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
...antibiotics. This is because the antibiotics upset the normal balance of healthy bacteria which typically live in our body. Did the salt water help your boyfriend? It's hard to know, perhaps yes, or perhaps he was going to get over the thrush... Read more »

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