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How long can you use the mycelex (clotrimazole) troches for oral thrush?

How long can you use the mycelex (clotrimazole) troches for oral thrush?

Problem: Mycelex (clotrimazole) troches can be used repetatively. The issue here is that oral thrush should not occur in a normal adult, and particularly when it may need continued treatment. You need to have your immune status checked and be HIV tested. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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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Is it safe to take diflucan and mycelex troche at the same time I came down with thrush and was put on mycelex 10 mg troche 5 times a day for 14 days now its 2 days latter and I have a yeast infected my dr called in diflucan 150 mg 1 every other day for 3

Is it safe to take diflucan and mycelex troche at the same time I came down with thrush and was put on mycelex 10 mg troche 5 times a day for 14 days now its 2 days latter and I have a yeast infected my dr called in diflucan 150 mg 1 every other day for 3

According: According to drugs. Com, there are no listed interaction between these two medications. Both are anti-fungals, though one works topically (mycelex) while the other works internally (diflucan). You should be ok taking both. Good luck! ...Read more

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21 y/o always had great skin, but have broke out all on face, neck & back! How do I treat this? Just on Clotrimazole Troche for oral thrush. Related?

21 y/o always had great skin, but have broke out all on face, neck & back! How do I treat this? Just on Clotrimazole Troche for oral thrush. Related?

Acne: Try first with over the counter treatments. Can wash with soap and water 3x/day and also apply a 5% benzoyl peroxide ointment to the face once a day. Give it about 4-6 weeks to see if it works, if not, consider visit to the doctor ...Read more

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A monthl or so ago I took mycelex for possible oral thrush and since around that time my uvula touches my tounge?

A monthl or so ago I took mycelex for possible oral thrush and since around that time my uvula touches my tounge?

May still be Infxn: Is your uvula painful and red? If so, it is most likely a uvulitis (inflamed uvula). Since the uvula is suspended from the top of your mouth, any inflammation can cause it to hang down more than usual. Sometimes it can even touch the tongue. Have you been back to your medical provider, since being prescribed the Mycelex? Have the other symptoms in your mouth resolved? If not, I recommend going back to your medical provider for additional assessment, since you may have some other type of infection that needs to be treated.
If your uvula is swollen and pale/translucent them you could have something that’s known as uvular hydrops. Its considered translucent if you could easily shine a light through it (but please don’t try shining a light through your uvula). Uvular hydrops occurs when clear fluid collects in your uvula, most commonly a result of either a moderate to severe allergic reaction or something that’s called hereditary angioedema (very rare, typically caused by an enzyme deficiency and shows up when you are given certain medications, like an ACE Inhibitor, which is a blood pressure medication, and sometimes NSAIDs, like Motrin/Ibuprofen/Advil/Naproxen). If this is the first time this has ever happened, it is most likely not hereditary angioedema. Most times we are unable to determine the cause of uvular hydrops, termed Idiopathic Uvular Hydrops. Uvular hydrops is a self-limiting condition, meaning it will go away on its own and you don’t need any medications to treat it.
Whichever one this may be, the most important thing to remember, is that a swollen uvula can block off your airway, making it difficult to breath. I don’t want to frighten you, but I just want you to be aware that in RARE cases, this can occur. If your uvula starts becoming more swollen, seek medical care immediately (ie. Go to an Emergency Department). If you are having trouble swallowing solid foods, at the very least, stay hydrated with water, diluted Gatorade, etc; and you can also try supplement shakes for calories (drinks like Ensure or the equivalent).
If you have no change within the next 3-5 days, I recommend seeing your medical provider for further assessment/treatment. If this worsens, I recommend going to an emergency department.
Good luck and please don’t hesitate to contact us again with any further questions or concerns.
Cheers,
Dr. Jen Smith ...Read more

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I have oral thrush/candida & was given clotrimozole troche 10mg 5x/day for 2 weeks today. White spots are all over my mouth, tongue, tonsils, lips & uvula. I can't stop wanting to gag. What can I do?

I have oral thrush/candida & was given clotrimozole troche 10mg 5x/day for 2 weeks today. White spots are all over my mouth, tongue, tonsils, lips & uvula. I can't stop wanting to gag. What can I do?

See an ID doctor: If you are an adult, not diabetic or on antibiotics or steroids and have thrush you must be tested for HIV disease and have your immunity assessed. Thrush seldom occurs in normal adults, and particularly when it fails to respond to standard treatment it is an ominous sign. ...Read more

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Can seizures be a side effect of Clotrimazole Troche?

Can seizures be a side effect of Clotrimazole Troche?

Clotrimoxazole: No. This is not a reported side-effect of topical application of this medication. ...Read more

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Been on clotrimazole for oral thrush for 5 days, not clearing up, seems to be getting worse. Have dr. Appt tomorrow morning but shouldn't it be better?

Thrush: Possibly; may not be thrush; might need a swab or culture of the white exudate within the mouth to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long does clotrimazole 2% cream take to work for male thrush?

How long does clotrimazole 2% cream take to work for male thrush?

5-7 days: I would expect improvement in irritation symptoms in a day or two and complete healing in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Do I keep using clotrimazole 2% cream if male thrush has not cleared up after 2weeks & does it stop burning of male thrush?

Phimosis?: Failure to improve on 2 weeks clotrimazole likely means the problem isn't a yeast infection (thrush); maybe bacterial or nonspecific balanitis. Or perhaps a yeast type resistant to "azole" drugs. You list tight foreskin (phimosis) as a medical condition, and you might need surgery e.g. circumcision to get over this. See a urologist, or consider one of UK's excellent NHS GUM clinics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can girls under 10 use clotrimazole cream for thrush?

