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Why does thrush occur?

Why does thrush occur?

Newborns' immune...: ...Systems are 'weaker' (less experienced) than those of older children. Candida, the fungus that causes thrush, lives in most peoples' mouths and intestines without causing any trouble, but can overgrow and cause thrush in small children. It is fairly easy to treat, and practically all children grow out of having them. ...Read more

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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 does Flonase cause thrush?

Why does Flonase cause thrush?

It shouldn't: Flonase on the nose should not cause thrush if used as recommended. Flovent may cause thrush especially if one does not gargle and rinse off the cortisone after spraying. The reason? Cortisone increases the sugar level at the throat making one disposed to have yeast overgrowth. ...Read more

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Why does brachydactyly occur sometimes?

Why does brachydactyly occur sometimes?

Brachy = short: Brachy is the word root for short, dactyly is the word root for digits. The term brachydactyly refers to conditions where the individual parts of the fingers or toes is shortened relative to standard. It can be genetically determined or occur in conditions such as down syndrome. ...Read more

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Why does menopause occur?

Why does menopause occur?

Ovaries stop working: Physiologically, menopause occurs when the ovaries stop producing eggs, and then stop making estrogen. If you are asking teleologically why this occurs, it is because, from an evolution point of view, it is not advantageous for a species to produce offspring at an older age when they are not likely to live long enough to have the offspring survive (life expectancy was ...Read more

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Why does urine infections occur?

Why does urine infections occur?

Bacteria: Urine is good media to grow bacteria as well as proximity to genitals and anal area leads to entry of bacteria in bladder , that is the reason female get more UTI than men until men gets prostrate problem after 50. After sex void urine and correct vipe of perineum decrease frequency of uti. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have sores in mouth ?

What does  it mean to have sores in mouth
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Something wrong: Having "sores" in the mouth indicates something is abnormal. There are a number of things that could be responsible. You need to have a thorough evaluation and examination by a dentist. ...Read more

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Why does my tongue tingle? Not necessarily after food.

Why does my tongue tingle? Not necessarily after food.

Sensory nerves: If there is no local lesion of the tongue and no other symptoms, then it is most likely represents spontaneous irritation of sensory nerves of the tongue. Do let an oral surgeon or dentist examine your mouth carefully to rule out any dental problem that could be causing this. ...Read more

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Why does anaphylaxis occur?

Why does anaphylaxis occur?

Severa Allergic rx: Anaphylaxis is a severe systemic allergic reaction that can result in death. Typical triggers include food, sting, and medications. ...Read more

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Why do steroid cause thrush?

Why do steroid cause thrush?

Immunosuppressive: Thrush occurs when a fungus called candida overgrows in your mouth. A small amount of this fungus lives in your mouth most of the time. It is usually kept in check by your immune system and other germs that also normally live in your mouth. However, when your immune system is weak or when the other normal bacteria die, the fungus can overgrow. Steroids can compromise your immune system function. ...Read more

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Why does boils happen n the foot?

Why does boils happen n the foot?

A boil can occur: Anywhere there is hair growth. It is a bacterial infection that develops by the hair follicle. In my practice, i tend to see them on a foot from people using public jacuzzi's. Shaving is another way to get a boil. They are usually pretty painful and doctors usually drain them and if the infection is bad you get placed on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina always stay moist n sometimes cause an odor n irritation?

Why does my vagina always stay moist n sometimes cause an odor n irritation?

Unsure: The vagina contains many different bacteria and even some yeast - all of which keeps the vagina healthy and in balance. When that balance is disturbed you can have an overgrowth of one or more of the bacteria or of the yeast, causing increased discharge, odor, itch, etc. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when genital warts come more frequently?

What does it mean when genital warts come more frequently?

Then not treated: If they are completely eradicated along with the partner the recurrence rate is very low. ...Read more

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Does chlamydia always cause damage how rare does it and having before does it mean you'll never have kids?

 Does chlamydia always cause damage how rare does it and having before does it mean you'll never have kids?

Any infection might: The germ can travel up into your fallopian tubes and cause inflammation/scarring that might prevent a natural pregnancy or place you at risk of a dangerous tubal pregnancy in the future. Early recognition and treatment with antibiotics can limit the damage.Your obgyn can explain the limitations of tests available to study the effect on your system. ...Read more

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Why does a UTI cause itching?

Why does a UTI cause itching?

Usually does not: Cause itching. If you are on an antibiotic for the UTI you can develop a yeast infection which can cause itching so call your doctor and tell them your symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have recurring mouth sores?

What does it mean when you have recurring mouth sores?

First Cause: It all depends on what is the cause of the mouth sores. This has to be diagnosed before this answer can be valid. ...Read more

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Does anyone here have treated idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura? How often does it come back again?

Does anyone here have treated idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura?  How often does it come back again?

Immune T...cytopenia: Previously called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, the mechanism for isolated low platelet counts in this disorder has been elucidated as an autoimmune phenomenon and thus, it is preferably called immune thrombocytopenia. Following taper of steroids about 60-90% experience a. ...Read more

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Why does wine sometimes cause wheezing?

Why does wine sometimes cause wheezing?

Sulphites: Rarely, sulphites can lead to wheezing, especially in people with asthma, so that can be the reason. Sulphites exist in wine. ...Read more

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Why does hypertension occur?

Why does hypertension occur?

Genes and time: The arteries (vessels that transport blood away from heart) are very elegant pipes lined with muscle and smooth tissue to allow blood to travel quickly where its neeeded and to stretch or pulse based on body needs. As we get older, cholesterol deposits make them stiffer and less flexible increasing the pressure. High dietary sodium, kidney disease, obesity can also increase the volume of blood. ...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)

A yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more