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Doctor insights on: Oral Thrush White Plaques In Mouth

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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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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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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.
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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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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