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Is there an OTC medicine for thrush on tongue?

Is there an OTC medicine for thrush on tongue?

Thrush=Candida: Candida oral fungi normally in low numbers, but can overgrow forming white patches. Associated with antibiotics that kill the good bacteria, stress or immune suppression from various diseases & medications. Eating yogurt with live cultures or rinsing & swallowing pro-biotic mixtures with lacto-bacillus can restore a normal balance. Vaginal antifungals have been used: rx meds work best; see your dr. ...Read more

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Oral Thrush (Definition)

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


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Which is the most effective and most effective medicine (s) against oral thrush?

Which is the most effective and most effective medicine (s) against oral thrush?

Mycelex (clotrimazole) Troches: Just ask your doctor/dentist for these, dissolve in mouth 5x day for 2 weeks. Should resolve the candidiasis (thrush). ...Read more

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Is the medicine used for oral thrush diflucan (fluconazole)?

Fluconazole: Which is the generic name for diflucan, (fluconazole) is very useful in the treatment of oral candidiasis (thrush). ...Read more

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Best over-the-counter thrush medicine?

Best over-the-counter thrush medicine?

Rx: Nystatin oral suspension works the best but is by prescription. Gentian violet is otc but can stain clothes and is messy. ...Read more

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What can I do to make oral thrush clear up without drugs?

What can I do to make oral thrush clear up without drugs?

You can't.: Many people think they have oral thrush because they see white spots in their mouth but they actually do not have a thrush. Oral thrush is uncommon. It is usually caused by inhaled steroids used in asthma or copd, or by a severe immune deficiency such as hiv. It needs to be treated with an oral antifungal. ...Read more

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I esophageal thrush I was taking medicine to treat it but I had to stop the medicine because I was allergic to it I seem to be getting worse why?

I esophageal thrush I was taking medicine to treat it but I had to stop the medicine because I was allergic to it I seem to be getting worse why?

Yeast: "thrush" is a yeast infection of the throat and esophagus. This is usually treated with a topical "swish and swallow" agent. If you can't take this, there are other systemic (whole body) treatments. Your doctor should be able to direct your care. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is thrush is an std? Whether thrush can cure by medicine?

Is thrush is an std? Whether thrush can cure by medicine?

Same thing: Thrush is a yeast infection - just of your mouth/mucous membranes. While use of antibiotics is one risk factor, many things can cause yeast to be over-abundant. We all have a mix of yeast and bacteria on our skin and mucous membranes. If this balance get changed for any reason - illness, stress, use of too much antibacterial cleaners - the yeast can take over. Get treatment for what you have. ...Read more

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I am having vaginal thrush. Is there any home remedy? Tried many medicines but all failed

Doctor: Give your doctor or other medical practitioner a chance to clear this up. There are wider spectrum medicines that work when other remedies fail, and bring a list of what you've tried. ...Read more

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What foods other than cold water can you give a 2 year old witth thrush taking medicine spray to stay nourished & feel soothing.

Food for thrush: There shouldn't be any problem with feeding. If there is so much pain, make sure your pediatrician knows as something else may be going on in addition to, or instead of, the thrush. ...Read more

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Dds said I had thrush, to just brush tongue. Do I need medicine too?

Dds said I had thrush, to just brush tongue. Do I need medicine too?

Thrush=Candida: Candida fungi are normally in low numbers in the mouth, but can overgrow forming white, cheesy patches that may bleed. It is associated with taking antibiotics that kill the good bacteria, stress or immune suppression from various diseases & medications such as steroids. Eating yogurt with live cultures or rinsing and swallowing pro-biotic mixtures with lacto-bacillus can restore a normal balance. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a home remedy that works on oral thrush, caused by the asthma medicine advair?

Does anyone have a home remedy that works on oral thrush, caused by the asthma medicine advair?

No...: You need an anti-fungal treatment and there are oral losenges that work well. They require a prescription so see your doctor for treatment. The best way to avoid this in the future is to rinse your mouth and spit it out after every use of the advair. ...Read more

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Just started taking symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) last week. Now I heave thrush. What's the best medicine. Thanks?

Thrush: I'm surprised you would experience thrush so soon, but it is possible. Either Nystatin or Diflucan (fluconazole) can help with oral thrush. You should be evaluated to see if you even have it. ...Read more

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What can I do to get thrush in my lil girls mouth to go away other than the liquid medicine?

What can I do to get thrush in my lil girls mouth to go away other than the liquid medicine?

Not many choices: Thrush is most commonly caused by a yeast called candida albicans, and needs to be treated with an antifungal agent. I'll assume that she has been prescribed Nystatin liquid suspension for mild oral candidiasis. Nystatin also comes in a lozenge form, and so does another effective drug called clotrimazole. However, lozenges should not be used in children under 4 due to choking hazard. ...Read more

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On clotrimazole for 3 weeks. Some improvement in tongue. Blood tests fine. Nonsmoker. Would different drug be better for oral thrush.

