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Do candida albicans (thrush) cause tonsil stones?

Do candida albicans (thrush) cause tonsil stones?

No: Tonsil stones are usually an amalgamation of trapped food, discarded cells and debris from the tonsil, and the bacteria that live naturally in our mouth. They are not indicative of an infection and don't have a relationship with candida. ...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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What are thrush, candida, cystitis and yeast infection?

What are thrush, candida, cystitis and yeast infection?

Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. Candida is the name of the yeast. Cystitis is a bladder infection, which could be a viral infection, bacterial infection or a yeast infection. Yeast infection just means that you have an infection from yeast and it could be just about anywhere. Vaginal yeast infections and oral (mouth) yeast infections do tend to be the most common, but skin occurs too. ...Read more

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Is oral thrush contagious when kissing?

Is oral thrush contagious when kissing?

Potentially.: Thrush is an infection of the oral cavity caused by yeast (candida). Most individuals with a healthy immune system have good resistance to yeast infections, so kissing is usually safe. But there can be confounding factors. Steroids such as oral Prednisone or inhaled steroids for asthma; numerous antibiotics (oral or iv) can predispose to yeast infections. Clearly hiv/chemo patients are more prone. ...Read more

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Could i give someone oral thrush by kissing?

Not usually: Oral thrush in an adult usually means some compromise in immunity. The microbes that cause it are actually normal flora. ...Read more

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Could having furry pets like cats and dogs worsen/agravate lichen planus?

Could having furry pets like cats and dogs worsen/agravate lichen planus?

Lichen Planus: Lichen planus will wax and wane. It is a chronic rash of unknown cause with no cure, may be itchy and poorly understood by medicine. It can be managed with medication both topical and oral. It may resolve on its own. Wish i could help more; see your dermatologist to manage this disease. I would also ask my md if pets will make it more itchy in your case. ...Read more

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Are oral thrush, dry mouth and vaginal thrush common ARS symptoms for HIV? & what are the chances that I contracted HIV from RECEIVING cunnilingus?

Unlikely: You do need to see your physician to clarify your concerns. You need an evaluation to answer the question of why you have thrush. While you may get an HIV test, there are other things that need clarification. This may not be a major problem but it is best to check it out ...Read more

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Vaginal yeast infection. Same as thrush?

No, Thrush is oral: A vaginal yeast infection and thrush are caused by the same same fungus, candida, but thrush is oral (only the mouth), and the former only affects the vagina. Clotrimazole can be used for both, but usually different medications are used for the vaginal infection. ...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

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Why do people get oral candida yeast?

Why do people get oral candida yeast?

Various reasons: The most common reason people get oral candidiasis or thrush is taking antibiotics which kill off the bacteria that compete with the yeast and thus overgrowth occurs. Thrush also occurs in some women who take birth control pills, in immunosupressed cancer patients on chemotherapy and in aids patients. ...Read more

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How can adults get thrust (oral yeast infection)?

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How can adults get thrust (oral yeast infection)?

Many reasons: Thrush can be caused by antibiotic use, use of inhaled corticosteroids, or it could be a sign of a deeper issue such as uncontrolled diabetes or immunosuppression such as hiv/aids. ...Read more

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Is oral candidiasis (thrush) contagious?

Is oral candidiasis (thrush) contagious?

No: This is not contagious, everyone harbours this fungus, but it only manifests itself when your immune system is decreased or if you are on antibiotics that throws off your oral cavities bacteria equillibrium. ...Read more

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Might having a vaginal yeast infection cause oral thrush?

Thrush&vaginal yeast: Vaginal yeast infection in moms can cause thrush in babies. But adults should not ordinarily be getting thrush unless they are on antibiotics or immune suppressed for some reason. ...Read more

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Could male candida (thrush) cause cancer?

Could male candida (thrush) cause cancer?

Nope: We all have candida in our bodies, kept in check by the immune system. Different forms of candida infection can be seen in immunosuppressed states (like aids) which carry a higher risk of certain cancers, but the candida itself does not cause cancer. We also see it in patients on treatment for cancer but again, it's only acting up because the immune system is down. ...Read more

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Could oral thrush cause a choking feeling?

