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  • Terry
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    Hi Dave;

    You can say the mouth washes name and where you get it from if it's good. We are not meant to promote I think but we can say what works.

    Well that doesn't make much sense.

    Love Terry

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  • Dave K
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    @ Jan Q...

    I know this may sound like sucking eggs but I have Julies thick saliva, halitosis and oral thrush under control (I hope) by helping Julie brush her teeth (well gums as she has no teeth) 3 times a day then immediately swilling 3 times with a non alcohol based mouthwash (went through so many until we found one that worked)

    Julie has been Thrush and smelly breath free for about a month now.

    Julie needs help with 'personal hygiene' now that I have understood this, Julie is happy and no one 'recoils' when close to Julie when she speaks (Checkout folk for an example)

    We did try about 20 different mouthwashes before we found the one that works, well for now anyway...

    Dave

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  • JAN Q
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    Thanks Ellie,
    The vitamin c tablet sounds interesting will give anything a try, have been drinking yoghurt drinks too think they could help.
    All tips and ideas are so helpful as we don't always think of everything ourselves do we.
    X JAN Q.

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  • JAN Q
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    Thanks Wendy, I decided to get some yoghurt drinks to see if they help so fingers X they may help along with the antifungal medicine. X JAN Q.

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  • JAN Q
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    Hi Mags,
    Thanks for your reply it's so helpful to be able to ask for help from possibly someone else ,suffering the same.,yes we take one thing and then need another for the problems that may cause,we can't win can we.!! X JAN Q.

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  • WendyWooG
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    Hi
    I get oral thrush quite a bit with the sjogrens the live yoghurt drinks do help, the drops the doctors gave me stopped working after a while.
    Wendy x

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  • mags55
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    After my last lot of antibiotics for my water infection, I was told to take Yakut, I just stick one through tube everyday.
    I have a gel to put in my mouth at night for dryness.
    And you have reminded me Ellie, I'm over due to see the hygienist.
    Mags xx

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  • Ellie
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    Hi Jan,

    I don't know about machines or mucus causing thrush but you're right that antibiotics often cause thrush to develop, as can a lack of saliva, which can be a side effect from some of our meds. It's really good to take Yakult or similar, for 10 days after a course of antibiotics, as they destroy good bacteria too.

    A hospice nurse told me to take half an effervescent Vitamin C tablet every day on the tongue (the ones normally dissolved in water) for a healthy mouth. They're rather sour but if you can tolerate it, it's worth it! Try even 1/4 tablet to start. They come in various flavours.

    Also, good oral hygiene is very important with saliva problems.

    Hope the antifungal med works.

    Love Ellie.

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  • Terry
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    Please be careful putting anything solid in your mouth that could get stuck in your throat. I'm not saying don't do it but think about the risks, it could be a problem for some. If it is a risk, maybe you could make a slush up and have a spoon full at a time.

    Hi Jan;

    I don't know much about the machines but wonder if a suction machine would be of any use. When I had a (MAN) cold I would have to lay on my side to get any stuff out of my mouth.

    Love Terry

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  • mags55
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    That's right Dave, it's the keyboards.
    If I wrote all that you write, I think it would take me all day correcting my text, lol
    Xx

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  • Dave K
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    HAHAHA Mags, or you could edit the original message, I do, a lot as I write, post, read then say "OH GAWD" before going back in and editing all the typo's that I can find. it's not our fault anyway, it's these fiddly keyboards A! aha

    Dave X

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  • mags55
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    Sorry, I mean I used Nystan, I really should check text before sending x

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  • mags55
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    Hi Jan
    I have had oral thrush twice too, both times I was prescribed nystagmus, same as Dave suggested.
    I too suffer with thick mucus.. My MND nurse suggested freezing wedges of fresh pineapple and suck on it, I can't suck but I just put it in my mouth and try (you will need plenty of kitchen towel). Apparently, pineapple juice isn't as good as it kills the enzymes when liquidised.
    Definately, the antibiotics you are taking won't help. It's always the way, you take something to help a sympton but causes another.
    Mags x

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  • Dave K
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    Just checked and the one that worked for Julie was 'Nystan'.

    Hey Jan Q, you know that I rarely sleep so if you feel like chatting PM or email me, if I am asleep then I cannot answer but if I am I doubt that it would be too long before I reply hahaha.

    Dave X

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  • JAN Q
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    Morning Dave, Thank you for your reply, I have been awake most of the night with this terrible mucus in throat, but it is definitely worse while suffering from this thrush, Dr prescribed me liquid medication 'fluconazole 'which helped last time. No antibiotics as had three lots of those for chest infections I had and they can cause thrush. Thanks for your company, take care x. Jan Q.

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