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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

Mouth (Definition)

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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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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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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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