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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I am having oral thrush, back aches, swollen lymph node, and fatigue. Can an HIV RNA test after seven days of unprotected sex detect HIV?
Query: Hello doctor, I am having oral thrush and back aches. I also have a swollen lymph node and feel fatigued. I took an HIV RNA test after seven days of unprotected sex. Is that too soon? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by single unprotected intercourse are low. The symptoms are non-specific and need not be due to HIV. It may be due to poor hygiene and any other infection due to contact with... Read Full »
I have noticed a rash on the meatus, which becomes reddish after ejaculation, and a white film on my tongue which keeps reappearing even after brushing. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I noticed a rash on the meatus, which looks reddish after ejaculation. I have tested negative for all sexually transmitted diseases except for Mycoplasma genitalium (Mgen). I have also noticed that my tongue has a white film that keeps reappearing even after I brush. Please h... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Please give me a few more details about your overall health. Are you diabetic, hypertensive, or have thyroid problems? Have you recently taken a course of antibiotics? Do you smoke? If so, how many cigaret... Read Full »
What Are The Causes Of Swollen Tonsils With White Spots On The Back Of The Throat?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a mother of a 16 year old boy, who is 5.9 feet tall. He has white spots on the back of his throat along with swollen tonsils. He does not have a fever but finds it hard to swallow. Is this strep infection or what is it? He had the same before, and it was told as thrush. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is mostly a streptococcal infection, which is causing the sore throat and all his symptoms.And if your son has a white or yellowish spot, then it is more likely to be a sore throat than an oral thrush, because an oral thrush forms a uniform membrane rather than... 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 »
I have a coated tongue for the past five months. What it could be?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a coated tongue for the past five months. I was under extreme stress, worry, and anxiety. Even thought that I had got HIV from receiving oral sex. Since then, I have had a 10 week and six months negative HIV test. About a month after my exposure, I noticed that my tongue was... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like a thick white coating that is commonly seen in case of yeast infection of the tongue or oral thrush. It commonly causes dryness in the mouth. Papillae feel furry due to the infectio... Read Full »
My three year old son has recurrent, shifting patches on the tongue. What could it be?
Query: Hello doctor, My son is three years old. He has recurrent patches on his tongue, which looks like it is burnt. It disappears by itself in a few days and reappears again. The location keeps changing on the tongue surface and is not present anywhere in his mouth or gums. He does not have any pain or s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. One of the causes for such patches is oral thrush, but since antifungal medication like, Nystatin is not helping, it looks like a vitamin C deficiency in the diet. The daily recommended dose is 100 to 200 mg per day, easily attainable by diet, and does not require an... Read Full »
I have developed a smooth patch on tongue. Can this be cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a wisdom tooth pulled four months back. A month later, I developed a smooth patch on the tongue that would heal and come right back in the same spot. I have never drunk, or smoke, and no family history of oral cancer. I am really scared it keeps coming back. There is no pain, jus... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture you have attached along with the complaint (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The smooth patch on your tongue does not seem to be caused by the wisdom tooth extraction. Basically, your tongue is not in a normal appearance. It has ... Read Full »
My tongue is whitish-green with a painful bump under it. What could it be?
Query: Hello doctor, My tongue is whitish-green in color and I also have a white bump under the tongue that is extremely painful. Kindly help. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the clinical picture provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), the tongue seems to have a traumatic ulcer underneath due to teeth bite or burn due to hot food intake. Additionally, the ventral surface seems to have nutritional deficienci... Read Full »
What could cause swollen tonsils covered with white layer?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old female, 250 lbs. I do not smoke or drink. Tonight while looking at my throat, I discovered my right tonsil is swollen, lumpy, and covered in a thick, white layer of skin. Upon initial inspection, I mistook these white patches for tonsil stones, but they are not. The... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your right tonsil is swollen, lumpy and covered in a white, thick layer of skin. White spots on the tonsils usually indicate an infection. Infections may be due to bacteria, fungus or viruses. Strep throat ... 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 »
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 450 ... Read Full »