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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Can steroid asthma inhaler still cause oral thrush when using a spacer?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Can steroid asthma inhaler still cause oral thrush when using a spacer?

Yes: Although a spacer may reduce the deposition of steroid on the throat, it does not eliminate it thus leading to thrush. Try gargling with water or a mouthwash after each use to see if this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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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Getting treated for bronchitis with no response steroids, inhalers, or antibiotics.. hospitalized with shortness of breath and wheezing with neg CXR?

Getting treated for bronchitis with no response steroids, inhalers, or antibiotics.. hospitalized with shortness of breath and wheezing with neg CXR?

Sure of diagnosis?: If your doctor is sure of the diagnosis, it may just take time. Bronchitis typically doesn't show up on chest x-ray. If you use birth control pills or have other risk factors for clotting, ask your doctor to do a d-dimer to screen you for a blood clot in your lung (pulmonary embolism). If the ddimer is negative, you don't have it. If pos, you will need a CT to rule it in or out. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath after a cold. Dr diagnosed allergies and 80 mcg steroid inhaler. Are there bad side effects to using steriods with inhaler?

I have shortness of breath after a cold. Dr diagnosed allergies and 80 mcg steroid inhaler. Are there bad side effects to using steriods with inhaler?

Steroid side effects: Long term, chronic, high dose steroids can have side effects on the bones, eyes, appetite. However, in the short term, the steroid inhaler can help your allergy symptoms without undue side effects. ...Read more

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Can using an asthma inhaler cause any oral health problems?

Can using an asthma inhaler cause any oral health problems?

Asthma inhaler: If you are using a steroid inhaler, you need to wash your mouth and/or brush your teeth after everytime you use it, as the steroid may cause oral thrush and occasionally cavities. The bronchodilators, such as albbuterol do not have such effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Can asthma meds (inhaled cortisteroids) be used to treat frequent attacks of angioedema with swollen airways?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Can asthma meds (inhaled cortisteroids) be used to treat frequent attacks of angioedema with swollen airways?

Unfortunately no: Angioedema threatening the airways can only be helped first by Epinephrine (adrenline) , then by high dose systemic steroids, inhaled corticosteroids won't help the acute phase. ...Read more

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How long before oral thrush goes with nystatin. Its mild and a few white spots. Probably caused by asthma inhaler?

A few days: It will generally resolve a few days after starting an anti fungal medication. However, the more important issue is how to prevent thrush in the future. With steroid inhalers it is best to rinse your mouth and throat before and after using the inhaler. Most people are only advised to rinse after use of the inhaler. ...Read more

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Can strep be mistaken for oral thrush?

Can strep be mistaken for oral thrush?

Depends: This depends on who is calling it strep and their level of training/ thoroughness of evaluation. In today's lingo, lots of folks call any sore throat strep, while only a fraction are. Proper office evaluation includes a throat exam and a quick test (ready in ...Read more

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Is it possible to diflucan (fluconazole) with nystatin thrush of the mouth?

Is it possible to diflucan (fluconazole) with nystatin thrush of the mouth?

You could: There are no interactions between these two medications, but ask your doctor if you need that much medication for thrush. ...Read more

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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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Are dry powder inhalers ever appropriately used as rescue inhalers, or are MDIs the most appropriate choice?

Are dry powder inhalers ever appropriately used as rescue inhalers, or are MDIs the most appropriate choice?

Either one is ok: To use a medication as a rescue inhaler to treat asthma symptoms, the medication should be a fast-acting bronchodilator (whether it comes as a traditional metered-dose-inhaler or as a dry-powder-inhaler should not matter, as long as the patient has used the inhaler before, and did not get any problems such as side effects in the past). ...Read more

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Can ADHD type symptoms and anxiety symptoms be a side effect of albuterol and qvar inhalers for asthma?

Can ADHD type symptoms and anxiety symptoms be a side effect of  albuterol and qvar inhalers for asthma?

Yes: Anxiety and attention deficits can be side effects of albuterol and frequent albuterol usage is a sign of uncontrolled asthma which can also give you the above symptoms. Get yourself checked! ...Read more

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What is cough variant asthma? And do you prefer dry powder inhalers or metered dose inhalers for albuterol treatment of this condition?Which is Better

What is cough variant asthma? And do you prefer dry powder inhalers or metered dose inhalers for albuterol treatment of this condition?Which is Better

Cough variant asthma: Is type of asthma where cough is the most salient symptom, dry cough, but still have other asthma signs, at times it might be the only symptom and hard to diagnose. As for the albuterol form: whichever works, so long it is taken in the right way and produces the desired effect, but albuterol is just a quick fix, you need comprehensive treatment as any other asthmatic, see an allergist/pulmonol ...Read more

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Is it possible that fluticasone propionate nasal spray can help with asthma symptoms?

Is it possible that fluticasone propionate nasal spray can help with asthma symptoms?

