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What are some cures for thrush?

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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Infectious Disease 22 years experience
Various ways: Thrush (overgrowth of candida) can result from a number of situations. Resolving the underlying 'situation' often cures the thrush. Thrush may result from medications (antibiotics, steroids, chemotherapy or other immune suppressing medicine) or a weak immune system (uncontrolled diabetes, hiv/aids, cancer, advanced age).Your doctor may prescribe nystatin, Clotrimazole or Fluconazole to cure thrush.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
For infants you can also use baking soda..1 tsp in 1 cup of water and swab the mouth 5 times a day. Pay attention to the 1 TSP baking soda in 1 CUP water as more is NOT better. Baking soda breaks up the cell wall membranes of thrush. If this does not work then the other meds mentioned can be helpful.
Jan 19, 2012
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Antifungal: Nystatin is most common treatment. Other treatment options are Diflucan (fluconazole) and gentian violet.

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Is there a quick cure to thrush?

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Fluconazole.: One pill is usually enough.
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How fast can cure thrush?

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A few days: Once the thrush is treated effectively. It can start resolving within days. However your doctor need to know why you are getting thrush.
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Thrush: Anti fungals ( Nystatin oral suspension and diflucan) are helpful! throw away all toothbrushes ( or in case of a baby --- all bottle nipples and pacifiers); as chances of re-infection are high if continue to use these!

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