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Can canestan oral antifungal pill cure oral thrush on tongue?

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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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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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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Does nystatin and triamcinone acetonide cream treat vaginal yeast infection?

Yes and no: Nystatin is effective against vaginal yeast infections, but triamcinolone cream is not. It tends to relieve the itchy inflammation that goes along with the yeast vaginitis, however. Do not use it alone as it aggravates the yeast infection when used alone. ...Read more

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Can I use the canesten thrush pessary while using nuvaring?

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Can I use the canesten thrush pessary while using nuvaring?

Yes, as long as...: Canesten pessary is an agent to treat fungus-related vaginitis and Nuvaring is a combined hormonal contraceptive pill; simultaneous use of both would not conflict each other. However, how to handle your combined concern should seek professional attention with your own obs-gyn-doctors timely. ...Read more

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Medication for vaginal candidiasis?

Medication for vaginal candidiasis?

Antifungal: Some common vaginal antifungals are: miconazole, clotrimazoloe, butocanazole, terconazole, fluconazole. Strengths of these medications vary. I typically recommend a 5 or 7 day course of vaginal suppositories. Ask pharmacist in your community if they have that type of medication. ...Read more

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Does canesten thrush cream affect your contraceptive pill?

Does canesten thrush cream affect your contraceptive pill?

No: No. Hormone levels are not affected by local antifungals. However watchout for ITRACONAZOLE CAPS ...Read more

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Can clotrimazole vaginal cream treat bacterial vaginosis bv?

Can clotrimazole vaginal cream treat bacterial vaginosis bv?

No.: Is is not antibacterial or protazoal. It is an antifungal agent to treat fungal/yeast infections. ...Read more

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Does acidopholus bifidus inserted vaginally help yeast infections?

Does acidopholus bifidus inserted vaginally help yeast infections?

None: First confirm it is a yeast infection (most vaginal discharges are not yeast). If so, an anti-fungal agent like Monistat or Diflucan (fluconazole) is appropriate. Acidophilus is very good for many other things, but not for yeast infections. ...Read more

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Im using vanos cream for yeast infection --okay?

Im using vanos cream for yeast infection --okay?

No: It is steroid cream which will make yeast infection spread worse after a few days. Where is yeast? Try micatiin or lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream instead. Otherwise see physician for prescription cream or pills. ...Read more

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Does vagisil reduce thrush?

Does vagisil reduce thrush?

Not best option: If you have a vaginal yeast infection, the best way to treat this is with antifungal cream or oral medication. The vagisil products are not the best way to do this effectively. Also, if you are having recurrent problems, this is worth addressing with your doctor as far as addressing the underlying cause (for example, birth control pills). ...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