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Oral Thrush/Burning tongue syndrome

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  • Posted By: samwofABQ
  • July 16, 2007
  • 11:24 PM

I've been fighting oral thrush since march now, I've taken nystatin, magic mouthwash (no idea whats in it besides maalox), and antibiotics. Doctors have told me it's an allergic reaction to toothpaste so I changed that, I use 3 different kinds of toothpaste now. That's not it... although I'm positive that sugar in toothpaste is making the thrush worse since yeast grows with sugar.

Well I've decided that since I can't get a doctor to cure me I'm going to have to try and do it myself. I'm going to try and lower my sugar intake to almost none, eat vegetables and meat, and drink as much water as I can in a day.

I'm going to try candigone, it's the only candidas cleanse I could find that doesn't seem to be ridiculously expensive (thrush is yeast which is candidas albicans), and paragone (parasite cleanse, which these can occur if candidas hasn't been put under control), and also I will exercise 20-30 mins every other day in some fashion. I will also take an acidophilus pill and garlic pill.

If this doesn't cure my oral thrush, then I have no idea what I can do.

I've been tested for diseases, viruses, vitamin deficiencies, and surprisingly I turn out to be a very healthy person according to the tests. Although one doctor said I have herpes. No, he's wrong I've been tested three times for herpes now. In fact I've been tested three times for just about everything BUT candidas albicans, I'm sure there are 89479874 other tests they can do, but I just can't afford it. I don't have health insurance anymore. So I can't afford 300-500$ everytime I go to the doctor, which is at this pace 3-4 times a month.

Anyway, if anyone has found another cure for oral thrush please let me know.

