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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...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 taken, but candida might become resistant to...
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How to treat thrush?

How can I clear up a case of thrush? I take a large amount of medication, and it must have upset the balance of my mouth.
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...Treatment for candidiasis depends on the extent of disease. For mild to moderate infections I recommend use of topical therapies such as Mycelex troches Read more »

is it thrush and how to treat it

first, Thank you for all your help. my grandmother's tongue is full of some whitish cover and it got down to her throat preventing her to swallow anything(not food or drink). she has been taking fluconazole but the minute she stops, it comes rushing...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.I'm sorry to hear about your GM, it certainly sounds like she could have oral (or esophageal) candidiasis (thrush). Before speaking about treatment, it might be worth a word about diagnosis-- it's a relatively simple thing... Read more »

antibiotics for thrush

hi can antibiotics like penicilin cure thrush? thanks
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...No, antibiotics such as penicillin do not treat candidiasis. Actually, broad spectrum antibiotics can lead to bouts of candidiasis, not cure them.Take care,DR Read more »

thrush not treated

what problems can occur if thrush is not treated? I'm constantly challenged with thrush, even after I get treated with Difucan and Clotrimazole. Does it affect other systems in the body?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...If thrush is not treated, it can extend into the esophagus and cause candida infection there. Candida esophagitis can be severe enough to make it difficult to swallow and can result in significant weight loss. Read more »
Articles
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Systemic Candidiasis

...Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Chart for Treating Candidiasis Candidiasis is a fungal infection and among the most common conditions seen in people with HIV. While... Read more »
Project Inform

Oral Candidiasis (Thrush)

... Table of Contents Introduction Cause Diagnosis Treatment Chart for Treating Candidiasis Side Effects and Drug Interactions Anti-Fungal Drugs and Pregnancy Kids and Candidiasis Prevention Treating and Preventing Read more »
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Candidiasis Update

...immune response is promising for many. Unfortunately, despite success with many OIs, declines in the rate of the fungal infection candidiasis have not been observed. What is Candidiasis? Candidiasis is caused by the fungus Candida and while... Read more »
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Candidiasis in Immune-Compromised Women

...Candidiasis refers to any infection caused by a group of yeast-like fungi called Candida. Candida albicans is the most common type and is Read more »
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oral candidiasis

Posted by 911, 2 Replies
...Anyone who is experienced/ knowledgable comment on oral candidiasis and if it- *is always painful? *has a "cottage cheese-like" appaearance? * always leaves a red and/ or bleeding area underneath Read more »

Erythematous candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...by itself.. then it comes back maybe in a week in a diff location and goes away again.. does this sound like Erythematous candidiasis? from what i have read it is unlikly it is because it usually doesnt just resolve by itself within a day or... Read more »

hey jackie_blue

Posted by notanonymous, 2 Replies
...2001 I had anal sex with an HIV+ male without protection. 3 days later I had fever and in my effort to vomit I got oesophageal candidiasis (which was treated later with Sporanox). I went to the hospital. On Dec. 10 2001 I was found HIV negative... Read more »

yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have heard that recurring yeast infections are a sign of HIV positive status in women. I had a possible exposure 6 months ago, and since then, I had a yeast infection that would not go away for 2 months. then I had a break for 4 months, now I have... Read more »