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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?
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
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
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 more
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
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 more
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?
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 more
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.
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.
Yes: One of the possible side effects of that drug is diarrhea. ...Read more
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
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 more
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
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