Can canestan oral antifungal pill cure oral thrush on tongue?

Not a good choice. Even though canestan is an antifungal, it would not be the drug of choice for oral thrush. If you have thrush-like symptoms on your tongue, you should see your dentist or physician, because there are several different medications used to treat this yeast-like fungus, depending on the severity of the thrush, your own health, and your immune strength. It would not be wise to treat this yourself.
Yes it can. It might not cure totally, but yes it can. Be sure and let your physician or dentist follow your progress in controlling oral thrush with this medication.

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Instead of taking two different antifungals for two separate things, what would you recommend for oral thrush on tongue and white piedra?

Thrush, White Piedra. White Piedra is usually a superficial fungal infection of hair shafts that is treated by shaving the area and applying topical antifungal shampoo, or sometimes use of oral antifungal. Oral thrush is caused by Candida, can be seen in immune suppressed persons or those who have been on antibiotics, and can be treated with a topical solution or an oral antifungal. Suggest discuss with your doctor. Read more...

Asked prev but here's more detail. I have oral thrush on tongue. It's chronic, looks creamy white, and is sore on the tip. No diabetes. Cause?

Many causes. Oral thrush is an candida (or yeast) infection of the mouth. One cause of thrush is medication induced - are you on any antibiotics or immunosupressive medications like steroids? Some illnesses can cause chronic thrush such as HIV, diabetes, other immune deficiencies. People who smoke are more prone to getting thrush. Please see a primary care physician for this concern. Read more...

Hi I was wondering what oral thrush feels like, and if everyone has a slight white coating on the tongue?

Evaluation. If you got white spot on tonsil or mouth wall see your doctor to be evaluated and treated. Read more...
Painful. It generally is painful and will often bleed. White coating on the tongue may be good debris and can be wiped off. Read more...

Can oral thrush coat just your tongue?

No. It can extend over all mucous membranes in the oral cavity and down the esophagus. I have seen patients with strings of white exudate extending from their uvula to the tongue and their entire throat coated white. If you are a normal adult u should not be getting thrush and should have your immune system examined and u should get tested for hiv. Read more...

I have small white dots on the back of my tongue. Is this normal or maybe candida? It doesn't look anything like the oral thrush photos I've seen.

White tongue. It is fairly normal to have a whitish discoloration on the back of the tongue. The tongue sloughs daily and sometimes this can build up. This is especially more common if you are dry or dehydrated for some reason. Often, gently brushing the tongue can help. It's unlikely to be thrush unless you have been on a lot of antibiotics recently, steroids, or are immunosuppressed for some reason. Read more...
Doubtful... While this is possibly early candida, the most likely source are the normal papillae in that area. If they begin to spread and come together that could be candida. Contact your dentist for an evaluation, to alleviate your concerns. Read more...

Can albuterol cause white tongue? . Asth not well controlled, use about 5x/day. I've had oral thrush from predn b4, this doesnt look or feel the same.

Not usually. Albuterol doesn't generally put you at higher risk for developing oral thrush like inhaled steroids do. It sounds like your asthma is not well controlled and that your medication regimen could be reviewed and adjusted to give you better relief. . Read more...
Yes. Albuterol can cause thrush. Make sure you use a space to reduce this. Work with you MD or ENT to diagnose and treat your tongue. Read more...

Is it generally no issue to brush your tongue when oral thrush is present?

Yes. Yes you can and encouraged to do so. After you brush the thrush away, you tongue may look rather red.That is normal. After the thrush infection is gone, throw away your toothbrush and get a new one. Read more...
Best to be seen by. Your physician or dentist for appropriate treatment recommendations / medications. Part of the problem is auto inoculation. Hope this helps. Read more...