Frequently Asked Questions
If my girlfriend has an oral yeast infection and I kiss her can that be causing me to get little burning?
bumps on my lip? they arent cold sores bc i have them already. the small bumps just show up in between the time i leave her room and get back to mine. then after a day they're gone or dried up and making my lip hard/chappped/dry.???
OK first do not be kissing her if she has a Oral Yeast Infection. here is somethings i have copied about it.
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The four clinical forms of oral candidiasis are:
Angular cheilitis -- red cracks at the corners of the mouth often covered by a pseudo membrane. Angular cheilitis can occur with other forms of candidiasis or appear separately. Angular chelitis from oral candidiasis has to be differentiated from similar cracks caused by vitamin B complex deficiency, dysmenorrhea, lip licking, loss of teeth or their wear, or sun exposure.
Moniliasis or thrush -- a smooth creamy white or yellow coating on any oral surface (When the surface is wiped off, a red underlying tissue is revealed.);
Erythematous -- red, peeling patches, most commonly on the palate and tongue;
Hyperplastic (chronic) -- extra tissue that cannot readily be wiped off and may appear discolored because of staining caused by foods or tobacco;
Oral candidiasis may cause burning or painful sensations but most often is asymptomatic. Other symptoms that may be yeast connected include a craving for sugar, alcohol, or bread; digestive problems; fatigue; depression; and muscle or joint pains
The most common oral fungal infection is caused by the yeast Candida, which is a normal constituent of the digestive and vaginal tracts. Candida, also called Monilia, is the name for a large group of yeastlike fungi commonly found in nature. A particular yeast organism in this group, Monilia albicans, causes candidiasis (sometimes known as moniliasis). The organism infects the mouth and throat, especially of babies and the very elderly. In this form, it is called thrush. Candida species are assumed to cause disease by tissue invasion, by inducing a hypersensitive state, or by producing potent toxins. In individuals with compromised immune systems, Candida can cause a variety of opportunistic infections.
I hoped this can help in some way
Are large bumps on the back of my tongue normal when having a sore throat?
i would consider going to the doctor as large bumps in the back of the tongue, OR in the throat
can be streppthroat
if you are concerned about strepp being present here is some information on the subject
symptoms of strep throat in children and adults include:
Severe and sudden sore throat without coughing, sneezing, or other cold symptoms.
Pain or difficulty with swallowing.
Fever over 101F. Lower fevers may indicate a viral infection and not strep.
Swollen lymph nodes in the neck.
White or yellow spots or coating on the throat and tonsils .
Bright red throat or dark red spots on the roof of the mouth at the back near the throat.
Swollen tonsils, although this symptom may also be caused by a viral infection.
In teenagers, mononucleosis can cause a severe sore throat that looks like and has symptoms similar to those of strep throat.
It is easy to tell when you have a sore throat or a cold. It is harder to know when you have strep throat. Generally, sore throats are caused by a viral infection and not strep bacteria. Strep throat usually does not occur with cold symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, or a runny or stuffy nose. The more cold symptoms you have, the less likely it is that your sore throat is a strep infection.
In some cases of strep infection, a skin rash develops and spreads over the neck and chest and eventually over the whole body. The rash feels rough like sandpaper. This condition is called scarlet fever. Scarlet fever is treated with antibiotics. This usually leads to a quick recovery. Scarlet fever is not dangerous if treated.
Does anyone know anything about scarlet fever?
The Dr. gave me the antibiotic, avelox, for a sinus infection. I took the 1st pill wed. night. I woke up with a small red bumpy rash on my stomach. I took the 2nd pill Thurs. night and woke up Fri. covered in a red bumpy rash and hives. The rash was everywhere except my face, and the hives were only on my stomach which is where the rash was the worst. I took Benadryl and called the Dr. When I went in the Dr. said I have Scarlet fever. I never had a sore throat or fever, just head congestion and pressure. The Benadryl also helped tremendously. She changed my antibiotic "just in case" but she really thinks it's scarlet fever. I hate to disagree with the Dr. but I really think I'm allergic to that. She said she doesn't want me to be allergic because that's such a big family of antibiotics. Does anyone have any thoughts or opinions? Thank You!!
