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How Long Does Thrush Take To Go Away After Treatment
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
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
I have thrush and am due to go away for the weekend. I've started treatment but when will it get better?
Soon: Depends on the treatment, severity, how long you've had it, and when you started treatment. ...Read more
Can thrush resolve itself without treatment? What happens if you leave it untreated for a long time? (Symptoms mild & come and go)
How can a person go a long without treatment, then all of a sudden get pneumocystis carinii pneumonia thrush and be in critical condition?
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
How long does thrush clear up on the penis and the vagina? Can you get treatment and what treatment can you get?
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
Is it safe to take fluconazole 150mg tablet once a week for 6 weeks for vaginal candidiasis? Also on treatment for TB neck lymphadenitis. Is it safe?
Yes fluconazole: At that dose is fine, but what TB meds are you taking? ...Read more
I have oral thrush, was on triple therapy for h plyori. I'm on nystatin capsules, will the thrush go away all at once or slowly. Day 2 a bit better?
Thrush: Moist likely slowly with continual daily improvement. ...Read more
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
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
Treated?: If treated, days to weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Can I have sex after my treatment for thrush? , I took the tablet and a 3day treatment and I have no signs of anything.
Yes: If your partner has also been treated. Or use protection with a condom. All the best. ...Read more
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
No: NoGet a more detailed answer ›
2-3 days: Usually after 2-3 days there should be some alleviation of symptoms. ...Read more
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
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
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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