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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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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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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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What are some of the most common causes of gum disease?

What are some of the most common causes of gum disease?

No floss: Not brushing or flossing -- poor oral hygiene, is the most common cause. Smoking, uncontrolled blood sugar, stress, not seeing the dentist regularly are all factors that put you at greater risk for bad gums. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common causes of hypothyroidism for women over 40?

What are some of the most common causes of hypothyroidism for women over 40?

They can coexist: The two conditions can coexist. Thyroid disease in general is not uncommon in Lupus patients. Both belong to the larger group of autoimmune conditions in which there is a building of antibodies against once own organ tissues. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of diabetes in teenagers?

What are some of the symptoms of diabetes in teenagers?

Symptoms of Diabetes: Symptoms of diabetes are the same no matter what the age. They include increased thirst, urinating large volumes, blurry vision, yeast infections, and in some cases a dark area on the back of the neck, arm pits, any body folds especially, called acanthosis nigricans. If there is any question of diabetes, the teenager should see a doctor for blood tests. Diabetes is a lifestyle disease. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hoarseness in infants?

What are the causes of hoarseness in infants?

A variety of causes: Hoarseness in infants can be from a variety of causes. Babies can have reflux and chronic irritation of the airway from the spitting up can cause hoarseness. Viral illness can cause short-term hoarseness. Some babies are born with a paralyzed vocal cord. Babies can have papillomas on their vocal cords (especially if the mother had known genital warts at some time in her life). ...Read more

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What are the causes of seizures in adults?

What are the causes of seizures in adults?

Many: Unknown is most common, some causes like stroke, infection, tumor, trauma, drugs including alcohol, cardiac irregularity, sudden lowering of blood pressure etc.Etc. ...Read more

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What symptoms of mouth cancer are the most common?

What symptoms of mouth cancer are the most common?

Varied: Oral cancer can present itself in various ways. This makes it very important to have it checked by a professional if you see anything suspicious. Some common presentations are: white patches red patches mixed red and white patches a persistent sore that won't heal unexplained bleeding difficulty or pain when swallowing loose teeth difficulty wearing dentures lump in the neck ear pain hoarseness. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leukemia in children?

What are the causes of leukemia in children?

Unknown: Most leukemias in adults and children do not have a specific etiology. Some leukemias in children can be linked to genetic abnormalities like down's syndrome, neurofibromatosis, bloom syndrome, and others. Ethnicity may play a role in all, hispanic children tend to have higer risk. High birth weight has been associated with higher risk though really this is unclear. Other factors are inconsistent. ...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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Are the symptoms of any cancer in the region of the throat, neck, and what kinds of cancers are there?

Are the symptoms of any cancer in the region of the throat, neck, and what kinds of cancers are there?

Throat involves: Swallowing, breathing and speaking. Changes in these are signs. Can also have pain going to the ear. The neck has muscles, blood vessels, nerves and a few lymphatic glands that enlarge with infections (hurt), and tumor (usually do not hurt. (endocrine glands: thyroid and parathyroid are in the low neck as well. Cancers usually are squamous. These are assoc with tobacco & hpv. ...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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What are the symptoms of oral thrush?

What are  the symptoms of oral thrush?

White plaques: White fuzzy-looking areas on tongue and/or cfheek that cannot be pulled or washed off. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oral thrush?

White spots: The back of the mouth or tongue may have white plaques. One may have pain or difficulty with swallowing. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of dehydration in adults?

What are the most common symptoms of dehydration in adults?

Depends.: Dehydration can be associated with weakness, dizzinesss, cramps and passing out and reduced urin output. Also thirst. ...Read more

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What are some of the most common causes of diarrhea?

What are some of the most common causes of diarrhea?

Gastroenteritis: The most common cause is a virus. There are also some other causes, such as food poisoning, colitis, and other infections. If there is blood in your stool, or you become dehydrated, you should see your doctor. ...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


Thrush (Definition)

A yeast infection of the mucus membranes lining the mouth and tongue is called thrush or oral thrush. If in the vagina, it is called ...Read more