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How do I deal with thrush?

How do I deal with thrush?

Use oral Nystatin: Thrush is yeast overgrowth in the mouth, causing whitish spots or patches inside the cheeks, on the tongue, or on the throat. The spots don't wipe off with a towel. Thrush is seen in many babies, at one time or another. If a doctor confirms that a baby has thrush, he will usually prescribe a liquid medicine called nystatin, to put in the baby's mouth 4 times a day to stop the yeast overgrowth. ...Read more

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Hi I am a twenty soon to be twenty one year old female and I have vaginal thrush, what's the best way to deal with this? Tablets? Cream?

Hi I am a twenty soon to be twenty one year old female and I have vaginal thrush, what's the best way to deal with this? Tablets? Cream?

Vaginal thrush: Vaginal thrush is also known as a vaginal yeast infection that is treated the same way by a GYN MD when you see him/her. The over the counter medications are often attenuated (weakened) and don't work as well as a Rx. ...Read more

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Who gets thrush?

Who gets thrush?

Not healthy patients: One of the most common causes of thrush is chronic antibiotic usage. It can occur with a single course of antibiotics but not usually. It also occurs frequtntly in chronically ill and debilitated patients or those who are immuno-compromised. Healthy patients generally do not get thrush. ...Read more

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Thrush in adults?

Yes: Thrush can occur at any age. You can develop thrush from many causes including recent antibiotic treatment, poorly controlled diabetes, taking steroids, have an underlying immune disorder like aids, suffer from leukemia or lymphoma, receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy in the head or neck area, wear dentures, and excessive use of mouthwash. ...Read more

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What causes thrush?

What causes thrush?

Candida: Candida, a common yeast. Thrush can occur in people with immunosuppression, such as HIV infection. It can also occur in diabetics, people taking antibiotics, people taking oral steroids or using steroid inhalers, and people who wear dentures. ...Read more

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What to do for thrush?

What to do for thrush?

Thrush: Anti fungals ( Nystatin oral suspension and diflucan) are helpful! throw away all toothbrushes ( or in case of a baby --- all bottle nipples and pacifiers); as chances of re-infection are high if continue to use these! ...Read more

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Why does thrush occur?

Why does thrush occur?

Newborns' immune...: ...Systems are 'weaker' (less experienced) than those of older children. Candida, the fungus that causes thrush, lives in most peoples' mouths and intestines without causing any trouble, but can overgrow and cause thrush in small children. It is fairly easy to treat, and practically all children grow out of having them. ...Read more

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How do you treat thrush?

How do you treat thrush?

Nystatin suspension: Contact your physician for an exam to verify diagnosis, assess severity, and then determine proper treatment course. Nystatin suspension is a common treatment used but in severe cases a systemic tablet antifungal may be preferred. ...Read more

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How do adults get thrush?

Thrush is a: yeast infection. This results from a bacterial imbalance in the gut. One way this happen is when someone takes an antibiotic. Please see your doc who may recommend an medication or probiotics or both. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Thrush (Definition)

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