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A 40-year-old female asked:

On nystatin since 11/12. have a small area of thrush on back of tongue. meds cost $50 don't want to buy more can i reduce dose or paint on area?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Allyson Pizzo-Berkey
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Sometimes: Any other symptoms or concerns besides the oral candidiasis? Do you have an autoimmune disease? Are you on other medications? If any yes, talk to doc. If no's and healthy, there are topical oral solutions of Nystatin that work well but ?Cost also, many health food stores carry a supplement of caprylic acid/pau d'arco that reduces candida very well. Use as directed to avoid serious hirxheimer rxn.
Dr. Marie Wilson Marshall
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Gentian violet: Older pediatricians used a purple compound called gentian violet but if temp stains the skin but will go away.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
great answer. I agree 100%
Dec 3, 2012

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