Do people on here often get negative test results for thrush?
I've just gotten a negative test result for oral thrush (in fact I was told that the flora was normal, even though I've got distinct white/yellow patches on my tongue, bumps and a slightly sore throat all the time) and i really have no idea how treat it. A week of fluconazole had no effect after the first couple of days, same for nystatin.
Try rinsing and gargling with Orithrush-B and also diluted tea tree oil. I rinse and gargle with Orithrush first thing upon waking and then do the tea tree oil later in the day. If those two alone doesn't make a dent in it (which I would be surprised), get some Daktarin miconazole oral gel from an overseas pharmacy and use that too on your tongue, three times a day, falling asleep with it in your mouth at night. I have reduced my tongue patches by 60-70% in the past week through this method, and if the progress continues it should all be gone.
btw, my tongue is not "coated," but rather actually has yeast/fungus rooted and growing in the middle and back of it, giving it a white furry look. So you can imagine how badly I am dying to get it back to normal!
By the way, don't worry about negative tests for thrush, because if what's on your tongue: 1) is a white growth and 2) appeared after antibiotic use, then it is definitely some sort of yeast/fungus, and the attack plan is the same.
Thanks! I've been thinking about getting a tongue scraper but wasn't sure if it would be much more effective than a toothbrush. Think I've got some tea tree oil in the house too, will look into Orithrush and Daktarin.
"By the way, don't worry about negative tests for thrush, because if what's on your tongue: 1) is a white growth and 2) appeared after antibiotic use, then it is definitely some sort of yeast/fungus, and the attack plan is the same."
That's what I figured but my doctor refesus to treat any thing without positive test results... I need to get new doctor. =\
I like your doctors approach.
He's not about to start giving out drugs, without being
certain of what condition you have. Sounds pretty smart
to me. Better than these doctors who give out drugs & antibiotics like candy to people who don't need them, causing
alot more problems.
Then try treating the reflux. Betaine HCL and digestive enzymes would be my first choice. A gram of Vitamin C at the start of a meal helps as well. So does keeping the meal small and avoiding trigger foods.
Last resort would be antacids, or Proton Pump Inhibitors, which can cause more problems down the road. Avoid if possible. The problem is usually a lack of acid, not too much, and low acidity opens the door to pathogens.