Does Prednisone Cause Thrush

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The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...with HIV drugs. Candidiasis can come back repeatedly. Some doctors prescribe anti-fungal drugs on a long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less than 300 May affect appetite More likely to occur in diabetics and when steroid medications...
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oral thrush possible causes

What are some possible causes of oral thrush? I've had a history of sinus problems and recently had a possible low risk exposure to HIV (insertive oral sex) and am wondering if oral thrush is possibly cause by sinus problems as well as...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...There are numerous reasons why one may develop thrush including but not limited to use of broad spectrum antibiotics, asthma inhalers, systemic corticosteroids (such as prednisone) Read more »

Worried about Thrush

Reading some articles, I have found that Thrush is associated with HIV and AIDS, just because a person has thrush does this mean that they possibly are infected with the HIV virus?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...There are numerous reasons why a person may present with thrush (candidiasis), including but not limited to HIV/AIDS, uncontrolled diabetes, use of asthma inhalers, use of systemic corticosteroids Read more »

Is thrush contagious?

I am poz and have ITP....my CD4 count's been dropping and I started HAART and ITP-treatment a month ago...but since I was on prednisone, I got thrush. My boyfriend wants to know if he is at risk of "catching" it.Thanks,chris
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Chris,Nope. Thrush is not contagious. It's an opportunistic illness. It takes the "opportunity" of one's immune system being suppressed (in your Read more »

Glossitis or Thrush?..Please help!!!

Hi,How are you? I have a question about Thrush and Glossitis-about a month ago I experienced a feeling like my throat was closing or my tongue was swelling up- i went to the doctor and they didn't see anything wrong except that my thyroid glands...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
It appears as if you have several questions: First, glossitis is usually not related to oral candidiasis. Glossitis is an inflammation of the tongue which causes it to feel big or swell. Candidiasis is a superficial fungal infection which can cause... Read more »
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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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...and swelling. A bad case can make walking, peeing or sex very painful. Infection in the Mouth Oral candidiasis, called thrush , involves the mouth and sometimes the throat. It can also occur without symptoms. The most common symptoms usually... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Opportunistic Infections

...listed here, along with the disease they usually cause, and the CD4 cell count when the disease becomes active: Candidiasis (Thrush) is a fungal infection of the mouth, throat, or vagina. CD4 cell range: can occur even with fairly high CD4... Read more »
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