Resistant oral thrush

I have just finished a two week course of caspofungin with no success to get rid of oral thrush that I've had for at least 6 months following 6 months chemo RFC for CLL. I've now been referred to an oral specialist. Can someone please help me this is horrendous and affecting my day to day living. I'm off work still without pay now and this is going to have a huge impact on my two children. I've tried every oral remedy and nothing seems to work. Regards, Mandy x

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  • Hi. Sorry you are struggling. I had problems when I had chemo (not as bad as you though) but someone told me to gargle with pineapple juice. I don't know if it would help you but it might be worth a try? Take care.

  • I've tried the pineapple juice, have to say it's more pleasant than most remedies but again doesn't work. Thanks though xx

  • Hi Mandy, The best cure for thrush is drink iced cold water / or as cold as you can take and as much as you can take. Thrush loves a warm environment so the cold iced water will within time eliminate the pesky infection. I researched this one night and it took me the whole night, and I discovered that it was a married couple who were both doctors, but I finally got the answer and it does work. I sincerely hope this works for you as it did me and all the best. Kasper 50

  • I will definitely give it a go, I'll let you know how it works out. Many thanks x

  • Thanks for getting back to me, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that things work out for you. All the best till then.xx

  • Hi Mandy,

    I recently figured out that I had systemic candida. I now realize that I have had it for over 20 years, but only in the last 10 years did the worst of the things start occurring.

    And yes, I had both tongue and esophageal candida over growth. What worked for me and gave me pretty fast results, was I would but 2 drops of GSE (Grapefruit Seed Extract) in my water and then drink that all day. Also I switched my toothpaste and mouth rinse to ones that contained no sugar and contained tea tree oil. Within a day my tongue was improving. Important to also let your toothbrush soak in hydrogen peroxide before or after you use. Also brush your teeth first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything so your are not ingesting the heightened oral bacteria that occurs overnight.

    But to be honest with you, if you have oral thrush you are most likely what is considered systemic, meaning it is invading parts of your body outside your intestine. As well, it will keep returning, possibly stronger as it acclimates to whatever you may have used before. To really heal yourself, you need to handle the root of the problem.

    I am not a doctor, but I speak from experience (a very painful one at that), so what I would recommend is take a look at the lists of symptoms for candida. Some symptom lists are more complete than others, so look at a few. Like me, I think you will find other symptoms on there that you have but didn't consider symptoms. Also, you can have your doctor take a stool sample and test it, and there is also a home test you can do. There is the spit test which costs you no money, or I believe there is home blood tests you can buy online too.

    For years I never associated all my health issues to candida and no one ever impressed upon me the seriousness of candida overgrowth. Eventually mine ended up affecting my brain, and it was very scary watching my memory and train of thought slowly dwindle away while many doctors kept telling me I was fine.

    Good luck to you. Best regards, Seraphim

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