Can girls under 10 use clotrimazole cream for thrush?

Yes: Safety and effectiveness in children have been established for Clotrimazole when used as indicated and in the recommended dosage. ...Read more

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Used clotrimazole pessary to treat thrush last night. Discharge is coming out coral coloured. Should I be worried?

Used clotrimazole pessary to treat thrush last night. Discharge is coming out coral coloured. Should I be worried?

Probably not: Without seeing and examining you it is impossible to be sure, but suspect that this will clear as your infection clears. ...Read more

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I was given two canesten. 5g clotrimazole pessaries to treat thrush. I am confused why I received two, isn't that the amount for one time use?

I was given two canesten. 5g clotrimazole pessaries to treat thrush. I am confused why I received two, isn't that the amount for one time use?

Here are some. ..: A drug is often formulated & prepared in 2-3 strengths in a tablet so to be more versatile to apply for patients with different body weight or with different disease severity. Besides, it's not infrequent to use somewhat differently at physician's discretion for individual need. Note: Practicing medicine isn't always yes or not, but is being reasonable to... So, ask Doc timely if still in doubt. ...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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I just took a dose of migranal forgetting that I was on clotrimazole for thrush that I got after an antibiotic for pneumonia. Had pneumonia 3 weeks ago. The antibiotic they gave me is not one I had taken before and could not take migranal with it. Then, I

I just took a dose of migranal forgetting that I was on clotrimazole for thrush that I got after an antibiotic for pneumonia. Had pneumonia 3 weeks ago. The antibiotic they gave me is not one I had taken before and could not take migranal with it. Then, I

It: It is generally not recommended that Clotrimazole and Migranal (dihydroergotamine) be taken together. The combination can cause higher levels of Migranal (dihydroergotamine) in the blood and a few cases of toxicity have been reported. Luckily, no problems have been reported with the Clotrimazole lozenges though a theoretical risk exists. Symptoms of toxicity include numbness, tingling, abdominal pain, chest pain, muscle cramps and rapid pulse. If you are feeling any of these call your doctor or go to the emergency room. Good luck! ...Read more

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On clotrimazole for 9 days and still have sore tongue. How long does this take to cure thrush?

Oral thrush: Sometimes it takes a few weeks to cure this problem. If you have good liver function, your doctor can call in diflucan (fluconazole). This comes in a tablet and is a little stronger and seems to work better. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Thrush doesn't seem to be going away and has gotten more sore since using clotrimazole cream for 3 days, also have bleeding around the anus now, help?

Thrush doesn't seem to be going away and has gotten more sore since using clotrimazole cream for 3 days, also have bleeding around the anus now, help?

Upgrade in treatment: It sounds like you may need an 'upgrade' in treatment if your candidal symptoms aren't any better. Sometimes I'll prescribe oral anti fungal medicines to rout this kind of infection. I would guess that's what you need - so please call your doc for a follow up. Germs these days are getting tougher, and you hate to think that yeast has some resistance but it could. Time to call out the 'big guns'. ...Read more

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I've been using clotrimazole cream for thrush for a couple of days, doesn't seem to be helping and it's still really red, sore & itchy. Is this normal?

Cream not best: The effectiveness of Clotrimazole for thrush depends on adequate contact time between the Clotrimazole and the tissue in the mouth. For this reason a slowly dissolving Clotrimazole troche is usually prescribed instead of a cream. If your current treatment isn't effective, you might consider switching to an antifungal pill such as fluconzole. Best to see your doc and express your concerns. ...Read more

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Will clotrimazole 2% cream clear up tight foreskin soreness & redness tight foreskin due to thrush?

Will clotrimazole 2% cream clear up tight foreskin soreness & redness tight foreskin due to thrush?

Mycolog II: I prefer nystatin with triamcinolone cream to treat the fungal infection and the inflammation. It usually works. If not, a circumcision may be needed. Also, if you are not diabetic, you should be checked for that unless the fungal infection was brought about by antibiotics. ...Read more

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Been using clotrimazole cream for 2 wks for vaginal thrush, no symptoms now and all seems fine but its tender and red around the entrance, is it gone?

Been using clotrimazole cream for 2 wks for vaginal thrush, no symptoms now and all seems fine but its tender and red around the entrance, is it gone?

Redness: Although the cream you are using is good to treat a fungal infection it sounds like either you still have residual infection or you have a different infection going on. I would try the cream in the area that is red for a few days but if not better I would see your doctor to determine if some other condition is there. Good luck! ...Read more

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Was using clotrimazole cream and canestan to treat thrush, been a month but entrance to my vagina is still real red around it. No itching, is it gone?

Was using clotrimazole cream and canestan to treat thrush, been a month but entrance to my vagina is still real red around it. No itching, is it gone?

Probably: You definitely shouldn't need to use your current meds any longer. If you still have symptoms either this is a resistant yeast or you have something else going on. If either of these is the case you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a very itchy clitoris. Under hood is white build up that is smelly so I cleaned it up. Put some clotrimazole on it and hydrocortisone. Thrush?

I have a very itchy clitoris. Under hood is white build up that is smelly so I cleaned it up. Put some clotrimazole on it and hydrocortisone. Thrush?

Possible: A yeast infection is certainly one possibility. Clotrimazole is an effective treatment for yeast. One should avoid steroids like hydrocortisone if an infection is present as it could make things worse. If you are uncertain about the diagnosis then a gynecologist will need to examine the area to determine the cause and treatment ...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


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Clotrimazole (Definition)

Clotrimazole is a mouth/lip preparation which is a kind of ...Read more