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My dentist prescribed me amoxicillin for mild oral thrush. Everything I've read says this is wrong. Is it ok to start?

My dentist prescribed me amoxicillin for mild oral thrush. Everything I've read says this is wrong. Is it ok to start?

Not recommended: Amoxicillin allows yeast to grow and the thrush symptoms to occur. It is not usually serious and can generally be cleared with treatment like miconazole or Nystatin. See your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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3 month old with enlarged ureters, on chronic amoxicillin. 2nd round of thrush and now starting to have constipation. Is there a probiotic to use?

3 month old with enlarged ureters, on chronic amoxicillin.  2nd round of thrush and now starting to have constipation.  Is there a probiotic to use?

Lactobacillus.: Though some will recommend the use of any probiotic strain or those in yogurt, lactobacillus rhamnosus (especially lactobacillus gg) is one of the more extensively studied probiotics and may offset side effects associated with antibiotics.The fact that your child is on antibiotics suggests that the level of kidney involvement is significant, therefore continue to take the antibiotics as suggested! ...Read more

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I have extreme diarrhea. Currently it's like water. I've been on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 3 day and I always get thrush from it and I've never experienced this. ?

I have extreme diarrhea. Currently it's like water. I've been on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 3 day and I always get thrush from it and I've never experienced this. ?

STOP AUGMENTIN!!!!!!: This may be serious. This antibiotic is one of the worst offenders causing C. Difficile. You probably need ER, but first notify your Dr. WHY ARE YOU TAKING IT??? Note the 70% of all antibiotic prescriptions are wrong. ...Read more

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Got thrush from augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) a month ago. Took nystatin (140ml). Did not cure. Can't afford meds now. What can I do?

Thrush tx: Sounds like you need Diflucan (fluconazole) which is very cheap now that it is available in generic. Even when using meds you should practice your best oral hygeine to treat thrush. There are prescription cards available for free and walart may have the medication for $4. Call the doctor that gave you the Nystatin and ask if it is possible to phone in a script for an alternative since the Nystatin didn't. ...Read more

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Starting augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg twice a day again for sinus infection. How can I keep from getting oral thrush as I get it everytime?

Starting augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg twice a day again for sinus infection. How can I keep from getting oral thrush as I get it everytime?

Hard to do: This may require some lifestyle changes prior to starting the antibiotic, especially if occurs every time. Candida yeast in the mouth compete against healthy bacteria for real estate, which explains why taking an antibiotic leads to thrush. Some options: replace toothbrush often. brush twice daily and floss, eat some unsweetened plain yogurt to replenish healthy bacteria. Listeria? garlic? thyme? ...Read more

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Strep 2 weeks ago, got augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). 1 wk layer tonsils w exudate, tongue like thrush, mono neg, rash on neck & body, unknow cause. Can send more info?

Strep 2 weeks ago, got augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). 1 wk layer tonsils w exudate, tongue like thrush, mono neg, rash on neck & body, unknow cause. Can send more info?

See your doctor: The rash on your body indicates a possible allergy to your medication. Call your doctor as soon as you can. You don't want to mess with an allergic reaction. It couls lead to something much more severe. ...Read more

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How common is vaginal yeast infection and oral thrush in a healthy 48 year old taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg for sinus infection?

How common is  vaginal yeast infection and oral thrush in a healthy 48 year old taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg  for sinus infection?

Happens and varies: Thrush can happen when on antibiotics and varies from patient to patient. Easily treated but can recur with continued or new use of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is intestinal candidiasis a real health issue? I have had permanent lower abdominal bloating since taking amoxicillin in january

Is intestinal candidiasis a real health issue? I have had permanent lower abdominal bloating since taking amoxicillin in january

Candida normal : Candida is a common yeast that exists in essentially everyone's intestine.It has been estimated as 5% of the dry weight of poo.It is usually balanced out by a number of benign bacteria. All might be a problem under some conditions, but most co-exist within the bowel & don't cause specific symptoms. ...Read more

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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more