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How to Prevent Thrush
There are some preventive measures that can be taken to reduce your risk of thrush.
- Thrush in adults is associated with AIDS. Obtain a blood test for HIV and follow recommended prevention guidelines: use condoms and other protection and avoid needles except under sterile conditions.
- If you are at high risk or prone to thrush, you may be given an antifungal medication as a preventive measure.
- If you are prone to thrush, avoid overuse of mouthwashes and mouth sprays. These can upset the normal balance of yeast and bacteria in your mouth.
- If your baby is prone to thrush and drinks from a bottle, use disposable nipples.
- Avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics.
- If you must take antibiotics, consider eating yogurt or using acidophilus tablets during antibiotic treatment and for several weeks thereafter.
- Decrease intake of sugar and yeast-containing foods and beverages, such as bread, wine, and beer.
- If you use a cortisone inhaler, rinse your mouth thoroughly after each use.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright ©2013 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved. Source: EBSCO