Fluticasone: Nasal spray can help asthma symptoms indirectly by controlling upper airway chronic inflammation, which impacts asthma, but if you were prescribed asthma controller medicines, you need to take them too on regular basis as prescribed to help control upper and lower airways inflammation, which is the hallmark for all asthma symptoms/complications, and not rely on nasal Fluticasone alone ...Read more

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How soon can a child with bronchitis being treated with antibiotics?

How soon can a child with bronchitis being treated with antibiotics?

Immediately if....: As soon as diagnosed with a bacterial infection.Antibiotics do not help viral infections which most " bronchitis" in chidren is caused by.And there is no simple test 100% accurate for this such as bloodwork or xrys. ...Read more

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Can fizzy drinks and asthma inhalers cause recurrent oral thrush especially on hard palate.

Can fizzy drinks and asthma inhalers cause recurrent oral thrush especially on hard palate.

No & yes: Fizzy drinks no. Inhalers can be the cause. A physician should evaluate your oral tissues. ...Read more

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Dr. David Kam Dr. Kam
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First time ever with oral thrush, I use asthma steroid inhalers clencil modulite. Most likely cause? I recently started using the inhaler.

Dr. David Kam Dr. Kam
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First time ever with oral thrush, I use asthma steroid inhalers clencil modulite. Most likely cause? I recently started using the inhaler.

Thrush: Steroid inhalers can cause thrush. Try to rinse your mouth and throat after inhaler use may help. See your primary care doctor for treatment of oral thrush if problem persists., . ...Read more

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When I use a steroid inhaler i always get very bad thrush it does not matter how well i rinse. Is there any to prevent this?

When I use a steroid inhaler i always get very bad  thrush it does not matter how well i rinse. Is there any to prevent this?

Generally, Yes: You need to let your physcian or dentist know about this. They can prescribe either a mouth rinse or pills that can help prevent or reduce the symptoms of thrush. Thrush is known as candidiasis and is caused by an organism that we all have in our intestinal tract to aid in digestion. Many medications can cause Candida Albicans to get out of balance and the medications help set things right. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Can steroid asthma inhaler still cause oral thrush when using a spacer?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Yes: Although a spacer may reduce the deposition of steroid on the throat, it does not eliminate it thus leading to thrush. Try gargling with water or a mouthwash after each use to see if this helps. ...Read more

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Is nystatin rinse available otc? If so, how to use it for oral thrush from inhaler?

Is nystatin rinse available otc? If so, how to use it for oral thrush from inhaler?

Rx: The oral form of Nystatin is available by prescription only in the United States. Your doctor will probably prescribe the liquid form, or in 'trouches', which are usually swished and spit or swallowed in the mouth four times daily. ...Read more

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Whats a good natural way to get rid of oral thrush from steroid inhaler. I've so far got organic extra virgin coconut oil and live yoghurt.

FEW CHOICES: 1add 2 tbsp of pau d/arcotea ti 1 quart of boiling water.Drink 6 cups of tea each day 2take 400to5000micrograms of allicin -equivalent of one clove of garlic-supplement each day 3add couple of drpops of cinnamon oil to1tsp of coconut oil and allow to dissolve in your mouth.Make aouth gargle with a few drops of cinnamonin few drops of water, swish for 1 minute and spit 4promegrata gel locally. ...Read more

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Why do steroid inhalers cause thrush and infections of my mouth?

They affect immunity: Corticosteroids in inhalers have been very helpful in reducing asthma flares. However, they can cause side effects, including thrush, a local yeast infection in the mouth and throat. This is because the anti-inflammatory effect of the steroid also reduces the immune response against microbes, including viruses, bacteria, & fungi. Rinsing your mouth after using these inhalers helps reduce thrush. ...Read more

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How long before oral thrush goes with nystatin. Its mild and a few white spots. Probably caused by asthma inhaler?

A few days: It will generally resolve a few days after starting an anti fungal medication. However, the more important issue is how to prevent thrush in the future. With steroid inhalers it is best to rinse your mouth and throat before and after using the inhaler. Most people are only advised to rinse after use of the inhaler. ...Read more

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Hoarseness & uncomfortable swollen throat feeling and coated tongue roof of mouth feeling hairy. could this be thrush from my inhaler? ent saw nothing

Inhaler technique: Thrush is always a concern when using asthma inhalers. Make sure you are washing your mouth out after each use and review inhaler technique with your doctor at your next follow-up appointment. Sometimes adding a spacer to your device can assist. If an ENT evaluated your mouth then likely not thrush. Inhaled steroids can cause sore throat as a side effect. Address with prescribing provider. ...Read more

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Who gets thrush?

Who gets thrush?

Not healthy patients: One of the most common causes of thrush is chronic antibiotic usage. It can occur with a single course of antibiotics but not usually. It also occurs frequtntly in chronically ill and debilitated patients or those who are immuno-compromised. Healthy patients generally do not get thrush. ...Read more

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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