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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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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