A common complication in healthcare is infection in the oral cavity due to the yeast Candida albicans. The risk of this infection is greater in elderly people and patients with impaired immune system. A common household remedy is brushing on the tongue with mineral water containing sodium bicarbonate, such as vichy water.
Are there any scientific studies that support that Vichy water helps against candidiasis in the oral cavity?
SBU Enquiry response consists of systematic literature searches to highlight studies that can address questions received by the SBU Inquiry Service from Swedish healthcare or social service providers. Relevant references are compiled by an SBU staff member, in consultation with an external expert when needed. The quality of the studies identified is not systematically reviewed.