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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


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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?

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

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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.

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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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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Can steroid asthma inhaler still cause oral thrush when using a spacer?

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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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

Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more


Thrush (Definition)

Thrush is a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more