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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?

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

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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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Can oral thrush be treated with something from over-the-counter at the chemist?

Can oral thrush be treated with something from over-the-counter at the chemist?

Not as well.: There are some over-the-counter remedies, but no guarantee that they will work as well.You can try rinsing with a baking soda solution, salt water,cider vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. However these are not good options if you are treating a baby. Gentian violet is also another option, but is a bit messy. As with any meds, please discuss with your doctor. ...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?

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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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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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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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?

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 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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