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Oral Thrush Remedies
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
Antifungals: Thrush is treated with antifungal topical treatments such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. Home remedies will not cure thrush. ...Read more
Baking powder+water: Gargle with alkaline solution such as 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder in 1/2 cup water several times a day. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Baby 1 m old has been receiving nystatin 2weeks for oral thrush. Thrush has not improved. Any natural course of treatment? Any chance it could clear up on its own? Should we continue with nystatin?
Thrush: Oral thrush is a common infection of the mouth among infants. It is treated with topical nystatin. Some reasons that the medication is taking a little longer to treat the infection, may include skipping doses, not applying it to the affected areas effectively, continued exposure to candida. I would suggest treating any diaper rashes. Immune problems can be another cause, pls check with your M.D. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dentist prescribed me nystatin for oral thrush. Its a rinse and spit form. Will i have systemic side effects? Or no since it isnt systemic treatment?
Probably Not: Providing you don't swallow too much there should be no systemic effects. Talk to your dentist if you have more questions. ...Read more
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