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Oral Candidiasis (Thrush)

Table of Contents Introduction Cause Diagnosis Treatment Chart for Treating Candidiasis Side Effects and Drug Interactions Anti-Fungal Drugs and Pregnancy Kids and Candidiasis Prevention Treating and Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Conclusion Introduction Oral candidiasis, which is also called thrush, is a fungal infection of the mouth and/or throat. Candidiasis of the throat is called esophageal...
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bad breath

I have noticed that after I take my morning meds of crixivan, norvir, combivir, valtrex, and lipitor, my breath becomes exeedingly funky! I brush, gargle, floss, etc., but it still doesn't seem to help. Any suggestions? My friends, family...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Many medications can cause dry mouth or xerostomia. The problem is that without the normal washing action of saliva, plaque can accumulate faster and bacterial growth enhanced. So now that we've discussed why this happens, I know you're... Read more »

oral thrush T cells fluctuating

My Tcells are at 490...2 months ago 560 and 4 months ago 330. I am noticing a stick white film in my mouth on some days. I have actually noticed this for years(not sure how long I have been positive). Some days its really bad and I can actually wipe...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would ask your HIV doc to look in your mouth and comment regarding you have thrush or other oral problems. I sometimes will get a brushing so send to the lab to look for thrush (yeast). I also refer patients to our dental clinic for their... Read more »

Antibiotics and a thrush that hasn't gone away!!!

Dear Dr. Resnik, First of all I would like to thank you so much for taking the time to help us out with your comments. I was on antibiotics when i got an oral thrush about a week ago. My doctor said that i should stop the antibiotics, eat...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
My first thought is that you were never treated for candidiasis (thrush) which would explain why this infection did not go away. If, in fact, you do have candidiasis, I would suggest that you go on a proper antifungal medication. For mild to... Read more »

oral thrush

My Tcells are at 490...2 months ago 560 and 4 months ago 330.I am noticing a stick white film in my mouth on some days. I have actually noticed this for years(not sure how long I have been positive). Some days its really bad and I can actually wipe...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
A lot of people normally have a white or yellow coating on the tounge. However, after the diagnosis of HIV, many individuals, understandably, find themselves looking in the mirror and sticking their tounge out at themselves wondering if this... Read more »
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Is this oral thrush?

Posted by coronzon, 3 Replies
All,

Was curious if the following picture looks like thrush.
The white coating is tough to brush away and causes bad breath. I am a smoker.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/tsesmatas/Pictures/1209101130a.jpg Read more »

causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello,

I have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the... Read more »

thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Someone please tell me what oral thrush looks like and if it is painful?

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Thrush question - PLEASE!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Please help me out here!! Would thrush only show up on the insides of the cheeks after brushing your teeth and then disolve and go away after 1 or 2 hours? I have been getting some build up of gunk on the insides of mouth but only there after... Read more »