Asked by xxx19xxx on Friday, March 15, 2013



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    • HeidiJo's Avatar

      You can gargle with salt water, but you may need a medication for it. You should definitly call your doctor.

      over 3 years ago
    • AlizaMLS's Avatar

      Dear xxx19xxx,

      Hi, I'm Aliza a BC patient. I'm also a Lupus patient and that's why I'm immunocompromised. (I don't need chemotherapy). Years ago I had oral thrush and I can't recall the name of the medication but it came in an oral form called a troche (and it was I believe something you sucked on, like a hard candy [it didn't taste as good]). The medication was an antifungal. Your doc should know the particulars-your oncologist or whoever is treatiing your condition should be aware of this.

      It was successful in curing it.

      Wishing you the best,

      over 3 years ago
    • Giraffe's Avatar

      I had terrible Thrush after my first Chemo treatment. I used the salt and soda gargle. Then the Dr. gave me something called magic mouth was. The sores were gone in four days. Good luck, be sure to ask the oncologist.

      over 3 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      I am an oncology nurse. Ask your doctor for a prescription for Miles Solution. It is also referred to as magic mouthwash. Best of luck, Carm RN.

      over 3 years ago
    • fastdog's Avatar

      I had terrible mouth sores from that both during chemo and after a surgery. It is miserable and painful, for sure. Ask the oncol. for Magic Mouthwash. It really does help. The first time I had it, they gave me a prescription for another mouthwash to use with it, can't remember the name of that one, sorry. You swish it around in your mouth, and in some cases swallow it, in some cases spit it out. It really does help.

      over 3 years ago
    • planogirl60's Avatar

      Yep I agree with what others have said. I had it once during treatment and once after and the Doctor prescribe meds for it. It worked whatever it was but sorry to say I don't remember what it was they gave me.

      over 3 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      I think thrush is a yeast infection? Women get those elsewhere and natural remedies are consuming lots of yogurt and cranberry juice.

      There are pills for Candida Albicans (yeast) that are very effective and quite cheap. You do need a prescription.

      over 3 years ago
    • BLBragg's Avatar

      I know you are going to find this hard to believe, but my husband suffered with thrush for months after treatment and he tried every medication they prescibed. One cost over $800.00 not covered by insurance. Magic mouthwash is good for pain but did not clear up his thrush. Salt water rinses did not work either...thrush as Nomadicme said is a yeast infection of the mouth. I finally convinced him to try yogurt (he does not like it) and within a week, the trush was gone. He now eats half of the 6 oz. container in the morning and puts the other half in his afternoon shake and his thrush has not returned in over 3 months. Good luck!

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      speak to your oncology team about nystatin oral rinse, it really helped me a lot.

      over 3 years ago
    • Richardc's Avatar

      Magic mouthwash is something my oncologist provided. It helped within days.

      over 3 years ago
    • thestarr's Avatar

      I think it took a year before the thrush finally healed in my mouth. I used everything that has been posted on this site. Nystatin seemed to help the most. Also brush your tongue. Sorry there is no magic bullet for this. Wishing you the best.

      over 3 years ago
    • BarbCosta's Avatar

      I still get Thrush as well in my mouth, during treatment I had the magic mouthwash, plus another mouthwash, that was two different products in small vials that I mixed together, that helped with the sores from the radiation, but not the Thrush.

      My ENT prescribed Clotrimazole 10 mg, it is a tablet that you let dissolve in your mouth, which is good because I still have difficulty swallowing even after two years. Yogurt also helps prevent the thrush.

      That DOES cure the Thrush, I just use it as needed when it flairs back up.

      Good luck!

      over 3 years ago
    • Lauraandmary's Avatar

      Nystatin swish and spit/swallow four times daily and oral fluconazole 10 mg one time daily cleared this for my mom.

      over 2 years ago

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