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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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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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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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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


Thrush (Definition)

Thrush is a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more