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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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?

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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What is nystatin mouth solution used for and what concerns should I know and what is the active please!?

What is nystatin mouth solution used for and what concerns should I know and what is the active please!?

Thrush: Candida (yeast) infection in the oral cavity is called thrush and usually presents with a white coating of the membranes, gums, tongue, etc., but may only show redness and tenderness. This can be managed with Nystatin (an antifungal), but more importantly if you are an adult with thrush you need to be checked for HIV and your immune system assessed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to diflucan (fluconazole) with nystatin thrush of the mouth?

You could: There are no interactions between these two medications, but ask your doctor if you need that much medication for thrush. ...Read more

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

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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On liquid nystatin. Have thrush. On meds for CDiff. Should I just swish nystatin in mouth and then swallow it or just swish. Bottle doesn't say.

Swish: Swish 3-5 minutes (it will seem like forever, so use a watch), and when done, swallow. Hope this clears things up. Good luck. ...Read more

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I read that oral nystatin can make your tongue and mouth swell up, possibly breathing problems is this true?

Nystatin: You are describing an allergic/anaphylactic reaction to a particular medication. Nystatin as well as any other antifungal, antibiotic or other medications as well as certain foods, especially seafoods can cause this type of reaction. ...Read more

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My dr. Diag me with thursh. Gave me nystatin. There are a few bumps in the back of mouth and is the meds suppose to create bad breath?

My dr. Diag me with thursh. Gave me nystatin. There are a few bumps in the back of mouth and is the meds suppose to create bad breath?

Have follow up: In general, thrush will resolve within 2 weeks of taking nyastatin if the directions are appropriately followed. Once resolved you should see your dentist for a follow up to confirm that there are no more signs of thrush. At that time have them look at the bumps to determine if they are normal (might be normal papillae), and also evaluate for halitosis, or bad breath, to see if it's related. ...Read more

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Baby had thrush. After nystatin treatment we still find white patches in mouth on cheeks that can we wiped away. Can this be milk residue?

Baby had thrush. After nystatin treatment we still find white patches in mouth on cheeks that can we wiped away. Can this be milk residue?

It could be: Infants and formula as well as breast milk can often be found on the tongue and on the oral cavity and be misconstrued as an oral thrush. Nest to let the dr. Examine your child again and assure the thrush (if it ever was thrush) has resolved, and all it is now is milk residue. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My tongue is often red and always very sensitive I am loosing my sence of taste and when I do taste is way off anything acid like ketsup sets my mouth on fire and I ve noticed lately that my gums are irretated I ve seen two doctors they gave me nystatin a

My tongue is often red and always very sensitive I am loosing my sence of taste and when I do taste is way off anything acid like ketsup sets my mouth on fire and I ve noticed lately that my gums are irretated I ve seen two doctors they gave me nystatin a

Glositis: The irritation on your tongue is probably glossitis, tongue irritation. The best treatment is to clean mouth with peridex, a prescription mouthwash, use viscous xylocaine (lidocaine) prior to eating, nad time. It does go away over night, but it usually fads away. I have also found tht stress agrivates the condition. The sore gums would indicate the possibilty of periodontal disease, I would get it check. ...Read more

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Why do doctors ask to take nystatin / chlorhexidine mouth wash is it scientifically proven to reduce neutropenic fever etc?

Why do doctors ask to take nystatin / chlorhexidine mouth wash is it scientifically proven to reduce neutropenic fever etc?

Oral related problem: Nystain rinses are anti fungal and used to treat candida albicans. Chlorhexidine is anti bacterial and is used to control periodontal infection. Are you having oral issues? ...Read more

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White tongue for 2 months, dry mouth, thick mucus. Already tried 2 bottles of nystatin and 2 ten day doses of 150mg diflucan nothing is helping?

White tongue for 2 months, dry mouth, thick mucus. Already tried 2 bottles of nystatin and 2 ten day doses of 150mg diflucan nothing is helping?

