What can cause repeated oral thrush in a diabetic patient?

Posted on Thu, 20 Jun 2019 in Asthma and Allergy
Question: Does repeat attack of severe Oral thrush is a matter of concern , during last 6 month back - Nystain was prescribed, after 2 months Antibiotic was prescribed, now agin after surgery 29 March- got severe oral thrush.

Sinus surgery was done about two year, that time CT scans were showing extensive fingal , but ENT surgeon did not have tested Polyps/ stuff after sinus surgery .does this repeat oral thrush was reason of fungal .
What do you think - my repeat attack of oral thrush is required to be evaluated by Immunologist/infectious desease specialist/
Answered by Dr. Jnikolla 1 hour later
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Usually, in diabetic patients, it might happen to have an oral thrush due to fungi. But in your case, it is repeated.

So it might be that the diabetes is in disequilibrium and the current treatment should be reevaluated by your treating doctor.

Or there's an infection that an infectious disease specialist should examine further with some blood tests like Hemogram ESR, PCR. Another examination that should be done is gastroscopy to see better the foodways and to get samples for lab examination.

In my opinion probably the first is more to be. So the current treatment should be reevaluated.

I hope to have been helpful.

Dr. Jnikolla, Pulmonologist
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