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Thrush (Overview)

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


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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

Thrush (Overview)

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


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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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Thrush (Tip)

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

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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
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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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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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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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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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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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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

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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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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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What can I do to make oral thrush clear up without drugs?

What can I do to make oral thrush clear up without drugs?

You can't.: Many people think they have oral thrush because they see white spots in their mouth but they actually do not have a thrush. Oral thrush is uncommon. It is usually caused by inhaled steroids used in asthma or copd, or by a severe immune deficiency such as hiv. It needs to be treated with an oral antifungal. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have pink discharge after thrush tablet?

Pink may mean blood: The tablet itself might have caused some local irritation and some blood mixed with either the medicine or yeast itself could impart a pinkish color. Could also be early breakthrough bleeding. Probably save to wait and watch, see if it clears or gets worse ...Read more

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Who gets thrush?

Who gets thrush?

Not healthy patients: One of the most common causes of thrush is chronic antibiotic usage. It can occur with a single course of antibiotics but not usually. It also occurs frequtntly in chronically ill and debilitated patients or those who are immuno-compromised. Healthy patients generally do not get thrush. ...Read more

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Why does my toddler get oral thrush repeatedly?

See Peds/Derm: Oral thrush, frequently occurs in infants and toddlers. If candida infections become chronic or occur in the mouth of older children this may be a sign of an immune deficiency or disorder. Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis can be a sign of an immune disorder of t cells as well as a rare genetic autoimmune syndrome known as autoimmune polyendocrinopathy syndrome type 1 (aps-1). See a pediatrician. ...Read more

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How can yogurt in my diet prevent getting thrush?

How can yogurt in my diet prevent getting thrush?

May help: Why do you have thrush? Thrush may be common with medical illness that cause suppressed immune system rlong term use of antibiotics. Are you on inhaled steroids for COPD or asthma? They are a common cause of thrush and often can be easily prevented by swishing your mouth with water and spitting it out (dont swallow) after each inhalation. You need to treat dentures also if treating thrush. ...Read more

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What is thrush?

What is thrush?

Oral thrush: Condition affecting mouth/ throat caused by infection with fungus called Candida. ...Read more

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Who gets thrush?

Not healthy patients: One of the most common causes of thrush is chronic antibiotic usage. It can occur with a single course of antibiotics but not usually. It also occurs frequtntly in chronically ill and debilitated patients or those who are immuno-compromised. Healthy patients generally do not get thrush. ...Read more

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Thrush in adults?

Thrush in adults?

Yes: Thrush can occur at any age. You can develop thrush from many causes including recent antibiotic treatment, poorly controlled diabetes, taking steroids, have an underlying immune disorder like aids, suffer from leukemia or lymphoma, receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy in the head or neck area, wear dentures, and excessive use of mouthwash. ...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