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Can You Brush Teeth With Thrush

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast
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oral thrush?

I seem to have inflamed papillae mostly on the front portion of my tongue. They are a little sore, especially when rubbed against the roof of my mouth or teeth. The papillae extend slightly to the back of my tongue. I also have a thin whitish...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...First, there is no correlation between thrush (candidiasis) and a new HIV infection. Thrush more often than not appears after the CD4 count has dropped below 300. What it Read more »

Relation thrush-cd4

You answered a question December/12 saying that having thrush does not necessarily mean you have low cd4. I have 800 (tests just a week ago) and I have slight thrush on my tongue (never happened before), does not seem to progress any further but it...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...The organism that leads to thrush is most cases is Candida albicans, which happens to be a commensal organism. In other words, the fact that your primary care Read more »

Thrush...

Doc. Holodniy,Can you please help understand thrush and its symptoms? I have had a coating mainly on the back of my tongue, I would say the back half or one-third of my tonque. (1) I have read and seen medical pics. of thrush and my understanding is...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Thrush can have many appearances and it is hard to diagnose it without laying eyes on it. What you describe could be thrush, or it could Read more »

PLEASE Help Me...HORRIBLE THRUSH

Hi Dr--I have searched the internet, as well as many Drs, for an answer to my problem and after reading your website you seem to be the only person that can help.For the past year I have developed a white, paste-like film in my mouth on my tongue,...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...of systemic diseases, you should be able to obtain an accurate diagnosis. Can Lyme disease cause oropharyngeal candidiasis (thrush)? The answer is yes. What is the best way to manage thrush? This would depend on the extent of the presentation.... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

...Several problems with the teeth, mouth and gums can show up in people with HIV. These are discussed below. Dry Mouth and Tooth Decay Candidiasis (thrush) Canker sores (apthous ulcers) Cold sores (herpes simplex) Gum... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...mind is a powerful thing. Your mind can make it seem as if your tongue is covered in the white spots that sometimes indicate thrush , when in fact it's perfectly pink. Your mind can also make you feel tired and lethargic even though you're... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...You should avoid any contactwith the area until a health care worker has examined it. Don't floss, brush your teeth, or do anything that would create abrasionsor cuts in your mouth before performing oral sex. Use mouthwash or a... Read more »
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Thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Would this be thrush? Only when I get done brushing my teeth, there is a little bit of white gunk on the insides of my lips. It usually is only Read more »

can you see thrush when rinsing/spitting?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is thrush visible in the water when one is pitting/rinsing? When ever I brush my teeth and rince I always note some white/yellowish stuff Read more »

Thrush question - PLEASE!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Please help me out here!! Would thrush only show up on the insides of the cheeks after brushing your teeth and then disolve and go away after 1 or 2 hours? I have Read more »

Thrust and angular cheilitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everybody, did anyone get this syntoms in the early infection, Angulat cheilitis and thrust, ive been with gengivitis since the exposure in January, and since February i have angular cheilitis. Could some of you give me some advices. Thanks very... Read more »