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Fungal infection in mouth, sore, burning sensation, dryness, redness, soreness in mouth and throat, constipation. What is treatment?

Hello Sir, I am having a fungal infection in my mouth since one month due to which I am facing problem which is as below 1: I am having sore, white patches in the mouth and a painful, burning sensation on the tongue 2: an unpleasant taste in the mouth and dryness in the throat 3: redness and soreness on the inside of the mouth and throat (Pain is there in the throat) 4: cracks at the corners of the mouth 5: difficulty swallowing 6: Indigestion (Acidity and constipation ) 7: Can not sleep properly due to the chocked throat Due to the above reasons I am feeling feverish. Here I went to NHS (National health services) , they took chest X-Ray and blood test and they come up with the normal report . They told me that I have fungal infection in my mouth and prescribe only Paracetamol and Daktarin (Gel) . Now it become worse and its really difficult for me to eat anything . I am taking ‘CIPLOX’ 500 antibiotic for chest congestion (Cough) which is alright now.( I can give a call if it is alright with you ) Can you please recommend me some medicines regarding my problem .
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Thank you for your query.

Daktarin Gel contains miconazole which is a potent anti-fungal. It shall take some time to have its effect. I suggest that you continue taking the medication and also do mouth wash with Listerine solution for relief. Once your chest infection is under control it shall be advisable to stop Ciplox as antibiotics tend to aggravate fungal superinfection.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing you an early recovery.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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