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can mouthwash cause thrush

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Thrush: It is the inhaled steroid that is predisposing you to the thrush. Make sure you rinse out your mouth well with water after you use your inhaler.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Yes, but: The active ingredient in peroxyl is hydrogen peroxide which is great for cleaning wounds, sores and killing anaerobic bacteria, however, you have a fu ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Banner
47 years experience Dentistry
Yes you can: Peroxyl is used for gum problems and won't hurt if you have thrush. You do, however, need an antifungal medication to clear up the thrush which is a f ... Read More
Dr. Jason Cataldo
23 years experience Periodontics
Yes: It won't harm you, but it won't be effective. There is a difference between a candida infection on the tongue due to taking antibiotics and thrush wh ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be not: If what you think is thrush has cleared with the Nystatin mouth wash you may watch and wait. If it was oral thrush and it recurs, you should consult a ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Incomplete question: To get the most from this site, you need to provide basic background information and a clear question.Your post does not say what or why you are in tr ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
24 years experience Dentistry
Not normal: Mouthwash shouldn't cause thrush--it should help prevent it. Find a better mouthwash! i recommend listerine or crest prohealth (or the generic equival ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No it won't: First, you probably don't have thrush, i.e. infection with yeasts, usually Candida. Coated white tongue is not the same thing. In any case, listerine ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Halitosis: Indefinitely is a long time, and the H2O2 may not be treating the cause. Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infection ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt.: Usually rinsing after use is sufficient to prevent thrush. If you have persistent thrush, an anti fungal treatment applied to the areas can be prescri ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Dentist?: Have you seen a dentist and explained the problem to your dentist who can actually examine you, along with taking a complete dental and medical histor ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
No: It will not treat thrush.

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