Can mouthwash treat thrush?


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Regular mouthwash does not treat thrush, but prescription anti-fungal mouthwash from a doctor can treat thrush, according to WebMD. Thrush is treated with either oral or topical medications.

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Can mouthwash treat thrush?
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Home treatment is also possible to treat thrush, especially in cases where the thrush is mild, claims WebMD. A patient with thrush should drink cold liquids through a straw or eat Popsicles. A patient with thrush should eat foods such as ice cream, Jell-O and custard. A saltwater rinse can be used by mixing 1 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of warm water. This rinse should be used several times a day.

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