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What are some of the causes of oral thrush in adults?

What are some of the causes of oral thrush in adults?

See answer: Excess use of antibiotics, diseases that suppresses your immune system like diabetes, hiv, lupus, leukemia and drugs that suppresses your immune system like steroids and transplant drugs. ...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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What are the causes of thrush and how to treat thrush in the mouth?

Fungal infection: Thrush is a fungal infection. Oral thrush and other candida infections can occur when your immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as prednisone, or when antibiotics disturb the natural balance of microorganisms in your body. Antifungal medications usually are able to treat it. See your dentist or physician. ...Read more

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Would the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease be the same for adults as in children?

Would the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease be the same for adults as in children?

Yes it can.: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in adults. Symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease include fever, blister-like sores in the mouth (herpangina), and a skin rash.Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by viruses that belong to the enterovirus genus (group). This group of vir. ...Read more

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What is the the treatment for mouth ulcers other than salt?

What is the the treatment for mouth ulcers other than salt?

Coating: Assuming canker sores, not chemo related. Avoid irritants like acid foods, coffee, alcohol. Coat w/ maalox, or mix liquid benadryl(antihistamine) with orabase or oragel. Apply several times daily, as needed. Still takes 7-14 days to heal. ...Read more

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Good Day, what is the cause of sores in the mouth in elderly people?

Good Day, what is the cause of sores in the mouth in elderly people?

Aphthous ulcers: Usually these are aphthous ulcers which are harmless, yet annoying. I recommend saline gargles and they do sell over the counter ointments that can help with the pain. ...Read more

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What are the signs of thrush in adult?

White film on tounge: There is usually a white film on the tongue and the inside of the cheeks and on the gums. Often the corners of the mouth are cracked. When the film is scraped off, the underlying surface is red and can bleed. Denture wearers are suceptible to fungal infections. Most often, thrush in adults is associated with systemic diseases such as diabetes, immune deficiency disorders and chemo therapy. ...Read more

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Is the same treatment for chlamydia in the mouth as it would been in the genitals?

Is the same treatment for chlamydia in the mouth as it would been in the genitals?

Same treatment: Oral chlamydia is rare. Did you have a positive test on throat swab? But if present, the answer is yes: treatment is the same, regardless of where chlamydia is located, either doxycycline for a week or single dose azithromycin. ...Read more

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What are the treatments of fungal infection in children?

What are the treatments of fungal infection in children?

Where ?: To get the most from this site you need to appropriate provide background information & ask a clear related question. A kid could get a fungal infection on their skin, scalp, in their blood, lungs, sinuses or brain. Each would be approached differently. You are welcome to start over & be more specific. Your posts are not linked & go out to the site at random. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment of oral thrush?

Which is the best  treatment of oral thrush?

Nystatin oral rinse: This is an anti fungal and can be prescribed by your dentist or physician. ...Read more

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What's usually recommended for getting rid of mucus in the throat of a toddler?

What's usually recommended for getting rid of mucus in the throat of a toddler?

AURI: Give plenty of fluids to loosen the mucus. Check if it is viral or bacterial , antibiotics help heal faster. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cancer of the nasal cavity?

What is the treatment for cancer of the nasal cavity?

Depends on stage: Nasal cavity cancers can be very dangerous. How they are treated is largely based on how extensive - what stage- it is. Commonly a combination of surgery and radiation is needed. Biopsy is needed for diagnosis and often c/t or pet scans are used to determine the extent of the cancer. ...Read more

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What's the recommended dosage of dilucan for oral candidiasis in a patient receiving hemodialysis?

See below: Usually 200 mg on the first day followed by 100 mg once per day. Continue taking for a full 2 weeks. If localized to the oral cavity then Mycelex (clotrimazole) troches work very well also. ...Read more

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What are the causes of recurrent mouth ulcers in toddlers?

What are the causes of recurrent mouth ulcers in toddlers?

PFAPA: Periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and adenitis is a symptom complex of unknown cause that can cause recurrent fevers and sores in the mouth. The fevers are periodical usually every three to four weeks in younger children. Over time it usually abates. Treatment with steroids or Colchicine may be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for frequent mouth infections like thrush?

What is the best treatment for frequent mouth infections like thrush?

Stay Healthy!: Depends on the cause. Keep your mouth clean. Brush! dentures? Keep them clean. Dry mouth? Hydrate. Supressed or comprimised immune system? Tell your doctor. ...Read more

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I found that in some cases some doctors use antibiotics for the treatment of viral infections so what is the point of that ?

Sometimes useful: While antibiotics have no true antiviral properties, it is sometimes difficult to tell between a bacterial vs. Viral infection. Also, viral infections can sometimes be accompanied by mild bacterial superinfection in which case antibiotics would be useful. ...Read more

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In unvaccinated infants, which type of polio infection is the most common for them?

In unvaccinated infants, which type of polio infection is the most common for them?

Wild polio: If for philosophical or religious or fear of autism reasons a family decides not to vaccinate their children, I have a problem with that. ...Read more

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What are some of the antibiotics for treating uti's in males.

What are some of the antibiotics for treating uti's in males.

