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Treat Oral Thrush At Home
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best way to use Acidophilus to treat oral thrush? Its been 3 days and I have noticed no improvements.
Dentist/MD: I would recommend antifungal medication. See MR or oral surgeon. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Is taking fluconazole 150mg /week enough to treat oral thrush its my 5th week and its still there im not a immuno compromise person.
No: you need every day treatment not every week, for two weeks at least, different dosage though ...Read more
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?
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