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Can Stress Be A Reason 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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STRESS....AND THRUSH

Hi doctor Horwath, I was wondering if stress causes thrush, I heard that it did but wasn't sure, if stress causes thrush; would the thrush caused by stress still bleed when you brushed it?THANK YOU ...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Thrush is a Candidal infection, which is caused by failure of the immune system to protect against fungal infections. It is not caused by stress. However, stress can contribute to health problems in a number of ways. Severe stress can contribute to... Read more »

Thrush and Stress

My doctor says that thrush can be caused by stress and anxiety. Is this correct? ...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
I am assuming that you are HIV-infected. In that scenario, thrush most commonly occurs in people with CD4 counts of 300 or less. Thrush can be precipitated by the use of broad spectrum antibiotics or steroids. Factors which further compromise... Read more »

Can Oral thrush be caused by uri, stress and nutition

I recently developed thrush on tongue as well as oral sores on one area of gum. I have been under stress and mild depression. Last week was on a bus for 12 hours where it was uncomfortably cold and was sleep deprived. Next night I had no sleep on a...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. All of the factors your describe fatigue, depression, poor nutrition, a cold can contribute to getting oral thrush. In the medical literature thrush has been associated with clinical depression, being less satisfied with life,... Read more »

stress=thrush and other sympotms?

After reading some of your answers to previous questions, it seems to me that people's minds are causing their body's to manifest symptoms that mimic hiv infection. Have you seen patients who are hypochondriacs manifest symptoms and then...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I have not in my practice actually seen individuals who have come down with Thrush which is Oral Candiasis just from stress. Some people do manifest psychogenic symptoms of stress which are real symptoms like headaches, stomach and bowel problems... Read more »
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White spots on tonsils, oral thrush

Posted by lovelivelife1, 2 Replies
Exposure date was 8/1/12

8/2/12 Body hurt a lot for 3 days like I worked out or something mainly thighs and knee cap area it hurt to walk

8/9/12 bump appears on left shoulder area raised Dr took a sample of it and it came back as a staph infection... Read more »

causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello,

I have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the... Read more »

Question about thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all,

I have a question about thrush, can it be caused do to your immune system being weakened by stress? Stress such as worrying if one has HIV? I ask this because I got tested for HIV twice, and both times the tests came back negative (this... Read more »

lower stress?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just recently tested positive wanna thank people for the feedback. Honestly though I am extremely scared, anxious and nervous. I am kind of in a funk I dont seem to want to do anything I havent even been to a clinic to get my numbers run v.l.... Read more »