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Best over-the-counter thrush medicine?
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Dr. Subir Mitra
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Rx
Nystatin oral suspension works the best but is by prescription.
Gentian violet is otc but can stain clothes and is messy.

In brief: Rx
Nystatin oral suspension works the best but is by prescription.
Gentian violet is otc but can stain clothes and is messy.
Dr. Subir Mitra
Dr. Subir Mitra
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below.
First, check with your doctor to see if it's really thrush.
If it is, there are a couple of oral prescription medicines that work well. Over the counter, the only helpful thing is gentian violet, which must be painted on all oral surfaces once daily. It stains everything, including clothing, purple!

In brief: See below.
First, check with your doctor to see if it's really thrush.
If it is, there are a couple of oral prescription medicines that work well. Over the counter, the only helpful thing is gentian violet, which must be painted on all oral surfaces once daily. It stains everything, including clothing, purple!
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
Thank
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Dr. Cindy Juster
You're welcome-I hope the thrush clears up quickly!
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