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First time ever with oral thrush, I use asthma steroid inhalers clencil modulite. Most likely cause? I recently started using the inhaler.

First time ever with oral thrush, I use asthma steroid inhalers clencil modulite. Most likely cause? I recently started using the inhaler.

Thrush: Steroid inhalers can cause thrush. Try to rinse your mouth and throat after inhaler use may help. See your primary care doctor for treatment of oral thrush if problem persists., . ...Read more

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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush is a condition in which there is too much candida yeast growth on the surfaces in the mouth or throat. The yeast overgrowth areas appear as whitish spots or patches, or in more severe cases a whitish coating covering most of the ...Read more


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Very time I have oral thrush, my urine also turns cloudy. How is this possible. (Am using inhaled steroids)?

Very time I have oral thrush, my urine also turns cloudy. How is this possible. (Am using inhaled steroids)?

Ans: Well the oral thrush is most likely caused by the steroid inhaler you should rinse your mouth with warm water after every use. The cloudy urine may be from lack of hydration. Your urine should look as clear as water. So try hydrating more if this does not work get a urine analysis from your doctor ...Read more

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Can steroid asthma inhaler still cause oral thrush when using a spacer?

Can steroid asthma inhaler still cause oral thrush when using a spacer?

Yes: Although a spacer may reduce the deposition of steroid on the throat, it does not eliminate it thus leading to thrush. Try gargling with water or a mouthwash after each use to see if this helps. ...Read more

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Is nystatin rinse available otc? If so, how to use it for oral thrush from inhaler?

Is nystatin rinse available otc? If so, how to use it for oral thrush from inhaler?

Rx: The oral form of Nystatin is available by prescription only in the United States. Your doctor will probably prescribe the liquid form, or in 'trouches', which are usually swished and spit or swallowed in the mouth four times daily. ...Read more

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Whats a good natural way to get rid of oral thrush from steroid inhaler. I've so far got organic extra virgin coconut oil and live yoghurt.

FEW CHOICES: 1add 2 tbsp of pau d/arcotea ti 1 quart of boiling water.Drink 6 cups of tea each day 2take 400to5000micrograms of allicin -equivalent of one clove of garlic-supplement each day 3add couple of drpops of cinnamon oil to1tsp of coconut oil and allow to dissolve in your mouth.Make aouth gargle with a few drops of cinnamonin few drops of water, swish for 1 minute and spit 4promegrata gel locally. ...Read more

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How long before oral thrush goes with nystatin. Its mild and a few white spots. Probably caused by asthma inhaler?

A few days: It will generally resolve a few days after starting an anti fungal medication. However, the more important issue is how to prevent thrush in the future. With steroid inhalers it is best to rinse your mouth and throat before and after using the inhaler. Most people are only advised to rinse after use of the inhaler. ...Read more

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My tongue taste is like "chewing paper". Now it is little yellow coloured. I having bad breath. Oral thrush?

My tongue taste is like "chewing paper". Now it is little yellow coloured. I having bad breath. Oral thrush?

Maybe..: Bad breath could be the symptom of several oral conditions. Could very well be thrush, but try to have a thorough cleaning of your mouth including tongue using a tongue scraper rinse with some type of antibiotic (chlorhexidine), etc. If no result, see a dentist to diagnose and prescribe the right medication. ...Read more

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