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Can't Get Rid Of Thrush
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
Depends on condition: Adults or children who have oral thrush but are otherwise healthy can try one of these: eating unsweetened yogurt; taking acidophilus capsules or liquid. Yogurt and acidophilus don't destroy the fungus, but they can help restore the normal bacterial flora in your body. If your infection persists, your doctor will prescribe an antifungal medication. ...Read more
Where is the thrush?: If it is oral thrush, you can use Mycelex (clotrimazole) troughes or Nystatin liquid medication to treat. However, the underlying cause of the thrush will need to be treated. For example, if you are diabetic then the blood sugar levels if uncontrolled will need to be managed by your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Nystatin solution would be the mildest treatment, as is used extensively to help with concerns of GI yeast. It is not as likely to clear the problem however. Clotrimazole troches 5 times a day usually works quite well, and occasionally fluconazole, an oral pill is used when other treatments fail. All of these require a prescription. ...Read more
See below: Antifungal topical treatment such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth are the initial treatment. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. Antifungal creams are not used in the mouth for thrush. ...Read more
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