Oral Thrush: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Oral thrush is caused by a fungal infection of the mouth and tongue. It is caused by a group of yeast organisms called Candida, and is also known as oropharyngeal candidiasis. It is normal to have a small amount of these fungal organisms living in your mouth and gastrointestinal tract without causing any harm, but if they start to multiply uncontrollably, you can develop an infection. Oral thrush is usually a mild infection which is easily treatable with antifungal medications, but it can also be an indication of a weakened immune system,...

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HIV Prevention: To HIV PrEP or not to HIV PrEP?

If you’re reading this, most probably you would have an awareness about HIV and are worried about getting infected. Rightfully so, as there is still no cure for HIV and it can lead to a severe disease called AIDS and eventually death.   Every year more than 400 new cases of HIV are reported in Singapore majority of which are still in the prime of their lives between the ages of 20-49. So if you are HIV negative and sexually active, you have a right to be afraid of HIV infection. So what do we have to protect ourselves from this deadly...

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Patient’s Drugs Delivery

  Dr Tan & Partners Singapore now delivers medicines to patients throughout Singapore. As medicine advances into the digital age, accessibility to healthcare has become much easier over the years. Our friendly in-house pharmacist is trained to respond to your drug delivery requests in a timely manner.   Delivery charges: Within same day: $ 15.00 Next day delivery: $10.00   The process of getting you medications delivered to your door step consists of a few steps 1.) SMS our pharmacist at +65 9375 5711. SMS must contain:...

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HSA announcement on HIV Combo Test Kit Recall in Singapore

Dr Tan & Partners takes the recent recall of HIV test kits by the HSA very seriously. We would like to assure our patients that we take our commitment to providing you with quality healthcare with utmost importance. With regards to the recent Health Sciences Authority (HSA) of Singapore’s announcement on the manufacturer recall of the 4th generation SD BIOLINE HIV Combo test kits, we would like our patients to be informed of the following: It would be impossible to verify exactly how much detection sensitivity is affected for...

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Dyspepsia and Urea Breath Test

Having reoccurring belly pain & discomfort, bloating, heartburn, burping up food or liquid, or feeling uncomfortably full after eating? You could have Dyspepsia (Indigestion)! Dyspepsia or indigestion is a common condition used to characterise the symptoms of epigastric pain, discomfort or burning sensation.   Symptoms of Dyspepsia (Indigestion) You may experience one or more symptoms that include: Belly pain or discomfort Regurgitation (Burping up food or liquid ) Heartburn Feeling uncomfortably full after eating Loss of...

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Health Advice for Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia

The annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia is amongst the largest mass gatherings in the world. It draws about 3 million Muslims from around the world. Each year, more than a thousand Muslims from Singapore make the pilgrimage. Umrah is a similar pilgrimage that many Muslims take during the month of Ramadan. Here are some tips to help keep you safe and healthy during your pilgrimage. Before your trip, ensure that your vaccines are up-to-date. The Meningitis Vaccine is mandatory if you are travelling to Saudi Arabia to take part...

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