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  • I'm going to try candigone, it's the only candidas cleanse I could find that doesn't seem to be ridiculously expensive (thrush is yeast which is candidas albicans), and paragone (parasite cleanse, which these can occur if candidas hasn't been put under control), and also I will exercise 20-30 mins every other day in some fashion. I will also take an acidophilus pill and garlic pill. I haven't tried candigone, but would highly recommend a product called Threelac -it is just brilliant for Thrush! I had Thrush when I was pregnant with my second child - it is so painful! Nystatin usually doesn't work IME, but I had Threelac on hand and just dissolved a packet in my mouth - after just 3 days it was completely gone. I have recommended this product for two other people who have had thrush who were both patients of mine. They both had great and instant relief from this product. Keep in mind that I am not a distributor and have no affiliation with this product - it has just worked wonderfully in the past and I usually always keep a box on hand if I notice candida symptoms cropping up (candida is a bear and sometimes very hard to get rid of - diet alone usually doesn't work and who can keep that restrictive diet going for long?!) You are right Threelac can be pricey at about 50-60 per box, but it usually lasts for two months. Another thing I would try is wild oregano oil. If your remedy comes in capsule form I would try to open up a capsule and put it directly on the tongue. Discontinue if it burns, of course. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yeah, thrush is really annoying. I'm not sure I want to try threelac for 60$ when candigone is 20-30$, plus for 50$ I can get a full cleanse of everything. I'd rather try that, and if there is no result then I'll get threelac as a last resort. I'm not really sure how bad this infection is, I wish there was a way i could go and get tested and cured of it at a doctors office. Cause it's really annoying and it's a huge deal.
    samwofABQ 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • I had oral thrush after massive doses of I.V. antibiotics after my appendectomy. It cleared up with two or three pills of Diflucan. Are you a woman whose hormones might be fluctuating? Burning mouth syndrome (which is not the same as thrush) can be cleared up with hormone replacement therapy...quickly.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Good for you that you're going to lower your sugar intake! That's a great step in the right direction. I believe (but have not checked) that the products referred to here have strains of lactobacillus as thier active ingredient, so don't be afraid to go to your local pharmacy and ask what the pharmacist would recommend. Lactobacillus is very effective against candida (thrush).
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
  • Magic rinse also has Lidocaine (a topical anesthetic) in it. If Diflucan doesn't help, then it's probably not a fungus. I think Diflucan is stupidly expensive, but maybe your doc has a sample.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the diflucon oral solution contains lots of sugar, which defeats the purpose and will not clear up the candida since the added sugar continues to "feed" the fungus...Rad - I am glad you had such good results with the diflucon treatment, but don't be surprised if your symptoms return after awhile. Candida is hard to get under control. DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Diflucan is just a little bitty pill. I doubt if there is any sugar in it. Yes, I do have to be careful with mouth-care and sugar consumption. I have tried to go "flora balanced" but the pre-diet was hard to stick to. I know there are homeopathic ways to cure candida, but I'm impatient and can't abide having a cottony tongue. I just had my teeth whitened at the dentist, and am now experiencing an odd feeling on my tongue, so that means no sugar for a couple of days.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • I had oral thrush after massive doses of I.V. antibiotics after my appendectomy. It cleared up with two or three pills of Diflucan. Are you a woman whose hormones might be fluctuating? Burning mouth syndrome (which is not the same as thrush) can be cleared up with hormone replacement therapy...quickly.What kind of hormone did they give you and did it stop the burning tongue?
    cebujack 1 Replies
    • September 18, 2007
    • 00:13 PM
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  • As I was 50 years old, my gynecologist prescribed (over the phone, that wonderful man) Hormone Replacement Therapy HRT. As I still have my ovaries he suggested "Estratest". Estrogen with a little testosterone added in for that extra zing. :D He didn't waste time with lab work hormone levels because he knew by my age. Once you get stabilized, if you want, you can have the hormones levels drawn and they can "compound" you a pill that will be attuned to your needs.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • September 19, 2007
    • 09:17 AM
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  • I struggled with same stuff and went through all the possible options with the situation only getting worse. Got oral thrush after my first antibiotics ever (at age 33) anyhow, nothing helped and I really didnt want to take liver damaging medication...But finally I found a natural cure in TEA TREE OIL used as a mouthwash!! Works fantastic and its totally natural and cheap! Try it out! IT can be bought in any natural food stores that sells oils! in 1/3 glass of water put about 4 drops and gargle couple of times a day!!! Some also add it to their regular mouthwash. I havent tried that one thou...So good success with trying it out!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • For oral thrush go to your local grocery store or walmart and by this dye called venetician violet and rub it on the thrush and its gone in a couple of days after applying for 3 days.
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  • It's great to read all these responses about oral thrush! I've suffered with re-occurring Thrush for years. Sometimes it's so bad my doctor will give me Diflucan, but it's really ******n the liver. The Nystantin doesn't work for me, plus it makes me so sick. I've tried every home remedy I'd heard of....until tonight. I'm curious where some of these things arefound? I've never heard of them. Hopefully someone will come back to this post and help me out.I have thrush so frequently it's pathetic. Thanks for all the great idea's. I just found this web site an I'm so impressed. Thanks again. :DNoni2three
    Noni2three 1 Replies
    • September 5, 2011
    • 05:17 AM
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  • I've had thrush for a month now. Tried the oral Nystatin....my thrush just seemed to get worse and worse. It went from the back of my tongue being white, to a sore, really red tongue that was covered in cracks and blisters....gross and soooooooooo painful! I'm on difflucan ...I was given a two week script, and after having finished week 1, I feel a little better. Not sure how I got it, but my GOD I never want it again. It's a nightmare.
    Meliss123 1 Replies
    • September 15, 2011
    • 11:33 PM
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  • Oral thrush is painful and embarrassing, and caused by a fungal infection. Oral thrush, if you are treating it topically, should be treated for seven days. Seven days will get rid of your symptoms, but relapses are somewhat common, since the anti-fungal medications kill off good bacteria along with the bad. So I searched and found these treatments:You can also use anti-fungal creams to treat oral thrush. These may include:ClotrimazoleNystatinKetoconazoleI found all that info from here http://www.thrushaway.co.uk/oral-trush-treatment/ and I learned many more points about oral thrush.
    carrievallejos 1 Replies
    • September 23, 2011
    • 01:55 AM
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