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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have oral thrush/candida & was given clotrimozole troche 10mg 5x/day for 2 weeks today. white spots are all over my mouth, tongue, tonsils, lips & uvula. i can't stop wanting to gag. what can i do?

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Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 28 years experience
Probiotics: At organic vitamin shops you can find probiotics filled with the good bacteria which can balance the overgrowth of yeast throughout your body. A good one that comes to mind is threelac and eat a load of different yogurts too. Try to cut back on carbs for a bit and hopefully your body can balance everything out.
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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 30 years experience
Oral thrush: If it's hard to tolerate troches, there are pills to treat oral thrush. The question is what is the cause. People who had taken antibiotics, babies, people with dentures, those that use steroid inhalers for asthma and people whose immune system is not functioning properly can get oral thrush. Please have the cause evaluated. If cause is ongoing, it's hard to get thrush under control.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
See an ID doctor: If you are an adult, not diabetic or on antibiotics or steroids and have thrush you must be tested for HIV disease and have your immunity assessed. Thrush seldom occurs in normal adults, and particularly when it fails to respond to standard treatment it is an ominous sign.
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