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First time ever with oral thrush, I use asthma steroid inhalers clencil modulite. Most likely cause? I recently started using the inhaler.

First time ever with oral thrush, I use asthma steroid inhalers clencil modulite. Most likely cause? I recently started using the inhaler.

Thrush: Steroid inhalers can cause thrush. Try to rinse your mouth and throat after inhaler use may help. See your primary care doctor for treatment of oral thrush if problem persists., . ...Read more

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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Can steroid asthma inhaler still cause oral thrush when using a spacer?

Can steroid asthma inhaler still cause oral thrush when using a spacer?

Yes: Although a spacer may reduce the deposition of steroid on the throat, it does not eliminate it thus leading to thrush. Try gargling with water or a mouthwash after each use to see if this helps. ...Read more

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How long before oral thrush goes with nystatin. Its mild and a few white spots. Probably caused by asthma inhaler?

A few days: It will generally resolve a few days after starting an anti fungal medication. However, the more important issue is how to prevent thrush in the future. With steroid inhalers it is best to rinse your mouth and throat before and after using the inhaler. Most people are only advised to rinse after use of the inhaler. ...Read more

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Could oral thrush or fungal infection in mouth cause bad breath?

Could oral thrush or fungal infection in mouth cause bad breath?

YES...,: It hurts, gives an uneasy sensation in the mouth. Treatment is simple. There are many other causes of bad breath, e.g. Poor oral hygiene, less fluid intake, sinusitis, strep/viral pharyngitis, tonsillitis, unhealthy gums, gingivitis, dental caries/cavities, crowded teeth, stomach infection (h. Pylori), etc. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Very time I have oral thrush, my urine also turns cloudy. How is this possible. (Am using inhaled steroids)?

Very time I have oral thrush, my urine also turns cloudy. How is this possible. (Am using inhaled steroids)?

Ans: Well the oral thrush is most likely caused by the steroid inhaler you should rinse your mouth with warm water after every use. The cloudy urine may be from lack of hydration. Your urine should look as clear as water. So try hydrating more if this does not work get a urine analysis from your doctor ...Read more

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Is nystatin rinse available otc? If so, how to use it for oral thrush from inhaler?

Is nystatin rinse available otc? If so, how to use it for oral thrush from inhaler?

Rx: The oral form of Nystatin is available by prescription only in the United States. Your doctor will probably prescribe the liquid form, or in 'trouches', which are usually swished and spit or swallowed in the mouth four times daily. ...Read more

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