Hello! I feel I should give a little background info first.
My bottom right wisdom came in last month was causing a lot of pain. I went to the doctor (dentist was closed) and she told me I had an infection and I needed to get these removed ASAP. She gave me a prescription for clindamycin. I took this 4 times a day for 7 days. After the second day (10 pills in) I started to have weird side effects, such as problems swallowing and notice some discoloration on my tongue. I went back to the doctor and she told me I had Oral Thrush and was given a prescription nystatin and needed probiotics. I did this and everything cleared up.
Fast forward two weeks:
I got all four wisdom teeth removed. I was given a prescription of azithromycin and a methylprednisolone pack. I also was informed to rinse my mouth out with warm salt water. On the last day of the antibiotic (day 5) I noticed a weird taste and that same discoloration on my tongue. I'm also taking ortho tri cyclen (birth control) and I have been on it for almost 7 years.
I have about half of the nystatin and the probiotics (yogurt) left. I'm currently taking these again. I was informed by my mom I used to get Oral Thrush when I was younger since I was always on strong antibiotics, I'm allergic to all the "typical ones".
After this long amount of information here is my question(s) (finally, sorry):
- I know strong antibiotics/corticosteroids/birth control can cause Oral Thrush but is it this common to get it back to back?
- Should I be worried I am getting Oral Thrush? I haven't had this since I was a child and I've been on several different antibiotics in the past few years.
- I'm a healthy 24 year grad student, I do not have diabetes and I eat relatively healthy; what other recommendations do you have for me?
- Also, the dentist is not in today, should I give him a call on Monday?
- How long does this wisdom tooth pain stay around?