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Can Thrush Make You Cough

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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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Thrush - TMP/SMX

You stated a few weeks ago that, with my hep C regimen kicking me <200, you would recommend PJP prophylaxis. Well, Dr. just prescribed such, but I'm not sure why. I was having lots of maladies about a month and a half ago, including cough,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If you are HIV+ with a CD4 count < 200 then TMP-SMX is used to prevent Pneumocystis pneumonia--for most patients it is well tolerated though HIV+ persons have a higher rate of side effects than the general population. I would not characterize... Read more »

Thrush..Blood?

My husband has had full blown since, 97. He's been taking, Diflcan, 200 mg 2x day. He's stopped for a short time for a couple weeks, bout a year ago. With Doc's ok. But it came right back. So he went back on it. He's on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Without knowing his most recent CD4 count and past history it is tough to comment. Usually Diflucan at that dose is only given for serious Candida/yeast infections. Coughing up blood can mean anything from a mild respiratory tract irritation to... Read more »

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 »

Oral Thrush

Hello, I know this is question is not part of this forum, but I didnt see a section to log this question. I am HIV poz. Viral is under 1000 and Tcells around low 300s. My tcells have never been below 300. In Aug. I started feeling as though I had...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.If two docs have both said that you don't have thrush, it's pretty unlikely that you do (thrush has a fairly characteristic apprearance). If in doubt you could have a throat culture; but probably more relevant is not... 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 has been taking antibiotics. The doc said that the medicine kills a lot of bacteria in the body... Read more »

How likely is thrush in HIV- folks

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,
I have noticed a whitish coat over my entire tongue for the past week. I've been reading up on thrush and its typically described as milkish/curdish white patches. I don't have these typical patches any other patches in the mouth, just an even... Read more »

thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
does anyone know a website that shows a picture of what thrush looks like?

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Information needed--Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is thrush? Does it appear within the ARS period ?

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