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Had thick film in mouth for last week or two. Swishing

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Had thick film in mouth for last week or two. Swishing whisky makes it burn more than usual, but I want to kill whatever bad stuff is in my mouth. Not sure what to do. Cant taste food, but can smell OK.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Swishing the whisky did remove the thick film temporarily, but the taste senses did not return. I also swished hydrogen peroxide the next day. I have been really tired lately and overall pretty run down energetically.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No fever or other cold symptoms
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi. This sounds like an oral thrush problem--a yeast infection. You can try taking probiotics and and tablespoon of apple cider vinegar three times a day but if that doesn't clear it up in a few days you'll need to see a doctor for prescription nystatin mouthwash. You may also have a sinus infection that's causing the lack of taste problem so overall it would be better to see a doctor about all of this

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks doctor.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Follow up. Do I drink the apple cider vinegar. Or swish it around for a minute?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
You drink it
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
My pleasure