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Oral Candidiasis

Oral Candidiasis is also called oral thrush. It is an overgrowth of fungus caused by a fungus called Candida albicans that accumulates on the lining of the mouth. Candida is a common organism present inside the mouth, but sometimes it can cause symptoms when it overgrows. It causes creamy white lesions, usually on the tongue or the inner cheeks and sometimes on the gums or tonsils, the roof of the mouth, or the back of the throat. Babies and older people are at higher risk because their immune systems are not very strong. Newborn babies might get thrush if the mother had vaginal candidiasis.

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I have a whitish lesion on the lateral side of tongue. Is it leukoplakia?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a mild whitish lesion on the lateral side of tongue. I am afraid that it might be hairy leukoplakia. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query on this platform. You noticed recently a white lesion on your tongue. This white lesion could be leukoplakia, fungal infection called oral candidiasis, lichen planus or plaque. All are benign conditions, except leukoplakia which could be precancerous...  Read Full »

Kindly provide solution for persistent pinworm infestation.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been dealing with pinworms for the past 18 months, and they appear to be resistant to various anthelmintic medications. The infestation was confirmed through a paddle test using microscopy, and it started after visiting Mexico and being in contact with water and children.I have t...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for reaching out with your concerns. Pinworm infestations, or enterobiasis, can often lead to recurrent reinfection, emphasizing the importance of treating the entire family to prevent recurrence. It is recommended to administer two doses of medication, tw...  Read Full »

I have a growing yellowish-white patch in throat. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a white and yellowish circular patch at the back of my throat. I thought it could be due to a throat infection, and it has not healed. It is not hard or raised like a tonsil stone like an enclosed area of puss. I am concerned about its increase in size. Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The white, yellowish circular patch at the back of your throat can be due to oral candidiasis. I suggest you follow the below-mentioned instructions. Get a throat swab test done. Take a tablet of Prednisone 4mg orally twice daily. Take a...  Read Full »

Could diarrhea, oral ulcers, and weakness indicate HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I performed receptive fellatio on a guy 55 days back. I took RNA PCR (Ribonucleic acid polymerase chain reaction)TEST after 11 days and then again at 35 days and both were negative. I also took a fourth generation combo test (antibody and p24) on 38th day and it was negative as well. T...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, Candidiasis is there. But, it is usually the late manifestation of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Since, all your tests are negative, consider yourself as negative unless proved otherwise. All other things can also happen without HIV. Go for HIV test one more ti...  Read Full »

I have lesions on my tongue with a red border. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have small white and yellow lesions with a red border on my tongue. My tongue also develops a white coating, that has to be scrapped of daily. I have attached a photo of the same. What are the likely causes?  Read Full »

Dr. Pallavi Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your complaint and the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The blisters on your tongue that look like small white or yellow center lesions with a red border, is most probably due to a fungal infection that occurs in ...  Read Full »

Why does my 1-month-old baby have a mouth ulcer on the tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, My 1-month-old baby has a mouth ulcer on the tongue. The baby cries while feeding, and sometimes there is light milky urine at the end of urination. The current medication includes Vitamin D3 and Gudcef drops given four days ago.   Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. Based on your description, there may be a fungal infection. I suggest applying Candid mouth cream. You can always come back and reach me at Thank you for consulting me.   Read Full »

I suffer from red blisters and a white coating on my tongue. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. My height is 5 feet 9 inches and weight is 176 lbs. I am HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infected and I got red blisters on my tongue with a white coating on the tongue surface.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your complaints are more in favor of oral candidiasis. This is an opportunistic infection in the immunosuppressed patients. Kindly mention your CD4 count, RNA (ribonucleic acid) load, and the medication that you are using. Please attach the appropriate images.   Read Full »

Is it normal to have a painful tongue with red and white sores after oral sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female. I am currently taking Prednisone, Cymbalta, Hydroxychloroquine. I have been trying to get help for almost a year. I had oral sex with my boyfriend, and as soon as it was over, my throat closed up the very next day, and my mouth was white. I have a very painfu...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for providing a brief history. The most probable possibility out there is you have oral thrush or oral candidiasis. This is an opportunistic infection and usually does make your entire oral cavity go white, with the tongue being the most affected part. The second r...  Read Full »

I am concerned about numbness of the cheek on left side along with pain in the teeth on the same side. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from slight left-side cheek numbness and it is more irritating than painful. It is not consistent. I sometimes feel pain in my teeth on the same side, and it can also be an issue with the teeth. I have attached the photos of my cheek for proper evaluation. I do no...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. With the symptoms mentioned and by reviewing the images (attachments have been removed to protect the patient's identity), you can be suffering from oral thrush. I advise you to follow the below-mentioned instructions. Take the tablets ...  Read Full »

Can fever, loose motions, and knee pain be signs of HIV infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I had exposure to HIV 10 months back, and after that, I got myself tested. Rapid ICT and particle agglutination after six weeks. HIV Ag and Ab screening S/CO = 0.18, CMIA Method after eight weeks. Serum Electrochemiluminescence or Immunoassay method after 16 months. All tests reported ne...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from constant loose motion, fever, and joint pain. HIV antibodies: HIV 1 and HIV 2 are non-reactive three months back. Again, HIV for rapid ICT and partial agglutinat...  Read Full »

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