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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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What should I do if my vaginal yeast infection/thrush won't go away?

What should I do if my vaginal yeast infection/thrush won't go away?

Chronic/ recurrent: yeast infections that do not resolve with appropriate interventions warrant medical evaluation. ...Read more

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My daughter is experiencing a yeast infection as well as...I think it's called oral thrush. I am only looking for natural means.

Safe & Effective: Why "only natural"? Many "natural" substance are highly toxic -- eg arsenic, uranium, radon, drug and plant toxins, etc. Many "synthetic" substances are safe rand more effective than natural counterparts -- eg willow bark (aspirin), perwinkle (vincristine), fox glove (digitalis). If I had a problem I would want something safe and effective and ignore the inflated hype around "natural". ...Read more

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Every couple months i battle a vaginal yeast infection, last time i even got thrush for the 1st. How do I keep it away? I don't understand :(

Every couple months i battle a vaginal yeast infection, last time i even got thrush for the 1st. How do I keep it away? I don't understand :(

Candida: There are many facts missing from your description. Have you been tested for immune dysfunction? Do you have diabetes, been on antibiotics, steroids, etc.? Has your sexual partner been treated? You might want to consult with an infectious disease expert. Good luck and hope you get rid of this. ...Read more

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I think I have thrush/yeast infection , i've been so itchy and had discharge and i itched so much that there's cuts or bumps? Can that happen?

Yes: You can get breakdown of the skin related to yeast infections. Given how severe it is, consider asking your doctor for increased doses of Diflucan (fluconazole) - i.e. Daily dosing and a repeat exam within a week. ...Read more

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I don't think I have a yeast infection anymore they said it was asymptomatic 2 weeks ago, can I receive oral sex or will my partner get oral thrush?

Thrush: Candida, the yeast which causes thrush, is always present in both the mouth and vagina normally. Thrush only occurs when the yeast overgrow. This can be triggered by antibiotic use, use of oral or inhaled steroids, or by immune suppression. If your symptoms are resolved, then you should be OK to resume regular activities. ...Read more

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I have a vaginal yeast infection , it doesn't hurt or anything but there's lots of thrush...will it go away by itself? Sorry I'm Not goin to a dr :/

Depends: First need to know why you are having yeast infection& oral thrush. Sometimes this is an indication of underlying other medical condition especially diabetes & immunodeficient state. Do you have family history of diabetes? Have you checked your glucose? Any symptoms of DM (Polyuria, polydypsia & wt loss). Do you have recurrent bacterial infections? Any antibiotic use? Update me with a follow up Q. ...Read more

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Hi I have a 6th month old and she have been diagnosed with thrush or yeast infection and it's also around her eyes!! so my question is how did it get?

Hi I have a 6th month old and she have been diagnosed with thrush or yeast infection and it's also around her eyes!! so my question is how did it get?

In the air: The organism causing thrush is present in the environment. The child is going through a phase in her immune system, where she is less able to handle the organism. Almost all kids outgrow this phase. ...Read more

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They said my yeast infection was asymptomatic 2 weeks ago, can I receive oral sex or will my partner get oral thrush? I don't really have any symptoms

They said my yeast infection was asymptomatic 2 weeks ago, can I receive oral sex or will my partner get oral thrush? I don't really have any symptoms

Yeast and oral sex: It would be very unlikely that by receiving oral sex that you would transmit a yeast infection to your partner and cause thrush. Saliva will generally prevent something like that and thrush generally occurs in immuno compromised people. But since it might not have the greatest taste - you might want to refrain or at least douche with vinegar and water prior. Good luck ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more