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How To Rinse With Hydrogen Peroxide For The Treatment Of Oral Thrush
Can I safely use diluted hydrogen peroxide as mouthwash indefinitely? My dentist recommended it to me for chronic halitosis & oral thrush.
Halitosis: Indefinitely is a long time, and the H2O2 may not be treating the cause. Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Very little data...: Taking a quick look at the medical literature, i found a couple of studies performed in japan where the authors injected unresectable tumors with hydrogen peroxide and then irradiated them, with the idea that the hydrogen peroxide would make the tumor more sensitive to radiation therapy. They demonstrated safety of the technique, but whether it helped or not was unclear. ...Read more
No: Hydrogen peroxide is not a treatment for Herpes Simplex ...Read more
Antifungals: Antifungal topical treatment such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth are the initial treatment. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. ...Read more
Mouthwash: Listerine is one of the only mouthwashes to have documentation proving it fights gum disease with its essential oils. Other mouthwashes containing Fluoride are said to help prevent dental cavities. All mouthwashes are only another step along with brushing and flossing to achieve dental health. They should be used in moderation and use as directed by your dentist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Daily: You may use it daily as a mouth rince. ...Read more
Any: Mouth washes only temporarily take away bad breath. Like for minutes rather than hours. The best home treatment for bad breath is good daily oral hygiene. Also get your teeth cleaned professionally on a timely manner. Your health care professional can advise you whether you have gum disease causing bad breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In what order should I perform: brushing of teeth, rinsing/gargling with salt water, and use of listerine?
Will the white spots go away after using hydrogen peroxide for a rinse and can it damage your gums ?
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What is a better choice for skin staph infection: maximum strength neosporin or bacitracin with zinc along with the oral antibiotic doxycyline? Thanks
Doxycycline: The treatment of choice for any staph infection is oral Doxycycline (or one of the other antibiotics indicated for staph). Topical creams such as neosporin or Bacitracin are relatively ineffective; they might have a small supplemental effect when used with an oral antibiotic, but should not be used by themselves for staph. ...Read more
How long do you have to use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouth wash for it to cause fungal infection.?
H2O2 not the best: Hydrogen peroxide is good at breaking down cells and kind of fun as it makes foam. However it is not the best for wounds. Wounds need new cells for the healing process, and hydrogen peroxide foams them away. Keep your wound clean, ok to shower and hairdryer the area. Ok to go in to your doc or wound center. ...Read more
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