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Best over-the-counter thrush medicine?

Best over-the-counter thrush medicine?

Rx: Nystatin oral suspension works the best but is by prescription. Gentian violet is otc but can stain clothes and is messy. ...Read more

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Are there any over-the-counter medications for thrush?

Are there any over-the-counter medications for thrush?

Yes, but: Gentian violet is a purple dye that is available otc & occasionally used for oral thrush in infants. It is effective but messy & should be used in minimal amounts, painted on affected areas.It kills yeast by direct contact.Excess use has led to choking and respiratory distress. Older patients can swish it around in their mouth & spit out the excess. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush be treated with something from over-the-counter at the chemist?

Can oral thrush be treated with something from over-the-counter at the chemist?

Not as well.: There are some over-the-counter remedies, but no guarantee that they will work as well.You can try rinsing with a baking soda solution, salt water,cider vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. However these are not good options if you are treating a baby. Gentian violet is also another option, but is a bit messy. As with any meds, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been on strong antibiotics and now I have oral thrush. What are good over-the-counter or home remedies i can try?

I've been on strong antibiotics and now I have oral thrush. What are good over-the-counter or home remedies i can try?

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. Avoid eating excessive sugar. See your physician for prescription antifungal medication. ...Read more

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Can you get over-the-counter remedies for thrush mouth?

Can you get over-the-counter remedies for thrush mouth?

You don't: You need a prescription from a health care professional in order to get a prescription that will work, treat the problem and make sure it is eliminated before stopping the medication. Besides, unless you were diagnosed bya health care provider, how do you know you have thrush? It may not be or you may have contributing medical issues. See a dentist or physician! ...Read more

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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter wrinkle medicine?

What is the best over-the-counter wrinkle medicine?

Here's a list: 1. Sunscreen for prevention 2. Retinol for treatment. 3. Everything else is by prescription, like retin-a, or botox. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medicine for ezcema?

What is the best over-the-counter medicine for ezcema?

OTC creams, etc...: To treat mild or moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (cetaphil, cerave, eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema & to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter sleep medicine?

What is the best over-the-counter sleep medicine?

Preferably none: The best treatment for insomnia is finding the underlying cause. Sometimes medicines are needed but first meet with a doctor to see if they are needed. Also, other than melatonin, most other over the counter sleep aids just contain Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and don't truly give one the quality sleep that is needed. ...Read more

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