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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 more
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 more
I've had really. Bad oral thrush for the last six months. I have no known health conditions. What causes this? 21 y/O male. I'm NOT sexually active.
How am I supposed to eat healthy when I have oral thrush and white piedra on my scalp at the same time?
Would it be worth trying any alternative health practices if they have found thrush/candida in your stomach following gastroscopy?
I have recurrent vulval thrush, triggered by hormones/sugar/sex. Canesten, diflucan (fluconazole) etc don't work. I have a healthy diet, weight, no illnesses.?
Is white tongue always oral thrush? Asthma, otherwise healthy. No oral steroids. Albuterol only. Use 4/ day. No ins. Cant get controller meds.
No: White tongue is not always oral thrush. If your tongue does not hurt or bleed when the white coating is scraped away with something blunt like a tongue depressor it is not likely to be thrush. I suggest brushing your tongue with a toothbrush and rinsing with a good quality mouthwash and seeing if that helps. It may be just bacterial overgrowth. You could also take a probiotic. ...Read more
Prescribed Diflucan 100mg for 2 weeks for esophageal thrush. I take 30mg Prozac (fluoxetine) a day. Worried about interaction with heart? My heart is healthy.
How common is vaginal yeast infection and oral thrush in a healthy 48 year old taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg for sinus infection?
White on baby tonuge and don't go away he's been treated for trush 4 times and it still looks like some is there?
Milk tongus: The tongue is coated with specialized skin that has a rough texture rather than smooth & will trap minor milk solids on it's surface. This often gives the tongue a white appearance for the duration of a kids milk dominated diet. If thrush is not visible on gums & lining of the cheeks I don't treat it. ...Read more
Not healthy patients: One of the most common causes of thrush is chronic antibiotic usage. It can occur with a single course of antibiotics but not usually. It also occurs frequtntly in chronically ill and debilitated patients or those who are immuno-compromised. Healthy patients generally do not get thrush. ...Read more
Newborns' immune...: ...Systems are 'weaker' (less experienced) than those of older children. Candida, the fungus that causes thrush, lives in most peoples' mouths and intestines without causing any trouble, but can overgrow and cause thrush in small children. It is fairly easy to treat, and practically all children grow out of having them. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Clotrimazole (clonea?) comes as a cream, lotion, powder, and solution to apply to the skin; lozenges (called troches) to dissolve in the mouth; and vaginal tablets and vaginal cream to be inserted into the vagina. If you don't have the right form of the medicine to treat the area of the body you want, you need to get the proper formulation. ...Read more
Various ways: Thrush (overgrowth of candida) can result from a number of situations. Resolving the underlying 'situation' often cures the thrush. Thrush may result from medications (antibiotics, steroids, chemotherapy or other immune suppressing medicine) or a weak immune system (uncontrolled diabetes, hiv/aids, cancer, advanced age).Your doctor may prescribe nystatin, Clotrimazole or Fluconazole to cure thrush. ...Read more
Looks exactly like..: Looks exactly like a layer of milk on the baby's mouth and tongue, except it does not come off with gentle rubbing. And it does not count if it is only on the top of the tongue; a thrush-like white layer is normal there. On the edges of the tongue, inner cheeks, and inner lips, it isn't normal. ...Read more
Vaginal?: Your doctor can test for this. Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. ...Read more
How old is your: Son? The answer to this question will vary by age. Either way, this should be diagnosed by his doctor by exam. If you are talking about an infant, it may be associated with a diaper rash caused by the same yeast. There are creams over-the-counter for the rash, but the medicine for treating oral thrush is a prescription. If you are nursing, your breasts may also need treatment. ...Read more
Fungus: Common thrush is an overgrowth of a normal oral fungus called candida albicans. It usually results from an imbalance of oral organisms secondary to antibiotic use. It can also occur in immune compromised patients. Treatment with anti fungal agents after stopping antibiotics is generally effective. ...Read more
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
Thrush: Is cause by the Candida Albicans fungus that lives in our digestive system. When in balance, it assists us in digestion as well as other benificial functions. When out of balance it can lead to oral thrush or even vaginal yeast infections. It will autocorrect eventually in healthy patients but if it is severe, you are ill, have hiv, or other chronic health conditions it needs to be treated. ...Read more