Mouth thrush

I had asthma as a young child, outgrew it around age 14 years old. About 30 years ago I acquired an upper respiratory infection and as a result, my asthma returned. It is usually under control with the use of Singulair and Advair, with occasional use of Ventolin. I ALWAY rinse my mouth thoroughly after inhaler use.

The complicating factor is that I have dry mouth. I also have various aids to deal with this problem. However, in the last 6 months, I have had 2 episodes of mouth thrush. The first time I used Nystatin oral rinse and it seemed to resolve, only to return 2 months later. The second event my doctor prescribed Nystatin oral medication and for now, the thrush is gone.

At the suggestion of my primary doctor, I now also rinse my mouth with salt water after using any inhaler. I have only been doing this for several weeks so I don't know if this will solve the problem.

Here is my question: Has anyone had a problem with mouth thrush and if so, what are you doing to prevent it?

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