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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 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 don't think I have a yeast infection anymore they said it was asymptomatic 2 weeks ago, can I receive oral sex or will my partner get oral thrush?

Thrush: Candida, the yeast which causes thrush, is always present in both the mouth and vagina normally. Thrush only occurs when the yeast overgrow. This can be triggered by antibiotic use, use of oral or inhaled steroids, or by immune suppression. If your symptoms are resolved, then you should be OK to resume regular activities. ...Read more

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They said my yeast infection was asymptomatic 2 weeks ago, can I receive oral sex or will my partner get oral thrush? I don't really have any symptoms

They said my yeast infection was asymptomatic 2 weeks ago, can I receive oral sex or will my partner get oral thrush? I don't really have any symptoms

Yeast and oral sex: It would be very unlikely that by receiving oral sex that you would transmit a yeast infection to your partner and cause thrush. Saliva will generally prevent something like that and thrush generally occurs in immuno compromised people. But since it might not have the greatest taste - you might want to refrain or at least douche with vinegar and water prior. Good luck ...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?

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 have been getting recurring yeast infections & oral thrush since december . My bloodwork came back fine. My doctor doesn't think this is systematic. I think that it is and I need a long term anti-fungal med to treat it. Can I get feedback ?

Controversial: There is no easy answer to that question as there is no hard medical evidence for the "systemic yeast infection." That being said, medicine is an art and I have treated several of my patients with recurrent yeast infections more aggressively with diflucan (fluconazole). I have also done fungal cultures to determine if there is another fungal cause that requires a different anti-fungal medication. ...Read more

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I have oral thrush and yeast infection. On nystatin for oral and 1 pill dose of fluconazole for other. Can I also get yeast in nose...it itches?

I have oral thrush and yeast infection. On nystatin for oral and 1 pill dose of fluconazole for other. Can I also get yeast in nose...it itches?

Diflcan: Will treat oral thrush as well. Intranasal thrush is not common and likely would only be present is someone with a poor immune system. All the best. ...Read more

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