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Does A Cold Cause Thrush

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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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Can Oral thrush be caused by uri, stress and nutition

I recently developed thrush on tongue as well as oral sores on one area of gum. I have been under stress and mild depression. Last week was on a bus for 12 hours where it was uncomfortably cold and was sleep deprived. Next night I had no sleep on a...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. All of the factors your describe fatigue, depression, poor nutrition, a cold can contribute to getting oral thrush. In the medical literature thrush has been associated with clinical depression, being less satisfied with life,... Read more »

Oral thrush (yeast infection) cured by salt water???

My boyfriend had a cold the past week. He did not use any steroid based nasal sprays, but he did use a cold remedy which contains zinc. About two days ago, he had a white patch right next to his tonsil. He started to gargle with salt water and it...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Thrush is a yeast infection which often affects the mouth, as well as many other portions of one's body (e.g. the vagina). It is pretty common and does not necessarily mean that something more serious is going on. Women often get these... Read more »

Diagnosed with Thrush......

Dear Dr, I live in the UK and safer sex education here has always tended to suggest that the main thing one should do to avoid HIV infection is to avoid unprotected vaginal or anal sex. I have followed this advice, but now and then participated in...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
It is not uncommon for a primary care provider to confuse coated tongue with pseudomembranous candidiasis (thrush), which is the main reason I included a small section on coated tongue in the article which appears in this forum. Coated tongue, as I... Read more »

Thrush In Mouth

Keith,I have been on atripla for 4 years now and have a CD4 count of over 700+ and a viral load of below 20.A few months ago I had a bad cold and sore throat which took a few weeks to clear, and had to have antibiotics to help clear it - since then...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
An evaluation by your HIV specialist and/or ENT specialist is recommended including a swab to see if candida can be identified from oral lesions. Use of antibiotics can lead to yeast overgrowth in some patients even with a decent CD4 count (can... Read more »
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Thrush! I'm Scared.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
In april 2005 I took some anti-biotics a friend gave me as a means to kill the cold that he gave me and my other roomate. In any case I was still going to school and work. I then met 3 guys in about a 2 week time period. We messed around but I... Read more »

Thrush or not?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, hope someone can help. I have always practised safer sex, included in this is oral sex without taking any semen in my mouth etc., and so I have always thought that I was safe from catching HIV. However, about 3 months ago i had a cold (so did my... Read more »

thrush or what

Posted by daisey6205, 3 Replies
OK. I know it is going to sound crazy.... but my tongue feels like it is being laid on an iron and tortured.....I have a small red blister on one side and it is kinda white on top. It hurts. It burns. It is on fire. Anyone know if this might be... Read more »

Thrush symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alright, a month ago I woke up and found this really weird looking rash in my groin area (near the base of my penis), it was quite itchy and immediately I thought STD STD STD. Well...the last time I had sex was 3 months(unprotected vaginal) before... Read more »