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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


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Is it ok if I use the mouthwash peroxyl for thrush?

Is it ok if I use the mouthwash peroxyl for thrush?

Yes, but: The active ingredient in peroxyl is hydrogen peroxide which is great for cleaning wounds, sores and killing anaerobic bacteria, however, you have a fungal infection (candida). The treatment of choice is an anti fungal mouthwash like nistatin or Clotrimazole lozenges. The peroxyl can be used in conjunction with the antifungal mouthwash to speed up healing and cleanse the area. ...Read more

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Used a mouthwash rinse for the first time. It really dried my mouth out and after about 3 weeks the dr. Said I had thrush. Is that normal?

Used a mouthwash rinse for the first time. It really dried my mouth out and after about 3 weeks the dr. Said I had thrush. Is that normal?

Not normal: Mouthwash shouldn't cause thrush--it should help prevent it. Find a better mouthwash! I recommend listerine or crest prohealth (or the generic equivalents). The real question is why did you get thrush, since it is unlikely the mouthwash caused the thrush. So what is the underlying health issue that allowed a fungal infection to occur? What did the dr. Say? ...Read more

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Can I safely use diluted hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash indefinitely? My dentist recommended it to me for chronic halitosis & oral thrush.

Can I safely use diluted hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash indefinitely? My dentist recommended it to me for chronic halitosis & oral thrush.

Halitosis: Indefinitely is a long time, and the H2O2 may not be treating the cause. Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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I have bad breath. A thick layer on my tongue appears whenever I wake up. I have tried thrush drops, thrush tablets, corsodyl mouthwash, tongue scrape?

I have bad breath. A thick layer on my tongue appears whenever I wake up. I have tried thrush drops, thrush tablets, corsodyl mouthwash, tongue scrape?

Dentist?: Have you seen a dentist and explained the problem to your dentist who can actually examine you, along with taking a complete dental and medical history? That's what I would recommend and the best way to diagnose your problem and suggest a remedy. ...Read more

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My partner has oral thrush which is getting worse. She tried a mouth wash which a pharmacist recommended but it is not working.

My partner has oral thrush which is getting worse. She tried a mouth wash which a pharmacist recommended but it is not working.

Oral Thrush: If oral thrush was in fact a definitive diagnosis and she is otherwise healthy, then the next step is normally an anti-fungal oral medication that must be prescribed by a health care professional and not an OTC medication. If not diagnosed by a dentist or physician, have her see one for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Help please! Is chlorhexidine mouth wash effective in treating oral thrush?

No: Not really. You have a fungal (yeast) infection. There are drugs specifically for that. You will need a prescription. ...Read more

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I think I got thrush from this antibiotic for vaginosis....I am using peroxdyl mouth wash, is that helpful? Any other Otc meds?

I think I got thrush from this antibiotic for vaginosis....I am using peroxdyl mouth wash, is that helpful? Any other Otc meds?

Visit your dentist: Proper examination by your dentist is essential to provide you proper treatment. Immaculate maintenance of oral hygiene would help. If you have an existing gum problem, which became worse, your dentist needs to treat you properly. Coordinate your treatment with your dentist & your physician for the best possible results. ...Read more

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Instead of taking two different antifungals for two separate things, what would you recommend for oral thrush on tongue and white piedra?

Thrush, White Piedra: White Piedra is usually a superficial fungal infection of hair shafts that is treated by shaving the area and applying topical antifungal shampoo, or sometimes use of oral antifungal. Oral thrush is caused by Candida, can be seen in immune suppressed persons or those who have been on antibiotics, and can be treated with a topical solution or an oral antifungal. Suggest discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can canestan oral antifungal pill cure oral thrush on tongue?

Not a good choice: Even though canestan is an antifungal, it would not be the drug of choice for oral thrush. If you have thrush-like symptoms on your tongue, you should see your dentist or physician, because there are several different medications used to treat this yeast-like fungus, depending on the severity of the thrush, your own health, and your immune strength. It would not be wise to treat this yourself. ...Read more

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Thrush, so im taking some antifungal meds that mix with my asthma meds. Should I not take my asthma meds?

Thrush, so im taking some antifungal meds that mix with my asthma meds. Should I not take my asthma meds?

Drug interactions: Not sure what meds you are taking but most asthma meds should be ok. It is important to continue taking asthma meds to avoid an exacerbation or attack. Check with your doctor about whether there is an interaction you should be concerned about. ...Read more

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I cannot afford antifungal meds for hair skin/face, oral thrush, esophagus overgrowth candida, what do I do go to hospital and be put on IV? Scared

I cannot afford antifungal meds for hair skin/face, oral thrush, esophagus overgrowth candida, what do I do go to hospital and be put on IV? Scared

Rx cards: The cost of care in a hospital will certainly be more expensive than outpatient prescriptions. Many online sites, pharmaceutical companies, clubs (Sam's Club, Costco, etc.) and pharmacies offer discount cards or assistance for people who cannot afford their medications or are uninsured. ...Read more

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Finished antifungal for thrush. I don't see any white anymore inside mouth. However, new stiff painfull neck and sore jaw. Worry or is unrelated?

Finished antifungal for thrush. I don't see any white anymore inside mouth. However, new stiff painfull neck and sore jaw. Worry or is unrelated?

Worry: Go to your physician and have him check your Immune System. Stiff neck could be related to Fungal, Viral or Bacterial Infections. Oral Trush is very common in HIV and Diabetic individuals and after steroid or antibiotic usage. Sore Jaw is related to Dental Problems. ...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


Thrush (Definition)

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