More clarification about treating oral thrush?

February 12th, 2011 by Emily

Question: More clarification about treating oral thrush?
I asked about the difference between anti fungals and antibiotics, and i’m still kind of confused. Does this mean antifungals could be catagorized as antibiotics, but the actual drug used to treat a fungal infection and a bacterial one would be different. Like penicillan, for example, will not treat thrush right?

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Answer by yakkydoc
Antibiotics kill bacteria, while antifungals kill fungi. Penicillin will not treat oral thrush.

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One Comment on “More clarification about treating oral thrush?”

  1. hirammorton says:

    normally a dr will prescribe an oral drug like nystatin 1,000,000 units to swish and swallow with to get rid of thrush it is an antifungal type of antibiotic and is very effective. Here is a link to explain it more. Feel better soon! http://www.drugdigest.org/DD/DVH/Uses/0,3915,499%7CNilstat+Oral+Suspension,00.html

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