Candidiasis And Oily Skin

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...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 taken, but candida might become resistant to...
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oily skin

Do any of the antivirals aggravate oily skin/acne or oily hair?Specifically sustiva or viramune ? How about pi's?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have many patients on a wide range of antiretrovirals complain about oily skin. Since dry skin is common in HIV infection (? more common if untreated) then a return to more moist skin (due to skin oils) Read more »

Oily skin and acne

I'm on Epivir, Zerit, and Viracept (CD4 743, VL 1,500). I'm wondering if any or all of these meds, or my disease, is causing the oily skin and acne on my face.I took Accutane (25 mg) for cystic acne, for about 4 or 5 months in the mid-1980s. While I...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
The medications you list are not generally associated with the problems you mention. You should consider seeing a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis of the cause of your condition and more intensive treatment of it. Also, have your Tcells... Read more »

Candida Infection

Recently I have been admitted into the hospital for what appears to be Thrush or Candida. My symptoms include small white spots on the tonsils, white coating of the tongue, a white curd-like spot on the roof of my mouth when easily scraped away bled...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...disease since the early 90's. Indeed, esophageal candidiasis is a well known and serious AIDS-defining illness. Furthermore, Candidal infections can be very serious and life-threatening, especially when they reach the blood stream. If your... Read more »

thrush on skin

Hi, On this forum it appears that oral thrush is a common symptom in babies who are hiv positive. However would it be unusual if an infant potentially infected with hiv develop's thrush in areas such as the perianal region, under arms, between toes...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Candida infection is common in infants especially in the groin area (diaper dermatitis)and next is oral thrush (oral candidiasis) which affects Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Chart for Treating Candidiasis Candidiasis is a fungal infection and among the most common conditions seen in people with HIV. While... Read more »
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Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...treated with 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... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

... Table of Contents What Are Fungal Infections? Candidiasis Cryptococcosis Histoplasmosis Aspergillosis Conclusion What Are Fungal Infections? Fungi (singular is fungus) Read more »
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Cryptococcal Meningitis

...expensive drug. Taking fluconazole for a long period of time can lead to yeast infections (such as thrush, vaginitis, or severe candida infection of the throat, see Fact Sheet 501 ) that are resistant to fluconazole. These resistant infections... Read more »