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my daighter has neen sick - a virus . flu

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Question: my daighter has neen sick - a virus . flu negative. high fevers 102-104.5 aches headaches tired. shes is on the mend but now has a horrible taste in mouth (lots of spitting) and upset stomach (notcterrible ) this is her tounge. is it thrush
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
yes, it appears to be thrush

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Yes, this is oral thrush.

When a person experiences an acute illness, it can affect the immune system which can then cause opportunistic infections- these are infections that look for the opportunity of an impaired or reduced immune system to start occurring.

Oral thrush can be treated with either topical medications that are applied directly to the skin or with oral tablets/liquids (depending on age).

Most persons try the topical treatment first but either can be used.

Eg of topical treatments are:nystatin or clotrimazole (mycelex) or amphotericin B oral suspension

Eg of tablets/liquids are fluconazole, itraconazole

Most persons respond well to treatment, her doctor can provide her with a prescription for any of these. There are some pharmacies that may supply the topical medications over the counter.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Michelle Gibson James (1 hour later)
anythibg over the counter i can use?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
can sometimes be over the counter

Detailed Answer:
HI

The topical medications mentioned above-nystatin or mycelex or amphotericin b oral suspension- can sometimes be available over the counter

There is another option- daktarin gel- that contains miconazole- this is sometimes available over the counter as well
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Michelle Gibson James (5 minutes later)
looks a litte better now

still resemble thrush ?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
looks a lot better

Detailed Answer:
It looks a lot lot better now

Can monitor to see if the white coating returns. If it does can use one of the meds mentioned
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Michelle Gibson James (16 minutes later)
thank you!
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
no problem

Detailed Answer:

Wishing her completely better
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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my daighter has neen sick - a virus . flu

Brief Answer: yes, it appears to be thrush Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic Yes, this is oral thrush. When a person experiences an acute illness, it can affect the immune system which can then cause opportunistic infections- these are infections that look for the opportunity of an impaired or reduced immune system to start occurring. Oral thrush can be treated with either topical medications that are applied directly to the skin or with oral tablets/liquids (depending on age). Most persons try the topical treatment first but either can be used. Eg of topical treatments are:nystatin or clotrimazole (mycelex) or amphotericin B oral suspension Eg of tablets/liquids are fluconazole, itraconazole Most persons respond well to treatment, her doctor can provide her with a prescription for any of these. There are some pharmacies that may supply the topical medications over the counter. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions