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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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PLEASE Help Me...HORRIBLE THRUSH

Hi Dr--I have searched the internet, as well as many Drs, for an answer to my problem and after reading your website you seem to be the only person that can help.For the past year I have developed a white, paste-like film in my mouth on my tongue,...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
My first bit of advice would be to locate another physician as it appears that since your previous physician moved away you no longer have a primary care provider. With the help of a physician or dentist who is comfortable with the recognition and... Read more »

What to Eat w/Thrush?

I have a HIV + friend who has thrush and I want to know what to tell him to buy at the store to eat. What is good to combat getting thrush? ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
The thrush needs to be treated with an antifungal drug, whether it's a topical one, like a swish & swallow or a special lozenge that dissolves in the mouth, or a pill form. Even after succesful therapy, the thrush can recur if your immune... Read more »

what kind of foods should i eat to help arv improve my cd4 count

i found out in july that i am positive and am also 30 weeks pregnant. My cd4 count was 268 but after a week it had dropped to 236. Help me what can i eat to improve my cd4 count because a am already on arv, to help mother to child infection. what...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
A drop of 268 to 236 is not really a drop...it is within the margin of error of the CD4 cell test. Besides, only trends are important since clinical decisions can not be made based on only one number.You do not say anything about your viral load. I... Read more »

Thrush/Weight Loss

I recently developed thrush in my mouth. The symptoms I had were very much sismilar to indigestion. I had loss of appetitie, fatigued, and drastic weight loss. My doctor has given me a prescription for Diflucan 100mg and I see that the thrush is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Oral thrush is often a sign of a damaged immune system. Hopefully you are seeing an HIV specialist who can assess the status of your immune system (CD4 count) and viral level as well as do a general exam and assessment (such as looking for other... Read more »
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thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can somebody tell me if thrush is painful especially after eating?

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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 »

Thrush and night sweats question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What does thrush really look like? Is it very thick or just a fine coating on tongue? Is it usually raised. Is it pretty obvious when you have it? Also, would some sweating on back of neck and chest be considered night sweats or do they usually... Read more »

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 »