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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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Resistance to Thrush meds

I have been having problems with my thrush meds, have become resistant to all of them, am taking a study drug, SCH56592, and that one is not doing so well any more. my doctor has suggested that I go on the new study drug ABT. If I do this I have to...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It sounds like you have been taking posaconazole, the investigational drug from Schering. I have had good responses to painting the thrush with a readily available biological dye called 1% gentian violet -- this is done for 3-5 days in a row, and... Read more »

thrush or hairy leukoplakia

I keep getting white stuff in my mouth, and my doc quickly dismisses it as hairy leukoplakia (I had it before, and I have CD4 ofless than 20).When I insist that using Sporanox gets rid of most of it, he says it's both HL and thrush. It's...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If your problem resolves, albeit slowly, with irtaconazole (Sporanox), then most if not all of what you have is thrush. Your doctor can order an antifungal resistance test on an isolate that's grown from a swab of your mouth when the infection... Read more »

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 »

thrush or aphthous ulcerations?

My husband has had thrush since originally dianosed in 2-97. At that time his cd-4 count was 170. Since then, hes been on diflucan. The Dr. let him stop taking it several times, but each time it came right back. His cd-4 has been over 500 for quite...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
As you are aware, it is very difficult to design a therapy or make a diagnosis via this Forum. Bearing this in mind, I do find it a bit unusual that your husband is presenting with such a severe case of thrush (candidiasis) with a CD4 count greater... Read more »
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WHAT IT IS:
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

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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 »

Thrush or Geographic tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have white patches on my tounge only mostly near the tip and sides in front. They seem to be like craters with white borders. My tounge also burns really bad. There are also a few tiny little red spots that hurt too. Does this sound like thrush or... Read more »

resistant thrush

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
I've had drug resistant esophogeal thrush in the past, been on amphotericin IV, but was OK for years. Recently, I was diagnosed with esophogeal thrush and microsporidiosis. Has anyone out there had success treating thrush with something other than... Read more »