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

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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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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How long does it take for garlic, acidopholis and gentian violet to cure oral thrush? I have no insurance til next year so can't see a doctor!

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How long does it take for garlic, acidopholis and gentian violet to cure oral thrush? I have no insurance til next year so can't see a doctor!

1 week: Application of gentian violet for a week should do a job if you can bear with some messiness. I have noticed that other oral lesions have been mistaken as thrush by general public. ...Read more

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What kind of home treatments will cure oral thrush and how long will it take for it to be actually cured?

What kind of home treatments will cure oral thrush and how long will it take for it to be actually cured?

None: Thrush is treated with topical antifungals to the mouth. These are nystatin (mycostatin) liquid suspension-swish and swallow 4 times a day or Clotrimazole troches-dissolve one in mouth 4 times a day until the lesions are gone. For resistant cases fluconazole (diflucan) 100-200 mgs. Orally once a day for a few days will usually work. I know of no home remedies that work for thrush. ...Read more

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How long does it take to treat thrush?

How long does it take to treat thrush?

It varies. ..: Depending on severity and cause. Sometimes a single Diflucan (fluconazole) pill or 5 days on oral tablets/liquid will take care of it, whereas someone with an immune system problems who is using inhalant steroids may require more aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take for oral thrush to clear on its own?

How long does it take for oral thrush to clear on its own?

Depends: I assume you are not willing to receive treatment and you are hoping that the thrush will clear on its own. If this is the case, then the thrush may never clear or may be present for a very long time. Get treated asap and find out the cause of the thrush. The thrush can resolve in a week with medications. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of thrush with daktarin gel?

How long does it take to get rid of thrush with daktarin gel?

Varies: Daktarin oral gel is Miconazole 2%. It usually takes several days to see improvement but you should not stop using it once it has improved. Continue taking it for several days after it has resolved to help prevent recurrence.
Mycelex troches can also be used and are probably easier to use since they are lozenges that you let slowly dissolve in your mouth. ...Read more

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How long does the thrush tablet take to work?

How long does the thrush tablet take to work?

Few days: If taking the pill for oral thrush, inprovement is usually seen in a few days and most likely by a week. Same goes if taking the pill for a vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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How long willoral thrush take to go by itself?

Depends: Oral thush may not go away by itself unless the underlying cause is removed. Underlying causes include immunodeficiency (e.g. From HIV infection), antibiotics, or use of inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for oral thrush to go away?

Depends: Duration and extent of the fungal infection, and type of treatment can effect the time for resolution of the infection. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for symptoms of oral thrush to appear?

How long is it supposed to it take for symptoms of oral thrush to appear?

Unknown: The yeast that produces oral thrush is around us everywhere & ends up as 5%+ of the dry weight of poo. It is likely planted into the oral cavity repeatedly by infant fingers & swallowed. It may find the lush environment of babies mouth a happy place to stay & attach to the inner cheeks, feeding off the sugar in babies feeds. No clear starting point means no clear "incubation" period. ...Read more

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How long could clortrimazole take to work on oral thrush?

THrush: Thrush is not a common illness in an otherwise healthy adult. Please see your primary care doctor to review cause and care. ...Read more

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How long should clortrimazole take to work on oral thrush?

How long should clortrimazole take to work on oral thrush?

Works quickly: You should start seeing improvement in a few days but keep taking the medication for as long as it was prescribed or it may recur. ...Read more

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Help please? How long will it take to get rid of this thrush?

Thrush: Without knowing where your thrush is, I would speak to your doctor. There are tablets that you can take that can clear up your thrush with one or two tablets. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for thrush treatments to start working?

How long is it supposed to it take for thrush treatments to start working?

Few days: If taking the pill for oral thrush, inprovement is usually seen in a few days and most likely by a week. Same goes if taking the pill for a vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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How long will it take for one having thrush during seroconversionto test positive for hiv?

How long will it take for one having thrush during seroconversionto test positive for hiv?

Whoa: Seroconversion is defined to include a positive blood test for hiv. Please forgive me if I misunderstood. I see that you do have multiple sclerosis, and I am wondering if you have developed thrush / candida and believe that you have acquired HIV despite a negative lab test. If you are seriously concerned, see if your physician can order up a pcr assay. ...Read more

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How can you cure thrush without taking anything orally? I have canesten cream to soothe the soreness. I just don't want to have to take tablets.!

Thrush is...: ...A yeast infection in the mouth. It's unlikely you will be able to cure thrush without putting something (a pill, a troche, a lozenge, a swab) in your mouth. ...Read more

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How long do nilstat (nystatin) tablets take to work on thrush?

How long do nilstat (nystatin) tablets take to work on thrush?

Several days: Nilstat (nystatin) is Nystatin an antifungal agent. Oral thrush will respond in several days but make sure you continue to take the entire prescribed amount even if it appears to have resolved. ...Read more

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I had oral thrush from antibiotics. Cleared up 1week on nilstat capsules. Dr told me to take antibiotics for 6weeks so it doesn't come back. Too long?

I had oral thrush from antibiotics. Cleared up 1week on nilstat capsules. Dr told me to take antibiotics for 6weeks so it doesn't come back. Too long?

Treat until better: The length of therapy is best determined by the patient response. SIX WEEKS seems like a very long time - so I would seek clarification from the doc. There may be some reason they want treatment to continue that long (such as the severity of disease)... I wonder if the thrush went down into your esophagus, not just your mouth?? Definitely I would ask about it. Infectious Disease docs can help too ...Read more

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After stooping topiramate usage, how long will it take for side effects such as tongue edema, rashes n white patches on tongue (may be thrush)to go away?

After stooping topiramate usage, how long will it take for side effects such as tongue edema, rashes n white patches on tongue (may be thrush)to go away?

Topiramate: The half life of topiramate is about 31 hours. It takes five half lives for the drug to be removed from your body. Thus, in 155 hours after stopping the medication the side effects should resolve. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush be caused after having a wisdom tooth pulled? ...how long usually does it take 2 clear up mouth thrush? Thnk u

Can oral thrush be caused after having a wisdom tooth pulled? ...how long usually does it take 2 clear up mouth thrush? Thnk u

Oral Thrush: If you were on antibiotics, you could develop Oral Thrush which usually requires an anti-fungal medication to treat. Ask your dentist to confirm this suspected diagnosis and prescribe an appropriate medication which usually responds quickly. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal oral candidiasis if I am using natural antifungals?

How long does it take to heal oral candidiasis if I am using natural antifungals?

Oral candidiasis: When the lesions disappear and are no longer visible then you have a high chance it is gone. Look I'm the mirror with a strong flashlight. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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What should you take to cure cutaneous candidiasis?

Topical and systemic: Some people are predisposed to parasites, including mycosis or candidiasis. I treat this patients with homeopathy to increase general body resistance to host yeast. This, and combination of good topical medicine can provide long lasting effect. ...Read more

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