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gargling with salt water usually is not enough to treat oral thrush
how do you know if you have oral thrush?
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I don't see signs of thrush fungal infection.
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those white bits are not from thrush.
they are from dried mucous
or small bits of food caught on your tonsil crypts
you can gargle with salt water once or twice a day. that is fine
but you don't have thrush.
no, it is not thrush.
a doctor can tell what is thrush or not.
I am a doctor
I have seen thrush in the mouth.
those white bits are dried mucus or food caught in the tonsilar crypts.
it is not thrush
thrush coats your tongue and throat and can be scraped off by a tongue depressor
and under a microscope looks like yeast and yeast spores.
you need medical training to know this
you don't have thrush on your tonsils
if you want to continue to gargle with salt water twice a day, that is fine.
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your doctor told you that you had thrush on your tonsils?
why didn't your doctor then prescribe you thrush oral medications?
then he should have given you antifungal thrush medication if he thought it was thrush.
if didn't prescribe you anything, then he really didn't think you had thrush in your throat.
it doesn't make any sense if he didn't prescribe you anything if he really though you had thrush
I know you don't have thrush
you don't need nystatin.
that is fine to gargle with salt water
it is not thrush.
you will get mucus and food back in your tonsilar crypts again in the future.
you can gargle with salt water whenever you want to.
daktarin is a pill for you or swish and swallow mouth wash?
how many times a day are you using it?
usually you have to use oral antifungal rinses 4 times a day, usually for 1 week after the thrush is cleared to make sure it doesn't come back.
keep doing that.
use it for 5-7 days after the thrush disappears to make sure it is all gone.
you haven't had any reaction to it so far
you won't get an allergic reaction.
yes, you can put your mind at ease.
you are welcome.
yes, you can have an alcoholic drink 24 hours after stopping the antifungal medication.
you will be fine.
it won't interact.
yes, you can.
your anxiety symptoms are getting out of control with this worry.
it can be very difficult to tell the difference between thrush and food
food would wash away with gargling and drinking water
thrush will not wash away with gargling and drinking water.
yes, it looks like the thrush has cleared.
you can stop it if your thrush has been clear for a week.
yes, after tomorrow you can stop using it.
yes, it will be long enough to keep it away.
it shouldn't come back.
no, it won't make a difference.