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How to treat yeast infection?

I frequently get yeast infections, I currently am on antibiotics for a tooth infection and woke up this morning with a yeast infection. I have found my past experience that only Diflucan works well for me.. however I cant get a prescription until monday. I am willing to use over the counter medicine but not sure which one. Which is the closest to Diflucan? Are there over the counter oral medicines I can use?
Thu, 13 Aug 2015
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Hi.
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain as you are suffering from thrush you can gargle with Nystatin mouthwash..
You can take Fluconazole 200 mg once a day on the first day followed by 100mg once a day for 13 days as mostly the antifungal medicines are given for 2 weeks to prevent relapse..
You can also suck on antifungal lozenges..
You should also consult your dentist and get evaluated as in case if you keep on taking antibiotics there is a chance that thrush resolves at a slower rate or does not resolve even as antibiotics are one of the reasons for thrush..
Take plenty of probiotics like Yoghurt and garlic as they help in clearing thrush..
Drink plenty of water as thrush can cause dry mouth..

Hope this information helps..

If you find the answer helpful please give me a Five Star Review and click on found the answer helpful as a token of appreciation..

Thanks and regards..
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora..
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How to treat yeast infection?

Hi. Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC.. I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns.. As per your complain as you are suffering from thrush you can gargle with Nystatin mouthwash.. You can take Fluconazole 200 mg once a day on the first day followed by 100mg once a day for 13 days as mostly the antifungal medicines are given for 2 weeks to prevent relapse.. You can also suck on antifungal lozenges.. You should also consult your dentist and get evaluated as in case if you keep on taking antibiotics there is a chance that thrush resolves at a slower rate or does not resolve even as antibiotics are one of the reasons for thrush.. Take plenty of probiotics like Yoghurt and garlic as they help in clearing thrush.. Drink plenty of water as thrush can cause dry mouth.. Hope this information helps.. If you find the answer helpful please give me a Five Star Review and click on found the answer helpful as a token of appreciation.. Thanks and regards.. Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora..