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Can canestan oral antifungal pill cure oral thrush on tongue?

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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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush is a condition in which there is too much candida yeast growth on the surfaces in the mouth or throat. The yeast overgrowth areas appear as whitish spots or patches, or in more severe cases a whitish coating covering most of the ...Read more


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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

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What does minor thrush on tongue look like?

What does minor thrush on tongue look like?

Multiple types: There are at least two forms-proliferative with a white removable coating & atrophic with a distinct border & redness. Both need treatment by a qualified practitioner. ...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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Is there anything other than oral thrush that can make your tongue white and hurt?

Is there anything other than oral thrush that can make your tongue white and hurt?

Yes: Any of a number of viral, bacterial, or fungal over growths, systemic diseases, allergic responses. Go see your dentist. Take a complete list of your meds with you. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has oral thrush that won't go away. Sometimeshe gets weird feelings on the back of his tongue. Whatshould he do?

See your doctor: Are you taking medication for the thrush? If not see your doctor. If you have reoccurring episodes of thrush then see your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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How would you know if baby has an oral thrush? Mine, always sticking his tongue out ? Could that be a sign.? Im just scared he got thrush.

How would you know if baby has an oral thrush? Mine, always sticking his tongue out ? Could that be a sign.? Im just scared he got thrush.

Oral thrush?: Thrush is common in infants and occurs because the immune system needs to mature. On examination, the baby will have white plaque like lesions on the inner cheeks, roof of mouth, or on gums. The whitish material isn't easy to remove with a wet cloth. If you are breastfeeding, the infection can transfer to the mother's breast causing a tingling feeling or discomfort. Seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I'm seeing black thrush on tongue. What do docs recommend to treat this?

I'm seeing black thrush on tongue. What do docs recommend to treat this?

See your dentist: Make sure this is thrush versus another infection. Oral thrush is usually white and is due to a fungus called candida and is treated with antifungal medications. ...Read more

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I have a white patch on my tongue but swab for oral thrush came back negative. What could this be?!

I have a white patch on my tongue but swab for oral thrush came back negative. What could this be?!

Many Possibilities: Don't freak out yet. The fact that there does not appear to be a causative organism is part of the process. Ask an oral surgeon to have a look. They will be able to judge if a small sample needs to be taken. It is not the big "c" yet! it might just be biting. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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


Thrush (Definition)

Thrush is a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more