Patient Comments: Thrush - Symptoms

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Comment from: dls57, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 05

My thrush began 18 months ago. After a few weeks it seemed to stop. Almost immediately lesions and bleeding started. My mouth was so sore I gave up all fruit and some vegetables. I was down to cream of wheat for a long time. My specialist did a biopsy to rule out cancer. He doesn't understand why it won't heal, as usually it is a few weeks. It is not as bad as it was, but for the last week I have had extremely red and burning skin around my lips. It is quite painful not like chapped lips, but I'm afraid it is spreading.

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Comment from: 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 05

I experienced what I thought as chapped lips which then went to the sides of my mouth. Nothing helped. The dryness started to cover both sides of my mouth, very red, like chapped lips. I saw my doctor for something else and asked him. He said it was from a yeast infection. He prescribed an ointment which made it worse. He has now prescribed an oral medication.

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Comment from: help, 55-64 Female Published: October 24

Is there a home remedy for Thrush. Since I took an antibiotic after having denture post put in I have had thrush for 6mo. I have prescribed pill(I took everyone), Nystatin 3 times. The corners of my mouth is soooo sore, cracked and constantly red. I have tried monistat on the out side of my mouth. I have dentures and my gums are constantly very, very sore. I don't know what else to do. Please help!

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Comment from: wheezy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 08

My thrush went to my lungs and caused a lot of slimy mucus. I coughed and wheezed. Nothing helped until the doctors put me on a medication called "nizoral" for 30 days. The test to find this is a small piece of tissue has to be removed and tested. I went through 8 months of hell before the proper diagnosis was found.

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Comment from: Seagull, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 24

In the morning I have only one line coating in back of my mouth. Sometimes it's there sometimes it's not. Only occurs in the same place.

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Comment from: pdwheel1, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 18

Light pain and irritation on my tongue. Felt like fruit or something was stuck to it and I tried to wipe it off before I finally looked at my tongue. Roof of my mouth is also irritated. Thought I had canker sore.

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Comment from: Ashes, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

The thrush symptoms started with a scalded tongue feeling even though I had not burnt my tongue, lasted over a week, than a sore in corner of mouth and sores on sides. I am a 24 year old female.

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Comment from: Ms. C in Cali, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 04

Awoke with a scratchy throat. Starting having problems with swallowing, just thought it was a simple sore throat from sinus drainage in my sleep. Discovered it was my tongue that had sore spots at back while brushing teeth & scraping tongue. I have been on two different antibiotics for almost 14 days to treat a stomach infection. Contacted primary doctor and was diagnosed with thrush as a result of the medicine. 2nd day on Nystatin. This is painful to swallow and my neck and ears hurt. Taking tylenol for the pain. Hope this goes away soon.

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Comment from: Minnie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 04

I am a middle age woman who has systemic lupus and sjogrens disease. Having upper respiratory infection, an antibiotic was prescribed and the rheumatologist said it would probably cause a yeast infection. I had a bad yeast infection that he prescribed for the previous visit. I took Fluconazole 100mg both times. After the respiratory infection subsided, I was diagnosed with a bladder infection by an ER physician who prescribed another antibiotic. I also have a yeast infection and am on Fluconazole.

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