THE PHARYNX AND NASOPHARYNX
.after each feed. The condition may be treated by systemic
nystatin giveiEDralry in doses of 100 000 units four times daily for a week, or
*^mphotericirJwungilin) lozenges 10 mg four times daily.
Candida qjjijcans may be caused by the long-term use of antibiotics, and
spots on the tonsils or the posterior pharyngeal wall. The
Skhat for thrush.
Blastomycosis produces shallow granulating ulcers, and it responds to a
slow intravenous infusion of amphotericin (Fungizone). There is a danger of
renal damage if the infusion is not slow. Local lozenges of the same drug
(Fungilin) may be allowed to dissolve slowly in the mouth, and have a local
eifect on the lesion.
Actinomycosis gives rise to characteristic sulphur granules in the pus of deep
ulcers, and may be treated by a prolonged course of penicillin.