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How do I cure thrush on the tongue of an adult?

How do I cure thrush on the tongue of an adult?

Mycelex (clotrimazole) Troches: Ask you doctor/dentist for Mycelex (clotrimazole) troches, just let them dissolve in mouth 5x day. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Sulfa drug for bladder infection.then oral thrush with nystatin. White patches gone but mouth /tongue still burning feeling.how long until better?

Sulfa drug for bladder infection.then oral thrush with nystatin. White patches gone but mouth /tongue still burning feeling.how long until better?

7-10 days?: It depends on several factors. Are you still using the nystatin? Are you using a steroid inhaler? Are you done with the antibiotic? If you are not using a steroid and you are done with the antibiotic then you should get better quicker. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC medicine for thrush on tongue?

Is there an OTC medicine for thrush on tongue?

Thrush=Candida: Candida oral fungi normally in low numbers, but can overgrow forming white patches. Associated with antibiotics that kill the good bacteria, stress or immune suppression from various diseases & medications. Eating yogurt with live cultures or rinsing & swallowing pro-biotic mixtures with lacto-bacillus can restore a normal balance. Vaginal antifungals have been used: rx meds work best; see your dr. ...Read more

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Can canestan oral antifungal pill cure oral thrush on tongue?

Not a good choice: Even though canestan is an antifungal, it would not be the drug of choice for oral thrush. If you have thrush-like symptoms on your tongue, you should see your dentist or physician, because there are several different medications used to treat this yeast-like fungus, depending on the severity of the thrush, your own health, and your immune strength. It would not be wise to treat this yourself. ...Read more

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What's the cure for Fordyce spots in mouth?

What's the cure for Fordyce spots in mouth?

None: Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands (oil glands) and a normal component of the skin. Some people will have the distribution of their oil glands extend onto the lips (fordyce spots) where they are more visible but still normal. "treatment" of these spots would require a surgical approach which has a potential for less than desirable results. ...Read more

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On clotrimazole for 9 days and still have sore tongue. How long does this take to cure thrush?

Oral thrush: Sometimes it takes a few weeks to cure this problem. If you have good liver function , your doctor can call in diflucan (fluconazole). This comes in a tablet and is a little stronger and seems to work better. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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I have blister in my mouth because of oral lichen planus, is their any medcine for cure? Any special mouth rinses?

I have blister in my mouth because of oral lichen planus, is their any medcine for cure?  Any special mouth rinses?

No cure: Unfortunately, to date there is no "cure" for lichen planus, only therapeutic / treatment medicaments. There are steroid rinses for severe outbreaks, and other solutions to try and keep the symptoms and / or erosions at bay. ...Read more

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Spit test is positive for thrush I have white/yellowish tongue lesions inside lips, white patches on cheeks can the test work for a different infectio?

Spit test is positive for thrush I have white/yellowish tongue lesions inside lips, white patches on cheeks can the test work for a different infectio?

If your doc says: You have thrush please follow what he/she says. White patches in throat and on tongue are an indicator of thrush. If it doesn't clear you can get tested for other things. Probiotics can help. A nutritionist or natural doc can guide you. ...Read more

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How is white hairy tongue treated?

How is white hairy tongue treated?

No treatment: Hairy tongue is a benign condition by excessive growth of the taste buds. Some folks think that irritants like tobacco smoke can worsen it. It is harmless and is there is no proven effective treatment. Try not to worry about it. ...Read more

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1y with oral thrush.I've used daktarin,no effect.I finished 14 days ketoconazol, but immediately finished, tongue seems the same.Is it healde desease?

1y with oral thrush.I've used daktarin,no effect.I finished 14 days ketoconazol, but immediately finished, tongue seems the same.Is it healde desease?

Mgt/workup: If the thrush has persisted, then another course of anti fungal medication may be used. If your child experiences no improvement or has had multiple other infections, I would ask your PCP to consider an immune workup. ...Read more

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I have oral thrush and yeast infection. On nystatin for oral and 1 pill dose of fluconazole for other. Can I also get yeast in nose...it itches?

I have oral thrush and yeast infection. On nystatin for oral and 1 pill dose of fluconazole for other. Can I also get yeast in nose...it itches?

Diflcan: Will treat oral thrush as well. Intranasal thrush is not common and likely would only be present is someone with a poor immune system. All the best. ...Read more

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Asked prev but here's more detail. I have oral thrush on tongue. It's chronic, looks creamy white, and is sore on the tip. No diabetes. Cause?

Asked prev but here's more detail. I have oral thrush on tongue. It's chronic, looks creamy white, and is sore on the tip. No diabetes. Cause?

Many causes: Oral thrush is an candida (or yeast) infection of the mouth. One cause of thrush is medication induced - are you on any antibiotics or immunosupressive medications like steroids? Some illnesses can cause chronic thrush such as HIV, diabetes, other immune deficiencies. People who smoke are more prone to getting thrush. Please see a primary care physician for this concern. ...Read more

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Oral Thrush (Definition)

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


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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more