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I have had thrush that won't go away since December. I have been on long term fluconazole, nystatin, and the lozenges. Nothing is working. What next?

I have had thrush that won't go away since December. I have been on long term fluconazole, nystatin, and the lozenges. Nothing is working. What next?

A few possibilities: Presumably you're speaking of a vaginal yeast infection? Or maybe oral? 1) Confirm the diagnosis; many cases of apparent thrush are not, especially if oral. See doc if any doubt. 2) Make sure no underlying disease that predisposes to it, especially diabetes. 3) Assuming it's yeast, some are resistant to standard drugs. Speak with your doctor about boric acid, flucytosine, and diabetes check. ...Read more

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How long before nystatin oral starts working?

How long before nystatin oral starts working?

See below: It usually begins working on the first day. Be sure not to quit the regimen early as the infection may reappear. ...Read more

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How long do nilstat (nystatin) tablets take to work on thrush?

How long do nilstat (nystatin) tablets take to work on thrush?

Several days: Nilstat (nystatin) is Nystatin an antifungal agent. Oral thrush will respond in several days but make sure you continue to take the entire prescribed amount even if it appears to have resolved. ...Read more

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How long beofre nilstat (nystatin) tablets works on oral thrush?

How long beofre nilstat (nystatin) tablets works on oral thrush?

CANDIDIASIS: It works within 1-2 weeks if not immunocompromized like aids. ...Read more

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How long before nilstat (nystatin) tablets start to work on oral thrush?

How long before nilstat (nystatin) tablets start to work on oral thrush?

Oral thrush: Should be fairly rapid, assuming that your immune status is normal. Adults do not usually get thrush without some underlying problem. And the response to antifungals may be inadequate in the presence of alterations in immune function. Strongly suggest you be evaluated and undergo testing for HIV disease. ...Read more

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My daughter has a mild case of thrush. How long after starting nystatin q8hrs do I need to worry about contagiousness?

Not contagious: As long as she doesn't share drinking cups or toothbrushes, she's really not too contagious at all. ...Read more

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Took flagyl and levoquin for 10 days. Developed white coating on tongue. Been on nystatin for 8 days and tongue still white. How long till white gone?

Took flagyl and levoquin for 10 days. Developed white coating on tongue. Been on nystatin for 8 days and tongue still white. How long till white gone?

Maybe a couple weeks: Coated tongue can be due to yeast or fungus, which can be triggered by broad spectrum antibiotics like the ones you took. However, most white coated tongues aren't due to fungus. Simply being ill or on antibiotics can do it. You should contact the doc who is treating you. Most likely s/he will advise you to sit tight and let it clear up on its own, which might take a few weeks. No harm will come. ...Read more

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If you were going to prescribe nystatin for gastrointestinal yeast - what would be the dosage for a 15 yr old, 170lbs. And for how long? Our dr unsure

Adult dose: I would say with her weight, give her an adult dose: 1-2 tabs by mouth, three times a day until 2 days after the symptoms resolve. If it is the liquid, give her 5 to 10 ml by mouth three times a day for the same amount of time as above. ...Read more

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How long does it take for nystatin to start to work to cure yeast causing dry mouth?

3-4 days: Nystatin starts working but you should start to notice improvement in about 3-4 days. ...Read more

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How long before oral thrush goes with nystatin. Its mild and a few white spots. Probably caused by asthma inhaler?

How long before oral thrush goes with nystatin. Its mild and a few white spots. Probably caused by asthma inhaler?

A few days: It will generally resolve a few days after starting an anti fungal medication. However, the more important issue is how to prevent thrush in the future. With steroid inhalers it is best to rinse your mouth and throat before and after using the inhaler. Most people are only advised to rinse after use of the inhaler. ...Read more

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How long (number of days) should I continue treatment with nystatin and triamcinolone cream for a minor yeast infection?

How long (number of days) should I continue treatment with nystatin and triamcinolone cream for a minor yeast infection?

2-6 weeks: It depends on the infection. For example athlete's foot is treated for six weeks while jock itch is treated for two weeks with ketoconazole. You should call your doctor to clarify the duration of treatment for your type of infection. ...Read more

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I have anal fissure I was prescribed nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream got it thursday how long will it take for my anal fissure to heal?

I have anal fissure I was prescribed nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream got it thursday how long will it take for my anal fissure to heal?

Soon: The anus heals relatively fast but it may take several more days. Use stool softeners/metamucil to keep your bowel movements as soft as possible. Also sitz baths will help it heal faster. ...Read more

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How long for nystatin triamcinolone acetonide cream to cure yeast infection?

How long for nystatin triamcinolone acetonide cream to cure yeast infection?

Only skin yeast infe: Nystatin triamcinolone cream should not be used for vaginal infection. It is a combination steroid and antifungal cream and sometimes used by some to treat yeast infection of skin and it helps control he inflammation while Nystatin controls the yeast infection. How long it takes depends on the severity and site of the infection. Can be few days to longer than a week. ...Read more

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Sulfa drug for bladder infection. Then oral thrush with nystatin. White patches gone but mouth /tongue still burning feeling. How long until better?

7-10 days?: It depends on several factors. Are you still using the nystatin? Are you using a steroid inhaler? Are you done with the antibiotic? If you are not using a steroid and you are done with the antibiotic then you should get better quicker. ...Read more

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How often and for how long can you use gentian violet for thrush in the mouth? I'm a 50 yr old female. I've had nystatin, diflucan (fluconazole) and Clotrimazole

How often and for how long can you use gentian violet for thrush in the mouth? I'm a 50 yr old female. I've had nystatin, diflucan (fluconazole) and Clotrimazole

Oral yeast?: You can use it as often as you like; no harm will come. But why use a not very effective and unpleasant treatment when other effective treatments are available? Also confirm the diagnosis. Oral yeast infection (thrush) is different from coated tongue, for example. If you are ohterwise healthy, oral yeast infections are unlikely. Discuss with your PCP. ...Read more

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What can nystatin be used for?

Fungal infections: It depends on its form (pill / liquid / powder), but it is used to treat fungal infections. ...Read more

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Is nystatin powder available otc?

Is nystatin powder available otc?

No: Although many antifungal drugs are available over-the-counter (otc), Nystatin products are available by prescription only. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: nystatin?

Please describe the medication: nystatin?

Nystatin: Treats infections caused by fungus. Belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals. ...Read more

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Is there a cheaper alternative to nystatin powder?

Yes: You have to shop around. Try any of the drug store brands of "anti-fungal" or "anti-yeast" powders. ...Read more

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Can you use nystatin ointment past expiration date?

In general: Do not recommend use past expiration date. You can discuss further with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can I take oral nystatin for several weeks, if is necessary?

What for?: Why was it prescribed in the first place? Tell us more ...Read more

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Does nystatin ointment have anything in it that is antibacterial?

No: NO...it's an ANTIFUNGAL agent and therefore, should not be used on wounds or in situations where lesions are infected or thought to be infected by bacteria or where bacterial colonization is occurring. If you'd like additional information please write me your request to: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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