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Does Dry Mouth Cause Thrush

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dry mouth,thrush,PCP and anxiety

Dear Doctor:I heard that dry mouth is common in people having HIV(I don't mean under medications). I was wondering it happens at the early stage or late stage and if it is because HIV people have thrush. Is dry mouth the first step to develop thrush...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Dry mouth or xerostomia is a symptom of HIV infection but not something that would be used as a diagnostic tool. There are many reasons Read more »

Dry Mouth

I am suffering from a dry mouth for the past 2 weeks. I seroconverted mid July and have been on... Read more »

dry mouth!

Hey Dr., first of all thank you for this great site and allowing time to answer so many questions. ... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

...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)... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...they only have contact with the mouth for a short time. However, they may be the best choice for someone with a very sore or dry mouth. Rinses are held in the mouth for as long as possible and should be swilled around and then swallowed. They are... Read more »
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 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 »
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Dry Mouth, Thrush?

Posted by TheTyger, 3 Replies
...One of the symptoms I experienced was a dry mouth lacking in saliva. My mouth felt kind of sticky and burning. Was this thrush? Or is thrush mainly a bunch of white stuff that Read more »

Oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone here know the incubation period for oral thrush between a possible HIV exposure and the first signs of a problem(white spots)? Is it a few days, a few weeks, a few months? I Read more »

dry mouth

Posted by Anonymous
...or four of those i was giving head to precame -- what is the risk of infection this way.... Over the past month I have had dry mouth and coated tounge and am wondering if I could possilby be infected... I worry about it every day non stop -- i... Read more »

thrush??, please help.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i do not want to sound stupid or ignorant, but how you know you have oral trush??? i drink lots of coffee( cream&sugar) i found myself today witha yellowish tongue, use a napkin to clean it and turn yellowish. there is no sores, or anything... Read more »