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I have been dignosed with h bylori about 3 weeks ago. I had

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I have been dignosed with h bylori about 3 weeks ago. I had an endoscopy preformed a few weeks ago and the also found yeast in my esophagus and gastriduous . I just finished my 21 day treatment of Diflucan. Now it feels like the yeast has come back. I can't eat solid foods and my throat feels really dry and its hard swollow. All my blood work Come back normal. I'm desperate for help
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 5 months ago.

Hello from JustAnswer. This is Dr. Love and I will be glad to assist you today.

The Diflucan is a very good drug and the usual first-line treatment for esophageal candidiasis. However, no drug works 100% of the time. If the symptoms do not clear with the Diflucan or recur very quickly after completing a 21 day course, then it would be appropriate to use an alternative drug, such as itraconazole/Sporanox or voriconazole/Vfend. It also may help to augment the oral anti-fungal with an oral lozenge that dissolves in the mouth and is swallowed, such as Nystatin lozenges. There also are several strong anti-fungal agents that can be given intravenously if the esoanidulafunginhageal candidiasis cannot be cleared by an oral drug.

All of these medicines, though, are only available by prescription, so it would be necessary to let your doctor know of the recurrent symptoms, and then additional treatment can be initiated.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 5 months ago.

Please let me know if I can provide any further assistance.

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