Thrush?: If this is thrush (presumable diagnosis based on the treatments received), then the organism is resistant to diflucan and another antifungal would need to be selected. An examination would be required to develop alternative theories as to cause. ...Read more

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My mouth pain involves the insides of my cheeks, my gums & my tongue. My doctor has already tried nystatin oral which didn't work. What can I do?

My mouth pain involves the insides of my cheeks, my gums & my tongue. My doctor has already tried nystatin oral which didn't work. What can I do?

Mouth pain: There is a good possibility you are doing something in your sleep such as biting your cheek grinding your teeth or biting your tongue
get rid of the cause and you should improve
see a periodontist for a better evaluation. ...Read more

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My 3 months baby has candida albicans on her mouth and tongue all the time. More than 2 months. We treated it with nystatin but didn't work. What todo?

Talk with her Dr.: Your dr. May try another anti fungal med. Oral yeast is normal flora and it is held in check by other oral bacteria. Sometimes a fungal infection can be a sign of some other systemic problem. It is important to get to the cause. ...Read more

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Use Advair and QVAR. Have thrush on roof of mouth. Using Nystatin ointment. Any better med?

Use Advair and QVAR. Have thrush on roof of mouth. Using Nystatin ointment. Any better med?

Alternative...: An alternate treatment for oral thrush would be mycelex (clotrimazole) troche, which are in the form of losenges that you dissolve in your mouth and the medicine coats your oral cavity. To prevent thrush, be sure to rinse and spit after you use your steroid inhaler, every single time. See your doctor so the losenges can be prescribed. ...Read more

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I am on nystatin oral. I squish in mouth and swallow it. Now my Gyn is giving me fluteazole for yeast infection. Should I continue to swallow nystatin?

I am on nystatin oral. I squish in mouth and swallow it. Now my Gyn is giving me fluteazole for yeast infection. Should I continue to swallow nystatin?

Yes: While the oral antifungals work systemically, some times the topical meds like nyststin work better on the surface tissues like in your mouth or GI tract. I'd suggest that you discuss the use of the two drugs simultaeously with your doctor. Hope this helps and you feel better fast. ...Read more

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White pimples on tongue and inside mouth. Doctor prescribed nilstat (nystatin) and said its infection. Old one disappeared and new one comes out.

? thrush: Sounds like thrush. Make sure you use the Nystatin for at least two days after the lesions resolve. Best bet is to call your doctor for further management. There are other meds that can be used, and he may want to do more studies to find out the cause of the thrush. ...Read more

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I have angular cheilitis in the corner of my mouth, my doctor gave me nystatin & triamcinolone cream. Should I avoid kissing/oral sex until it clears?

I have angular cheilitis in the corner of my mouth, my doctor gave me nystatin & triamcinolone cream. Should I avoid kissing/oral sex until it clears?

Well...: Angular cheilitis means the skin at the corner of the mouth is broken, cracked, and inflamed. Kissing would mean rubbing, stretching, and sucking on that broken skin. It is likely that rubbing, stretching, and sucking on an area of broken skin anywhere on the body would interfere with proper healing. ...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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I was on antibiotics. I developed thrush in my mouth. I've been taking Nystatin swish swallow. Severe diareah with green runny stool. Is this normal?

I was on antibiotics. I developed thrush in my mouth. I've been taking Nystatin swish swallow. Severe diareah with green runny stool. Is this normal?

Yes but: Yes it is normal to have these side effect with the use of antibiotics you can eat yogurt that will restore the flore in your gut and your stomach if diarrhea persisted need to have your stool checked so you might want to see a doctor if problem persisted ...Read more

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I have thrush. I have sores in my mouth but am now experiencing swollen lymph nodes kind of close to my chin. Is this normal? Taking nystatin for it

I have thrush. I have sores in my mouth but am now experiencing swollen lymph nodes kind of close to my chin. Is this normal? Taking nystatin for it

Not Normal: Thrush in the mouth is usually after taking a course of antibiotics but other conditions can cause it. The sores in the mouth might indicate that you have a predisposing condition for both. Lymph nodes can be reactive. You need to connect with on of the healthtap MD or see your local MD. ...Read more

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Nystatin (Definition)

Treats infections caused by fungus. Belongs to a class ...Read more