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what are some cures for thrush?

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Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Infectious Disease 21 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 26 years experience
Antifungal: Nystatin is most common treatment. Other treatment options are Diflucan (fluconazole) and gentian violet.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How fast can cure thrush?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
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.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can thrush be cured without treatment?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Why not treat!: Yogurt may help. Gentle peroxide gargling can help, but why not treat. Mycostatin (nystatin) can be taken otc, and fluconzole will clear it in no time.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is a good way to cure thrush?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tips + Rx: If you have thrush you can rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Use a soft toothbrush on your teeth. Consider taking probiotics like lactobacillus acidophilus. You can also drink kefir or eat yogurts that have live probiotic cultures. See your physician for prescription antifungal medication.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is there a quick cure to thrush?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Fluconazole.: One pill is usually enough.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how do I cure thrush permanently?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Not a disease: Thrush is not a disease that you 'cure, ' it's a symptom of an underlying problem, and it's the underlying problem that needs to be addressed, whether that's immunosuppression, use of steroids, or poorly controlled diabetes. However, many people think they have thrush, when all they really have is a white coated tongue, which is not a sign of anything except having a white coated tongue.

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