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Why do people get oral candida yeast?

Why do people get oral candida yeast?

Various reasons: The most common reason people get oral candidiasis or thrush is taking antibiotics which kill off the bacteria that compete with the yeast and thus overgrowth occurs. Thrush also occurs in some women who take birth control pills, in immunosupressed cancer patients on chemotherapy and in aids patients. ...Read more

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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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Why do diabetics get yeast infections?

Why do diabetics get yeast infections?

Yeast likes sugar: Candida and other fungi thrive on sugar, which is high in uncontrolled diabetes. ...Read more

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Why do women get yeast infections..?

Fungal infections: Infections from fungi or overgrowth of yeast can occur in many parts of the body. The warm moist areas, like a woman's vagina, are the environments that promote growth and can lead to symptoms. ...Read more

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How do people develop oral yeast infections?

Multple causes: A common oral yeast infection is caused by candida albicans. This is an oppourtunistic fungal infection that is commonly referred to as "thrush". Candida is normally present in the mouth but may proliferate into an "infection" or overgrowth causing symptoms in the mouth. Overgrowth can be caused by immunosuppression, prolonged denture use, stress, or even side effects of medications. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Why do we get yeast infections?

Why do we get yeast infections?

Variety of reasons: Yeasts live in our GI tract as part of the normal collection of organisms. They remain benign until we either alter the composition of the competing organisms or create conditions under which they are able to multiply on, or rarely in, our bodies. Antibiotics, diabetes, changes in vaginal acidity, HIV disease and other factors contribute to susceptibility. It does not lead to HIV infection. ...Read more

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Not immunocompromised, how did I get vaginal Candida Glabrata?

Candida: Most likely from taking antibiotics for other problem. which suppress good bugs and Candida takes over. But you did not give enough history to help. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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Do dentists really prefer oral b? If so why?

Do dentists really prefer oral b? If so why?

Of course: Oral B models are highly recommended by dentists from all over the world. Many clinical studies have proven superiority of Oral B electric toothbrushes over other brands. ...Read more

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What do I do for yeast overgrowth or candida?

What do I do for yeast overgrowth or candida?

Depends on: the site of overgrowth. If pelvic, then a check with gynecologist is necessary. ...Read more

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Why do women in general get yeast infections and what causes it?

See below: Candida vaginitis can be caused by overgrowth during or after antibiotic treatment. Growth of vaginal yeasts is favored by high estrogen levels as in users of oral bcp's. It is also higher in those who use the contraceptive sponge and iud's. It is associated with high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Tight insulating clothes also predisposes. ...Read more

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What is good / bad to eat when you have thrush (oral yeast infection)?

Good and bad: Avoid sugar and foods high in sugar, refined carbs, foods with yeast, junk food, fruit, alcohol, nicotine and caffeine. Eat potatoes and other starchy vegetables, whole grains, probiotic yogurts, nuts and seeds high in essential fatty acids, olive and linseed oil, herbs and spices. This is a partial list to use as a guide. ...Read more

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Do you know if thrush a candida infection?

Yes: Thrush is candida on a mucosal surface. It appears as uncomfortable white spots; the white can be rubbed off. ...Read more

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If you have hiv/aids. How often do you get oral thrush?

If you have hiv/aids. How often do you get oral thrush?

Varies: People with HIV/AIDS have a higher risk of developing skin conditions because the virus affects the body's ability to fight off infections. Thrush is an infection of the mouth caused by the candida albicans fungus. This happens more often in people with cancer, HIV or other conditions that weaken the immune system. The weaker the immunity, the more severe the infection. ...Read more

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Do they have a oral medication for yeast infections?

Yes: Diflucan (fluconazole) is an oral medication that is commonly used to treat different types of yeast infections. ...Read more

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Do they have a oral medication for yeast infection if so what r they?

Oral anti fungal: Diflucan (fluconazole) is a prescription drug for vaginal yeast infection. Very effective. See your primary care doc. ...Read more

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What do you think about systemic yeast infection? Why is it not scientifically accepted when vaginal yeast and thrush is?

What do you think about systemic yeast infection? Why is it not scientifically accepted when vaginal yeast and thrush is?

Doesn't exist: That's a little like asking why there's no "athlete's foot of the heart." there are many infections that can be external or mucosal but don't cause systemic infections because of the nature of the organism. Candidiasis is one of them. Except when it's spread through the bloodstream due to injection drug use or infected intravenous catheters, it's a fungus that affects mucosal surfaces. ...Read more

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How do you get yeast infection in mouth from food?

NO: Yeast is a normal resident in the mouth but becomes problematic if it "over" grows. ...Read more

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How do you eliminate candida albicans colonization?

Mostly, you don't.: Everybody has some candida on their body surfaces, inside and out; too much candida, or candida growing in the wrong place, can be a disease, but blaming normal colonization with candida for everything that ails you, or trying to cure everything with antifungal medications, is generally useless. So-called "candida diets" work because they eliminate foods that are unhealthy for other reasons. ...Read more

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Does oral lichen planus have to do with HPV in mouth, I had lichen planus and sores but they gave me yeast medicines and they went away. ?

Oral Thrush: Oral lichen planus is a long-term disorder of the immune system. Symptoms of lichen planus are similar to thrush, and often mistaken for thrush. However, if sores went away with yeast medicines, it was an oral thrash. ...Read more

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What things can I do to treat candida albicans at home?

Antifungals: Over-the-counter antifungals such as myconazole can be used to treat yeast vaginitis. If you use one of these, but your symptoms do not improve, see your gyn for evaluation and treatment. ...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