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Some other products that are usually sold to treat constipation can also help with diarrhea. These products contain "soluble" fiber that adds bulk and absorbs water. This includes products like Metamucil, Citrucel, or other products that contain psyllium. 3. Alternative Therapies for Diarrhea: Acidophilus capsules (which contain helpful bacteria) can help restore normal digestion, especially when you are taking antibiotics. Some types of...
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Diarrhea and oral thrush

Dear ExpertI am trying to understand what causes diarrhea in HIV positive patients? Is there any link between oral thrush and diarrhea? Wondering whether control of thrush solve diarrhea problems..I am currently living in Canada.Thanks a lot....
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
I don't think there is a direct connection between thrush and diarrhea. However if you have thrush you may have a low CD4 count (under 200). And if so you might have an infection in your GI tract that is causing diarrhea. And sometimes these... Read more »

Diagnosed With Thrush.

I have been diagnosed with thrush. It has appeared on my gums and tongue. I had been taking antibiotics maybe 2 weeks before developing these symptoms. I noticed that the more I started taking the antibiotics the more my tongue started to look...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
This is a difficult question to answer without actually knowing what antibiotic you were on and for what reason. You did mention in the message that you had been on antibiotic therapy for approximately two weeks and were already experiencing nausea... 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 »

Resistant thrush with multiple OI's

Dear Doctor:My partner has severe wasting, CMV retinitis, KS and MAC. His viral load is down (!) to 120,000 and T Cells up to 24 at this point and he is undergoing constant geno and phenotypes so that we can modify his regimen to get the viral load...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It's worth giving itraconazole a try, but esophagitis that is resistant to fluconazole often doesn't respond very well. You can get a pharmacist to make oral amphotericin-- it doesn't taste great and one way we've dealt with... Read more »
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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 »

Meds Cause diarrhea?

Posted by Anonymous
Anyone heard of ShamanBotanicals.com? They have a new supplement called SB-Normal Stool Formula for diarrhea. It's natural. It can be ordered on their web site or by 800 number (800-987-9920). Right now (through Oct. 31) introductory pricing is... Read more »

Question about thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all,

I have a question about thrush, can it be caused do to your immune system being weakened by stress? Stress such as worrying if one has HIV? I ask this because I got tested for HIV twice, and both times the tests came back negative (this... Read more »

Information needed--Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is thrush? Does it appear within the ARS period ?

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