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Can You Get Thrush From Salt Water

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Oral thrush (yeast infection) cured by salt water???

My boyfriend had a cold the past week. He did not use any steroid based nasal sprays, but he did use a cold remedy which contains zinc. About two days ago, he had a white patch right next to his tonsil. He started to gargle with salt water and it...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Thrush is a yeast infection which often affects the mouth, as well as many other portions of one's body (e.g. the vagina). It is pretty common and does not necessarily mean that something more serious is going on. Women often get these... Read more »

Antibiotics and a thrush that hasn't gone away!!!

Dear Dr. Resnik, First of all I would like to thank you so much for taking the time to help us... Read more »

Sorry Dr. Bob, i meant Saline or saltwater not salt ware.

Dr. Bob, Yesterday morning i had to go to a medical emergency, because after a long time, after... Read more »
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can you see thrush when rinsing/spitting?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is thrush visible in the water when one is pitting/rinsing? When ever I brush my teeth and rince I always note some white/yellowish stuff when I rince in the facet. I also have a white coating with red spots on the back of my tongue. Read more »

Thrush question - PLEASE!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Please help me out here!! Would thrush only show up on the insides of the cheeks after brushing your teeth and then disolve and go away after 1 or 2 hours? I have been getting some build up of gunk on the insides of mouth but only there after... Read more »

Is this oral thrush?

Posted by coronzon, 3 Replies
All,

Was curious if the following picture looks like thrush.
The white coating is tough to brush away and causes bad breath. I am a smoker.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/tsesmatas/Pictures/1209101130a.jpg Read more »

Dry Mouth, Thrush?

Posted by TheTyger, 3 Replies
One of the symptoms I experienced was a dry mouth lacking in saliva. My mouth felt kind of sticky and burning. Was this thrush? Or is thrush mainly a bunch of white stuff that resembles cottage cheese on the tongue? Could this have been an oral... Read more »