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External Thrush Infections

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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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can vaginal thrush lead to oral thrush?

Doctor, I'm scared. I have had a yeast infection (vaginal) for over 6 years. It didn't itch, so I didn't bother much about it. I tried to get rid of it twice - very far apart - but both times it came back. I now have flat red...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Vaginal candidiasis is a common condition in the immunocompetent (HIV-) population. There are very effective therapies available for management of this condition. For people who have recurrent infections, there are ways of preventing recurrence. My... Read more »

Internal warts, and yet nothing external?

How do you get internal warts and not have them externally? I certainly understand if your (bottom -- receiver) but if not why wouldn't they be on your genitals or external to the anus (in additional to internally)? I heard they are not...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Usually internal and external warts go hand in hand. In fact, I think it's a good idea for anyone with external anal warts to have an internal examination performed to check for internal warts. HOWEVER, it is indeed possible to get internal... Read more »

Is external scat play on the face and body safe? (FECES, 2010)

Im planning to have a scat session with several women where they all defecate on my face and chest. I will not consume anything. How dangerous is this? If i have some closed pimples oin my chest. Does that put me at risk? Id greatly appreciate an...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, The information you request was already waiting for you in the archives. See below. The bottom line is that feces that does not contain visible blood is not considered to be infectious for HIV.Now that I've answered you question, please do... Read more »

You said oral thrush is early syptom of VIH infection

Hello.Reading here in the forum I fiund that you have said that oral thrush is an early symptom of HIV infection.How early? 2 months? 3 months?What is early speaking about HIV infection?Excuse me to post this message in the Simplifying treatment,...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
First - there is a lot of confusion about how to diagnose thrush - since thrush is a diagnosis that sometimes is given to white patches and coatings in the mouth or tongue and is caused by something else. So I'd start there - which is to be... Read more »
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Is thrush a sign of ARS infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had thrush now for about a week. Should I test for hiv or ARS or could it be somethingelse? Not really worried just curious.

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eyelids swelling joint pain thrush on lips

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can anyone tell me is this related to hiv infection? Read more »

Oral Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it normal for someone who could possibly be having symptomes of a recent infection (due to having sex with someone of unknown status) have a burning tong and lips due to oral thrush without having the creamy white patches? Are patches supposed... Read more »

eyelids swelling joint pain thrush on lips

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
can anyone tell me is this related to hiv infection? Read more »