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Old 05-26-2009, 10:04 PM
 
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Hello, Everytime I get sick ( I have COPD) and have to take antibiotics, I get Thrush....( aka Yeast), ( white bumps in my mouth, throat) and I'm sure other problems I am unaware of... Any advise? I am taking so many meds now one less would be wonderfull! Thank You, D
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:12 PM
 
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I am not sure what your meds are, but be sure to rinse your mouth well after using your steroid inhaler. What does your healthcare provider suggest you do?
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:24 PM
 
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What helped me was taking a good strength pro-biotic with acidophalous with bifudus (not sure of the spelling) which helped put the balance of good bacteria back into my system...I now take this every time I have to take an antibiotic to keep from getting the side effects of an upset gut or yes, oral thrush, which is really nasty and painful.

Ask your pharmacist or buy at a health food store. The best ones have active cultures and are refrigerated.

Hope you're feeling dandy soon.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:33 PM
 
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He gave me Fluconazole Tabs to take for 10 days...and I will, I just hate the effects, between the syeriods I have to take at differant times and this( more offten than not it seems now) , My hair stays looking awfull...thin on one side and fuller on the other( won't hold curl, I'm just feeling sorry for myself today I guess....it could be much worse!
Couldn't sleep and was reading the forum and asked the question....Thank you! .. for the advise on inhaler, I do rinse.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:33 PM
 
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Here's what Dr. Weil recommends, from his web site:

"What are the therapies Dr. Weil recommends?

In addition to oral or topical antifungal treatments, other natural therapeutic options include taking a proven probiotic product (such as Lactobacillus GG) to help restore normal gut flora, cutting back on refined sugars, avoiding dairy products, and eating one clove of garlic per day, preferably raw. In addition, take probiotics whenever you are taking antibiotics. An herb that may help is thyme, which is approved in Europe for use in upper respiratory infections and is effective against oral thrush."
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:42 PM
 
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I believe there still is a "swish and swallow' that you may ask the pharmacist about or call your
healthcare practitioner and he can call you in a bottle for the oral thrush this is not only as a result of using combivent MDI's and oral corticosteroids alone you can also get this from a
condition called pernicious anemia (B vitamin deficiency) beri beri, any way all it should take is a phone call and they can call you in something that should make your mouth feel better soon. and yes there is Diflucan one time pill
I hope you get some quick relief from this swish and swallow that's not the name but they will know what it is if you say that.
God Bless You
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:54 PM
 
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You can do a google search to look up special diets to detox the yeast out of your body. You also want to avoid acidic foods (meat, "white" foods, most fruit, red wine, etc.) and get your body as akaline as possible.

Here's the first one I found just to get your started:

http://www.theyeastdiet.com/
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:07 PM
 
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My daughter and I passed thrush back and forth for months when I was nursing her... what ended up finally helping was to reduce carbs in my diet, and to use Gentian Violet (only a couple of drops swabbed in the mouth, never taken and swallowed!) as well as Grapefruit Seed Extract. The combination finally cleared it up out of both of our systems. I believe there are some drug interactions with the Grapefruit Seed Extract, though, so don't take it without talking to someone knowledgable (and chances are, your regular doctor is not going to be knowledgable about it... a naturopath or someone along those lines can give you better information than "don't take alternative remedies." )
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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My daughter and I passed thrush back and forth for months when I was nursing her... what ended up finally helping was to reduce carbs in my diet, and to use Gentian Violet (only a couple of drops swabbed in the mouth, never taken and swallowed!) as well as Grapefruit Seed Extract. The combination finally cleared it up out of both of our systems. I believe there are some drug interactions with the Grapefruit Seed Extract, though, so don't take it without talking to someone knowledgable (and chances are, your regular doctor is not going to be knowledgable about it... a naturopath or someone along those lines can give you better information than "don't take alternative remedies." )
Right...and the naturopath is going to be really well versed in potential drug interactions along the lines of "don't take prescription medications"
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:05 PM
 
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Uh, yeah, that' part of what makes for a good naturopath, one that knows drug-herb interactions.
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