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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

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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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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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Can thrush resolve itself without treatment? What happens if you leave it untreated for a long time? (Symptoms mild & come and go)

Can thrush resolve itself without treatment? What happens if you leave it untreated for a long time? (Symptoms mild & come and go)

Probably will resolv: Depends on reason (s) for it. Probably will resolve. Simple treatment will accelerate clearance. Identification and modification of underlying predisposing condition is worthwhile. Diabetes? Exposure to antibiotic? Use of steroid? ...Read more

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How can a person go a long without treatment, then all of a sudden get pneumocystis carinii pneumonia thrush and be in critical condition?

Thrush: If a person has a problem develop with their immune system then they can suddenly develop pneumocystis pneumonia, thrush and become critically ill. ...Read more

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How could a person live that long without treatment. Then all of a sudden get pcp pneumonia thrush and be in critical condition?

PCP: Are we talking about HIV/AIDS. if that's the case then it is important for HIV positive patients to be under care of an HIV specialist to monitor their CD4 count and HIV viral load. All patients with HIV need to be on Antiviral medications and also base on their CD4 count on prophylactic Antibiotics. Immune system can go down very fast if patient is not on the right treatment. ...Read more

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How long does thrush clear up on the penis and the vagina? Can you get treatment and what treatment can you get?

How long does thrush clear up on the penis and the vagina? Can you get treatment and what treatment can you get?

ANTIFUNGAL OINT.: Thrush is usually due to fungus
you can apply anti-fungal ointment from a drugstore (no prescription needed)'
in women they can get vaginal cream. In my research, since fungus grows in acid medium,
a douche with an alkaline medium helps
(1/2 teaspoon baking powder in 1/2
cup water twice a day) soothes and helps the condition. ...Read more

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My thrush won't go away. What are some newer less studied treatments out there?

See a dermatologist: Maybe the reason it "won't go away" is because it was not treated correctly or perhaps it is not thrush at all. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for thrush?

What is the treatment for thrush?

Oral Nystatin: Babies are treated with oral nystating drops. This is applied with a dropper and then massaged into the cheeks, lips and gums with a clean finger. The medication is used for 7 days or until the lesions resolve plus a couple of days. ...Read more

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Is there OTC treatment for thrush?

Is there OTC treatment for thrush?

There are some: Rinse with 1 tbsp of organic apple cider vinegar in 1 cup of warm water. Also rinsing with a solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide can help. Mixing 1/2 tsp of salt in 1 cup of warm water is an alternative as is a solution of baking soda. Acidophilus capsules can help restore the normal bacterial flora in your body.
The best treatment, however, are the prescription meds that directly kill candida. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for oral thrush?

What is the treatment for oral thrush?

Nystatin: Nystatin is a prescription medication that, in liquid form, is the treatment of choice for oral thrush. ...Read more

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Can thrush be cured without treatment?

Can thrush be cured without treatment?

Why not treat!: Yogurt may help. Gentle peroxide gargling can help, but why not treat. Mycostatin (nystatin) can be taken otc, and fluconzole will clear it in no time. ...Read more

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I've developed thrush. What is treatment?

I've developed thrush. What is treatment?

Anti-fungal agent: One effective drug is called Fluconazole (brand name: diflucan). Other medications include clotrimazole, and nystatin. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment of oral thrush?

Which is the best treatment of oral thrush?

Nystatin oral rinse: This is an anti fungal and can be prescribed by your dentist or physician. ...Read more

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Which treatment for thrush is the very best?

Mycelex (clotrimazole) Troches: Just ask your doctor/dentist for these, dissolve in mouth 5x day for 2 weeks. Should resolve the candidiasis (thrush). ...Read more

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What are my options for treatment if I have thrush?

Topical Rx: Gen a topical med is used like Nystatin oral suspension or clotimazole or I f no oral an old fashion treatment is gentian violet, it dyes area a bright purple. Even otc like Monistat ointment has been used topically, (dont swallow). ...Read more

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Had recurring thrush for 1 year. While treating my current bout have gotten a uti. Which I have had before. Any treatment for persistent thrush?

Had recurring thrush for 1 year. While treating my current bout have gotten a uti. Which I have had before. Any treatment for persistent thrush?

Need more history: If u r having recurring cadiadiasis and is proven by culture and exam than u need to be evaluated for diabetes. And other possible associated health problems. If u r taking certain medications possibly steroids on a chronic basis can also cause u to have candidal infection. I would recomend having seen by a ob/gyn to evaluate the underlying issues. Hope this answers your question ...Read more

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Hi. Thanks doc for your reply what treatment would I need for the thick vaginal thrush?

Hi. Thanks doc for your reply what treatment would I need for the thick vaginal thrush?

Antifungal meds: Miconazole (Monistat-3 vaginal suppositories or cream) Terconazole (Terazole vaginal suppositories or cream) or R for fluconazole (Diflucan 150mg tab as a single dose, may repeat in 1 week. See your GYN. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for frequent mouth infections like thrush?

Stay Healthy!: Depends on the cause. Keep your mouth clean. Brush! Dentures? Keep them clean. Dry mouth? Hydrate. Supressed or comprimised immune system? Tell your doctor. ...Read more

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Treatment thrush caused by advair non script?

Thrush Rx: I recommend Nystatin 3-4 times daily for 5 days.

Obviously, rinsing your mouth after advair will prevent future issues. ...Read more

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When will the treatment for thrush begin to alleviate symptoms?

2-3 days: Usually after 2-3 days there should be some alleviation of symptoms. ...Read more

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If I had thrush of the gullet what treatment would be given to me for it?

If I had thrush of the gullet what treatment would be given to me for it?

Antifungal: There are several oral antifungal agents which can be used. The major question here, however, is why do you have thrush? You need to have your immune status assessed and definitely need to be tested for HIV. This is not a condition usually seen in immune competent adults and you must be thoroughly evaluated. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I know when will the treatment for thrush start to alleviate symptoms?

Possibly a few days: The response time depends on the severity of the condition, any other ongoing medical conditions, and other medications being taken. If there are no other medical conditions and no other medications being taken, treatment should probably start relieving symptoms in a few days although the full course of recommended treatment should still be taken. ...Read more

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I have thrush and I want to know what the cheapest, quickest treatment that I can get at the pharmacy without a script is?

I have thrush and I want to know what the cheapest, quickest treatment that I can get at the pharmacy without a script is?

I would recommend: ... A natural treatment for the prevention of yeast, which is to use plain yogurt, mix it in a douche bottle (buy a douching kit from the store but don"t use the vinegar solution given) with half/half water. Then use this to irrigate the vagina 2-3 times per week. This will increase the vaginal bacteria called lactobacillus, which will help to prevent yeast infections. ...Read more

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Are terbinafine tablets a good treatment for male thrush?

Not really.: Terbinafine is not approved for the treatment of thrush, but rather for onychomycosis and tinea capitis, caused by different fungi than the candida that causes thrush. Fluconazole, on the other hand, has good activity against candida, and is used commonly for thrush. ...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)

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