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What does minor thrush on tongue look like?

What does minor thrush on tongue look like?

Multiple types: There are at least two forms-proliferative with a white removable coating & atrophic with a distinct border & redness. Both need treatment by a qualified practitioner. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is there an OTC medicine for thrush on tongue?

Is there an OTC medicine for thrush on tongue?

Thrush=Candida: Candida oral fungi normally in low numbers, but can overgrow forming white patches. Associated with antibiotics that kill the good bacteria, stress or immune suppression from various diseases & medications. Eating yogurt with live cultures or rinsing & swallowing pro-biotic mixtures with lacto-bacillus can restore a normal balance. Vaginal antifungals have been used: rx meds work best; see your dr. ...Read more

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I'm seeing black thrush on tongue. What do docs recommend to treat this?

I'm seeing black thrush on tongue. What do docs recommend to treat this?

See your dentist: Make sure this is thrush versus another infection. Oral thrush is usually white and is due to a fungus called candida and is treated with antifungal medications. ...Read more

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Hi I have upper body spots and thrush on tongue?

Need more details...: There isn't really a question in your question... if you are asking what the spots are - it is impossible to say without an exam where they can be seen. Sounds like it would be a great time to make an appointment to see your doctor for an evaluation.. ...Read more

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Instead of taking two different antifungals for two separate things, what would you recommend for oral thrush on tongue and white piedra?

Instead of taking two different antifungals for two separate things, what would you recommend for oral thrush on tongue and white piedra?

Thrush, White Piedra: White Piedra is usually a superficial fungal infection of hair shafts that is treated by shaving the area and applying topical antifungal shampoo, or sometimes use of oral antifungal. Oral thrush is caused by Candida, can be seen in immune suppressed persons or those who have been on antibiotics, and can be treated with a topical solution or an oral antifungal. Suggest discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can canestan oral antifungal pill cure oral thrush on tongue?

Not a good choice: Even though canestan is an antifungal, it would not be the drug of choice for oral thrush. If you have thrush-like symptoms on your tongue, you should see your dentist or physician, because there are several different medications used to treat this yeast-like fungus, depending on the severity of the thrush, your own health, and your immune strength. It would not be wise to treat this yourself. ...Read more

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Asked prev but here's more detail. I have oral thrush on tongue. It's chronic, looks creamy white, and is sore on the tip. No diabetes. Cause?

Asked prev but here's more detail. I have oral thrush on tongue. It's chronic, looks creamy white, and is sore on the tip. No diabetes. Cause?

Many causes: Oral thrush is an candida (or yeast) infection of the mouth. One cause of thrush is medication induced - are you on any antibiotics or immunosupressive medications like steroids? Some illnesses can cause chronic thrush such as HIV, diabetes, other immune deficiencies. People who smoke are more prone to getting thrush. Please see a primary care physician for this concern. ...Read more

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Can an yung adult get thrush? My tongue fills soft n theres patches parts is pink other parts is another color not white thoe back of throar alil sore

Can an yung adult get thrush? My tongue fills soft n theres patches parts is pink other parts is another color not white thoe back of throar alil sore

Oral thrush in adult: Adults with intact immune system do not normaly get thrush on the tongue.From your description it seems you have some oyher condition of your tongue and you need to consult your doctor.You can get this kind of tongue fron anemia, some vitamine deficiency, related to certain foods and certain medications.So consult your medical doctor. ...Read more

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can thrush on tongue be scraped off? Tongue yellow, white thick coating and can't be scraped off. Dr said thrush. 4 days lozenges not better. Was abx

can thrush on tongue be scraped off? Tongue yellow, white thick coating and can't be scraped off. Dr said thrush. 4 days lozenges not better. Was abx

Yes: a white coating on your tongue that can't be scraped off and particularly doesn't respond to antifungals may have several other etiologies, but one of the other really common possibilities is gastroesophageal reflux, which can be significant even if you don't have heartburn. I would get that checked out, and if not the case, see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Protected sex with csw, gp says oral thrush on tongue, gave losenges, got tested for all stds hiv at 3 week and again 4 week all negative, causes?

Protected sex with csw, gp says oral thrush on tongue, gave losenges, got tested for all stds  hiv at 3 week and again 4 week all negative, causes?

Just thrush?: It sounds like your gp did the right thing by testing for STDs. Other possible causes include lowered immune status(e.g. diabetes, leukemia, or certain medications and may sometimes just occur because of recent antibiotic use. ...Read more

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I have slight thrush on tongue, sinusitis, and slight rash on my armpits, dry cough, but I think it may be allergies from pollen? herpes or hiv????

I have slight thrush on tongue, sinusitis, and slight rash on my armpits, dry cough, but I think it may be allergies from pollen? herpes or hiv????

Lowered resistance.: Thrush can be seen in generally healthy individuals who become ill with a viral infection, like mono or viral pneumonia or from antibiotics or use of inhaled corticosteroid iinhalers without rinsing the mouth. Herpes is more likely to give a cluster of red papules like a cold sore. Get Rx for the thrush. Always wise to get hiv test if you have had unprotected sex, especially if thrush persists. ...Read more

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Can thrush on tongue cause nauseous feeling in throat when eating. Also feels like something in back of tongue all the time. Is coated yellow, white.

Can thrush on tongue cause nauseous feeling in throat when eating. Also feels like something in back of tongue all the time. Is coated yellow, white.

Antifungal rinse: Thrush on the tongue, besides altering your breath, can alter the taste of food. The main reason is that the tongue has taste buds and these can be altered with thrush.

You should see your dentist to prescribe and anti-fungal mouth rinse that you can swish and gargle with. That should quiet down the thrush and you should regain normal tasting. ...Read more

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How do I cure thrush on the tongue of an adult?

Mycelex (clotrimazole) Troches: Ask you doctor/dentist for Mycelex (clotrimazole) troches, just let them dissolve in mouth 5x day. ...Read more

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Can liquid vanco cause thrush on ur tongue?

Thrush: This would be an unusual condition for an adult under any circumstances, but conceivably could be induced by almost any antibiotic, although vancomycin seems unlikely. If you have developed thrush would seriously go and be HIV tested. Good luck. ...Read more

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I currently have thrush on my tongue and the root of my. Can i scrap the thrush away?

I currently have thrush on my tongue and the root of my. Can i scrap the thrush away?

Imbalance: Thrust is yeast. Yeast is a normal inhabitant of the oral environment and competes with the normal bacteria. When things get out of balance the yeast can over grow causing symptoms. Scraping may help and tongue scraping or brushing should be a regular habit. The imbalance will usually self correct in healthy individuals. Sometimes it requires treatment with anti fungal medications. ...Read more

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About how long into HIV can you develop white thrush on your tongue? Is that the only cause?

About how long into HIV can you develop white thrush on your tongue? Is that the only cause?

Many Causes: Thrush is an overgrowth of yeast on the tognue and has many causes including diabetes, hiv, antibiotic use, and chemical damage to oral mucous membranes. It is seen early or late in HIV disease. ...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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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