Antifungal medications are the most common treatment for oral thrush. Mild antifungal treatments can even be given to newborns with the condition. For people with compromised immune systems, however, antifungal medications alone may not be strong enough to combat the condition. In this case, other medications, like amphotercin B, may be used.
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RealAge answeredOral thrush can be treated with a homemade mouthwash, or, in more serious cases, a prescription mouthwash or lozenge. Oral thrush is a yeast infection that affects the mucus membrane lining of your mouth and tongue. It is most common in people:
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- who have diabetes or HIV/AIDS
- who are taking steroid medications, chemotherapy, cancer-suppressing drugs, or high doses of antibiotics (for a long period of time)
- who are very old or very young, or who are in poor health
- who have poorly fitting dentures