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My husband has thrush from being on a heavy dose of anti

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My husband has thrush from being on a heavy dose of anti biotics for strep throat. I ordered from tesco what I thought was the canesten oral tablet and gave him it half an hr ago. I've just read the box and it's the pessary they have given me and he has consumed. Is this ok?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 months ago.

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he will be ok.

but the tesco pessary won't treat his oral thrush.

he needs an oral antifungal mouth wash like nystatin mouth wash 4 times a day

or an systemic antifungal pill like fluconizole.

canasten is 1% clotrimazole which is a topical antifungal agent used for skin fungal infections, not for the mouth.

he may have to see his GP for prescription treatments for his oral thrush infection.

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