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Candida Thrush Treatment
No: Thrush is not a bacterial infection. It is a fungal infection. Scraping it off will leave a raw bleeding surface which is one way to diagnose Candida Albicans from other white lesions. Scraping it off will not eliminate the infection. You need to take the appropriate medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a thrush like rash around my anus for three months tried discontinuing the use of soap, 1 solid week if oral. Yeast. 1day treatment. Med?
What is the best way to treat thrush (candida) after they found it in a gastroscopy? I don't feel like I have thrush anywhere.
Nystatin or Mycelex: Thrush is a fungal infection of the mouth or food tube usually caused by a candida. While the use of probiotics may be helpful, the standard treatment is an oral prescription topical antifungal agent such as Nystatin swish or Mycelex troches used 5-6 times a day for 5-7 days. ...Read more
See below: Thrush is treated with antifungal topical treatmenst such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches to dissolve in mouth. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. No diet will cure thrush. ...Read more
Nope: We all have candida in our bodies, kept in check by the immune system. Different forms of candida infection can be seen in immunosuppressed states (like aids) which carry a higher risk of certain cancers, but the candida itself does not cause cancer. We also see it in patients on treatment for cancer but again, it's only acting up because the immune system is down. ...Read more
Hello, i have taken the pessary and cream for thrush (candida) and would like to know if I should wait for a few days to have intercourse.
Symptoms?: You can resume intercourse when your treatment is done and you have no symptoms. If you are still having symptoms, hold off, and get checked first and successfully treated. ...Read more
I have severe prostatitis and anal itching, a urethral swab has revealed thrush (candida). Could this be the cause of my symptoms?
No: If you culture there you will grow a variety of organisms, including yeast. Assuming you are taking antibiotic for prostatitis. you will have increased candida. You may need treatment for this. Candida does not cause severe prostatitis. It may be responsible for some itch. Anal itch is usually due to fecal soiling. Avoid scrubbing. After a BM, first clean with paper, then clean with lotion INSIDE ...Read more
Recently treated for candida, but seem to have symptoms on right hand side of nasal septum. Is this possible? Currently on itraconazole for thrush.
If not: If not improving then see your doctor to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I have oral thrush/candida & was given clotrimozole troche 10mg 5x/day for 2 weeks today. White spots are all over my mouth, tongue, tonsils, lips & uvula. I can't stop wanting to gag. What can I do?
See an ID doctor: If you are an adult, not diabetic or on antibiotics or steroids and have thrush you must be tested for HIV disease and have your immunity assessed. Thrush seldom occurs in normal adults, and particularly when it fails to respond to standard treatment it is an ominous sign. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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