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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Are there any natural remedies for an oral yeast infection(thrush)?

Are there any natural remedies for an oral yeast infection(thrush)?

Drug therapy best: In short, none that are effective. You require an examination to determine the proper treatment (topical or systemic). You do not want to delay treatment as it can spread down the throat or sinuses and cause greater problems. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a minor oral yeast infection?

What to do if I have a minor oral yeast infection?

Oral Yeast: Oral yeast infections are common and treated with nystatin. However, they can be manifestations of an underlying condition (like an immunodeficiency) if occurring in a previously healthy person or in someone who uses inhalers (asthma). Please see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Oral yeast infection from tongue piercing, what do I do?

Please see your: Physician who can prescribe appropriate medication for you. ...Read more

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What is an oral yeast infection?

Candida Albicans: An oral yeast infection is an infection of the tissues of the oral cavity caused by candida albicans. The yeast infection is sometimes also referred to as thrush. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an oral yeast infection?

Some causes are.....: Medications that upset the balance of microorganisms in the mouth and may cause thrush especially corticosteroids and antibiotics, certain medical situations such as uncontrolled diabetes, HIV infection, cancer, hormonal changes, pregnancy, and a dry mouth increase the probability, and even smokers are at a higher risk of developing oral thrush (candidiasis). ...Read more

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How can adults get thrust (oral yeast infection)?

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How can adults get thrust (oral yeast infection)?

Many reasons: Thrush can be caused by antibiotic use, use of inhaled corticosteroids, or it could be a sign of a deeper issue such as uncontrolled diabetes or immunosuppression such as hiv/aids. ...Read more

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Should a oral yeast infection clear up by its self?

Probably not: A common oral yeast infection is caused by candida albicans. This is an oppourtunistic fungal infection that is commonly referred to as "thrush". It is normally present in the mouth but may proliferate into an "infection" causing symptoms in the mouth. A prescription antifungal medication is needed, and usually resolves within 10-14 days. See a doctor, the treatment is easy and painless. ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush is a condition in which there is too much candida yeast growth on the surfaces in the mouth or throat. The yeast overgrowth areas appear as whitish spots or patches, or in more severe cases a whitish coating covering most of the ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more