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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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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 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?

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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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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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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Good morning, For patients who had severe allergic reaction to oral fluconazole for treatment of candidiasis, which treatment would you suggest? Thanks

Good morning, For patients who had severe allergic reaction to oral fluconazole for treatment of candidiasis, which treatment would you suggest? Thanks

It depends...: Potential options are caspofungin and related drugs, nystatin, and amphoteracin B. But this depends a lot on the particular kind of candidiasis: different for superficial or body orifice infections (vaginal, anal, mouth) than for advanced (e.g. bloodstream) infections. If you mean "systemic candidiasis", that's an urban myth, not a real illness and doesn't need treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could cure my oral thrush?

Thrush: First I would check for other diseases or reasons u can treat with Mycelex (clotrimazole) a proscription and oral rinses from pharmacy ...Read more

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How can I cure oral thrush or lichen planus?

How can I cure oral thrush or lichen planus?

Oral thrush: With proper medical treatment, most simple thrush infections can be cured in about 7 to 14 days. Most likely the infection may not return as long as you stay healthy and well nourished. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. There is no treatment for lichen planus. Take care. ...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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How long does it take for garlic, acidopholis and gentian violet to cure oral thrush? I have no insurance til next year so can't see a doctor!

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How long does it take for garlic, acidopholis and gentian violet to cure oral thrush? I have no insurance til next year so can't see a doctor!

1 week: Application of gentian violet for a week should do a job if you can bear with some messiness. I have noticed that other oral lesions have been mistaken as thrush by general public. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure oral thrush? Does peroxyl help?

Nystatin: This is an antibiotic that kills yeast and you can get it from your doc by prescription. ...Read more

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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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Can canestan oral antifungal pill cure oral thrush on tongue?

Not a good choice: Even though canestan is an antifungal, it would not be the drug of choice for oral thrush. If you have thrush-like symptoms on your tongue, you should see your dentist or physician, because there are several different medications used to treat this yeast-like fungus, depending on the severity of the thrush, your own health, and your immune strength. It would not be wise to treat this yourself. ...Read more

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Treatment thrush caused by advair non script?

Thrush Rx: I recommend Nystatin 3-4 times daily for 5 days.

Obviously, rinsing your mouth after advair will prevent future issues. ...Read more

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When will the treatment for thrush begin to alleviate symptoms?

2-3 days: Usually after 2-3 days there should be some alleviation of symptoms. ...Read more

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If I had thrush of the gullet what treatment would be given to me for it?

If I had thrush of the gullet what treatment would be given to me for it?

Antifungal: There are several oral antifungal agents which can be used. The major question here, however, is why do you have thrush? You need to have your immune status assessed and definitely need to be tested for HIV. This is not a condition usually seen in immune competent adults and you must be thoroughly evaluated. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I know when will the treatment for thrush start to alleviate symptoms?

Possibly a few days: The response time depends on the severity of the condition, any other ongoing medical conditions, and other medications being taken. If there are no other medical conditions and no other medications being taken, treatment should probably start relieving symptoms in a few days although the full course of recommended treatment should still be taken. ...Read more

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I have thrush and I want to know what the cheapest, quickest treatment that I can get at the pharmacy without a script is?

I have thrush and I want to know what the cheapest, quickest treatment that I can get at the pharmacy without a script is?

I would recommend: ... A natural treatment for the prevention of yeast, which is to use plain yogurt, mix it in a douche bottle (buy a douching kit from the store but don"t use the vinegar solution given) with half/half water. Then use this to irrigate the vagina 2-3 times per week. This will increase the vaginal bacteria called lactobacillus, which will help to prevent yeast infections. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for thrush?

What is the treatment for thrush?

Oral Nystatin: Babies are treated with oral nystating drops. This is applied with a dropper and then massaged into the cheeks, lips and gums with a clean finger. The medication is used for 7 days or until the lesions resolve plus a couple of days. ...Read more

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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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Can thrush be cured without treatment?

Can thrush be cured without treatment?

Why not treat!: Yogurt may help. Gentle peroxide gargling can help, but why not treat. Mycostatin (nystatin) can be taken otc, and fluconzole will clear it in no time. ...Read more

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I've developed thrush. What is treatment?

I've developed thrush. What is treatment?

Anti-fungal agent: One effective drug is called Fluconazole (brand name: diflucan). Other medications include clotrimazole, and nystatin. ...Read more

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Which treatment for thrush is the very best?

Mycelex (clotrimazole) Troches: Just ask your doctor/dentist for these, dissolve in mouth 5x day for 2 weeks. Should resolve the candidiasis (thrush). ...Read more

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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)

A yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more