Nystatin / Diflucan (fluconazole): You could use Diflucan (fluconazole) & Nysatin. The question also is, why do you have thrush? Diabetes, antibiotic use, inhaled steroids, and immune system problems are some of the causes. ...Read more

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After intense therapy 2000mg kefalexin to treat chronic cystitis for 3 months, oral thrush developed that no medicine is working for, and angular chielitis developed since February. Given fucidin, but if it's fungal will this make it worse?

Here are some...: Using broad-spectrum antibiotics always possibly comes with fungal infection somewhere; that is nothing uncommon. As to angular cheilitis, one has to consider sun overexposure, poor nutrition, allergies, medications, dehydration, diet, and certain systemic diseases. To help handle these, to articles in http://formefirst. Com/onUTI. Html & http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. More? Contact me. ...Read more

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9 day old baby. Has oral thrush. So far eats fine and is not cranky. Mom breastfeeds. Want to avoid medicine. Suggestions how to treat baby and mom?

9 day old baby. Has oral thrush. So far eats fine and is not cranky. Mom breastfeeds. Want to avoid medicine. Suggestions how to treat baby and mom?

Depends: Mild thrush can be ignored. If the kid gets it to the point the linings of the mouth bleed during feeds, it is obviously going to trigger discomfort and you will know. However, the yeast that causes thrush is everywhere, including in the mouth/gut of all babies. You are unlikely ever to remove it from their body or environment. If baby's doing fine, you can ignore it until it becomes a problem ...Read more

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What to do if I have thrush from my breathing medicine. Can my dentures get infected with thrush. If so will bleach water kill the thrush by soaking them?

A better solution: Soak dentures in 50% vinegar/50% water for 30 min. To inhibit fungus growth. A little better, but more expensive alterative is Aloe Vera gel. Antifungal medications (e.g. nystatin, amphotericin or miconazole) can effectively treat oral thrush, and the condition usually benign and does not cause complications for healthy people. Hope it helps.
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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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Can drugs for candidiasis abort a baby?

Can drugs for candidiasis abort a baby?

Try using...: You can safely treat a yeast infection during pregnancy with various over-the-counter anti fungal creams or suppositories, including: Miconazole (monistat), Clotrimazole (gyne-lotrimin). These products can be used at any point during pregnancy and don't pose a risk of birth defects or other pregnancy complications. For best results, choose a seven-day formula. ...Read more

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3wks ago was prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for skin infection few days later itchy rash grows under l breast. Is it b/c the medicine? Never had this b4 look like cutaneous candidiasis had 3 HIV test all negative

You are not allergic: It is possible that the drug caused candidiasis. You could try an over the counter anti fungal cream and see if it helps. If it doesn't help I would see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is thrush?

What is thrush?

Oral thrush: Condition affecting mouth/ throat caused by infection with fungus called Candida. ...Read more

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Who gets thrush?

Who gets thrush?

Not healthy patients: One of the most common causes of thrush is chronic antibiotic usage. It can occur with a single course of antibiotics but not usually. It also occurs frequtntly in chronically ill and debilitated patients or those who are immuno-compromised. Healthy patients generally do not get thrush. ...Read more

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Thrush in adults?

Yes: Thrush can occur at any age. You can develop thrush from many causes including recent antibiotic treatment, poorly controlled diabetes, taking steroids, have an underlying immune disorder like aids, suffer from leukemia or lymphoma, receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy in the head or neck area, wear dentures, and excessive use of mouthwash. ...Read more

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How I trate thrush!

How I trate thrush!

Nystatin: Make an appt with doctor. It is easy to treat. ...Read more

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What causes thrush?

What causes thrush?

Candida: Candida, a common yeast. Thrush can occur in people with immunosuppression, such as HIV infection. It can also occur in diabetics, people taking antibiotics, people taking oral steroids or using steroid inhalers, and people who wear dentures. ...Read more

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What to do for thrush?

What to do for thrush?

Thrush: Anti fungals (Nystatin oral suspension and diflucan) are helpful! Throw away all toothbrushes (or in case of a baby --- all bottle nipples and pacifiers); as chances of re-infection are high if continue to use these! ...Read more

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Why does thrush occur?

Why does thrush occur?

Newborns' immune...: ...Systems are 'weaker' (less experienced) than those of older children. Candida, the fungus that causes thrush, lives in most peoples' mouths and intestines without causing any trouble, but can overgrow and cause thrush in small children. It is fairly easy to treat, and practically all children grow out of having them. ...Read more

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How do you treat thrush?

How do you treat thrush?

Nystatin suspension: Contact your physician for an exam to verify diagnosis, assess severity, and then determine proper treatment course. Nystatin suspension is a common treatment used but in severe cases a systemic tablet antifungal may be preferred. ...Read more

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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


Thrush (Definition)

A yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more