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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?
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
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
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 (clotrimazole): 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 (clotrimazole) troches used 5-6 times a day for 5-7 days. ...Read more
My 3 week old and I have resistant thrush. He's normal weight. Trying to get treated but Is it possible for baby to get invasive candida from thrush?
Possible, unlikely: Most incidents of invasive Candida in newborns have been in those on prolonged antibiotics, very low birth weight (<1500g) with indwelling catheters or iv's. In addition to nystatin, oral fluconazole is well tolerated and usually has good results. Consider using oral probiotic drops to provide a source of friendly bacteria to compete with Candida. ...Read more
Is it worth adopting any new dietary habits or seeing a dietician if they have found thrush (candida) following a gastroscopy?
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