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Can Thrush In The Mouth Cause A Cough

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...albicans . This yeast-like fungus is found in all healthy people. The immune system and bacteria normally found in the body generally keep Candida under control. When it gets out of control, Candida can cause problems in the mouth, throat, or vagina. This can happen when the immune system is weakened by HIV or when you take antibiotics (which can kill the helpful bacteria). The medications used to fight Candida are anti-fungal drugs...
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Thrush doesn't mean you have HIV!

Hi dr.BobThis is more of a comment than a question but i figured i would post it anyway.Im a medical student and I have always been quite scared, but at the same time interrested in HIV and its biology.A few months ago I had some very unspecific...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are absolutely correct: "thrush doesn't mean you have HIV"! In fact the vast majority of cases of thrush have absolutely nothing to do with HIV/AIDS.Dr. Bob Read more »

Protect Oral Sex - Mouth Thrush

Hi Dr, I visited a women , She gave me blowjob while I was wearing a Condom , which was intact and didn't broken(verified) . Now it is 17days I had a Single Mouth Thrush just beside UVULA, no other symptoms noticed .1.Do HIV ARS symptoms appear in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nonexistent, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not break. HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how.A "single mouth thrush"?? What is that? If you are not a physician, chances are you are not qualified to make a diagnosis... Read more »

Newly Diagnosed

I tested posted for HIV about a month ago. I had a sinus infection, now that is gone but now I think I may have thrush. I have a cough, small bumbs at the back of my tongue and my tongue is white. I am thinking the cough is still from mugus from...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...general, thrush is not contagious, since the Candida yeast is very common as part of the normal microbiological flora of the human mouth.As for starting on medications, I'd wait to see your viral load and more importantly, your CD4 count before... Read more »

Is thrush in the mouth contagious to a kisssing partner?

Is thrush of the mouth contagious to a kissing partner? I have been taking lozenges by prescription to be complete in 10 days.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Nope. Thrush is "opportunistic," not contagious. It takes the "opportunity" of someone's immune system being deficient or suppressed to manifest Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...candida. This yeast is found in most people's bodies. A healthy immune system keeps it under control. Candida usually infects the mouth, throat, or vagina. It can occur months or years before other, more serious opportunistic infections. See ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...drug or combination of drugs to fight thrush. Many doctors prefer to treat thrush with creams, or lozenges that dissolve in the mouth. Thrush is much less likely to develop resistance when the treatment is applied directly to the infection... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...can be frequent, can cause great discomfort and can add to the decline of health in HIV disease. Candidiasis can occur in the mouth, throat, windpipe, vagina or on the skin. It can also spread throughout the body. While this is rare, it is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...usually cause, and the CD4 cell count when the disease becomes active: Candidiasis (Thrush) is a fungal infection of the mouth, throat, or vagina. CD4 cell range: can occur even with fairly high CD4 cells. See Fact Sheet 501 . ... Read more »
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Thrush and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My girlfriend has thrush and I'm concerned if she could have HIV. We've always practiced safe sex, but I'm still concerned. She has had a cough and Read more »

Sexual encounter has me worried

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...encouter. I thought it was thrush. I finally got the courage to see a doctor and he said he didnt think it was thrush in my mouth rather a bacteria and that it was too early for a HIV test. Although the white coating om ny nouth hasnet gotten... Read more »

How likely is thrush in HIV- folks

Posted by Anonymous
...to summon the courage to go for a test. Other weird symptoms I have been having over the past two weeks are; sore throat, non-productive cough, sore glands (in the neck), headaches. Everything has been pretty mild, but persistent. So it feels... Read more »

How Long Do Acute Symptoms Last?

Posted by une_fille, 2 Replies
...was treated with an anitbiotic and then my tongue developed a white fuzzy appearance and was tingling. i thought maybe it was thrush, but the doctor said it was not. a week after that i developed a sore throat, night sweats and one swollen... Read more »