Oral Thrush (cont.)
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Two broad categories of therapy exist to treat oral
Fluconazole is a once-a-day preparation that is used for seven to 14 days. Primary side effects are few (5% or less) and generally intestinal in nature (upset stomach, vomiting, and/or diarrhea). It is rare that such side effects necessitate discontinuation of the medication. Relapse rates (return of symptoms after apparently successful therapy) are less with fluconazole when compared to nystatin.
Regardless of which approach is used, application of the medication to baby bottle nipples, pacifiers, or the nipples of breastfeeding mothers is felt to increase the rate of success of therapy by lessening the likelihood of reintroduction of Candida to the infant.
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