What is scarlet fever?
Scarlet fever is a disease caused by a bacteria called group A streptococcus, the same bacteria that causes strep throat. Scarlet fever is a rash that sometimes occurs in people that have strep throat. The rash of scarlet fever is usually seen in children under the age of 18.
How do you get scarlet fever?
This illness can be caught from other people if you come in contact with the sick person because this germ is carried in the mouth and nasal fluids. If you touch your mouth, nose or eyes after touching something that has these fluids on them, you may become ill. Also, if you drink from the same glass or eat from the same plate as the sick person, you could also become ill. The best way to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands often and avoid sharing eating utensils.
What are the symptoms of scarlet fever?
The most common symptoms of scarlet fever are:
A rash first appears as tiny red bumps on the chest and abdomen. This rash may then spread all over the body. It looks like a sunburn and feels like a rough piece of sandpaper. It is usually redder in the arm pits and groin areas. The rash lasts about 2-5 days. After the rash is gone, often the skin on the tips of the fingers and toes begins to peel.
The face is flushed with a pale area around the lips.
The throat is very red and sore. It can have white or yellow patches.
A fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit (38.3 degrees Celsius) or higher is common. Chills are often seen with the fever.
Glands in the neck are often swollen.
A whitish coating can appear on the surface of the tongue. The tongue itself looks like a strawberry because the normal bumps on the tongue look bigger.
Other less common symptoms include:
Nausea and vomiting
How is scarlet fever diagnosed?
Your doctor or health care provider will examine your child and swab the back of the throat with a cotton swab to see if there is a streptococcus infection.
What is the treatment for scarlet fever?
If the swab test (throat culture) shows that there is streptococcus, you will be given an antibiotic prescription for your child. Give this medicine exactly as you are told. It is very important to finish all of the medicine. Never share any of this medicine with family or friends. Ask your doctor or health care provider about over-the-counter medicine to lessen sore throat pain.
Is there anything else I can do to make patient better?
Warm liquids like soup or cold foods like popsicles or milkshakes help to ease the pain of the sore throat. Offer these to your child often, especially when he/she has a fever since the body needs a lot of fluid when it is sick with a fever. A cool mist humidifier will help to keep the air in your child's room moist which will keep the throat from getting too dry and more sore. Rest is important.
'HOPE THIS HELPS! GET WELL SOON AND HAVE PLENTY OF REST.
has anyone evr heard of reading your tounge?
I went to a herbalist and she read my health in my tounge. I believe her but wanted to know has anyone ever had tounge read and by what were they called and where do you get info on this type of thing!!
Looking at the tongue s appearance, size, quality, colour, texture, and coating can show up health problems. A normal tongue should be smooth, supple and slightly moist, be nice and pink with no bumps, shapes or spots and have a thin transparent white coat. The reading of the tongue is called Zetsu Shin. This is one of the most important forms of diagnosis used in Chinese medicine.
My tongue was red, beefy (huge tongue!) :), smooth, showed up teeth marks easily, had a massive crack down the middle, whitish/yellowish covering, bumps at the back of my tongue and tingling...my problems were mainly from vitamin B12 deficiency...a deficiency i had due to autoimmune pernicious anaemia. I have had other deficiencies and my digestive function wasn't as good as it could be but my tongue was yelling at me that i was B12 deficient..how was i suppossed to know that! lol Since treatment of B12 oral spray, good multi vitamins and digestive enzymes, no more teeth marks, less beefy (not normal yet), less red, smaller crack, not as smooth, less whitish/yellow, less bumps at the back and i can taste more flavour. Tongue readings work...just wish i had my tongue read decades ago. *sigh*
Red bumps on tongue with white coating. Thrush?
I noticed the bumps February 25 their red with a white ring around them. They haven't went away. They have been on there for 5 weeks going on 6 weeks. It's yellow at the roof of my mouth and white tongue. The bumps don't hurt or anything. What are these bumps?