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Why am I told to wash my mouth really well after using advair?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Thrush

Taking inhaled steroid medications can occasionally cause thrush (oral candidiasis).
This can be prevented by rinsing the mouth after use of the product. This includes drugs such as advair, symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) asmanex, qvar, etc.

In brief: Thrush

Taking inhaled steroid medications can occasionally cause thrush (oral candidiasis).
This can be prevented by rinsing the mouth after use of the product. This includes drugs such as advair, symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) asmanex, qvar, etc.
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
It also helps to brush, floss, your teeth, gums and tongue after you use your steroid controller medicine. Great way to take care of two important components of your wellness regimin.
Dr. Suresh Anand
Sometimes I also suggest to use these inhalers before eating.That helps to clean up the throat. Also some inhalers an be used with 'spacer, so the larger partlcles are retained in the spcer and not in the throat. Alvesco, another steroid inhaler has less problems with thrush.
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