Could Long Time Use Of Advair Cause Sore, White Spotted Tongue And Red Roof Of Mouth

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Asked by brunell moody

Could Long Time Use Of Advair Cause Sore, White Spotted Tongue And Red Roof Of Mouth

Answer

Great question. The answer is YES.

The steroids that settle in your mouth may wipe our the normal bacteria that live in your mouth that prevent the buildup of yeast or candidiasis in your mouth. Absent this bacteria, yeast may build up and cause white patchy spots in your mouth called thrush.

After using inhaled corticosteroids for over 25 years I I had thrush only once and my doctor prescribed Diflucan. It is a pill I took for only five days, and it worked great. Nystatin is a rinse that works fine too.

Here is a good tip: The best way to prevent thrush is to rinse and spit after every use of Advair or any other inhaled corticosteroid.