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Is Thrush This Painful And How Long Does It Last
Usually not too bad: Thrush is oral candidiasis (fungus) and most of the time it is sore/uncomfortable. In severe cases symptoms can be severe because of excessive inflammation (mucositis). Predisposing factors: recent antibiotics and/or steroid uses--common with asthma/copd inhalers etc, .Also, immunosuppressive states such as cancer/chemom, HIV etc.. Usually easily treated in 7-10 days. Consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more
Within 2-3 days: Although you don't say it in your question, the conditions in your profile (balanitis, clotrimazole) suggest you have been diagnosed with candida (yeast, thrush) under your foreskin. It should improve within 2-3 days of starting clotrimazole. If it is taking longer, recheck with your doctor. Or consider your local NHS genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic for guaranteed expert care. ...Read more
Thrush in Men: Unless you have just completed an antibiotic, thush is very uncommon in men. You should see a physician to exclude a disorder of the immune system if a thrush infection does not follow use of antibiotics or the thrush infection lasts longer than fourteen days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider this: Thrush is a yeast infection. Antifungal medications help. Scraping the tongue is important... Use a tongue scraper and avoid foods and beverages with yeast such as beer and breads. It will usually clear up in 2 weeks but if it persists more aggresive actions can be employed. ...Read more
I took diflucan (fluconazole) for 14 days..thrush from antibiotics. How long does it stay in your system after last dosage?
~6 days: Half-life of fluconazole is 30hrs (range 20-50hrs). Check out http://www.drugs.com/pro/diflucan.html. Medications are considered to be out of body after 5 half-lives or in this case 150hrs or 6+days, assuming 30hrs. Of course, this is affected by your kidney function, in which it could stay in your body longer or be broken down more quickly in less time. Most important is resolving infection ...Read more
Consider 3 factors: Thrush is a yeast infection. Antifungal medications help. Scraping the tongue is important... Use a tongue scraper and avoid foods and beverages with yeast such as beer and breads. It will usually clear up in 2 weeks but if it persists more aggresive actions can be employed. ...Read more
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