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Does Salt Cure Thrush

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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 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 »

Taste salt in mouth

i have recently started on meds, Dapsone, Stocrin, and Truvada. Since taking the meds I have... Read more »
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Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common Read more »
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Chemistry Panel

...vomiting or diarrhea. Chloride levels often go up and down along with sodium levels. This is because sodium chloride, or common salt, is a major component of blood. Bicarbonate or CO 2 measures a buffer system in the blood. A normal CO 2... Read more »
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Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... Read more »
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Cryptosporidiosis

...diarrhea, it is important to drink plenty of fluids to avoid becoming dehydrated. You may also need to replace lost electrolytes (salts in body fluid.) Some drinks contain electrolytes. The Bottom Line Crytosporidium is a fairly common... Read more »
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causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the pictures... Read more »

Skin Rash

Posted by DJones, 8 Replies
I have been on Atripla since January. I am also on Fluconazole and Acyclovir. In the last month I have developed a skin rash where the sun seems to hit my skin on my back of my neck where my hair line ends and lower arms. I thought it was... Read more »

At the risk of sounding like a paranoid idiot...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am a little concerned because I *think* I have thrush. I've had unprotected sex with an ex boyfriend of mine. He was tested in March (negative)....and the last time I was tested Read more »

Thrush on bum?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have been feeling some discomfort this week in my bum area which could be thrush I think. I was wondering whether thrush appearing there might be a sign that I have HIV? Read more »