What Does Candidiasis Look Like
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Grady Health SystemA burnt tongue would be very similar to the look of erythematous candidiasis and somewhat similar in regards to symptoms. The difference lies in the fact that the symptoms associated with a burnt tongue will usually clear up after a day or so.... Read more »
Grady Health SystemErythematous candidiasis is diagnosed by appearance taking into consideration the patient's underlying medical condition or medications they may be on. It is possible to perform a lab test (KOH stain) to confirm the diagnosis, but the results... Read more »
Grady Health SystemThere are several potential reasons why a person may develop erythematous candidiasis (EC) such as use of a steroid-containing asthma inhaler, broad spectrum antibiotics, systemic steroids, uncontrolled diabetes and HIV. There are also several... Read more »
Grady Health SystemOne of the key elements that helps to differentiate between geographic tongue and erythematous candidiasis is the presence of white borders surrounding the lesion which is the case with geographic tongue. As you have accurately surmised, geographic... Read more »
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Posted by 911, 2 RepliesAnyone who is experienced/ knowledgable comment on oral candidiasis and if it-
*is always painful?
*has a "cottage cheese-like" appaearance?
* always leaves a red and/ or bleeding area underneath when scraped off?
Can it simply be "creamy film" on... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyOk...about 3 1/2 weeks ago, I burnt my tongue. A week after that, I was eating chocolate, and noticed a pink mark on my tongue. Its been two more weeks, and I'm getting scared. My low risk experience was about a year and a half ago. Anyways,... Read more »
Posted by AnonymousI hope someone can help me. I'm scared out of my wits. I am a 24 yr old white male and my risk activities have been giving and receiving oral sex. Anyways, I haven't done anything for 2.5 years.
A week and a half ago, I noticed that the middle of... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyDani, tengo entendido ke la candidiasis es una infeccion muy comun que no tieen ke estar relacionada forzosamente con el vih, ahora bien, es normal desarrollar candidiais un paciente 4 meses despues de la relacion de riesgo ( contando con que... Read more »
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