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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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How important is it to get oral thrush treated quickly?Doc said call if meds caused thrush, but it's been a week of calls.Okay to keep waiting? Hurts.

How important is it to get oral thrush treated quickly?Doc said call if meds caused thrush, but it's been a week of calls.Okay to keep waiting? Hurts.

Which meds?: Why on meds? Names of meds? Evidence of thrush? If you fail to get a return from your Dr, check to see if you used correct procedure. You may need to see a different Dr. The question is to continue meds or not. But you forgot to identify the meds or the reason for them. ...Read more

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Should i go see a medical doctor for oral thrush?

Should i go see a medical doctor for oral thrush?

By all means: It would e worth knowing what the cause of it is. Make a appointment with a doctor so he can run tests to find out what the cause is. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for oral thrush, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Yes: It is always good to have a diagnoses , to rule out any thing serious and i agree with other physician to see u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for garlic, acidopholis and gentian violet to cure oral thrush? I have no insurance til next year so can't see a doctor!

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How long does it take for garlic, acidopholis and gentian violet to cure oral thrush? I have no insurance til next year so can't see a doctor!

1 week: Application of gentian violet for a week should do a job if you can bear with some messiness. I have noticed that other oral lesions have been mistaken as thrush by general public. ...Read more

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Do all walkin doctors have everything they need to scrape and test a tongue for oral thrush? My walkin doc didn't even look at my tongue and prescription nystat

Do all walkin doctors have everything they need to scrape and test a tongue for oral thrush? My walkin doc didn't even look at my tongue and prescription nystat

Why: Oral thrush is diagnosed by visual exam in most cases. I don't recall every running the scrape and stain testing outside of medical school. It just adds time and cost to the encounter and doesn't change the plan of treatment. The germ of thrush is a normal contaminant of the total GI tract and the treatment is innocuous.I am surprised the doc didn't look, consider that bad form. ...Read more

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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

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

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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)

Thrush is a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more