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Oral Thrush

Alternate Names : Oral Candida, Oral Moniliasis, Yeast Infection, Oral

Oral Thrush | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the infection?

There are several types of effective medication. Some are taken orally. Others are used as a mouth rinse, then swallowed. A doctor can also treat affected areas with topical mediations such as gentian violet. Some of the drugs that can be used include:

  • fluconazole
  • clotrimazole
  • nystatin
  • ketoconazole
  • All of these medications must be taken under a doctor's care as prescribed.

    Another aspect of treatment involves refitting or adjusting ill-fitting denture or other oral appliances. Dentures and other oral appliances should not be worn at night unless specifically recommended by the dentist.

    How is the infection monitored?

    Any suspicion of recurrence should be brought to the attention of a healthcare professional.

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    Author: Marvin Goldfogel, DDS
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 09/19/01

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