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What causes phantom smell while on Vancocin?

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Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis

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Posted on Wed, 30 May 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My husband is in rehab & taking iv Vancomiacin ? antibiotic. He had developed a severe case of bad smell and taste that makes him unable to eat. Is there a supplement or product that he can take so he can eat?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
antifungal oral gel probably

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

patients who take antibiotics may frequently develop fungal infection inside the mouth cavity which may present with pain, red or white tongue, burning tongue and unpleasant taste. An antinfungal oral gel may help. Make sure that a doctor diagnoses the fungal infection first!

I hope it helps!
Kind Regards!
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