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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...
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 why a person can present with dry mouth including some of those you mention, i.e. anxiety. Every time I lecture... 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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HIV and the Mouth

How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? Don't Ignore Mouth Problems! What Are the Signs of HIV in the Mouth? The Bottom Line How Does HIV Affect the Mouth? In the early years of the HIV epidemic, dentists were often the first health... Read more »
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HIV and Your Mouth

Table of Contents Oral Problems Are Common Oral Conditions That Are More Common in HIV+ People Oral Health and Street Drugs Oral Health and Tobacco Getting Dental Care Taking Care of Yourself Oral Problems Are Common Oral... Read more »
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HIV and the Mouth

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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 (or fungus)... 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 resembles cottage cheese on the tongue? Could this have been an oral... Read more »

dry metallic tasting white tongue? thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
recently i developed slightly white yellowish thin coating to my tongue. i've been a pretty regular smoker for ten years, and quit cold turkey when i saw this. i can brush my tongue to the point where it is ALMOST gone, but not entirely. then... Read more »

Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »

dry mouth - ars ??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
would dry mouth, possibly caused by a viral infection, and starting about 6 weeks after exposure, be a potential ars ? Read more »