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What Is The Cure For Thrush
Various ways: Thrush (overgrowth of candida) can result from a number of situations. Resolving the underlying 'situation' often cures the thrush. Thrush may result from medications (antibiotics, steroids, chemotherapy or other immune suppressing medicine) or a weak immune system (uncontrolled diabetes, hiv/aids, cancer, advanced age).Your doctor may prescribe nystatin, Clotrimazole or Fluconazole to cure thrush. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antifungals: Antifungal topical treatment such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth are the initial treatment for thrush. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. There are no so called natural cures. ...Read more
Tips + Rx: If you have thrush you can rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Use a soft toothbrush on your teeth. Consider taking probiotics like lactobacillus acidophilus. You can also drink kefir or eat yogurts that have live probiotic cultures. See your physician for prescription antifungal medication. ...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
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
For UTI: Some things that may help prevent bladder infection are (though none are proven by clinical trial): careful wiping after bowel movements stay well hydrated empty the bladder after sexual activity wear loose-fitting cotton underwear cranberry tablets only vaginal estrogen treatment has been shown to reduce the frequency of uti's in women after menoapuse - this requires a visit to your doctor. ...Read more
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