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Vichy water for treating candida infection in the oral cavity

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.

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