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Old 08-04-2007, 03:41 PM   #1
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Oral thrush: PCP or dentist

I believe I have oral thrush. Does anyone know if a Primary Care Physician can treat it, or do I have to go to my dentist? I don't have dental coverage, but have general health coverage. Thanks.

 
Old 08-04-2007, 04:02 PM   #2
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Re: Oral thrush: PCP or dentist

I know someone who just had oral thrush from antibiotics and his ENT doctor treated him for it. (He had been going to his ENT for a throat infection). I definitely think you should see your physician for this, not your dentist.

 
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:55 PM   #3
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Re: Oral thrush: PCP or dentist

Thank you Andrea84.

 
Old 08-04-2007, 09:29 PM   #4
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Re: Oral thrush: PCP or dentist

Happy to help. Hope you will be feeling better very soon.

 
Old 08-04-2007, 10:06 PM   #5
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Re: Oral thrush: PCP or dentist

ohanna, definetly your pcp could help ya. A lot of times if you just call them they will call some nystatin in. From personal experience, if you truely think you have it (white film on tongue causing abnormal tastes) get it treated and be prepared to take the medicine for a while. You usually have to swish this really sugary stuff in your mouth like 3 times a day for several weeks, but DO IT until it all runs out, lol cause I didnt and it SUCKED!! It just comes back even worse.

 
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