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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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I've been on strong antibiotics and now I have oral thrush. What are good over-the-counter or home remedies I can try?

I've been on strong antibiotics and now I have oral thrush. What are good over-the-counter or home remedies I can try?

Tips + Rx: If you have thrush you can rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Use a soft toothbrush on your teeth. Consider taking probiotics like lactobacillus acidophilus. You can also drink kefir or eat yogurts that have live probiotic cultures. Avoid eating excessive sugar. See your physician for prescription antifungal medication. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush be treated with something from over-the-counter at the chemist?

Can oral thrush be treated with something from over-the-counter at the chemist?

Not as well.: There are some over-the-counter remedies, but no guarantee that they will work as well. You can try rinsing with a baking soda solution, salt water, cider vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. However, these are not good options if you are treating a baby. Gentian violet is also another option, but is a bit messy. As with any meds, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment of oral thrush?

Which is the best treatment of oral thrush?

Nystatin oral rinse: This is an anti fungal and can be prescribed by your dentist or physician. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for oral thrush?

What is the treatment for oral thrush?

Nystatin: Nystatin is a prescription medication that, in liquid form, is the treatment of choice for oral thrush. ...Read more

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Is scraping off the yeast/bacteria a possible treatment for oral thrush?

No: Thrush is not a bacterial infection. It is a fungal infection. Scraping it off will leave a raw bleeding surface which is one way to diagnose Candida Albicans from other white lesions. Scraping it off will not eliminate the infection. You need to take the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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I am on dose 2 of macrobid for UTI &making my oral thrush worse. I am waiting to see ID for thrush treatment but appt is 1 mth — do I stop macrobid?

Maybe: If your urinary tract symptoms are still present, then you need to continue the macrobid. However, macrobid rarely causes thrush. If you truly have thrush, there may be another cause. You should see your PCP or try to move your appointment up or see a different ID doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to consume tea with one drop of oregano essential oil? for treatment of respiratory , sinus, oral thrush?

Oregano oil/tea: This is certainly "safe", even in pregnancy, but it is not a good treatment for oral thrush. See your family physician for an exam and more efficient treatment for thrush. ...Read more

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I took bacterial vaginosis treatment by mouth two weeks ago, but I got oral thrush from it, and I think my BV has come back after having sex?!

I took bacterial vaginosis treatment by mouth two weeks ago, but I got oral thrush from it, and I think my BV has come back after having sex?!

Recurrent BV: Recurrent BV is a common problem, and unfortunately the most effective treatments (usually metronidazole by mouth) can trigger yeast infections. BV isn't usually an STD in the usual sex, except in lesbian partners. Still, even with male partners, it's a good idea to either avoid sex or use condoms consistently (even with regular partners) for several weeks. For expert advice see an NHS GUM clinic. ...Read more

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Hello I would like to know what are the cause of oral thrush in babies?

Hello I would like to know what are the cause of oral thrush in babies?

Oral thrush: A baby usually gets oral thrush from passing thru the birth canal of an infected mother. ...Read more

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Does it ever happen that a dog licking a 6-week-old babies face causes oral thrush in the baby.?

Not likely: While dog bites are problematic for infections, licking is not usually associated with oral or skin infections. ...Read more

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What kind of home treatments will cure oral thrush and how long will it take for it to be actually cured?

None: Thrush is treated with topical antifungals to the mouth. These are nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension-swish and swallow 4 times a day or Clotrimazole troches-dissolve one in mouth 4 times a day until the lesions are gone. For resistant cases fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200 mgs. Orally once a day for a few days will usually work. I know of no home remedies that work for thrush. ...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?

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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I have been on antibiotics for wisdom teeth surgery removal. I have a mild case of oral thrush and I am going to start swab treatments today. In a week, would it be okay for me to kiss my boyfriend? Would he be at risk of getting oral thrush from me?

I have been on antibiotics for wisdom teeth surgery removal. I have a mild case of oral thrush and I am going to start swab treatments today. In a week, would it be okay for me to kiss my boyfriend? Would he be at risk of getting oral thrush from me?

It is ok in a week: Thrush generally occurs when the normal bacterial flora in your mouth is changed due to taking antibiotics or when your immune system isn't working correctly. If your boyfriend has a normal immune system and you use the swabs for a week, he should be fine. Also, it is probably not a good idea to french kiss if your surgery is recent. ...Read more

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What is your opinion thoughts on mild thrush in a 5-month-old baby and requested treatment. Has had the oral meds. Keeps returning not bad but there?

What is your opinion thoughts on mild thrush in a 5-month-old baby and requested treatment. Has had the oral meds. Keeps returning not bad but there?

? steroid inhaler: I wonder if your infant is taking inhalation form of steroid. If not, trial of Fluconazole instead of Nystatin would do a trick. In case thrush persists even after fluconazole, work-up to rule out immunodeficiency should be sought. ...Read more

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Is there OTC treatment for thrush?

Is there OTC treatment for thrush?

There are some: Rinse with 1 tbsp of organic apple cider vinegar in 1 cup of warm water. Also, rinsing with a solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide can help. Mixing 1/2 tsp of salt in 1 cup of warm water is an alternative as is a solution of baking soda. Acidophilus capsules can help restore the normal bacterial flora in your body.
The best treatment, however, are the prescription meds that directly kill candida. ...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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Facial thrush in 6 week old- what is the best topical treatment? He's already on oral miconazole for his mouth. Thank you

Nystatin cream: Some thrush (50-70%) is resistant to Miconazole and nystatin, and you do not want to use anything he can eat. If it does not get better, your dr may prescribe oral diflucan--systemic, not topical, but more effective. ...Read more

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I have had a thrush like rash around my anus for three months tried discontinuing the use of soap, 1 solid week if oral. Yeast. 1day treatment. Med?

I have had a thrush like rash around my anus for three months tried discontinuing the use of soap, 1 solid week if oral. Yeast. 1day treatment. Med?

Cannot diagnose: Without being able to see this rash it is impossible to accurately diagnose it. Suggest you show this to a doctor and get treated appropriately. If it is candida and unresponsive to standard therapy you may want to check both your immune status and hiv. Good luck. ...Read more

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