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Does Eating Fruits Help Heal 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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Certain foods, juices, or fruits to not eat with Complera.

I was just wondering. I know that if you're on high blood pressure medicine they say grapefruit is not allowed and lethal. That it can be critical and possibly cause strokes. I was just wondering is it the same deal with the complera medicine?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.I can't speak to blood pressure meds and lethal interactions, but in high doses grapefruits can cause problems for some medications, including HIV protease inhibitors.In usual quantities, there aren't any issues... Read more »

recurring thrush

Hai am 40 years and been taking atripla for 9months now with no problems, my cd4 is now 560 from 229. Am having recurring thrush, could it be the side effects of atripla? Please help or diet. What should I do. Am eating well taking lots water n...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Atripla does not cause thrush. Peristent low CD4 cell counts and oral health issues can contribute to ongoing problems with thrush. Use of antibiotics can also contribute to candida problems in that setting. May want to get dental consultation to... Read more »

CMV, Thrush and CD4 of 60

Hi I know this is kind of long but there is a lot going on and we are really worried. I wrote in 9 months ago about my sister when she had toxoplasmosis. Six months prior to that she was hospitalized with pneumonia. Prior to the pneumonia she had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear that your sister is having such a difficult time. Her condition is no doubt critical. Brain lesions of whatever cause (CMV, toxo, etc.) often cause severe neurological damage. Your sister's profound immunodeficiency... Read more »

CMV, Thrush and CD4 of 60

I wrote in around a week ago and received a response telling me what we expected. There are some new developments. The doctors originally thought my sister inlaw had cmv and toxo. They are now calling it just toxo. She is on medicine for the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I have not changed my assessment of your sister's prognosis. I would not recommend holding her pain medications or any other comfort measures. If the three teams of physicians are giving you mixed messages, I would suggest you have the... Read more »
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Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello
Every morning when I wake up I have white patches on the tip of my tounge. Im not sure wheather its geo tounge or thrush. As the day goes on it wears away after eating and drinking. It leaves red irritated areas where it was, and is always back... Read more »

Hairy Leukoplakia - Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was infected with HIV about 6 months ago.

Tested Poz.

I think I am experiencing Thrush, is it possible for it to occur so soon after infection?

Also are there any home remedies?? Read more »

Thrush and ABT

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
would like to hear from others who have had problems with thrush and some non pharmecutical solutions as well, My doctor wants me to Add ABT to my current drugs, have taken all available drugs and i am at the "end of the road" as far as old and... Read more »

oral thrush+

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am terrified my tongue has a white coating going towards the back of my throat and on the sides. I am convinced it's thrush, my ears was pierced 2 months ago won't heal,lost 6 pounds,got bad sinusitis, uncontrolable diaharrea, dry flaky skin. I... Read more »