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Dr. Parimal Parekh Dr. Parekh
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
Bangalore University, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
596 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Seth Black Dr. Black
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
40 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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What's vaginal thrush?

What's vaginal thrush?

Candidal infection: Candida albicans is a natural inhabitant of the mouth and vagina. With stress, use of antibiotics, change of ph or sometimes due to an immune compromised state and uncontrolled diabetes the normal levels of candida increase and result in thrush. If this occurs frequently have it checked by your gynecologist. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Types of creams for vaginal thrush?

Types of creams for vaginal thrush?

Many: Monistat and vagisil are two popular brands. There will be an entire row of options at the pharmacy. ...Read more

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What does help to prevent vaginal thrush?

Tips: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. 7. Try wearing pants that fit loosely, not ones that hug >>. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Is vaginal thrush a symptom of a herxheimer reaction?

No: The real herxheimer reaction results from the killing of large numbers of micro-organisms deep in the tissues by antimicrobial agents. Classically seen in the treatment of advanced syphilis, it's also been reported in other diseases with huge bacterial loads such as bartonellosis. Today's medical quacks diagnose a "herxheimer reaction" whenever one of their own products makes somebody sick. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Would i be able to have vaginal thrush without itching?

Would i be able to have vaginal thrush without itching?

Not usually: Yeast causes itching and or burning in most cases, your gyn can do a culture to see exactly what u have. ...Read more

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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Candidiasis (vaginal thrush). Does having daily sex make it better or worse?

Candidiasis (vaginal thrush). Does having daily sex make it better or worse?

Often worse: The "headquarters" of yeast, usually candida albicans, is in the bowel. Vaginal treatment is inadequate. You need to see a physician who is familiar with the diagnosis of "yeast syndrome". Yeast in the bowel feeds on sugar so there is a strong association with diet. Sometimes fermentation in the bowel gives rise to "growling and bubbling" that is even audible. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I have vaginal thrush which is not going even being treated with canestan. Why is it not working and what can I do?

I have vaginal thrush which is not going even being treated with canestan. Why is it not working and what can I do?

Schedule visit: It's great that vagonal yeast medication is available over the counter. When infections are not getting better its time to schedule a visit for testing. ...Read more

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Dr. TED FEDER Dr. FEDER
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
36 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I've tried creams for vaginal thrush but they don't seem to be working. I cannot afford the tablet. What else can I do?

I've tried creams for vaginal thrush but they don't seem to be working. I cannot afford the tablet. What else can I do?

Try:: Acid kills the fungus/yeast: yogurt acidophilus reduce sweets/carbs garlic menstruate! sometimes you'll have to bite the bullet and use tablet meds. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Dorfman Dr. Dorfman
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
15 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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How to cure a vaginal thrush?

Antifungals: See your physician who will prescibe you an antifungal. There are oral forms ANS vaginal suppositories. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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How can I treat vaginal thrush?

How can I treat vaginal thrush?

=candida / =yeast: Monistat 3/5/7 good options (1day less successful). Shows you are on diflucan--that should help as well. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How to remove ongoing vaginal thrush?

How to remove ongoing vaginal thrush?

Tips and Rx: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Is daltacort any use for vaginal thrush?

Daktacort: As one of its ingredients it contains an antifungal and should work against vaginal thrush. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Ramirez Dr. Ramirez
Fertility Medicine
32 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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How can you treat vaginal thrush naturally?

How can you treat vaginal thrush naturally?

I would recommend...: This natural treatment for the prevention of yeast, which is to use plain yogurt, mix it in a douche bottle (buy a douching kit from the store but don"t use the vinegar solution given) with half/half water. Then use this to irrigate the vagina 2-3 times per week. This will increase the vaginal bacteria called lactobacillus, which will help to prevent yeast infections. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Ein Dr. Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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What is the best way to treat vaginal thrush?

What is the best way to treat vaginal thrush?

Topical therapy: Uncomplicated disease can usually responds to short courses of vaginal or oral antifungals. Vaginal treatments containing nystatin, miconazole, clotrimazole, butoconazole, terconazole and tioconazole are all effective. Many of these are available without a prescription. Failure to respond to over the counter treatment should trigger a visit to your gynecologist. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz Dr. Franz
Pediatrics
years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How do I know if I have i got vaginal thrush?

Itchy: Usually ther is a thick cottage cheese like discharge and the vaginal area is intensely itchy! it can also be diagnosed by your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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What causes recurrent bouts of vaginal thrush?

What causes recurrent bouts of vaginal thrush?

Doctor can evaluate: When a teen girl or a woman gets repeated vaginal candida infections, she can be evaluated to see what might be the problem. Sometimes it is a ph (how much acidity is there) imbalance in the vagina, a decrease in "normal flora" (the healthy bacteria that live in the vagina), an immune system problem (inability to prevent yeast overgrowth), a diabetes/sugar problem, etc... ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What can I do to treat vaginal thrush naturally?

What can I do to treat vaginal thrush naturally?

Yeast infection: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Rhoads Dr. Rhoads
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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How could you know you have severe vaginal thrush?

How could you know you have severe vaginal thrush?

Yeast infection.: Candida, a yeast , can cause vaginal, skin, or mouth and intestinal infections. It can be caused by antibiotic use, and some people who have immune deficiencies from meds or chronic medical conditions,, like cancer, diabetes, or HIV (and many more) can get yeast infections more easily. Treatment is often inexpensive and easy to do, depending on the cause. Avoid animal products with antibiotics ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Vaginal Yeast Infection (Definition)

Symptoms can include itching, redness, and a ...Read more