian partners. Still, even with male partners, it's a good idea to either avoid sex or use condoms consistently (even with regular partners) for several weeks. For expert advice see an NHS GUM clinic. ...Read more

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I have oral thrush/candida & was given clotrimozole troche 10mg 5x/day for 2 weeks today. White spots are all over my mouth, tongue, tonsils, lips & uvula. I can't stop wanting to gag. What can I do?

See an ID doctor: If you are an adult, not diabetic or on antibiotics or steroids and have thrush you must be tested for HIV disease and have your immunity assessed. Thrush seldom occurs in normal adults, and particularly when it fails to respond to standard treatment it is an ominous sign. ...Read more

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How do I know I have oral thrush, been on antibiotics for 14 days for sinus infect, excessive dry mouth and throat, no other symptoms.

See a doc: Generally oral thrush causes whitish coating in mouth that can be somewhat painful. You should be further evaluated by a doc. Either see a local doc or contact a HealthTap provider for more assistance. ...Read more

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Sulfa drug for bladder infection. Then oral thrush with nystatin. White patches gone but mouth /tongue still burning feeling. How long until better?

7-10 days?: It depends on several factors. Are you still using the nystatin? Are you using a steroid inhaler? Are you done with the antibiotic? If you are not using a steroid and you are done with the antibiotic then you should get better quicker. ...Read more

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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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A monthl or so ago I took mycelex for possible oral thrush and since around that time my uvula touches my tounge?

A monthl or so ago I took mycelex for possible oral thrush and since around that time my uvula touches my tounge?

May still be Infxn: Is your uvula painful and red? If so, it is most likely a uvulitis (inflamed uvula). Since the uvula is suspended from the top of your mouth, any inflammation can cause it to hang down more than usual. Sometimes it can even touch the tongue. Have you been back to your medical provider, since being prescribed the Mycelex? Have the other symptoms in your mouth resolved? If not, I recommend going back to your medical provider for additional assessment, since you may have some other type of infection that needs to be treated.
If your uvula is swollen and pale/translucent them you could have something that’s known as uvular hydrops. Its considered translucent if you could easily shine a light through it (but please don’t try shining a light through your uvula). Uvular hydrops occurs when clear fluid collects in your uvula, most commonly a result of either a moderate to severe allergic reaction or something that’s called hereditary angioedema (very rare, typically caused by an enzyme deficiency and shows up when you are given certain medications, like an ACE Inhibitor, which is a blood pressure medication, and sometimes NSAIDs, like Motrin/Ibuprofen/Advil/Naproxen). If this is the first time this has ever happened, it is most likely not hereditary angioedema. Most times we are unable to determine the cause of uvular hydrops, termed Idiopathic Uvular Hydrops. Uvular hydrops is a self-limiting condition, meaning it will go away on its own and you don’t need any medications to treat it.
Whichever one this may be, the most important thing to remember, is that a swollen uvula can block off your airway, making it difficult to breath. I don’t want to frighten you, but I just want you to be aware that in RARE cases, this can occur. If your uvula starts becoming more swollen, seek medical care immediately (ie. Go to an Emergency Department). If you are having trouble swallowing solid foods, at the very least, stay hydrated with water, diluted Gatorade, etc; and you can also try supplement shakes for calories (drinks like Ensure or the equivalent).
If you have no change within the next 3-5 days, I recommend seeing your medical provider for further assessment/treatment. If this worsens, I recommend going to an emergency department.
Good luck and please don’t hesitate to contact us again with any further questions or concerns.
Cheers,
Dr. Jen Smith ...Read more

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I have yellowish debris on the back of my tongue through out the day, not painful, just notice they are there. Can it be oral thrush?

I have yellowish debris on the back of my tongue through out the day, not painful, just notice they are there. Can it be oral thrush?

Oral thrush is white: White Plaques in your tongue likely ar oral thrush!
Thrush or Oral Candidiasis is seen in Diabetics, People recently on Antibiotics and HIV patients usually with a poor immune system!

Yellow plaques maybe overgrowth of the tongue papillae with debris and increased bacterial colonization giving a yellow pigment and it is also seen in jaundice! ...Read more

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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?

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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4 wis. Teeth extractd while I had oral thrush. Infectn seems to have progressed afterward. How likely is itt infec. Entered bloodstream? What to do?

Only w/ immune prob: Thrush is caused by a fungus and is uncommon in healthy people unless they use inhalers or took antibiotics (often white seen in the mouth is misdiagnosed as trush)

But regardless, spread of the fungus to the blood is extremely rare unless you have an underlying immune condition and it causes severe illness.

If it spread to the throat and you are having pain with swallowing please be seen. ...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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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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Is it generally no issue to brush your tongue when oral thrush is present?

Is it generally no issue to brush your tongue when oral thrush is present?

Best to be seen by: Your physician or dentist for appropriate treatment recommendations / medications. Part of the problem is auto inoculation. Hope this helps. ...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