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Thrush (Overview)

A yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining the mouth and tongue.


Dr. Robert Knox Dr. Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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How long does thrush last in men?

How long does thrush last in men?

Thrush in Men: Unless you have just completed an antibiotic, thush is very uncommon in men. You should see a physician to exclude a disorder of the immune system if a thrush infection does not follow use of antibiotics or the thrush infection lasts longer than fourteen days. ...Read more

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Thrush (Overview)

A yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining the mouth and tongue.


Dr. Marianna Post Dr. Post
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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Is lower abdominal discomfort and back pain a symptom of thrush?

Is lower abdominal discomfort and back pain a symptom of thrush?

No: No, thrush is yeast infection of mucous membranes of mouth and tongue, would not cause low back and low abdominal pain. However vaginal yeast infection occasionally can, although it is more likely to be caused by stds, and vaginal yeast more often causes vaginal irritation, burning and itching. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson Dr. Wolfson
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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Thrush (Tip)

White stuff on my tongue likes to stay where it was made stubborn little patch. ...See more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Treating Oral Thrush (Checklist)

Dab Nystatin liquid onto the oral thrush, if approved by the doctor
4x day
Sterilize bottles, nipples, and pacifiers in boiling water
2x week
Look for thrush on the baby's inner cheeks and gums
2x week
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky Dr. Belilovsky
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of thrush?

What are the symptoms of thrush?

Looks exactly like..: Looks exactly like a layer of milk on the baby's mouth and tongue, except it does not come off with gentle rubbing. And it does not count if it is only on the top of the tongue; a thrush-like white layer is normal there. On the edges of the tongue, inner cheeks, and inner lips, it isn't normal. ...Read more

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD Dr. HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
Howard University College of Dentistry
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What are the signs of having thrush?

What are the signs of having thrush?

Varies: Initially, you may not even notice symptoms of oral thrush. Once it progresses the sigs can include: creamy white lesions on your tongue, inner cheeks and sometimes on the roof of your mouth, gums and tonsils, lesions with a cottage cheese-like appearance, pain, slight bleeding if the lesions are rubbed or scraped, cracking and redness at the corners of your mouth (especially in denture wearers). ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
Dentistry
35 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Dr. Michael Shim Dr. Shim
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
16 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Can the doctor diagnose candidiasis with a colonoscopy, or blood tests?

Can the doctor diagnose candidiasis with a colonoscopy, or blood tests?

No: Upper endoscopy will disclose candida of the mouth and esophagus. Candida almost never infects the colon. Of course you can have genital yeast infections which are different. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Tests for oral thrush needed or can dentist just look?

Tests for oral thrush needed or can dentist just look?

Observational Dx: Thrush is so common that most physicians & dentists recognize it on site. I don't recall ever having to test the scrapings even in medical school. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Goldhagen Dr. Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine
29 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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I have developed severe mouth sores after thyroid surgery was treated for thrush but it didn't work. Saw 3 drs yesterday nobody knows what it is?

I have developed severe mouth sores after thyroid surgery was treated for thrush but it didn't work. Saw 3 drs yesterday nobody knows what it is?

Aphthous ulcer.: This is hard to diagnosis without seeing but, When your body is under stress you can develop small ulcers in your mouth called aphthous ulcers. They are painful but usually heal in a few days. You can swish with pepto bismal to coat them and decrease some of the pain. ...Read more

Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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What causes thrush?

What causes thrush?

Candida: Candida, a common yeast. Thrush can occur in people with immunosuppression, such as HIV infection. It can also occur in diabetics, people taking antibiotics, people taking oral steroids or using steroid inhalers, and people who wear dentures. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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If i had thrush as a premature baby what does that mean? what is thrush? and how do i know if i still have it or if it came back?

If i had thrush as a premature baby what does that mean? what is thrush? and how do i know if i still have it or if it came back?

Thrush: This is a yeast infection on the mucous membranes inside your mouth. It is not uncommon in infants, perhaps more-so in premies. The organisms lives in all of our intestinal tracts and produces infection when the conditions are right for it. Antibiotic use, diabetes, steroids, immune deficits, etc. all may tend to promote it, but rather than thrush you're more likely to get vaginitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz Dr. Franz
Pediatrics
years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What are home remedies to treat thrush?

What are home remedies to treat thrush?

Baking soda: Is my favorite. Mix 1 teaspoon baking soda in one cup water and swab the mouth with the solution on a gauze 5 x a day. Gentian violet is a very old and effective remedy and it works. T also stains everything in its path purple permanently. It will come off skin with time like a permanent sharpie marker does. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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How is oral thrush treated?

Medication for 10-14: Days.While healthy children and adults can be effectively treated for thrush, the symptoms may be more severe and difficult to manage in those with weakened immune systems. Antifungal medications, which are generally taken for 10 to 14 days, are often prescribed to treat thrush. These medicines are available in tablets, lozenges, or liquids. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau Dr. Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
32 years in practice
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg
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Treatment thrush caused by advair non script?

Thrush Rx: I recommend Nystatin 3-4 times daily for 5 days. Obviously, rinsing your mouth after advair will prevent future issues. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is it possible for albuterol breathing treatments to cause thrush?

Is it possible for albuterol breathing treatments to cause thrush?

Unlikely: There is nothing in this medication that would bring the yeast germ to you & cause the problem.However, if you use equipment (reservoir, mouthpiece, etc) that is contaminated, the equipment could be a source. Equipment should be properly cleaned & sanitized at regular intervals & changed when they become visibly worn. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Achong Dr. Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
14 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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How fast can cure thrush?

A few days: Once the thrush is treated effectively. It can start resolving within days. However your doctor need to know why you are getting thrush. ...Read more

Dr. Charlene Sojico Dr. Sojico
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
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Please tell me how to get rid of thrush?

Please tell me how to get rid of thrush?

You will: Need a prescription for an antifungal medication taken orally by your physician. ...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