This is Dr. David
yes, she can receive IV fluconizole or diflucan to kill fungus in her body.
this is very effective to destroying fungus all over her body including thrus.
What sort of timescale will a result be seen in someone so old and frail - within a day - a week - a month ?
the thrush can be cleared up in a few days
Do you think there will be swift lessening of discomfort ?
yes, it can help with discomfort.
if the thrush or fungal infection is causing the discomfort.
usually it is given as 100mg IV a day -3 weeks to clear up oropharyngeal candidiasis.
Right. so it is quite a long process which just might not be so appropriate to a very frail old lady. Are there other contra-indications ? My mother has had some treated heart fibrulations recently but otherwise all her other organs remain healthy.
sometimes diflucan can affect other medications
so it depends on what medications she is on
Well, excepting the nystatin suspension and paracetamol suspension, all other medications have been withdrawn a few days ago. She has had no chronic illnesses that were being treated.