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What does oral thrush look like?

What does oral thrush look like?

Oral thrush: Typically, oral thrush has the appearance of a thick, white coating on the tongue that can be scraped off. It may have a bit of a white cheese appearance. ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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 does oral thrush look like? Is it sore?

What does oral thrush look like? Is it sore?

White coat: Yes, it can be painful and usually gives the tongue a whitish appearance. ...Read more

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What does oral thrush on the cheek look like?

What does oral thrush on the cheek look like?

See the photo and: Description at:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/oral-thrush/ds00408/dsection=symptoms

please note that oral thrush varies quite a bit from mild to severe and really requires a trained professional to diagnose and treat this fungal infection properly. An untrained eye should not try to diagnose oneself. ...Read more

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Pictures of oral thrush on the cheek look like?

Pictures of oral thrush on the cheek look like?

Thrush: Sorry I could not find photos on the cheek but this photo shows what you would find. ...Read more

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Does anyhthing else present like oral thrush, but is not?

Aphthous ulcers can.: Aphthous ulcers can mimic thrush sometimes during its typical course of expression. Some oral cancers present as whitish lesions known as leukoplakia which could be confused with thrush to the untrained eye. The mouth part of hand-foot-mouth disease sometimes has a thrush-like appearance for non-physicians. Even "milk staining" of the mouth takes on a thrush-like presentation. ...Read more

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Hello I would like to know what are the cause of oral thrush in babies?

Hello I would like to know what are the cause of oral thrush in babies?

Oral thrush: A baby usually gets oral thrush from passing thru the birth canal of an infected mother. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does oral thrush (in your throat) feel like?

Esophageal candida: Candida (thrush) that affects the back of the throat and esophagus can cause mild discomfort or significant pain on swallowing. This can also cause a sensation of something sticking in the throat and cause difficulty swallowing solid foods. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering what oral thrush feels like, and if everyone has a slight white coating on the tongue?

Hi I was wondering what oral thrush feels like, and if everyone has a slight white coating on the tongue?

Painful: It generally is painful and will often bleed. White coating on the tongue may be good debris and can be wiped off. ...Read more

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Is Oral Thrush Dangerous?

Not normally: Thrush is typically an uncomfortable but not dangerous condition in otherwise healthy people. ...Read more

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How is oral thrush treated?

How is oral thrush treated?

Medication for 10-14: Days. While healthy children and adults can be effectively treated for thrush, the symptoms may be more severe and difficult to manage in those with weakened immune systems. Antifungal medications, which are generally taken for 10 to 14 days, are often prescribed to treat thrush. These medicines are available in tablets, lozenges, or liquids. ...Read more

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How does oral thrush begin?

How does oral thrush begin?

Low immunity: Oral thrush is a fungal infection of the oral membranes, and usually occurs in people whose immune status are reduced. This can occur in people on antibiotics, in diabetics or immunosuppressed due to other illnesses or cancer. Certain other medications can increase the risk as well. ...Read more

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How can I treat oral thrush?

How can I treat oral thrush?

Antifungal meds: An antifungal medication can be prescribed for you. ...Read more

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What do I do for oral thrush?

What do I do for oral thrush?

Prescription med: There are several meds for this condition, but not available otc. Should have it checked to make sure that is what you have first...If it is confirmed thrush, I am sure you will be treated accordingly. You should also inquire about why you got thrush.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How is oral thrush transmitted?

How is oral thrush transmitted?

It's not-: One cannot transmit oral thrush. It's the result of the immune system that is unable to control the yeast that is found in the mouth of humans. It can happen when one uses medications that suppress the immune system (eg. Transplant patient, asthma patient) or when someone is infected with hiv. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for oral thrush?

Several risk factors: Anyone can develop oral thrush, but the infection is more common with these factors:
being an infant
having a compromised immune system
wearing dentures
having other health conditions, such as diabetes or anemia
taking certain medications, such as antibiotics, or oral or inhaled corticosteroids
undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer
having conditions that cause dry mouth
smoking. ...Read more

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Oral thrush help! What do I do?

Cause?: First, any reason why you would have this? Treatment would consist of oral medications. Need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long does oral thrush last?

How long does oral thrush last?

Varies: If you are taking the proper medication you will see improvement in a few days but should continue with the medication for a full 2 weeks to prevent regrowth. ...Read more

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Why does a person get oral thrush?

Why does a person get oral thrush?

Low immune system: Thrush is a fungal infection in the mouth mostly seen in infants. Adult with this problem either have other systemic disease which lowers their immune system or taking medication like steroid. ...Read more

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How quickly does oral thrush grow?

Few days: Usually it progresses over a few days but can be more rapid if on antibiotics, steroids, chemotherapy or receiving radiation to mouth. ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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