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I think I have oral thrush but have not been on antibiotics. Does this mean I am diabetic?
I will go to the docs about this, but have been worrying all weekend. I have a sore tongue which is kind of yellowy, and think it is perhaps oral thrush. Been using Corsodyl mouthwash and brushing teeth and tongue a lot, but not going away.
Having looked it up on the internet I have seen it can be a symptom of diabetes and now am terrified. I am slightly overweight (BMI 27.7) and really worried about this. Any mnetters have experience of this?
If it is thrush, PLENTY of people get oral thrush and have a candida imbalance without having diabetes. Do you have any other diabetes symptoms like excessive thirst or urination or a family history? Try and get hold of some lacto acidophilus capsules today from your health food shop. Get ones from the fridge - 4 billion cultures at least. Also, if you can afford it, worth getting some grapefruit seed extract. Can you scrape off the yellowy stuff? If it was oral thrush you'd be able to scrap it off (although it would be quite raw underneath and feel uncomfortable).
Being run down can cause a yellow tongue. I'd say you have thrush, IIRC, it makes your tongue tingle which isn't nice. I've had it more then a few times, I had an infection last year and ended up having 8 lots of antibiotics, garlic cleared it up the last time as I tried it before going back to the GP. Just chop a clove up and suck it, rolling it all over your tongue.