CANDIDIASIS (THRUSH)

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Essentials of Diagnosis:-

• Creamy-white curd like patches surrounded by erythema.
• Pain, fever and lymphadenopathy in some cases.


Treatment:-


-Saturated solution of sodabicarb for mouth wash.
-One per cent gentian violet to be painted three times
daily on the patches.
-Nystatin tablet or Mycostatin tablet dissolved in Glycerine and applied locally and oral Nystatin 500,000 units three times daily or Nystatin mouth wash.
or
Tab Ketoconazole 200 mg tds.
-Oral lesions may respond only to IV Amphotericin with or without Fluconazole or Ketoconazole.

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