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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush is a condition in which there is too much candida yeast growth on the surfaces in the mouth or throat. The yeast overgrowth areas appear as whitish spots or patches, or in more severe cases a whitish coating covering most of the ...Read more


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Can oral thrush get worse before better when you go on the candida diet?

Can oral thrush get worse before better when you go on the candida diet?

See below: Thrush is treated with antifungal topical treatmenst such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches to dissolve in mouth. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. No diet will cure thrush. ...Read more

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I have small white dots on the back of my tongue. Is this normal or maybe candida? It doesn't look anything like the oral thrush photos i've seen.

I have small white dots on the back of my tongue. Is this normal or maybe candida? It doesn't look anything like the oral thrush photos i've seen.

Doubtful...: While this is possibly early candida, the most likely source are the normal papillae in that area. If they begin to spread and come together that could be candida. Contact your dentist for an evaluation, to alleviate your concerns. ...Read more

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I've been on antibiotics for months (prostatitis) now have oral thrush and candida on my scrotum .Please help ?

I've been on antibiotics for months (prostatitis) now have oral thrush and candida on my scrotum .Please help ?

Antifungal powder: Should help with the scrotum. Either a medication that dissolves in your mouth or a pill in the azole class will help the most with the thrush. ...Read more

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If you don't have diabetes can you still eat sugar if you have oral thrush & candida skin infection?

If you don't have diabetes can you still eat sugar if you have oral thrush & candida skin infection?

Always in moderation: It is not common to get oral thrush, if you are healthy and not immunocompromised. WE see this more in young infants, Please confirm diagnosis. Moderate non refined Carbs, will not hurt you. Do have it treated, if confirmed. ...Read more

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Should you take nystatin everyday if you keep get candida & oral thrush also I just started a new pump Delura do u think that's the cause?

Should you take nystatin everyday if you keep get candida & oral thrush also I just started a new pump Delura do u think that's the cause?

Yes: steroids in inhalers can cause local growth of yeast Do check to change or discontinue and try alternate ex for asthma control Dose to be checked too ...Read more

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I cannot afford antifungal meds for hair skin/face ,oral thrush ,esophagus overgrowth candida, what do i do go to hospital and be put on IV? scared

I cannot afford antifungal meds for hair skin/face ,oral thrush ,esophagus overgrowth candida, what do i do go to hospital and be put on IV? scared

Rx cards: The cost of care in a hospital will certainly be more expensive than outpatient prescriptions. Many online sites, pharmaceutical companies, clubs (Sam's Club, Costco, etc.) and pharmacies offer discount cards or assistance for people who cannot afford their medications or are uninsured. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat for 5 months. Started with step throat treated with antibiotics. I had diagnosed oral thrush at one point. Could it be candida?

I've had a sore throat for 5 months. Started with step throat treated with antibiotics. I had diagnosed oral thrush at one point. Could it be candida?

Sore throat: so you have had this "sore throat" for five months now??? The duration of your symptoms warrants a thorough evaluation by ENT specialist. Some time allergies can make throat itch and irritable but it does not ' hurt' with allergies. ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more