Remedies For Oral Thrush: What to Do and When to See a Doctor


fluconazole (Diflucan) or itraconazole (Sporanox). These are taken in tablet or liquid form. 

The course of treatment depends on your age and the cause of the fungal infection. A course of medication lasts from 10 to 14 days. 

When to See Your Doctor

If your immune system is uncompromised, oral thrush should resolve within two weeks. If you are immunocompromised or have an underlying medical condition, call your doctor. Here are some symptoms that may be warning signs:

  • Thrush-like sores that don’t go away
  • Difficulty or pain when swallowing
  • Thrush symptoms with an underlying medical condition, like HIV

If you suspect your child has oral thrush, seek medical care if they:

  • Are dehydrated
  • Haven’t urinated in more than eight hours
  • Have dark urine and a dry mouth
  • Bleeding sores in the mouth
  • Look or act very sick.

A Candida infection may be an indication of other diseases or medical problems. Talk to your doctor to set up any additional treatment plans.