May 1980

Troche Treatment of Oral Candidiasis

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(5):726. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330170142043

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To the Editor.  —Yap and Bodey, in the Archives (139:656-657, 1979), have shown the safety and value of troche application of clotrimazole for treating oral candidiasis in cancer patients, and they make a plea for this form of the drug to be available for the treatment of thrush.The important factor is the strictly topical application of an adequate concentration of a fungicide. Nystatin mouthwashes may fail dismally, but flat oval nystatin vaginal pessaries held comfortably overnight between the gums and cheek can be effective after two or three nights' treatment.Contributions to this section may include comments on articles published in theArchives, or reports of unique educational character. Communications will be published as space and editorial priorities permit. Contributions ordinarily should not exceed 500 words in length, with a maximum of five references; one Figure or Table can be printed.

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