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Hey ! I've been experiencing white tongue not oral thrush , blackish gum & dry mouth ... do you think it's hiv ?

Hey ! I've been experiencing white tongue not oral thrush , blackish gum & dry mouth ... do you think it's hiv ?

Need more info: These symptoms are associated with many things. You need more labs. If concerned with hiv you can go get tested to rule out ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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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What are the beging signs of thrush in the mouth ihave white spots on gums and very itchy thoart and dry tounge?

What are the beging signs of thrush in the mouth ihave white spots on gums and very itchy thoart and dry tounge?

Sounds like it: Typically the white spots or plaques will wipe of and leave a red area underneath. If you suspect thrush call your dentist or md for evaluation. Its unusual to a teen to get it. Maybe you have a systemic issue or on an antibiotic? Get checked. ...Read more

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Got dry socket after molar extraction, now have inflammed, red gum, in same socket but nearer to wisdom tooth.Antib's cause thrush, any other solutions?

Got dry socket after molar extraction, now have inflammed, red  gum, in same socket but nearer to wisdom tooth.Antib's cause thrush, any other solutions?

See your dentist: There are a few things that can be done to treat a dry socket. Usually combination of antibiotics, pain medication, and perhaps palliative dressing can be placed in the mouth to help alleviate the pain. You should see your doctor to change your antibiotic and get a pain med that will help alleviate your pain. There is little you can do aside from that, although it should heal in ~3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth extraction, infection in gum. Dentist prescribed 10days of metronidazole500mg. Finished yesterday. Tongue is white. Concerned for thrush?

Wisdom tooth extraction, infection in gum. Dentist prescribed 10days of metronidazole500mg. Finished yesterday. Tongue is white. Concerned for thrush?

It is posible.: Metronidazole is a bactericidal anti-microbial used primarily to treat anaerobic infections and should not be used as a single agent against mix infections like would occur in the oral cavity. It is ineffective against yeast infections (thrush). Any antimicrobial agent can induce thrush by disrupting the normal microbial balance. Therefore you should have it evaluated by your dentist. ...Read more

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If you have a yeast overgrowth in the mouth or thrush, can it get into the bloodstream if your gums bleed while brushing your teeth?

If you have a yeast overgrowth in the mouth or thrush, can it get into the bloodstream if your gums bleed while brushing your teeth?

Not a problem : You get bacteria into your blood every time you brush your teeth hard, floss properly, or pass stool. Candida in a healthy person is even less dangerous. It gets into your blood from time to time without posing a danger. ...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...: ...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?

Thrush: Is cause 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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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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What is thrush? What are the symtons of thrush and is it contagious?

Fungal infection: Thrush is a fungal infection of the mouth, and typically only occurs in people with suppressed immune systems (e.g. Hiv, chemotherapy, taking long course of corticosteroids, etc). The hallmark symptoms are pain and difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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What's vaginal thrush?

Candidal infection: Candida albicans is a natural inhabitant of the mouth and vagina. With stress, use of antibiotics, change of ph or sometimes due to an immune compromised state and uncontrolled diabetes the normal levels of candida increase and result in thrush. If this occurs frequently have it checked by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Why do steroid cause thrush?

Immunosuppressive: Thrush occurs when a fungus called candida overgrows in your mouth. A small amount of this fungus lives in your mouth most of the time. It is usually kept in check by your immune system and other germs that also normally live in your mouth. However, when your immune system is weak or when the other normal bacteria die, the fungus can overgrow. Steroids can compromise your immune system function. ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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


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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more