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Old 02-05-2007, 05:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
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we have been battling ductal thrush for a few months now and i have begun to think it might be from the albuterol....dd has asthma and gets nebulizer treatments pretty reglarly - i know antibiotics can cause thrush - and it seems from what i have seen online that so can albuterol - anyone have any experience with this????

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I am pretty sure it can. can you rinse or wash out dd's mouth after treatments?

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my dd #2 is on pulmicort twice a day and xopenex as needed, and we've battled thrush off and on for a year. i keep diluted grapefruit seed extract in a squirt bottle and squirt her mouth out after each treatment. the thrush has been from any time dh does it (he sometimes forgets to squirt her mouth out). i used to give her a sip of water, but the gfse seems to work much better. she actually holds her mouth open for the squirt! hth and good luck battling it. thrush is such a booger. :

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thanks for the help!! my dd's name is ivy as well!!!

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Hi, just saw the thread title and thought I'd pop in. My mom has a pulmonary condition and takes Xopenex and Pulmicort (albuterol) in a nebulizer (basically the same schedule that "perditafoster" described.)

Her pulmonologist diagnosed thrush on our last office visit; he shone his otoscope into her throat and had me look so that I'd know how to identify it. He also wrote a prescription for Nystatin (I think that was it) with two refills, and told me to refill it if I saw the spots again.

She generally rinses/gargles after the albuterol, but I swear it sounds so weird. I don't think she really knows how to gargle activating the back of her throat. It all sounds like it's in the front of her mouth. I don't know, though.

Anyway, yes, albuterol can lead to thrush and it's important to rinse after treatments. I can only imagine how challenging this would be with a young child! The diluted grapefruit seed extract sounds like a good idea with a good track record.

I hope you can get to the bottom of it and solve the problem.
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In theory, albuterol and Xopenex shouldn't cause thrush....but if you are on an inhaled steroid (either an inhaler or nebulized medicine), then that can definitely cause thrush - Advair, Pulmicort, Qvar, etc. Ask your doc if you're not sure which of your medicines are steroids.

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my dd is on inhaled albuterol.....through her nebulizer.....

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