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Thrush In The Esophagus Symptoms
Candidiasis of UGI: A previous question best sums up your answer: "i am having trouble eating & drinking--my throat & stomach burn even my tongue." ask your doctor to consider oral & esophageal thrush if you are medically compromised, using inhaled steroids, & have noticed the development of a cheesy coating in your mouth & throat. Treatment is simple but if question regarding esophageal involvement, endoscopy helps. ...Read more
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
More important quest:
A more important question is why a 19 year girl
has oral THRUSH. If you are otherwise healthy not immunosuppressed... then it must be investigated further. Please see your doctor soon to check all possibilities. If you have pain on swallowing (Odynophagia) talk to your doctor about empiric oral antifungal treatment versus need for upper endoscopy.
Oral nystatin and oral mycostatin which do these target specifically, which one to take with thrush and esophagus overgrowth.
I was prescribed liquid lidocaine for thrush in my mouth and esophagus but it make me gag so I'm not able to swish and swallow can I mix is w something?
I cannot afford antifungal meds for hair skin/face, oral thrush, esophagus overgrowth candida, what do I do go to hospital and be put on IV? Scared
Rx cards: The cost of care in a hospital will certainly be more expensive than outpatient prescriptions. Many online sites, pharmaceutical companies, clubs (Sam's Club, Costco, etc.) and pharmacies offer discount cards or assistance for people who cannot afford their medications or are uninsured. ...Read more
I esophageal thrush I was taking medicine to treat it but I had to stop the medicine because I was allergic to it I seem to be getting worse why?
Candidiasis: If you have esophageal candidiasis you must be seen urgently by an infectious diseases expert. This is not a topical, but a systemic condition and suggests some severe predisposing illness which allowed this to occur. Do not delay on this. These organisms can progress from the esophagus into your bloodstream. Go now and be seen and managed. ...Read more
Empirically diagnosed with esophageal thrush after 2+ wks on prednisone. How long until I should see benefit on oral fluconazole? Not immunocomp.
A few days.: Given your non-immunocompromised status, I feel that you should be getting some improvement within 3 to 5 days, although that certainly depends on the severity of the initial thrush infection. If you are not seeing any relief after 7 to 10 days, I would contact your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
How can I convince ER triage to keep me to do a complete mycology/fungus test on me, my kidneys are tender and I have oral&esophageal thrush.
Not a triage test: This is not really something done in an emergency room. You should see your doctor and discuss all of you symptoms and your concerns. ...Read more
5 days into 3-wk diflucan (fluconazole) 100mg PO course for suspected esophageal thrush... suddenly, diarrhea, mucus & nausea. Meds likely cause 5 days in, or no?
Esophageal candida: Yes, fluconazole can cause those symptoms. Make sure your doctor is monitoring your liver enzymes. With candida esophagitis, the dosing is usually higher actually. In the 200mg to 400mg ranges per day. Its a bit more stubborn to get cleared than just thrush in the mouth. So I would just ask him to make sure. ...Read more
Prescribed Diflucan 100mg for 2 weeks for esophageal thrush. I take 30mg Prozac (fluoxetine) a day. Worried about interaction with heart? My heart is healthy.
I had esophageal candidiasis, found in endoscopy. It was treated with 3 weeks on Diflucan (fluconazole). How do I know if it is gone?
Esoph candidiasis: Generally this doesn't happen with a normal immune system and is usually found on endoscopy - have the symptoms that you were having resolved? Generally 2-3 weeks of Diflucan (fluconazole) will take care of the problem. The alternative would be to repeat the endoscopy. ...Read more
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Late, usually: Usually a sign of late infection, i.e. overt AIDS, usually several years after catching HIV. It can occur in early HIV, but usually does not. In either recent or longstanding HPV, thrush is never the only symptom. Also, most coated tongue and other white patches in the mouth are not thrush. See a doctor if you have symptoms you are concerned about. ...Read more
Can thrush resolve itself without treatment? What happens if you leave it untreated for a long time? (Symptoms mild & come and go)
Is it possible for Thrush to remain unnoticed for 9 months. Today I've been told I have a very mild case of thrush? I have no symptoms. I am diabetic
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
Measles=very sick: Patients with measles are very ill, with fever, lethargy and a rash which starts behind the ears and progresses down the body. There may be a few white dots inside the mouth. Thrush is a minor illness with white patches on the insides of the cheeks or on the tongue and lips, usually without fever or other signs of systemic illness. ...Read more