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Antifungal Pills For Thrush

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

The Bottom Line Candidiasis is a very common yeast (fungal) infection. The fungus normally lives in the body. It cannot be eliminated. The best way to avoid an outbreak of candidiasis is to strengthen your immune system by taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). Most candida infections are easily treated with local therapies. In people with weakened immune systems, these infections become more persistent. Systemic anti-fungal drugs can be...
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Recurring thrush

I have been POZ for 16yrs the last three at AIDS. I know thrush is opportunistic people who are on antibiotics etc tend to have recurring issues. In that area I don't have an option. I am wondering what I can do other than regular brushing...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
In general people with recurring thrush derive benefit by either early treatment with topical therapies such as clotrimazole or nystatin or by taking antifungal pills. You should discuss your problem with your provider to make sure that you do... Read more »

What to Eat w/Thrush?

I have a HIV + friend who has thrush and I want to know what to tell him to buy at the store to eat. What is good to combat getting thrush? ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The thrush needs to be treated with an antifungal drug, whether it's a topical one, like a swish & swallow or a special lozenge that dissolves in the mouth, or a pill form. Even after succesful therapy, the thrush can recur if your immune... Read more »

is it thrush and how to treat it

first, Thank you for all your help. my grandmother's tongue is full of some whitish cover and it got down to her throat preventing her to swallow anything(not food or drink). she has been taking fluconazole but the minute she stops, it comes...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.I'm sorry to hear about your GM, it certainly sounds like she could have oral (or esophageal) candidiasis (thrush). Before speaking about treatment, it might be worth a word about diagnosis-- it's a relatively simple... Read more »

Thrush?...or Coated Tongue after medicine

Dave,I have had protected sex with other people and recently developed a white tongue....evenly white with little red dots that are perfectly spaced....some minor pain or tingling when eating some foods....I have never had unprotected sex....I...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Before I start, let me state that it is impossible to diagnose your condition without having the opportunity to examine you, even with the detailed history you mention in this message. With this in mind, I can share a thought or two:It is possible... Read more »
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Thrush... HIV or the pill???

Posted by Anonymous
About one year ago i had a huge HIV scare..... I tested negative at 7 weeks and never tested again because i was told a 7 week test is quite conclusive and i wasn't really in high risk.... i needed to get past it and move on.
I took a new lease on... Read more »

Yogurt for mild thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've noticed that regular yogurt (with acidophilus) seems to help with mild thrush. Could this be my imagination or does this really work? Read more »

Q about oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was wondering if some of the experts could give me some info. Is oral thrush painful? I came down with a bad throat infection a couple of days ago. Having a hard time swallowing and both my nodes are swollen and painful in my neck. Upon further... Read more »

resistant thrush

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
I've had drug resistant esophogeal thrush in the past, been on amphotericin IV, but was OK for years. Recently, I was diagnosed with esophogeal thrush and microsporidiosis. Has anyone out there had success treating thrush with something other than... Read more »