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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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candidiasis of the lip?

Dear Dr., I have been doctoring now for about a year and a half and am in the process of seeking yet a third opinion. I have had an irritation on the middle part of my lower lip. The first dermatologist I visited diagnosed it as pre-cancer...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
As much as I would like to be of assistance, without the ability to actually see the area in question it is impossible for me to even suggest a reasonable diagnosis. With this in mind, I do have a suggestion for you. You have mentioned that you have... Read more »

erythematous candidiasis

Hi Doctor, I have a question about erythematous candidiasis, Is it possible to have this for a space of a day or two or does this condition stay and need to be treated- I have had symptoms quite similar to the photos on HIV dent but by the time i...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Oral candidiasis of any form would be highly unlikely to resolve without treatment after a day or so. So what you think is candidiasis may not be that after all.... Read more »

Post antibiotical anal candidiasis with low CD4

Hello. In the last year, I suffered 2 episodes of anal candidiasis (lasting 2 weeks each), with intense itching in my anus, after taking antibiotics. Two months ago I tested positive for VIH and started on Atripla immediately. My CD4 were then 200....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Flare-ups of skin/mucousal yeast infections can happen during or after course of antibiotics. Other conditions can cause anal itching so a clinical evaluation is recommended. Often a topical or oral antifungal pill might be considered in situations... Read more »

erythematous candidiasis caused by HIV or antibiotics?

I am a 28 year old female with only one sexual partner. I have not had oral, anal, or vaginal sex since Jan. 14, 1997. (I never used needles.) After this date (1997), I was tested three times (April, JUne and August of 1997) all negative. In 1998, I...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
There are several reasons why a person can develop candidiasis other than HIV including but not limited to use of broad spectrum antibiotics, systemic steroids, asthma inhalers and uncontrolled diabetes. In your message you stated that you had... Read more »
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oral candidiasis

Posted by 911, 2 Replies
Anyone who is experienced/ knowledgable comment on oral candidiasis and if it-

*is always painful?
*has a "cottage cheese-like" appaearance?
* always leaves a red and/ or bleeding area underneath when scraped off?

OR

Can it simply be "creamy film" on... Read more »

5 lessons about the way we treat people

Posted by franfrog, 2 Replies




Five (5) lessons to make you think about the way we treat people.



1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.

During my second month of college, our professor
gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student
and had breezed through the questions until... Read more »

Candidiasis, aver si me sacas de la duda dani.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dani, tengo entendido ke la candidiasis es una infeccion muy comun que no tieen ke estar relacionada forzosamente con el vih, ahora bien, es normal desarrollar candidiais un paciente 4 meses despues de la relacion de riesgo ( contando con que... Read more »

Sobre candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Es posible adquirir la candidiasis oral aun no estando infectado? es posible ke la bajada de defensas debio a la sodamizacion de creer ke estas infectado provoque la candidiasis? tengo un negativo a las 8 semanas, mi riesgo fue sexo oral. Gracias y... Read more »