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HELP!!! CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT THIS IS.. ???
« on: 24/09/2008 14:30:16 »
My daughter has been taking penicillin since last Tuesday and it showed up last night, at least thats

when she noticed it.. She also Just began two inhalers for Asthma..Advair Diskus and Arbueterol..

I just got on her for not rinsing after the Advair.. she has been swallowing it or doing nothing! So

that I am wondering about too. Could leaving that in her mouth on her tongue cause that?

symptom:


"Patches of missing taste buds"


We found this picture on the net.. this is not Sarahs tongue, BUT this is what is happening on

her tongue.

Can this be a reaction to penicillin Or Advair? That would be Moms guess..I need some advice??

Any possibilities?

my instinct say allergic reaction..I am allergic to penicillin so

I know how dangerous a bad reaction can be especially if treatment is continued..

But now she told me she has not been rinsing after her advair.....Soooooooo

Any help will be appreciated!!!


Heres the net picture! I forgot sorry!






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« Reply #1 on: 24/09/2008 15:54:09 »
Steroid treatment (inhalers) can allow yeast to flourish in the mouth, as can antibiotics which suppress bacteria which normally keep yeast in check. If it is yeast, ("oral Candidiasis" a.k.a "oral thrush") it should go when the course of antibiotics are finished, (take medications as your doctor has instructed, including rinsing mouth after inhaler).



Overgrowth of yeast in mouth, a.k.a. "oral Candidiasis", a.k.a "oral thrush".

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Antibiotic and steroid use are the most common reason for yeast overgrowth.
The former kills the bacteria which would otherwise help maintain Candida at safe levels, thus allowing the fungus to overgrow.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidiasis

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« Reply #2 on: 24/09/2008 16:13:19 »
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Thrush (Oral Candidiasis):
A parent's guide to condition and treatment information

Who's At Risk
Thrush is very common in newborn babies and infants.

Other factors leading to thrush in children include:

Diabetes or other glandular (endocrine) disorders
Genetic disorders such as Down syndrome
A course of oral antibiotics
Chemotherapy
Leukemia or lymphoma
Poor nutrition
Immune deficiency, such as HIV/AIDS
Use of inhaled steroids for certain lung conditions

http://www.visualdxhealth.com/child/oralCandidiasisThrush-whosAtRisk.htm
 

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« Reply #3 on: 24/09/2008 16:47:42 »
Thanks RD.. I will read the links well!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 25/09/2008 00:43:00 »
(This is Sarah!)

Ok, that is the sickest picture I have ever seen, and my mouth looks NOTHING like that!  No nasty white stuff.  Ewww!!  Seriously...that's gross.  My mouth looks totally normal, with a small bright pink patch with the little taste buds missing.  It actually looks better today than it did yesterday.  Glad to hear it's prolly from my meds though.  Thank you.
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« Reply #5 on: 25/09/2008 01:18:27 »
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Treatments and drugs
The goal of any oral thrush treatment is to stop the rapid spread of the fungus, but the best approach may depend on your age and the cause of the infection.

Treating oral thrush in children
Toddlers with mild oral thrush who are otherwise healthy may need no treatment at all. If the infection develops after a course of antibiotics, your doctor may suggest adding unsweetened yogurt to your child's diet to help restore the natural balance of bacteria. Infants or older children with persistent thrush may need an antifungal medication.

Treating oral thrush in healthy adults
If you're a healthy adult with oral thrush, you may be able to control the infection by eating unsweetened yogurt or taking acidophilus capsules or liquid. Acidophilus is available in natural food stores and many drugstores. Some brands need to be refrigerated to maintain their potency. Yogurt and acidophilus don't destroy the fungus, but they can help restore the normal bacterial flora in your body. If this isn't effective, your doctor may prescribe an antifungal medication.


Prevention
The following measures may help reduce your risk of developing candida infections:

Rinse your mouth. If you have to use a corticosteroid inhaler, be sure to rinse your mouth or brush your teeth after taking your medication.
Try using fresh-culture yogurt containing Lactobacillus acidophilus or bifidobacterium or take acidophilus capsules when you take antibiotics.

Practice good oral hygiene. Brush at least twice a day and floss at least once. Replace your toothbrush frequently until your infection clears up. If you have problems with strength or dexterity in your hands, an electric toothbrush can make brushing easier. Avoid mouthwash or sprays they can destroy the normal flora in your mouth.
Try warm saltwater rinses. Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of warm water. Swish the rinse and then spit it out, but don't swallow.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/oral-thrush/DS00408/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print
 

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« Reply #6 on: 25/09/2008 01:35:32 »
Good advice thanks RD!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 25/09/2008 01:43:03 »
BTW the blurred image you posted with "missing taste buds", (loss of glossal papillae), looks like "Geographic tongue"...



                                                                                                                   geographic tongue
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« Reply #8 on: 25/09/2008 01:48:44 »
Yes it was a web picture closest thing we could get for what her tongue looked like!
 

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