Jun 26, 2012 - 1:38 am
Oral thrush is adding insult to injury for my husband. He finished chemoradiation in February and has suffered with some degree or another of it ever since. He has been on increasing doses of Diflucan combined with Nystatin swish and swallow and we do not seem to be making any headway. He refused a PEG tube and has been able to keep his weight fairly stable with Ensure and milk but cannot eat solid food, or even yoghurt for that matter, because of the mouth pain. Things he has started trying the past day or so are white vinegar rinses, peroxide rinses, and physically scraping his tongue. He is quite discouraged with this problem in addition to the fatigue and the generalized discomfort. Any ideas out there? I think his physicians do not understand what a big moral buster this is.