Oral Thrush

Oral thrush, otherwise called oral candidiasis, is yeast growth in the oral cavity on the inner cheeks and tongue. Candida albicans is the most common cause for it. It is usually present in individuals with reduced immunity. It can also affect babies and infants. It causes white or yellow patches, burning sensation, bleeding from the patches, bad taste, etc. It can be transmitted to another person when in contact. Treatments include antifungal mouthwash, oral antifungal medication, topical ointments, etc.

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What is the reason for burning sensation on the back of the tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, My doctor thought it was oral thrush, so she prescribed me some antifungal medicine for ten or so days. I finished that medicine around 12 days ago, and the tongue issue did not go away. Five days ago, I went to urgent care, and the doctor prescribed me a 150 mg Fluconazole or Difluca...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have been already treated for oral thrush and other possibilities have also been almost ruled out, one is tempted to think about what we call burning mouth syndrome or glossodynia. And among the most important causes for it is acid reflux. Since long-standi...  Read Full »

Is there any specific medicine to control oral thrush?

Query: Hello doctor, I have non-allergic asthma diagnosed before six years. Currently, I am using a corticosteroid Foster inhaler two times a day with two inhalations each time. After the inhalations, I clear my throat with throat cleaning solution and also I use a sprayer with propolis and ethanol severa...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Oral thrush that is oral candidiasis is a kind of yeast infection that in your case can be attributed to long term steroid use. This is a kind of untoward effect due to inhaled steroids. You need to clearly examine the entire oral mucosa with regard to the extent the cr...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for oral thrush?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you look at the picture and tell me if I have an oral thrush?  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a depapillation of the tongue. As it is reddish, it seems to be a vitamin B complex deficiency. But, as the pictures are not in natural light, I cannot comment for sure. It can b...  Read Full »

How to treat oral thrush causing severe symptoms inside the mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from oral thrush, and my symptoms are whitish tongue and upper part of the¬†mouth, damaged taste buds, unpleasant taste in the mouth, and a reddish area around the tonsils. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Suresh Kulkarni

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Depending upon your description of the problem, it is most likely oral thrush or candidiasis. You have to investigate and confirm that if it is secondary to a fungal infection or bacterial infection. You need to get a throat or an oral swab and culture. If c...  Read Full »

Can smoking cause recurrent angular cheilitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with angular cheilitis, and it is recurring in the same spot. As I am a chronic smoker and wear a mask for 12 hours during work, my lips are always dry with white patches. I have had oral thrush. I am sure this is just where the skin has broken, but I want to dou...  Read Full »


Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly stop smoking. You have angular cheilitis and glossitis. Your recurrent ulcers may be due to vitamin deficiency and infection. So, kindly take plenty of green leafy vegetables. Kindly take the following medications; 1) Take tablet Ranitidine 1...  Read Full »

What can cause overly oily skin, burning lips, a painful throat, and thrush?

Query: Hi doctor,Does low blood levels or high blood levels cause oily skin, burning lips, painful throat, and thrush? I am having these symptoms for three months. I am going to do a blood test this week and what are the levels to be tested?   Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are multiple factors responsible for having these symptoms. I suggest you do these tests mentioned below. You need to do a complete blood count, Hba1c (hemoglobin a1c), serum electrolytes, liver function tests, kidney function tests, urine routine, viral marke...  Read Full »

Why is my sore throat not getting better for more than two weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36-year-old male with a weight of 86 kilograms and a height of five feet eleven inches. I have a sore throat for more than two weeks. But I am taking antibiotics for seven days. I do not have any relief. I feel like something is stuck in my throat. I have a mild headache without f...  Read Full »


Dr. Bruce Eric Hudkins

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your condition gets worse with antibiotics, then you can have a likely cause of thrush. It is a yeast infection affecting the throat after taking antibiotics and steroid treatment. You can take Fluconazole 150 mg daily for ten days. You can also take Clindamycin ...  Read Full »

Why do I have coated tongue with ulcer and blood blisters in my cheek after oral sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing symptoms after having oral sex. But the test results came negative. It was done before five months. I have guiltiness after doing it. What is the cause?   Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. You have not mentioned the symptoms you are having. In the absence of symptoms, it is impossible to delineate the cause. I think you are referring to a number of physical symptoms related to many systems in the body. I can say that number of ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my malabsorption, rosacea, and oral thrush?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from malabsorption, rosacea, and oral thrush. I think it is a GI issue of some kind, but not sure. Could someone please give me an idea of what I have and how to treat the issue?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mostly rosacea is associated with malabsorption syndrome in cases of SIBO (small intestinal bacterial outgrowth). It could be associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). I need to know about your blood sugars and thyroid status. Also, I need to know what medicatio...  Read Full »

What could be the cluster white spots on tongue which do not look like ulcers?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed a cluster of white spots on my tongue. I do not believe they to be ulcers as I have had them before in the past. They do not hurt and I feel no pain. I am worried that it might be something more serious. Can you confirm what it might be?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As you have mentioned that you had it before also and there is no pain. I think it is either some infection like a fungal i...  Read Full »

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