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Thrush in my mouth!!

Patient: I have thrush in my mouth and I’m pregnant. Should I be worried?

 

 

Symptoms: I have white fur like layer on my tounge and red bumps. Makes difficult to swallow.

 

 

Doctor: Hi,Thanks for the query.I understand your concern.Oral thrush can be seen in pregnancy due to disturbance of th e microbial balance in mouth by the hormonal changes of pregnancy.You may need local and systemic antifungal drugs to treat the condition.In pregnancy better to prefer azole group of drugs compared with other antifungal medicines.Please do consult your doctor, get examined and take treatment according to his advice.Take care.

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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