No: Oral thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth. Sometimes it is accompanied by thrush in the esophagus, which causes trouble swallowing. If you have trouble breathing, then that's not caused by thrush. I am assuming that you have been diagnosed with oral thrush by a physician, because that is usually a sign of a serious immune deficiency, unless you're using inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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Can I use athletes foot spray to cure itching caused by possible thrush?

Can I use athletes foot spray to cure itching caused by possible thrush?

Not likely: Thrush is a fungul infection occurring in the mouth. Athletes foot spray is used on the skin. If your experiencing itching on the skin other then your foot it might work. To be sure it's a fungus it's always better to see your doc. ...Read more

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Could oral thrush or fungal infection in mouth cause bad breath?

Could oral thrush or fungal infection in mouth cause bad breath?

YES...,: It hurts, gives an uneasy sensation in the mouth. Treatment is simple. There are many other causes of bad breath, e.g. Poor oral hygiene, less fluid intake, sinusitis, strep/viral pharyngitis, tonsillitis, unhealthy gums, gingivitis, dental caries/cavities, crowded teeth, stomach infection (h. Pylori), etc. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Sulfa drug for bladder infection.then oral thrush with nystatin. White patches gone but mouth /tongue still burning feeling.how long until better?

Sulfa drug for bladder infection.then oral thrush with nystatin. White patches gone but mouth /tongue still burning feeling.how long until better?

7-10 days?: It depends on several factors. Are you still using the nystatin? Are you using a steroid inhaler? Are you done with the antibiotic? If you are not using a steroid and you are done with the antibiotic then you should get better quicker. ...Read more

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Can I take saccharomyces Boulardii while suffering from pytiriasis versicoloured? And does s. boulardii helps with candida overgrowth?

CANDIDA OVERGROWTH : CANDIDA OVERGROWTH: It may help th situation. The best steps are strict GLUTEN FREE DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.COM AND SUPPLEMENTS LIKE CANDIDA CLEAR FROM. NOW PHARM. ...Read more

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Can you get yeast infection/ thrush from friction during sex?

Can you get yeast infection/ thrush from friction during sex?

Yes: If one of the partners has this infection, it can be transfered during sex, usually from microscopic breaks in the lining of the vagina or the penis during the activity. Best to use a condom if the infection is active and see a urologist or gynecologist to treat the condition so this is not an issue. ...Read more

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Can throat thrush cause hoarseness in your voice?

Yes.: Thrush is caused by a fungal infection, usually candidia sp.., it can spread down your pharynx, and even reach your larynx, which could cause hoarseness if it is affected. Treatment is available (antifungals), see your physician, and get it treated. ...Read more

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Hoarseness & uncomfortable swollen throat feeling and coated tongue roof of mouth feeling hairy. could this be thrush from my inhaler? ent saw nothing

Hoarseness & uncomfortable swollen throat feeling and coated tongue roof of mouth feeling hairy. could this be thrush from my inhaler? ent saw nothing

Inhaler technique: Thrush is always a concern when using asthma inhalers. Make sure you are washing your mouth out after each use and review inhaler technique with your doctor at your next follow-up appointment. Sometimes adding a spacer to your device can assist. If an ENT evaluated your mouth then likely not thrush. Inhaled steroids can cause sore throat as a side effect. Address with prescribing provider. ...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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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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How i trate thrush!

How i trate thrush!

Nystatin: Make an appt with doctor. It is easy to treat. ...Read more

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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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What is thrush and what causes it?

Fungal Infection: Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida fungus. Candida infections are not limited to the mouth and can occur elsewhere in the body. Small amounts of candida exist in most healthy people and are kept in check by bacteria. However, certain illnesses, stress, and medications can disturb this balance and allow the fungus to grow out of control. ...Read more

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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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If it isn't thrush what else could it be?

If it isn't thrush what else could it be?

Several things: It could be something as simple as a coating on youy tongue but could also be something more serious like lichen planus. If it does not come off with a good brushing with your toothbrush you should visit an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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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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


Thrush (Definition)

A yeast infection of the mucus membranes lining the mouth and tongue is called thrush or oral thrush. If in the vagina, it is called ...Read more