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How Can I Treat Thrush On An Infant?

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

The Bottom Line Candidiasis is a very common yeast (fungal) infection. The fungus normally lives in the body. It cannot be eliminated. The best way to avoid an outbreak of candidiasis is to strengthen your immune system by taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Most candida infections are easily treated with local therapies. In people with weakened immune systems, these infections become more persistent. Systemic anti-fungal drugs can be...
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thrush not treated

what problems can occur if thrush is not treated? I'm constantly challenged with thrush, even after I get treated with Difucan and Clotrimazole. Does it affect other systems in the body?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If thrush is not treated, it can extend into the esophagus and cause candida infection there. Candida esophagitis can be severe enough to make it difficult to swallow and can result in significant weight loss. One reason that your thrush keeps... Read more »

How to treat thrush?

How can I clear up a case of thrush? I take a large amount of medication, and it must have upset the balance of my mouth....
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Treatment for candidiasis depends on the extent of disease. For mild to moderate infections I recommend use of topical therapies such as Mycelex troches (clotrimazole). For moderate to severe presentations of candidiasis, I recommend Diflucan... Read more »

is it thrush and how to treat it

first, Thank you for all your help. my grandmother's tongue is full of some whitish cover and it got down to her throat preventing her to swallow anything(not food or drink). she has been taking fluconazole but the minute she stops, it comes...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I'm sorry to hear about your GM, it certainly sounds like she could have oral (or esophageal) candidiasis (thrush). Before speaking about treatment, it might be worth a word about diagnosis-- it's a relatively simple... Read more »

THRUSH IN 9 MONTH OLD

MY NINE MONTH OLD JUST GOT THRUSH AND A YEAST INFECTION. THIS FOLLOWED A STOMACH VIRUS, WHERE SHE HAD DIAHERRA FOR SIX DAYS, AND THROWING UP FOR THREE, ALONG WITH A 102 FEVER FOR ONE DAY, AND A FEW LOW THINGS ON CBC, WHICH SHE WAS DEHYRATED AND GOT...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Infants can get thrush, particularly if they are treated with antibiotics. Recurrent, severe, or hard-to-treat thrush could indicate an underlying immune deficiency. However, it sounds as if this is your child's first episode and that the... Read more »
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scraping thrush

Posted by une_fille, 1 Reply
probably a very silly question, but when one scrapes off thrush from the tongue, how long does it take for the yeast to grow back over where the tongue was scraped? is it a matter of hours? if one did it before they went to bed, would it be back... Read more »

Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello
Every morning when I wake up I have white patches on the tip of my tounge. Im not sure wheather its geo tounge or thrush. As the day goes on it wears away after eating and drinking. It leaves red irritated areas where it was, and is always back... Read more »

Is thrush a sign of ARS infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had thrush now for about a week. Should I test for hiv or ARS or could it be somethingelse? Not really worried just curious.

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resistant thrush

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
I've had drug resistant esophogeal thrush in the past, been on amphotericin IV, but was OK for years. Recently, I was diagnosed with esophogeal thrush and microsporidiosis. Has anyone out there had success treating thrush with something other than... Read more »