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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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Best treatment for thrush

I just moved to a new city and had to change doctors. My old doctor had me on Diflucan because I'd had oral thrush severaltimes. My new doc wants to take me off and make me suck on those lozenges all the time. I don't see why I have to...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
Sorry, but I have to agree with your new doctor. I'll admit that fluconazole (Diflucan) is a very convenient and effective drug for treating thrush. But it's a little like trying to put out candle with a fire extinguisher. You're... Read more »

reality facts

i keep asking you questions about insertive oral ,and the thrush that i have in my mouth and the anxiety level ,i know i read almost enything about insertive risk.I am trying to relax here and also i made an appointment to do the test on Monday...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, I have read all your questions and here are the "reality facts"! 1.Insertive oral sex carries only a negligible risk for HIV acquisition. 2.Most people who think they have thrush actually don't! (Get a second opinion from... Read more »

thrush and HIV progression

Sorry for my English. I know that thrush is a typical illness of AIDS. Without meds, How long does the aids to appear after thrush?. Is true that thrush is a sing to fast progress to aids?. ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Thrush usually appears once T helper cell counts are less than 350, and this usually preceded the onset of AIDS by a few years. Thrush is indeed a sign that HIV disease is progressing.... Read more »

oral thrush

I have developed oral thrush. First I had flu symptoms that lasted 2 days. During that time I had mild fatigue, loss appetite, and a fever that peaked at 100.3. Symptoms went away fast, then noticed white mucuosy patches on throat. I took...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Yes, antibiotics (even a few days) can cause thrush. It's also important to recognize that not all white patches are thrush- sometimes it's just the normal variation of the surface of the tongue.BY... Read more »
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Yogurt for mild thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've noticed that regular yogurt (with acidophilus) seems to help with mild thrush. Could this be my imagination or does this really work? Read more »

Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if having thrush would delay window period and if so how many months.Im starting to think my immunne system must be to low to make antibodies,within the window period.

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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 »

Q about oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was wondering if some of the experts could give me some info. Is oral thrush painful? I came down with a bad throat infection a couple of days ago. Having a hard time swallowing and both my nodes are swollen and painful in my neck. Upon further... Read more »