Same as females:: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds; cipro; sometimes penicillin (if culture result known); keflex. Others sometimes used. All depend on resistance patterns of organisms in your region. ...Read more

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I took bacterial vaginosis treatment by mouth two weeks ago, but I got oral thrush from it, and I think my BV has come back after having sex?!

I took bacterial vaginosis treatment by mouth two weeks ago, but I got oral thrush from it, and I think my BV has come back after having sex?!

Recurrent BV: Recurrent BV is a common problem, and unfortunately the most effective treatments (usually metronidazole by mouth) can trigger yeast infections. BV isn't usually an STD in the usual sex, except in lesbian partners. Still, even with male partners, it's a good idea to either avoid sex or use condoms consistently (even with regular partners) for several weeks. For expert advice see an NHS GUM clinic. ...Read more

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I have been on antibiotics for wisdom teeth surgery removal. I have a mild case of oral thrush and I am going to start swab treatments today. In a week, would it be okay for me to kiss my boyfriend? Would he be at risk of getting oral thrush from me?

I have been on antibiotics for wisdom teeth surgery removal. I have a mild case of oral thrush and I am going to start swab treatments today. In a week, would it be okay for me to kiss my boyfriend? Would he be at risk of getting oral thrush from me?

It is ok in a week: Thrush generally occurs when the normal bacterial flora in your mouth is changed due to taking antibiotics or when your immune system isn't working correctly. If your boyfriend has a normal immune system and you use the swabs for a week, he should be fine. Also, it is probably not a good idea to french kiss if your surgery is recent. ...Read more

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Can canestan oral antifungal pill cure oral thrush on tongue?

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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What is the treatment for oral thrush?

What is the treatment for oral thrush?

Nystatin: Nystatin is a prescription medication that, in liquid form, is the treatment of choice for oral thrush. ...Read more

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Is scraping off the yeast/bacteria a possible treatment for oral thrush?

No: Thrush is not a bacterial infection. It is a fungal infection. Scraping it off will leave a raw bleeding surface which is one way to diagnose Candida Albicans from other white lesions. Scraping it off will not eliminate the infection. You need to take the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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I am on dose 2 of macrobid for UTI &making my oral thrush worse. I am waiting to see ID for thrush treatment but appt is 1 mth - do I stop macrobid?

Maybe: If your urinary tract symptoms are still present, then you need to continue the macrobid. However, macrobid rarely causes thrush. If you truly have thrush, there may be another cause. You should see your PCP or try to move your appointment up or see a different ID doctor. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment of oral thrush?

Nystatin oral rinse: This is an anti fungal and can be prescribed by your dentist or physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to consume tea with one drop of oregano essential oil? for treatment of respiratory , sinus, oral thrush?

Oregano oil/tea: This is certainly "safe", even in pregnancy, but it is not a good treatment for oral thrush. See your family physician for an exam and more efficient treatment for thrush. ...Read more

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Can a patient have mouth surgery while he has oral thrush?

Depends: If it is elective surgery it is typically better to clear up the fungal infection prior to having the surgery. If it is an emergency then it can be done and treated simultaneously. ...Read more

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Will oral thrush give you mouth pains when smoking?

Will oral thrush give you mouth pains when smoking?

Oral Thrush: Is itself painful; smoking will cause dry mouth and more discomfort. Get treatment of thrush, reduce or stop smoking if possible. ...Read more

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How long does white plaques in mouth associated with oral thrush last?

Consider 3 factors: Thrush is a yeast infection. Antifungal medications help. Scraping the tongue is important... Use a tongue scraper and avoid foods and beverages with yeast such as beer and breads. It will usually clear up in 2 weeks but if it persists more aggresive actions can be employed. ...Read more

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Can u get oral thrush by touching someones saliva who has oral thrush and then touching your mouth?

Can u get oral thrush by touching someones saliva who has oral thrush and then touching your mouth?

Highly unlikely: The yeast that usually causes thrush (candida albicans) is very common, and as long as the immune system is normal, it does not cause any disease or symptoms. If the immune balance of the mouth is affected by illness, medications such as prednisone or antibiotics, dentures, or even dryness, then thrush can occur. ...Read more

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My partner has oral thrush which is getting worse. She tried a mouth wash which a pharmacist recommended but it is not working.

Oral Thrush: If oral thrush was in fact a definitive diagnosis and she is otherwise healthy, then the next step is normally an anti-fungal oral medication that must be prescribed by a health care professional and not an OTC medication. If not diagnosed by a dentist or physician, have her see one for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Could oral thrush that's really really bad cause a DNA test to not be 99.9%? Whole mouth white all DNA match but three things?

Could oral thrush that's really really  bad cause a DNA test to not be 99.9%? Whole mouth white all DNA match but three things?

Not: It depends what dna test you are talking about. For dna probe for candida infection test has 80% sensitivity (positively tested diseased people) and 98% specificity (negatively tested healthy people). Or you are talking about dna paternity test? Which is a different story. ...Read more

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Does oral thrush hurt your mouth?

Yes: Oral thrush can be quite painful, especially in the early stages. Pl make sure u get the right treatment and follow up with your doctor to make sure it clears up. There are things u can do to avoid it. and get full physical if needed. Feel good! ...Read more

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Does oral thrush make the mouth feel dry?

Thrush: This is possible, but usually the tissues become tender and there is white exudate covering them. ...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