Yeast Infection in the Mouth

Updated on November 02, 2010
C.B. asks from Mesquite, TX
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Just wondering if any of you have had a yeast infection in your mouth. About 6 months ago I was given a strong antibiotic (leviquin ?) and 2 weeks later I got a horrible yeast infection in my mouth. Ever since then it gets better, then comes back. It is horrible! I got some expensive perscription losenges but it keeps coming back. I also try to limit my sugar intake & eat yogurt. If anyone has any other suggestions or cures, I would love to hear them

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That oral yeast infection is so much harder to get rid of than the 'lower' type. I went to whole foods & got some yucky tasting probiotics & rinsed & drank it. It worked. Now I take a Kroger probiotic chewable (yummy) everyday. No more infection.

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D.S.

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I have not personally had Thrush but I do know children who have had it. Yeast can be difficult to get rid of, but I though there was a mouth rinse that was needed to get rid of it. My mother had yeast and it took two doctors until she found the right doc to prescribe the right medication. A doctor actually biopsied my mother and had us scared to death thinking it was cancer. It was a yeast infection and was diagnosed by her dermatologist. Try a dermatologist and see if they can help you.

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M.M.

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Ask your doctor for a liquid nystatin. It is a swish and spit medication. Does not taste the best, but it will be cleared up for good in lss than a week. Be sure to use it before bed and after brushing your teeth. It then can sit in the mouth over night and work it's magic. After 3 days of using it, be sure to toss your tooth brush and get a new one. Then at the end of the 7 days, toss it again and get a new one. Also for the first 3 days, place a little in a cup and soak the brush in it over night after brushing your teeth or all day after brushing your teeth. Also, do not know if you are doing any type of open mouth kissing, but you can spread it to a partner who will also need to be treated in that case. (See I guess I am an "old lady" asd that no longer is an activity of choice for me." If you are partaking in any type of oral sex activities, you also need to stop those until the infection clears. If you have been the performer during this time; also note that your partner may need a nystatin cream to treat his genitals. Hope you feel better soon.

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H.A.

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You can pass it back and forth between people - and things you touch with your mouth. As another Mom has mentioned it's called "Thrush"... when kids get it you have to sterilizes bottle nipples, pacifiers, etc that comes in contact with it. See your doctor and ask them how you might be passing it back to yourself.

http://www.skinsight.com/adult/oralCandidiasisThrush.htm

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S.S.

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in an infant this is called Thrush mouth and they have a liquid medication for it. you should ask your doctor about it.

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C.S.

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I have had yeast in the mouth & they called in geographical tongue if memory serves. I was told that it usually doesn't get that out of hand cause our immune system keeps it in check, but not so with mine. The medicine they give for yeast, diflucan, is usually given as a one pill one time dose. I took 3 a day for a month and then one a day for two months before my levels of candida got back on the charts!! It cost me a small fortune btw, but I felt so much better. Haven't had the problem since and have no idea why it got out of hand to begin with other than multiplt antibiotic use for cryto tonsilitis. So, cut sugar, increase yogurt, and talk to your doctor about diflucan. Best of Luck.

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J.N.

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I have never heard of an adult having a yeast infection in their mouth, however when a baby gets it, its called Thrush. I would definitely tell the dr that whatever you're using isn't working. My son had Thrush as a baby, and was resistant to the first meds, nystatin, it would start going away but never fully, then they brushed his mouth with a purple solution...very messy but it worked awesome. Another time, they gave him diflucan, that worked awesome. Make sure you are washing your hands, that's one thing they said to me. But also, I found out he was getting it from [email protected]____.com was quickly taken out of there. But I know they make diflucan for adults. You could ask your OB.

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L.D.

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Check out the book called The Body Ecology Diet. It's all about naturally balancing out the good and the bad bacteria in your body. A couple of my friends have followed the plan because they were having bad candida (intestinal yeast issues) and vaginal yeast infections and it really helped them a lot.

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A.K.

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Try stopyeast.com. I've been using their products for years with great results.

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P.L.

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All the other answers are good, I simply want to add that yeast feeds on ALL SUGARS, fruit sugars (Granny Smith apples are the only safe fruit) and vegatable sugars (corn, carrots) as well as dairy products. The human body converts carbohydrates to sugar, so avoid carbs and all dairy products while you are being treated.

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P.M.

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I have had the same problem over the years. I just ate lots of yogart and rinsed with Lysterine and that seemed to take care of the probelm. Also get a new toothbrush or soak it in Lysterine for a few minutes. If it doesn't get better talk to your doc again. I take levaquin for sinus infections. I am allergice to nearly everything else, so I am prepared for the side effects.

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K.W.

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Call your or a peditrician and ask what the purple dye is that you swab in a kids mouth for thrush, it always worked on my kids it starts with a V i think, i hope this helps.

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S.B.

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I'm sorry you're going through this. It's miserable.
I got yeast (thrush) in my mouth really bad after I had my wisdom teeth pulled.
My oral surgeon gave me medicine and it was awesome! It was a liquid antibiotic which kind of reminded me of pepto bismol. It was pink and thick and I swished with it and held it in my mouth for several minutes then swallowed it. It cleared up and never came back. I wish I could remember the name of the medicine.
There IS something out there that will work. Maybe you can ask your dentist about it if your doctor isn't getting it cleared up.
Best wishes to you because I know it really is horrible and uncomfortable.

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D.S.

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I dont know your age or if you are married or dating so this may not be relevant. you may have given it to the guy you are dating and if your doing oral sex that is why it keeps coming back. quit oral sex and get him put on a perscription for it along with yourself. I know tmi but I had that with my first husband.

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