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Over The Counter Treatment For Oral Thrush
Depends on severity:
Tonsillitis is usually a viral or bacterial infecion of the tonsils. IN most cases, it settles without ANY treatment (although is is painful and uncomfortable). However, in a small set of cases, it can complicate and cause serious morbidity.
If you have a mild case of sore throat, it might be sufficient to use an oral rinse such as Andolex C, and pain killers like Paracetamol. If worse, see an ENT ...Read more
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
Trichomoniasis (?): If you are asking about treatment for trichomoniasis (commonly known as: Trich), a common sexually transmitted disease (STD), there is no over-the-counter treatment available. Trich requires treatment with a specific antibiotic, metronidazole (Flagyl). It is the only drug that should be used to treat trichomoniasis. If you think you may have trich, you should be tested and treated appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help please! is diflucan (fluconazole) or any other oral yeast infection medication available over the counter?
No: The pills are still by prescriprion only. ...Read more
Acute bronchitis....: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If a bacterial infection is present, antibiotics are sometimes needed. If a virus is the culprit, treatment is largely symptom relief, including drinking plenty of fluids, rest, etc. Saline nasal spray can help with nasal congestion, throat lozenges can help the sore throat, etc. If worsening, see dr. ...Read more
Can you prescribe something safe, quick and effective for treating yeast infection. Pills and cream . "Over the counter"?
"Yeasty Beasty": Yeast/fungal infections can affect many parts of the body, inc. the skin/scalp, nails, genitals, mouth, etc. Assuming that you have a vaginal yeast infection, several safe, effective "over the counter" remedies are available, like Monistat. Use according to the label directions for best results. See your doc for an exam, testing & possible presciption med if symptoms persist or worsen ...Read more
OTC Mouthrinses: It depends what you are trying to prevent. If you want to prevent cavities, use act Fluoride rinse. If you want to prevent gingivitis (bleeding gums), use listerine. If you want to prevent gingivitis and have dry mouth, use crest prohealth. (it does not have the alcohol that listerine does which can make dry mouth worse.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is the treatment for male genital thrush the same as women's treatment? The cream and/or oral tablet? Suggestions please
Yeast treatments: You must mean which yeast cream, right? All OTC "azole" treatments are equally effective: clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and several others, including single dose fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. If you're sure you have a vaginal yeast infection, choose whichever product is cheapest and/or most convenient for you. ...Read more
Thrush=Candida: Candida oral fungi normally in low numbers, but can overgrow forming white patches. Associated with antibiotics that kill the good bacteria, stress or immune suppression from various diseases & medications. Eating yogurt with live cultures or rinsing & swallowing pro-biotic mixtures with lacto-bacillus can restore a normal balance. Vaginal antifungals have been used: rx meds work best; see your dr. ...Read more
OTC works: The over the counter medicine works just fine. Repeat the dose in 2 weeks to finish the job. ...Read more
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
Prevention: repHresh helps with prevention but for treatment you really need antibiotics which aren't available over the counter in this country. Sorry I can't be of more help ...Read more
Here are some ...: What you have is probably just a long redundant retractable foreskin, to which topical application for infection / inflammation is possible. The common OTC agent is antifungal cream with or without steroid - 1% hydrocortisone. You may try it but consult Doc as needed for unforeseen events. But for long overall health, don't ignore practicing low-risk healthy lifestyle without obsession. Best wish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Many choices: There are many over the counter choices available at any local drug store (there will be a separate section). Monistat is a common medication but there are many others. They are all very similar. ...Read more
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