Doctor insights on:
Is There A Home Amity You Can Do For Trush
Baking soda: Is my favorite. Mix 1 teaspoon baking soda in one cup water and swab the mouth with the solution on a gauze 5 x a day. Gentian violet is a very old and effective remedy and it works. T also stains everything in its path purple permanently. It will come off skin with time like a permanent sharpie marker does. ...Read more
Gentian violet: Gentian violet is an over the counter product with a long history of use for oral thrush. It is a purple liquid which will permanently stain clothing, so careful handling is recommended! It is rarely used anymore and difficult to find. Adding probiotics and raw garlic to your diet can help keep things in balance, but a florid infection will likely require Rx medications to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
Gentian violet: Gentian violet is an over the counter product with a long history of use for oral thrush. It is a purple liquid which will permanently stain clothing, so careful handling is recommended! SolaRay produces an herbal product called Candida Cleanse which some people have found useful when used early in infection, or as a compliment to other therapies. ...Read more
No.: You should call your doctor to be properly diagnosed and if needed, a prescription oral pill or topical (in mouth) can be prescribed. ...Read more
I have oral thrush. I have tried home remedies and nistatin. Nothing has worked. I have had it for two months. What could be wrong?
Oral thrush: Its important to find out if its in fact thrush and if so, why you have it. You may have aphthus ulcers or leukoplakia. Its very important for your doctor or dentist to examine you and definitively diagnose yeast infection by culture. If its thrush then it may suggest underlying immunodeficiency for which there are many causes including diabetes and pregnancy, even HIV. No more home remedies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Think I have thrush. Can't see Dr for 3 weeks, and receptionist suggested ER. Are there home remedies?
3 day wait, eh?: Canadian national health insurance is great except for the wait to see the MD for a necessary problem. If the "thrush" infection is vaginal (yeast) then Monistat or Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole) Rx over the counter may help. If it is oral thrush you might try a Listerine mouthwash rinse until you can see the MD. Good luck! ...Read more
Baking powder+water: In my research, i discovered fungus grows in acid medium such as vgina.If i change the medium to alkaline, yeast/fungus can't thrive. Therefore i advice my patients to mix 1/2 teaspoon of baking powderin 1/2 cup of warm water and douche twice a day. If you are using antibiotics , it may promote the growth of fungus. ...Read more
Antifungals: Thrush is treated with antifungal topical treatments such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. Home remedies will not cure thrush. ...Read more
Anti-fungal: There are no reliable treatments for thrush other than prescription anti-fungals. Gentian violet is non-prescription and may work but it is very messy and permanently stains clothing. Thrush is unusual in an adult unless there has been exposure to oral steroids or antibiotics. One needs to know why there is thrush. ...Read more
Baking powder+water: Gargle with alkaline solution such as 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder in 1/2 cup water several times a day. ...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've been on strong antibiotics and now I have oral thrush. What are good over-the-counter or home remedies i can try?
Tips + Rx: If you have thrush you can rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Use a soft toothbrush on your teeth. Consider taking probiotics like lactobacillus acidophilus. You can also drink kefir or eat yogurts that have live probiotic cultures. Avoid eating excessive sugar. See your physician for prescription antifungal medication. ...Read more
A few: . A few home remedies that can be used are swabbing the oral area with pure, virgin coconut oil (caprylic acid is the active ingredient), and application of acidophilus to oral areas. These only anecdotally work and i would truly recommend either an oral or topical antifungal prescription. ...Read more
What can i do for oral thrush not responding to lozenges for 6 days? Home remedy?Was on triple therapy for h plyori .
You need stronger: Rx. Contact your treating physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
- Talk to a doctor online
- When can you do a pregnancy test at home
- Exercises for bulging disc you can do at home
- Back exercises for the upper lower back that you can do at home
- What can you do at home after knee arthroscopy?
- How soon can you do a home pregnancy test?
- What exercise workouts can you do with a home gym?
- What can you do at home to help lower back pain?
- What exercises can you do at home to work your deltoids and triceps?
- Abductor exercises you can do at home