Doctor insights on:
Medicine For Thrush
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
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
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
Gentian violet: A preparation from a common wild plant is fairly effective. ...Read more
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?
Have unpleasant medicine like taste for days with enlarged taste bud on back of tongue and very thin patches not enough to immediately say thrush 100%?
Bad mouth taste: May be early candida or from sinusitis. Sometimes you can have sinusitis without actually having pain in the sinus. May also be from gingivitis/peridontitis ( gum/tooth infection), diet or reflux( elevate head of bed when sleeping can try ranitidine if not allergic) reflux can exacerbate sinusitis. . f/u/ w/ doc for possible cultures, meds, oral hygiene. ...Read more
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
Have complete exam: if you deal with blisters " Herpes & cold sores' and thrush & yeast oral infection . Revise your nutritoon and lifestyle . Immune system may be weak. Medical exam and labs may be appropriate. Check if you dont have diabetes , avoid antibiotics. Eat more fresh produce, probiotics ( Kefir, Yogurt) . Dont smoke. Have dental exam and good oral hygiene. Keep hydrated, Get rest. Get MD exam. ...Read more
What foods other than cold water can you give a 2 year old witth thrush taking medicine spray to stay nourished & feel soothing.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just started taking symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) last week .now I heave thrush.what's the best medicine .Thanks?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On clotrimazole for 3 weeks. Some improvement in tongue. Blood tests fine. Nonsmoker. Would different drug be better for oral thrush.
I have a severe reaction to fluclonazole (erythema multiforme) are there any meds i can take for thrush that don't come the same drug family?
Does canesten thrush treatment affect morning after pill? In leaflet it says you can take double dose of Levonogestrel if you are on fungal medicine.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I insure that my baby has thrush in his mouth? The white in his tongue doesn't go, and sometimes he refuses to feed. Also he has rash in his face. If he has it, does it go away without medicine?orAny medicine that i can buy over the counter?
Rash : To hard to answer without more information and pictures ...Read more
Diflucan (fluconazole) for 2 weeks fr thrush following tonsillectomy. My stomach has bother me today and I have diarrhea. Could the medicine be culprit.
I'm on oral nystatin right now for thrush !! I've been on it since Sunday !! My mouth doesn't feel much better !! How long should I feel better from the medicine ?
If not feeling: better in another day, return to the prescribing doctor for follow up and re-evaluation. ...Read more
I'm 26yrz. For a week now I have to pee often and when I to go it comes like I can't hold it in or I wet my pants also very painful abdomen when peeing, pee smells like medicine. Side abdomen very sore, my tongue has thrush for a couple of months now?
Sulfa drug for bladder infection.then oral thrush with nystatin. White patches gone but mouth /tongue still burning feeling.how long until better?
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
Will i need oral antifungal drugs to treat candidiasis intertrigo, which is a yeast skin infection of skin folds?
Maybe: There are topical medications that are effective for treating that condition as well. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer