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Please could you advise me as Ihave been suffering with a very

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Please could you advise me as Ihave been suffering with a very bad mouth and am not certain if it is thrush. Ihave been using a Ghlorhexedine Gluconate mouthwash. this is not getting any better. I have loss of sense of taste and have poor digestion with bloatedness.
Along with IBS, this is getting unbearable. Please can you help me as I am in the throws of changing GP and not not getting much help that way. Yours gratefully. Thankyou.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

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Can I ask your first name?

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hello?

Customer:

Please can you help me with the diagnosis of what I have described and do I speak out loud

Customer:

Heather

Dr. Phil, MD :

Yes I can help

Dr. Phil, MD :

why do you think it is thrush

Dr. Phil, MD :

?

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you there?

Dr. Phil, MD :

is your mouth red or white and painful?

Dr. Phil, MD :

have you take any antibiotics lately Heather?

Customer:

I have grosse irritation and discomfort of the mouth and am using mouthwash as prescribed and the problem is not getting a better

Dr. Phil, MD :

you need to get on an oral anti fungal

Dr. Phil, MD :

I recommend nystatin or fluconazole

Dr. Phil, MD :

hello?

Customer:

What can I do until I get this treatment and do I get the stated from the chemist or via a doctor in the surgery as it has dragged me down and caused me an awful discomfort. Could I just ring in for the medication?

Dr. Phil, MD :

yes, you could

Dr. Phil, MD :

ask for nystatin from your chemist or doctor

Dr. Phil, MD :

oral nystatin

Dr. Phil, MD :

it should be easy to get

Customer:

I have some Flucloxacillin. Should I not try using that until further help please. As an anti- biotic. Or should I wait. I have been taking paracetamol.

Dr. Phil, MD :

no, this is for bacteria

Dr. Phil, MD :

not fungus

Dr. Phil, MD :

this might actually make a fungus worse

Dr. Phil, MD :

I would get the nystatin or fluconazole

Customer:

Thank-you,

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

As I went to a &e after the advice to get more emmediate help, ie. with a
prescription, I was advised that no doctors help was essential and that I
was to seek dental help. Thankyou for your help and time but, obviously it
was not the correct diagnosis.