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A 29-year-old female asked:

What otc medication or remedy can i use for oral thrush? im 5 months pregnant, thank you!

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Gentian violet: Gentian violet is an intensely purple dye with anti-fungal properties. It is available in many locations without a prescription as a 1-2% solution. It is swabbed directly on the areas involved. It is quite messy and will stain clothing permanently. You might want to consider a prescribed med that is less of a mess.
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