Doctor insights on:
What Are The Different Appearances Of Oral Candidiasis And Leukoplakia
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
Physical exam alone: Leukoplakia lesions are easy to identify. The condition causes white lesions, or patches, on your tongue. The thrush, can be similar in appearance. However, doctors can often remove oral growths on the tongue due to thrush. This makes differential diagnosis between the two conditions easy. ...Read more
Coughing: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Candidiasis: White plaques which do not easily rub off with a q-tip, may be oral candida. This is also painful. It is possible to have anal candidiasis. Oral candida occurs in immunocompramised individual or people on oral or inhaled steroids. Please note that a white patch in the mouth could be leukoplakia and may turn out to be oral cancer. Evaluation is advised. ...Read more
What's the recommended dosage of dilucan for oral candidiasis in a patient receiving hemodialysis?
What is the recommended dosage of dilucan for oral candidiasis for a patient receiving hemodialysis?
Diflucan (fluconazole)?: 100 mg daily will be adequate. Due to partial renal excretion, which is lacking in dialysis patients, the dose may need to be decreased if used more than 10 days. For instance HIV patients may need long term treatment then interrupted treatment guided by response of candidiasis may be the way to go. ...Read more
Fungus in the mouth: The layman term is yeast-infection or thrush. It is a fungal infection (candida albicans) which is quite common infants and can be easily treated by med such as nystatin. In adult, this can happen following antibiotic treatment, oral steroid use as in those for asthma/copd etc...But should be considering immunocompromised states such as hiv/cancer etc. As risk factors. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes it can be: Candida normally inhabits the whole intestinal system, including the oral cavity but your immune system keeps the levels low. When the immune system cannot suppress the growth of candida it overgrows. I think there must be strains of candida that are more aggressive and can lead to overgrowth more and yes you could get this from someone else. I have had cases where patients developed thrush. ...Read more
Consult your books: This site is not a shortcut for medical students. If you want the respect of others & have pride in your work, learn how to look up these answers on your own. ...Read more
Oral candidiasis: When the lesions disappear and are no longer visible then you have a high chance it is gone. Look I'm the mirror with a strong flashlight. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
Does oral candidiasis patch grow back after brushing them off. Also what are the common causes of oral candidiasis. Thanks?
My baby is 7 months. She has a white spot below her chest since she was 4 months I think she also has oral candidiasis. Plz advise?
Thrush and spot?: Ask her pediatrician to get a look at the white spot at her next visit. Do any family members have such a "spot" does she have any other areas like this? How large is it? What shape is it? How is the baby's growth? This may or may not be related to the thrush. Thrush is a thick white coating on her tongue which you cannot scrape off. This will require a prescription anti fungal treatment. ...Read more
Oral Thrush: Although oral thrush can affect anyone, it's more likely to occur in babies and in people who wear dentures, use inhaled corticosteroids or have compromised immune systems. Oral thrush is a minor problem if you're healthy, but if you have a weakened immune system, symptoms of oral thrush may be more severe and difficult to control. ...Read more
Is it still curable for almost 2 wiks im suffering frm oral candidiasis? Taking 150mg fluconazole 1 a wik. Nothing to expect worst? Wil I be better?
Wrong diagnosis: May not be the right diagnosis. See oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
Is the oral thrush I aquired afetrt the antibiotics or after oral sex will not turn into systemic overgrowth candidiasis? I'm treating for one month
I have oral candidiasis and im taking fluconazole once a week? And topical gel for tounge still im not feeling good what duration to cure this?
Candidiasis: It may take you ether duration f your medication but have patience ...Read more
HIV 1&2 P24 Combo (CMIA) test on13th day. Index value 0.1& non-reactive. Symptoms so far-Oral candidiasis from 14th day. How reliable is the test?
You don't have HIV: This test result is over 80% reliable; almost certainly you do not have HIV. Have another test at 4 weeks to be certain. Do not assume oral candidasis if you just have a white tongue; coated tongue and candidasis are not the same. Anyway, it is too soon to have oral candida due to a new HIV infection, and test results always overrule symptoms. See a doctor if your mouth problem continues. ...Read more
HIV 1&2 P24 Combo (CMIA) test done on 13th day. Index value 0.1 & non reactive. So far Oral candidiasis diagnosed on 14th day. How reliable is my test?
Realiable: Talk to provider may want to recheck in 2 or 3 months ...Read more
Been on Diflucan (fluconazole) for 4 days for bad oral candidiasis after prednisone use. When should I start seeing it improve?
Fungi growing on my back and recently my hairs fall heavily (+dandruff+itch). And possibly oral candidiasis (white tongue wide spots).What should I do?
Find Alternative Doc: Look at the a4m.Com web site and use the locate a doc feature to find a local physician who has training and experience in functional medicine. You are colonized with candida and probably abnormal bacteria as a source for these. This may mean an underlying food allergy as well. You need a physician who can do specialized GI testing and guide your treatment to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
Little red dots scattered around my legs. Could this be candida I have a little oral thrush and I think I have a systemic candiasis infection aswell?
Instead of taking two different antifungals for two separate things, what would you recommend for oral thrush on tongue and white piedra?
Thrush, White Piedra: White Piedra is usually a superficial fungal infection of hair shafts that is treated by shaving the area and applying topical antifungal shampoo, or sometimes use of oral antifungal. Oral thrush is caused by Candida, can be seen in immune suppressed persons or those who have been on antibiotics, and can be treated with a topical solution or an oral antifungal. Suggest discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
On clotrimazole for 3 weeks. Some improvement in tongue. Blood tests fine. Nonsmoker. Would different drug be better for oral thrush.
Candidiasis: I presume you are pertaining to vaginal candidiasis. If it is, there are oral and topical medications that can be used for the condition. Oral medications are usually single dose treatments. They are however, metabolized in the liver. One of its side effects may be liver toxicity. Absorption is also a factor which may limit its effectivity. Vaginal creams can be messy to some people. ...Read more