Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
144 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  2 Views:  142
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
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
I find this answer helpful
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
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor