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i know i have thrush how can i treat it at home so it goes away

By Anonymous September 25, 2011 - 10:29am
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I have white patches at the conners of my mouth also I work with the public and its embbaresing I have no insurence I am diabedic I want to know how to treat this at home to make it go away

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Hi Anon,

To treat thrush in adults you can use Gentian Violet. Gentian violet (1%), which is a dye that kills bacteria and fungi, sometimes works as treatment for thrush. It is available without a prescription. Gentian violet should only be used on adults.

Comfort measures
Measures can be taken to reduce the discomfort of thrush:
Drink cold liquids, such as water or iced tea, or eat flavored ice treats or frozen juices.
Eat foods that are easy to swallow such as gelatin, ice cream, or custard.
If the patches are painful, try drinking from a straw.
Rinse your mouth several times a day with a warm saltwater rinse. You can make the saltwater mixture with 1 tsp (5 g) of salt in 8 fl oz (0.2 L) of warm water.


Hope this helps!


September 25, 2011 - 10:44am
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