A 44-year-old female asked:
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i am taking dulera, (formoterol and mometasone) if i get a yeast infection in my mouth or throat, can it be cured?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Very much so: Unfortunately inhaled steroids can lead to local immune dysfunction, particularly predisposing persons to thrush(oral yeast infections), that's why you have to be good about rinsing out your mouth of use of Dulera (formoterol and mometasone). But associated yeast infections can be treated with various troches(clotrimazole), liquids(nystatin) and oral antifungals(fluconazole) if necessary.
Answered on Oct 16, 2014
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Prevention: You may need a topical antifungal to rid you of the yeast infection. Be sure to gargle after each Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) treatment. Sometimes using an Aerochamber may reduce the amount of inhaled steroid to the throat area. Whenever possible, try to use the minimum dose of steroid under your doctor's supervision.
Answered on Oct 17, 2014
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