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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

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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What would be the most effective remedy for cure oral thrush?

What would be the most effective remedy for cure oral thrush?

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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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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Is there a good home remedy to treat oral thrush?

Is there a good home remedy to treat oral thrush?

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

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What is a home remedy to cure oral thrush for an adult woman?

What is a home remedy to cure oral thrush for an adult woman?

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

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Does anyone have a home remedy that works on oral thrush, caused by the asthma medicine advair?

Does anyone have a home remedy that works on oral thrush, caused by the asthma medicine advair?

No...: You need an anti-fungal treatment and there are oral losenges that work well. They require a prescription so see your doctor for treatment. The best way to avoid this in the future is to rinse your mouth and spit it out after every use of the advair. ...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?

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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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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Can you tell me any home remedies for oral thrush?

Can you tell me any home remedies for oral thrush?

Gentian violet: Gentian violet is an over the counter product with a long history of use for oral thrush. It is a purple liquid which will permanently stain clothing, so careful handling is recommended! It is rarely used anymore and difficult to find. Adding probiotics and raw garlic to your diet can help keep things in balance, but a florid infection will likely require Rx medications to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some home remedies for oral thrush?

Can you tell me some home remedies for oral thrush?

Gentian violet: Gentian violet is an over the counter product with a long history of use for oral thrush. It is a purple liquid which will permanently stain clothing, so careful handling is recommended! SolaRay produces an herbal product called Candida Cleanse which some people have found useful when used early in infection, or as a compliment to other therapies. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is any home remedies for oral thrush?

Please tell me if there is any home remedies for oral thrush?

Thrush: If it is mild, it can sometimes respond to home remedies. Try these. http://www.m.webmd.com/oral-health/tc/thrush-home-treatment ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's any home remedies for oral thrush?

No.: You should call your doctor to be properly diagnosed and if needed, a prescription oral pill or topical (in mouth) can be prescribed. ...Read more

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I have oral thrush. I have tried home remedies and nistatin. Nothing has worked. I have had it for two months. What could be wrong?

Oral thrush: Its important to find out if its in fact thrush and if so, why you have it. You may have aphthus ulcers or leukoplakia. Its very important for your doctor or dentist to examine you and definitively diagnose yeast infection by culture. If its thrush then it may suggest underlying immunodeficiency for which there are many causes including diabetes and pregnancy, even HIV. No more home remedies. ...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?

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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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

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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


Thrush (Definition)

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