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Can a yeast infection cause oral thrush in the same person? Would oral thrush go away if the vaginal yeast infection is treated?

Depends: It depends on the treatment rx'd. But usually, oral thrush needs to be treated "orally" of course where vaginal yeast infections may be treated with oral medications as well as vaginal creams. ...Read more

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 is the life cycle of the yeast infection thrush?

What is the life cycle of the yeast infection thrush?

See PCP: Oral thrush is an infection in the mouth caused by a yeast germ called Candida. It is not usually serious and can generally be cleared with treatment. However, your doctor may suggest a blood test to look for certain conditions that may make you more likely to develop oral thrush if no obvious reason exist such as taking antibiotics or steroids.. ...Read more

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Is a fungal infection a yeast infection? Or are there different types of fungal infections. I'm referring to a fungal infection of the mouth.

Fungal infection: Yes, fungus, yeast are the same. There are many different types, from the more common thrush, to the more rare but destructive less known fungal infections like histoplasmosis and others. The usual in the mouth is Candida Albicans or thrush. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a candida albicans infection.?

Candidiasis: Vaginal candidiasis usually presents with clumpy white vaginal discharge and extreme vaginal itching. It is also associated with painful intercourse. A vaginal yeast infection can occur with no particular reason, but does frequently show up after taking antibiotics for an unrelated infection. ...Read more

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Will nystatin cure an anal yeast infection? And what are symptoms of a anal yeast infection

Oral Nystatin: Oral Nystatin will kill the yeast living in your digestive system and that recontaminates the affected area. Probiotics, yogurt & acidophilus milk will provide bacteria to help restore microbiological balance to the gut. If this doesn't work it may be time to see a physician to check your immune system. ...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 causes yeast infections in the vagina?

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Candida: Causative agent of vaginal yeast infections are candida species yeast, usually albicans. Treatment is with either topical antifungal or a single dose of systemic, such as fluconazole. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection or Flucanozole treatment cause dry mouth?

Yes: Lots of causes including not drinking enough water, climate dryness, medications, allergies and acid reflux. If you suspect that you have a yeast infection see your doctor for a culture ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection?

Discharge/itching: Most vaginal yeast (candida) infections are associated with a discharge, and or itching and sometimes frequent and/or uncomfortable urination. Some have a whitish, "cottage cheese-like" discharge. Hyphae (branhing from the yeast can sometimes been seen on a smear from a vaginal swab. ...Read more

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Is it possible to diflucan (fluconazole) with nystatin thrush of the mouth?

Is it possible to diflucan (fluconazole) with nystatin thrush of the mouth?

You could: There are no interactions between these two medications, but ask your doctor if you need that much medication for thrush. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an oral yeast infection?

What are the causes of an oral yeast infection?

Some causes are.....: Medications that upset the balance of microorganisms in the mouth and may cause thrush especially corticosteroids and antibiotics, certain medical situations such as uncontrolled diabetes, HIV infection, cancer, hormonal changes, pregnancy, and a dry mouth increase the probability, and even smokers are at a higher risk of developing oral thrush (candidiasis). ...Read more

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Causes of vaginal yeast infection?

Causes of vaginal yeast infection?

Overgrowth of yeast: Occurs after antibiotics, or associated with diabetes. Treatable with over the counter products such as gyn lotrimin or micatin (miconazole). ...Read more

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What is the primary cause of vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast Infections: Yeast infections are very common: three out of four women have at least one during their lives. What causes vaginal yeast infections? Candida yeast normally live in the vagina. But certain conditions set up an ideal environment for the yeast to "overgrow" out of balance and cause a yeast infection. ...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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What exactly is the symptoms of oral yeast infection?

What exactly is the symptoms of oral yeast infection?

Thrush: Sxs of thrush include: white patches in the mouth, throat & on the tongue, dry mouth, bad breath or taste in mouth, cracking at angles of lips, tooth soreness & sensation that something is stuck in the throat. ...Read more

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Primary infection of herpes-- does that mean it's an infection of the mouth?

Primary infection of herpes-- does that mean it's an infection of the mouth?

Primary infection: ..Means that it's the 1st time a person has had the infection. With regards to herpes, this is as opposed to "recurrent" or secondary infection, when the virus comes out of hiding to cause symptoms again after the primary infection. Infection of the mouth is the location of the infection. 80% of mouth infections are caused by herpes type 1. It can be confusing. Ask your doctor to explain better. ...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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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