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What is good / bad to eat when you have thrush (oral yeast infection)?

What is good / bad to eat when you have thrush (oral yeast infection)?

Good and bad: Avoid sugar and foods high in sugar, refined carbs, foods with yeast, junk food, fruit, alcohol, nicotine and caffeine. Eat potatoes and other starchy vegetables, whole grains, probiotic yogurts, nuts and seeds high in essential fatty acids, olive and linseed oil, herbs and spices. This is a partial list to use as a guide. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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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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Hi I have a 6th month old and she have been diagnosed with thrush or yeast infection and it's also around her eyes!! so my question is how did it get?

Hi I have a 6th month old and she have been diagnosed with thrush or yeast infection and it's also around her eyes!! so my question is how did it get?

In the air: The organism causing thrush is present in the environment. The child is going through a phase in her immune system, where she is less able to handle the organism. Almost all kids outgrow this phase. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed zpack for my thrush and yeast infection, he isnt sure if it's syphilis or thrush? Does that sound right?

My doctor prescribed zpack for my thrush and yeast infection, he isnt sure if it's syphilis or thrush? Does that sound right?

Zpack: You should get a second opinion. Penicillin is the best treatment for syphilis but for those patients allergic to penicillin, Azithromycin ( zpack) is given as a 2 gram single dose. Thrush is treated differently. You should have a blood test for syphilis. ...Read more

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I might have a rash on my penis I have this hyderm/nystat cream will this get rid of the rash I think I might have thrush or yeast infection?

I might have a rash on my penis I have this hyderm/nystat cream will this get rid of the rash I think I might have thrush or yeast infection?

Here are some ...: For average healthy men, the steps of skin care are: first, keep the skin clean and dry with good ventilation, especially in the sites with deep skin folds such as armpits, external genital regions; second, judiciously apply anti-fungal-steroid cream lightly 1-2 times daily for 1-2 weeks; third, always practice healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession. Best wish ... ...Read more

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I have oral thrush and yeast infection. On nystatin for oral and 1 pill dose of fluconazole for other. Can I also get yeast in nose...it itches?

I have oral thrush and yeast infection. On nystatin for oral and 1 pill dose of fluconazole for other. Can I also get yeast in nose...it itches?

Diflcan: Will treat oral thrush as well. Intranasal thrush is not common and likely would only be present is someone with a poor immune system. All the best. ...Read more

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Can a thrush yeast infection hurt my baby if not treated?

Can a thrush yeast infection hurt my baby if not treated?

Depends on variables: Many infants with a thin skim milk layer of thrush would do fine without treatment and remain asymptomatic.Some will develop enough irritation to the same mucous membranes inside the cheeks and lips that it will bleed occasionally and the kids will fuss during feedings.I routinely treat them all but realize that for many it is transient and may clear on its own. ...Read more

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What are cures for thrush yeast infection in nipples?

What are cures for thrush yeast infection in nipples?

Nystatin: We usually use the same Nyststatin 1% suspension topically on nipples as we do on babies tongue. This is easily prescribed in a prime visit. Best of luck! ...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


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more