I take symbicort twice daily and use bricanyl as and when and generally things are well controlled at the moment.
However, I've had a problem with my throat/voice for about 6 months now. It started with a throat infection that wouldn't go and after 7(!!!!) weeks of antibiotics I had thrush in my throat. I've now had two courses of nystatin but I think its come back a third time. I've been really careful with the nystatin but I find that a 30ml bottle won't last 7 days taking 1m 4 times a day (maybe its my measuring).
I'm also really really careful to wash my mouth out and clean my teeth after using the symbicort - I've been on it for 5 years without any problems to date.
I've never had thrush before and this is really wearing me down - is it normal for it to be so stubborn to go and is there something else I should use rather than oral nystatin? If there is an over the counter drug that would be great as I'm getting fed up with my GP. They've referred me to an ENT specialist but I'm waiting for an appointment.
So....my questions are:
1. What do I do about oral thrush?
2. Can oral thrush cause changes in your voice?
3. Would I feel better on antibiotics with oral thrush or was that the other infection clearing up?
I'm feeling very confused here!!!