i have been suffering from oral thrush for many months. it comes and goes and leavesme feeling lousy...any ideas .
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 70 years tomorrow
fungulin lozenges, yoghurt.
Have you seen a doctor about this and do you have other medical conditions?
Did you get my last post?
i have controlled high blood pressure.and arthritis. dr, gave me anti-
biotic to clear up my last bout if oral thrush. took 2 weeks. still have
bouts of it.
An antibiotic or an antifungal medication? I assume the diagnosis of thrush was confirmed with cultures? Were you evaluated for any disorders that could weaken your immune system?
have been taking antigungal lozenges ever since i was diagnosed with
thrush. had throat swabs taken and chest x-ray...showed nothing.
So what has your doctor said about the problem?
my doctor does not seem to be able to find a result.
I assume he's checked for diabetes, HIV, cancer like lymphoma or leukemia, gastric reflux, chronic sinusitis--all those things?
dont think he has although i remember him mentioning i had sinusitis.
Well, while thrush can "just happen," repeated episodes indicate either an ongoing infection or a condition that depresses the immune system, so he needs to consider and evaluate all the areas I mentioned above. Perhaps a short course of oral Diflucan could be a better approach to treating the thrush itself for now.
Over 20 yrs of Family Practice