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hello I have oral trush im 180miles out to see and only have the following drugs on board ship

vilern 400mg tablets
zinnat 250mg tablets
norxacin 400mg tablets
ciproxyl 500

Wont be at dry land for weeks its getting worse

Which one should i take

Many thanks

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Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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Thank you for your query at
I am sorry to say that all the drugs that you mentioned, barring the first one are antibiotics and oral thrush is a fungal infection. So these medicines are not going to help. For oral thrush, the recommended treatment is Tab. Fluconazole 150 mg one single dose. Fungal infections can't be treated by antibiotics.
Is there any way you can get Fluconazole?
Let me know,

Patient replied :

180miles out to sea no chance
Will any one these help or anything else i can do

Thank you for the follow up.
I am afraid medically there is nothing else that you can do without anti fungals.
The medicines that you mentioned are all antibiotics and if you take them, it will further worsen the thrush infection. Thrush happens when the balance between the fungi and the bacteria in the natural flora is disturbed. Commonly seen in people who are taking steroids or long time antibiotics or those who are immunosuppressed. So kindly don't take any of the meds that you mentioned.
Some studies say that application of pure virgin coconut oil, or curd in the lesions can treat the thrush, however they are not conclusive. You can try the application of curd, and also have probiotic supplements meanwhile.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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