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Seeing white lesions on the tongue? This thick white layer with a cottage cheese-like appearance is an oral thrush and is an overgrowth of fungus in your mouth.
Oral thrush is a nuisance but can be treated with an antifungal medication. Talk to our doctor online to determine whether it is an oral thrush or something else.
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Hi Dr. Nicole, I have white patches on my tongue. Is it oral thrush?
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- Lozenges (Clotrimazole) 10mg
- Take by mouth and slowly dissolve five times a day for ten days.
How do I know if I have Oral Thrush?
Oral thrush is a fungal overgrowth over the tongue, specifically yeast. Here are some symptoms of thrush:
- White lesions on the tongue
- Cottage cheese-like appearance of the patches
- Spread of patches all over the mouth
- Loss of taste due to yeast growth
- Redness, itching, and pain on the tongue
- Difficulty swallowing food or water.
The leading cause of oral thrush is taking antibiotics for too long. These antibiotics destroy the balance of good and bad bacteria in the mouth, killing all of them. Thus, it enters the yeast, causing thrush to grow, i.e., Candida albicans.
FAQs about Oral Thrush treatment online
What is the strongest medication for oral thrush?
For persistent oral thrush, your doctor may prescribe you stronger antifungals like fluconazole 200mg taken for 1-2 weeks. It is an oral antifungal medication that helps reduce the overgrowth of thrush-causing yeast. Another option is an oral solution called Itraconazole 200mg, taken once daily for four weeks.
What kills oral thrush in the mouth?
How long does oral thrush last without treatment?
Oral thrush without treatment can take eight weeks or more. It can develop into other infections if not treated right away; therefore, consult a doctor if you have the symptoms of oral thrush.
Can online doctors diagnose oral thrush?
Yes, online doctors can diagnose oral thrush by discussing your medical condition, history, and the current medications you are taking. They will then advise you on the appropriate medicine to effectively treat your medical issue.
Is oral thrush contagious?
Oral thrush is not contagious, and it goes away in 2 weeks with proper antifungal medication.
What makes oral thrush worse?
Oral thrush can aggravate if you are on medications like prednisone, corticosteroids (inhaled), or antibiotics, which disturb the natural microbiota. Consult a doctor for proper diagnosis of the condition, medical history, and medications you are taking to treat oral thrush effectively.
Can stress cause oral thrush?
Stress is not the cause of oral thrush, but it can be a contributing factor if you neglect oral hygiene, have a poor diet, or overdose on medicines or drugs due to stress. Moreover, stress can disturb the balance 0of microorganisms in your mouth, contributing to the growth of Candida causing oral thrush.
Should I brush my teeth with oral thrush?
Yes, it is important to take good care of your oral hygiene for faster results. It reduces the risk of infection getting worse. Discuss with your healthcare provider the choice of toothpaste and other oral hygiene options during an oral thrush infection.
Should I brush my tongue if I have oral thrush?
Yes, you can brush your tongue alongside taking the medication course for fungal removal. Both will prevent it from growing again.
Can oral thrush be a symptom of something else?
Other mouth infections develop symptoms like oral thrush-like hairy leukoplakia and frictional keratosis. Consult a doctor for further insights.
What can be misdiagnosed as thrush?
Other mouth infections can be misdiagnosed for thrush-like hair leukoplakia is a herpes infection that also causes white patches, itching, and redness like that of thrush. In other cases, it can be mistaken for canker sores and milk tongue in children. A simple swab test can determine the cause.
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