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Is there a good home remedy to treat oral thrush?

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

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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How is oral thrush treated?

How is oral thrush treated?

Medication for 10-14: Days.While healthy children and adults can be effectively treated for thrush, the symptoms may be more severe and difficult to manage in those with weakened immune systems. Antifungal medications, which are generally taken for 10 to 14 days, are often prescribed to treat thrush. These medicines are available in tablets, lozenges, or liquids. ...Read more

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How can I treat oral thrush?

How can I treat oral thrush?

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

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What is the best way to treat oral thrush?

What is the best way to treat oral thrush?

Antifungals: Antifungal topical treatment such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth are the initial treatment. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any home remedies for oral thrush?

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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Can you tell me some home remedies for oral thrush?

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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Oral thrush. How do i treat it before the symptoms start?

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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Please tell me if there is any home remedies for oral thrush?

Please tell me if there is any home remedies for oral thrush?

Thrush: If it is mild, it can sometimes respond to home remedies. Try these. http://www.m.webmd.com/oral-health/tc/thrush-home-treatment ...Read more

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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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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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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?

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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What can I do to get rid of oral thrush fast while at home?

Anti-fungal: There are no reliable treatments for thrush other than prescription anti-fungals. Gentian violet is non-prescription and may work but it is very messy and permanently stains clothing. Thrush is unusual in an adult unless there has been exposure to oral steroids or antibiotics. One needs to know why there is thrush. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy to cure oral thrush for an adult woman?

What is a home remedy to cure oral thrush for an adult woman?

Baking powder+water: Gargle with alkaline solution such as 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder in 1/2 cup water several times a day. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush be treated with something from over-the-counter at the chemist?

Can oral thrush be treated with something from over-the-counter at the chemist?

Not as well.: There are some over-the-counter remedies, but no guarantee that they will work as well.You can try rinsing with a baking soda solution, salt water,cider vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. However these are not good options if you are treating a baby. Gentian violet is also another option, but is a bit messy. As with any meds, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of home treatments will cure oral thrush and how long will it take for it to be actually cured?

None: Thrush is treated with topical antifungals to the mouth. These are nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension-swish and swallow 4 times a day or Clotrimazole troches-dissolve one in mouth 4 times a day until the lesions are gone. For resistant cases fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200 mgs. Orally once a day for a few days will usually work. I know of no home remedies that work for thrush. ...Read more

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Im taking one fluconazole once a week for 6 weeks.. Is it enough to treat oral thrush im not immuno compromise person.or i need to take it per day?

Reassessment Needed: If you've taken a drug for 6 weeks w/out any sign of relief, you need to see your doctor again to assess whether or not the treatment is really doing anything for you. 6 weeks seems excessive and you may need a different medication. ...Read more

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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