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Can Thrush Cure Itself
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
Various ways: Thrush (overgrowth of candida) can result from a number of situations. Resolving the underlying 'situation' often cures the thrush. Thrush may result from medications (antibiotics, steroids, chemotherapy or other immune suppressing medicine) or a weak immune system (uncontrolled diabetes, hiv/aids, cancer, advanced age).Your doctor may prescribe nystatin, Clotrimazole or Fluconazole to cure thrush. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. See your physician for prescription antifungal medication. ...Read more
Thrush: Your question is not entirely clear. If you have thrush and are an adult your immune system should be checked for deficiencies. If you are having trouble eradicating it the same thing is true. If you don't treat it, it may become progressively worse. If you have had unprotected sex and are having thrush, go and get tested for hiv. ...Read more
Not a disease: Thrush is not a disease that you 'cure, ' it's a symptom of an underlying problem, and it's the underlying problem that needs to be addressed, whether that's immunosuppression, use of steroids, or poorly controlled diabetes. However, many people think they have thrush, when all they really have is a white coated tongue, which is not a sign of anything except having a white coated tongue. ...Read more
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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
Antifungals: Antifungal topical treatment such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth are the initial treatment for thrush. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. There are no so called natural cures. ...Read more
Oral thrush: With proper medical treatment, most simple thrush infections can be cured in about 7 to 14 days. Most likely the infection may not return as long as you stay healthy and well nourished. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. There is no treatment for lichen planus. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baking powder+water: Gargle with alkaline solution such as 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder in 1/2 cup water several times a day. ...Read more
What kind of home treatments will cure oral thrush and how long will it take for it to be actually cured?
None: Thrush is treated with topical antifungals to the mouth. These are nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension-swish and swallow 4 times a day or Clotrimazole troches-dissolve one in mouth 4 times a day until the lesions are gone. For resistant cases fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200 mgs. Orally once a day for a few days will usually work. I know of no home remedies that work for thrush. ...Read more
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