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Suggest treatment for oral thrush while on inhalers

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: I have COPD and Infacema so i am using inhalers alot. Now i have thrush my tonge is hurting what do i do for it?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
You should rinse your mouth everytime you use inhaler.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
This is common side effect of inhalers.
It is due to deposition of drug on tongue.
You should always rinse your mouth after inhaler use to prevent it.
So at present, rinse your mouth with warm water 5-6 times a day.
Sometimes faulty inhaler technique can also cause similar symptom.
So please let me
1. Which inhaler you are using?
2. Is your inhaler technique proper?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
Combivent and pro air
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Both are having albuterol.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Both are having albuterol.
Combivent is having albuterol and ipratropium.
Pro air is having albuterol.
So no need to take both of them.
You are taking higher dose of albuterol.
And what about inhaler technique and rinsing mouth after inhaler use?
Do you follow this?
Proper inhaler technique is very important to prevent side effects like sore tongue, throat etc.
So please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 7 minutes later
I do two hits from each about 2 to 3 times a day and i am also doing my mist machine. Its albuterol bromide
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Are you rinsing mouth after inhaler use?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I don't know why you are not answering completely.
I asked two questions. You answered only one.
Are you rinsing mouth after inhaler use?
If not then start rinsing mouth after each time you use inhaler because not rinsing mouth is the cause for your sore tongue.
And as a pulmonologist, I must comment on this,so commenting.
You are not taking COPD treatment according to GOLD guidelines. These guidelines are international standards for COPD treatment.
If you wish I can help you in this.
For your sore tongue issue, better to rinse mouth after inhaler use.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 2 hours later
I dont rince my mouth after every treatment. Sorry for not anwering all your questions i just didnt think so it is my fault for getting thrush. Thank u for ur time
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 54 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please close the conversation and rate my answer.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Start rinsing your mouth after inhaler use and you will be alright.
Hope I have solved your query.
If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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