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Topical treatment for thrush ok in pregnancy?

Topical treatment for thrush ok in pregnancy?

Rinse or troches: Clotrimazole troches or Nystatin mouth rinse. Both are antifungal medication that eliminates the thrush. You only use these medications in the mouth and do not swallow them. Consult with your doctor for an evaluation. ...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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Is oral thrush hard to treat with nystatin?

Is oral thrush hard to treat with nystatin?

Sometimes: Nystatin is one of several antifungal drugs that have been used to treat oral thrush. The effectiveness of drug therapy varies from patient to patient. With any drug therapy the key to success is to have the correct diagnosis for the problem the drug is intended to treat. An appropriate study should be performed to confirm that you do have thrush. ...Read more

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How is oral thrush treated?

How is oral thrush treated?

Medication for 10-14: Days.While healthy children and adults can be effectively treated for thrush, the symptoms may be more severe and difficult to manage in those with weakened immune systems. Antifungal medications, which are generally taken for 10 to 14 days, are often prescribed to treat thrush. These medicines are available in tablets, lozenges, or liquids. ...Read more

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Is the medicine used for oral thrush diflucan (fluconazole)?

Fluconazole : Which is the generic name for diflucan, (fluconazole) is very useful in the treatment of oral candidiasis (thrush). ...Read more

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Are terbinafine tablets a good treatment for male thrush?

Are terbinafine tablets a good treatment for male thrush?

Not really.: Terbinafine is not approved for the treatment of thrush, but rather for onychomycosis and tinea capitis, caused by different fungi than the candida that causes thrush. Fluconazole, on the other hand, has good activity against candida, and is used commonly for thrush. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for oral thrush?

Several risk factors: Anyone can develop oral thrush, but the infection is more common with these factors: being an infant having a compromised immune system wearing dentures having other health conditions, such as diabetes or anemia taking certain medications, such as antibiotics, or oral or inhaled corticosteroids undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer having conditions that cause dry mouth smoking. ...Read more

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Best treatment for penile thrush?

Best treatment for penile thrush?

Antifungal ointment: Antifungal ointments like Oxistat or nistatin.

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Will oral thrush tablet get rid of oral thrush as well as vaginal?

MONILIASIS: Oral thrush is treated with Nystatin oral suspension. Vaginal monilia infection is treated with suppository or cream. Both rx are for fungus but different strength. ...Read more

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Will nystatin oral tablet cure a vaginal yeast infection?

Will nystatin oral tablet cure a vaginal yeast infection?

Yes : It is an antifungal although not often used for this. Over the counter creams will work too. ...Read more

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Can you use oral antibiotics for a child under 4 months of age?

Can you use oral antibiotics for a child under 4 months of age?

Yes-- only if needed: It is possible to use oral antibiotics in a young baby. However, they should only be used if the child has a bacterial infection. Many infections in young children (such as common colds) are viral in etiology and will get better on their own without antibiotics. Using antibiotics when not medically appropriate can cause them to be less effective when your child gets very sick & really needs them. ...Read more

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Can oral antibiotics be an effective treatment for sepsis?

Can oral antibiotics be an effective treatment for sepsis?

Sepsis: Sepsis is when bacteria spreads from a point of initial infection to the bloodstream. As a result, blood pressure decreases, heart rate rises, and breathing becomes labored. Sepsis typically recquires IV antibiotics in an icu. If missed or undertreated, a patient could die. ...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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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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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 membranes lining the mouth and tongue is called thrush or oral thrush. If in the vagina, it is called ...Read more