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Trush Healthy Disease
I was just wondering how its possible to get Oral Trush even when your healthy. I don't have any diseases or Imun problems? Just had a cold though.
Probably not thrush: Thrush is often misdiagnosed - and sometimes a 'coated tongue' is mistaken for that. True thrush looks a bit like cottage cheese -a doctor can help you decide if that's really what it is. I believe it's most likely you have a coated tongue-if you send a pic that would help. Try rinsing vigorously with warm water, or even brushing your tongue. There are other reasons for thrush to appear -i.e. meds ...Read more
I was just wondering how its possible to get Oral Trush even when your healthy. I don't have any diseases or Imun problems. Just had a cold though.?
I am taking sulfasalizine for mixed connective tissue disease. I have developed thrush. Would this med. Be the cause?
Almost certainly: Your thrush is likely the tip of the iceberg-antibioitics like sulfsalizine kill our friendly flora but don't kill yeast, leading to overgrowth throughout the GI tract (known as intestinal candidiasis). This is treated with a low starch diet, probiotics & antifungal drugs or herbs. See http://www. Huffingtonpost. Com/dr-mark-hyman/yeast-infection-symptoms_b_657354.Html & http://bit. Ly/1aeoabl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have on and off mild oral thrush since I was 17. No underlying disease. Doctor says its simply from dry mouth. Does this sound plausible? I smoke
Saliva is v. helpful: It's quite possible that indeed your dry mouth is contributing to your thrush. The smoking habit doesn't help either. I would definitely try to quit. You can take steps to increase mouth moisture-such as preventing dehydration. Saliva contains antimicrobial compounds that prevent conditions like thrush from taking hold. See if u can keep water around you to sip throughout the day-see if that helps ...Read more
Thought Gerd waa causing sore tongue but oral surgeon thinks it ia thrush. I have no diseases or change in meds. What caused thrush? B12?
Candida albicans: Thrush is a yeast infection in the oral cavity and is uncommon in adults, but can be predisposed to by use of antibiotics or steroids, diabetes, etc. In this day and age one must think about immune deficiency, particularly due to HIV disease. Not due to B12 deficiency (which is very rare in USA). Make sure this is really "thrush" since there are several imitators. ...Read more
What would cause a female in her 60's to repeatedly get thrush when she has not been sexually active in 10 yrs? Have fibromyalgia, osteo arthritis, degenerative disc disease, acid reflux, IBS w/constipation, spastic colon - actually get spasms in various
The reason thrush occurs when there is a health crisis is due to the fact that the immune system is working hard to fight off whatever infection is going on; in addition antibiotics kill a lot of the good bacteria, which gives the yeast an optimal environment to flourish in.
Fortunately there are good treatments available.
Take care. ...Read more
I'm a very active 34 yr old woman normally very healthy but recently I keep getting oral thrush please help why is it happening to me?
Oral medicine: If you have not had any recent trauma to the oral cavity or have not been on any antibiotics recently, you may have an immunological deficiency. Candida albicans is a normal constituent of the oral cavity and only becomes a problem with the above 3 possibilities. The best Doctor to see for this problem is in Oral Medicine, a branch of the dental sciences. ...Read more
What could cause symptoms of immune issues and reoccuring oral thrush, other than autoimmune disorders?
Oral thrush: It is unusual for an 17 year old to have recurrent oral thrush. If you use chronic corticosteroid, or steroid asthma inhaler, you might have an increased risk of having it. Some conditions that affect the number or function of your t lymphocytes, a type of the immune cells can make you susceptible to oral thrush or mucocutaneus candidiasis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers