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Dr. Michael Ein
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Is there a good home remedy to treat oral thrush?

Dr. Michael Ein
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
43 years in practice
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Is there a good home remedy to treat oral thrush?

Antifungals: Thrush is treated with antifungal topical treatments such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. Home remedies will not cure thrush. ...Read more

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush is also known as Thrush. 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


Dr. Ronald Achong
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
13 years in practice
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How could i treat my oral thrush without any health insurance?

Dr. Ronald Achong
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
13 years in practice
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How could i treat my oral thrush without any health insurance?

Very difficult: Need a doctor to prescribe an anti fungal medication and to determine the cause of the thrush. Usually having insurance makes treatment affordable. Try calling the local state health clinics. ...Read more

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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I have oral thrush. I have tried home remedies and nistatin. Nothing has worked. I have had it for two months. What could be wrong?

Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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I have oral thrush. I have tried home remedies and nistatin. Nothing has worked. I have had it for two months. What could be wrong?

Oral thrush: Its important to find out if its in fact thrush and if so, why you have it. You may have aphthus ulcers or leukoplakia. Its very important for your doctor or dentist to examine you and definitively diagnose yeast infection by culture. If its thrush then it may suggest underlying immunodeficiency for which there are many causes including diabetes and pregnancy, even HIV. No more home remedies. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
37 years in practice
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How can I treat oral thrush?

Dr. Daniel Quon
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
37 years in practice
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How can I treat oral thrush?

Antifungal meds: An antifungal medication can be prescribed for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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Can you tell me any home remedies for oral thrush?

Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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Can you tell me any home remedies for oral thrush?

Gentian violet: Gentian violet is an over the counter product with a long history of use for oral thrush. It is a purple liquid which will permanently stain clothing, so careful handling is recommended! It is rarely used anymore and difficult to find. Adding probiotics and raw garlic to your diet can help keep things in balance, but a florid infection will likely require Rx medications to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can you tell me some home remedies for oral thrush?

Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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Can you tell me some home remedies for oral thrush?

Gentian violet: Gentian violet is an over the counter product with a long history of use for oral thrush. It is a purple liquid which will permanently stain clothing, so careful handling is recommended! SolaRay produces an herbal product called Candida Cleanse which some people have found useful when used early in infection, or as a compliment to other therapies. ...Read more

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Dr. Ziad Akl
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What is the best way to treat oral thrush?

Dr. Ziad Akl
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What is the best way to treat oral thrush?

Depends on severity: Many people think they have oral thrush because they see white spots in their mouth but they actually do not have a thrush. Oral thrush is uncommon. It is usually caused by inhaled steroids used in asthma or copd, or by a severe immune deficiency such as hiv. It needs to be treated with an oral antifungal. ...Read more

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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What are ways to treat oral thrush?

Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
19 years in practice
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Thrush: Best treatment is the pill called diflucan. ...Read more

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Dr. Aniket Saha
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
9 years in practice
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Oral thrush. How do i treat it before the symptoms start?

Dr. Aniket Saha
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
9 years in practice
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Oral thrush. How do i treat it before the symptoms start?

Nystatin: Take nystatin. It works quite well. If there is throat pain then fluconazole is a reasonable choice. ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Help! need to know if there's any home remedies for oral thrush?

Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Board Certified, Pediatrics
31 years in practice
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Help! need to know if there's any home remedies for oral thrush?

No.: You should call your doctor to be properly diagnosed and if needed, a prescription oral pill or topical (in mouth) can be prescribed. ...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


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