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Recurrent thrush last 3 years. No sex life, every time I have sex I seem to get it back. V. Dry. Tested menopause neg. Cuts on inner v. Lips. Skin peeln?

Recurrent thrush last 3 years. No sex life, every time I have sex I seem to get it back. V. Dry. Tested menopause neg. Cuts on inner v. Lips. Skin peeln?

Imbalances: It sounds like you definitely have an intestinal imbalance and hormonal as well since you are so young and experiencing dryness. See your doctor and discuss these concerns. Also, seek a chinese medicine practitioner as I have had wonderful results especially with hormonal imbalances and gut issues. ...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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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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What to do for thrush?

What to do for thrush?

Thrush: Anti fungals (Nystatin oral suspension and diflucan) are helpful! Throw away all toothbrushes (or in case of a baby --- all bottle nipples and pacifiers); as chances of re-infection are high if continue to use these! ...Read more

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Why does thrush occur?

Why does thrush occur?

Newborns' immune...: Newborns' immune systems are 'weaker' (less experienced) than those of older children. Candida, the fungus that causes thrush, lives in most peoples' mouths and intestines without causing any trouble, but can overgrow and cause thrush in small children. It is fairly easy to treat, and practically all children grow out of having them. ...Read more

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What works against thrush?

What works against thrush?

Medication: There are specific antifungal medications that are used to treat thrush. Please see your health care provider and get the necessary prescription. ...Read more

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What else looks like thrush?

What else looks like thrush?

Thrush look alike : Hello. Thrush is a fungal infection that occurs in the front and back of the oral cavity. Other conditions that could look like this could be a bacterial or viral infection. ...Read more

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Can clonea be used for thrush?

Yes, but...: Clotrimazole (clonea?) comes as a cream, lotion, powder, and solution to apply to the skin; lozenges (called troches) to dissolve in the mouth; and vaginal tablets and vaginal cream to be inserted into the vagina. If you don't have the right form of the medicine to treat the area of the body you want, you need to get the proper formulation. ...Read more

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What are some cures for thrush?

What are some cures for thrush?

Various ways: Thrush (overgrowth of candida) can result from a number of situations. Resolving the underlying 'situation' often cures the thrush. Thrush may result from medications (antibiotics, steroids, chemotherapy or other immune suppressing medicine) or a weak immune system (uncontrolled diabetes, hiv/aids, cancer, advanced age). Your doctor may prescribe nystatin, Clotrimazole or Fluconazole to cure thrush. ...Read more

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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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How could I know if I had thrush?

Vaginal?: Your doctor can test for this. Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. ...Read more

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I think my son might have thrush?

I think my son might have thrush?

How old is your: Son? The answer to this question will vary by age. Either way, this should be diagnosed by his doctor by exam. If you are talking about an infant, it may be associated with a diaper rash caused by the same yeast. There are creams over-the-counter for the rash, but the medicine for treating oral thrush is a prescription. If you are nursing, your breasts may also need treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic thrush?

What are the causes of chronic thrush?

Fungus: Common thrush is an overgrowth of a normal oral fungus called candida albicans. It usually results from an imbalance of oral organisms secondary to antibiotic use. It can also occur in immune compromised patients. Treatment with anti fungal agents after stopping antibiotics is generally effective. ...Read more

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What are the signs of thrush in adult?

White film on tounge: There is usually a white film on the tongue and the inside of the cheeks and on the gums. Often the corners of the mouth are cracked.
When the film is scraped off, the underlying surface is red and can bleed.
Denture wearers are suceptible to fungal infections. Most often, thrush in adults is associated with systemic diseases such as diabetes, immune deficiency disorders and chemo therapy. ...Read more

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How worried should I be if I have thrush?

Don't be worried: Thrush is a fungal infection that should be treated with the appropriate medication.
You don't have to be worried but should attend to the problem by seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Why could I have recurrent bouts of thrush?

Many reasons: You may have health conditions that make you prone to infections like liver diseases, kidney diseases, diabetes, HIV etc. Or may be on medications like antibiotics or steroids. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if I don't get thrush treated?

What happens if I don't get thrush treated?

Thrush: Is caused by the Candida Albicans fungus that lives in our digestive system. When in balance, it assists us in digestion as well as other benificial functions. When out of balance it can lead to oral thrush or even vaginal yeast infections. It will autocorrect eventually in healthy patients but if it is severe, you are ill, have hiv, or other chronic health conditions it needs to be treated. ...Read more

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How to know if I have thrush or something else?

Exam needed: You need an exam to differentiate between thrush and something else. See a Provider and find out! ...Read more

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I am wondering if u have thrush and u don't treat it. Are there any risks?

Can get worse: It is feasible that it will worsen and spread to other areas like the esophagus.
Don't ignore it. Have it checked out and treated. ...Read more

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Is thrush contagious?

Is thrush contagious?

No: Most people with normal immune systems do not get thrush. Ifants are an exception- they can get it, but you are not likely to catch it from them. ...Read more

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Can thrush cause choking?

Not really: Some people experience pain in the mouth with thrush. Some have no symptoms. It depends on how much thrush you have. Go see your doctor if you have thrush. It will not go away by itself. ...Read more

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Can oral sex cause thrush?

Can oral sex cause thrush?

Yes it is possible: Yes, it's possible to pass a yeast infection to a partner during unprotected oral sex. Symptoms include an irritated or itchy mouth. If a known or suspected yeast infection is present in either partner, it is best to avoid oral sex until treated properly. ...Read more

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Can timodine treat thrush?

No: If you have thrush, some white patches that's not removable by brushing or rubbing in the oral cavity, all you need is either Nystatin suspension or Diflucan (fluconazole) orally. You do not need the other components in the timodine. ...Read more

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Does vagisil reduce thrush?

Does vagisil reduce thrush?

Not best option: If you have a vaginal yeast infection, the best way to treat this is with antifungal cream or oral medication. The vagisil products are not the best way to do this effectively. Also, if you are having recurrent problems, this is worth addressing with your doctor as far as addressing the underlying cause (for example, birth control pills). ...Read more

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Is candacort good for thrush?

No: I believe candacort is a skin cream, not meant for oral use. In addition, it contains a steroid, which is food for fungi. ...Read more

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How to treat virginal thrush?

How to treat virginal thrush?

Some options: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: Micon 7, Monistat, Vagistat, Gynazole, Femcare, Gyne-lotrimin & Mycelex. ...Read more

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Thrush can it make you tired?

Unlikely.: But there are chronic conditions that cause fatigue while at the same time raising the likelihood of thrush. You should ask your dr about that. ...Read more

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Will Azo help with my oral thrush?

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No: Azo helps numb the urinary tract to treat UTI symptoms; it would do nothing for thrush. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...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