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White spots on gums, lower lip, bleeding. Prescribed nystatin for fungus. Correct medication?

My wife is experiencing white spots in the lower gums and the inner internal lower lip that bleed when she applies pressure ... she says it hurts and is eating much less. We visited a dentist (surgeon) and he has doubts it is afta because it has gone on for over two weeks. He prescrbed Nystatin oral suspension three times a day... he believes it could be a fungus manifestation. We are extremely worried and would like having a second opinion. Please reply to YYYY@YYYY . Thank you very much
Asked On : Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thank you for getting in touch with us. As I see, your wife was most probably diagnosed with Candidiasis and prescribed Nystatin for that. It is a commonly seen fungal infection seen in many individuals. If there are no additional signs and symptoms seen, then you need not worry about it. If there are any additional features, then we would recommend you to get a complete check up done to rule out other diseases. Often, poor immunity leads to candidiasis and other problems. Hope this helped.
Dr. Gagandeep Dhillon
Answered: Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
I read your problem,i would like to tell you that your dentist prescribed nystatin oral suspensipon because he found out that a fungal infection known as candidiasis.
But as you said these are white spot like things and painful also,it could be canker sore also.
So i will suggest you please visit an oral surgeon and get the thorough examination done to rule out the diagnosis and then take a proper treatment accordingly.
Nothing to get worried.
Take Care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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