Can my dry mouth be contributing to thrush?

Can my dry mouth be contributing to thrush? I’ve been using corticosteroids since 2012 and recently have developed dry mouth. I also seem to have come down with a mild case of thrush near the same time. Gentian violet (blue tongue anyone!) and Corsodyl mouthwash have it a bay. For now. Any tips on keeping it from coming back? Thanks! Will


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  • WillDoe author
    3 months ago

    Thank you Allyson, the article was informative.

  • Allyson.Ellis moderator
    3 months ago

    Hi Will, thanks for your question! Thrush can be a common occurrence when taking a regular course of inhaled corticosteroids. This article gives some good tips on treating and preventing thrush: https://copd.net/living/sore-tongue-thrush/ I’m glad you have it under control and hope it stays that way for you! Wishing you a good day! ~Allyson (COPD.net team)

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