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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast
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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 wart-looking things...
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 »

What is thrush and when does it occur?

Is thrush common in early stages - specifically in the window? What are the symptoms?Is a whitish tongue thrush? If not, is it something related?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Thrush is not at all common in the early stages of HIV disease but can be seen in some newly-infected individuals as part of the acute Read more »

thrush on skin

Hi, On this forum it appears that oral thrush is a common symptom in babies who are hiv positive. However would it be unusual if an infant potentially infected with hiv develop's thrush in areas such as the perianal region, under arms, between toes...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Candida infection is common in infants especially in the groin area (diaper dermatitis)and next is oral thrush (oral candidiasis) which affects 2-5% of all newborns. So thrush is relatively nonspecific for HIV infection. BJ Read more »

Thrush, once again...

Hi Dr., I know you have heard this before, but can't find a good answer. Would it be odd for thrush to appear within a year after being infected. I tested a year or so ago and was negative, but was with a lady I don't know well about a year ago. ...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Thrush, or a yeast infection in the mouth, is very common. You state that you were HIV negative one year ago. It may pay to get your Read more »
Articles
San Francisco General Hospital

The Problem of Azole-Resistant Thrush

...still have real trouble controlling one of the most frequently seen of these infections -- oral candidiasis, commonly known as thrush. At first, candida infections respond very well to drug therapy, and for a time it is possible to prevent... Read more »
Project Inform

Oral Candidiasis (Thrush)

...Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Conclusion Introduction Oral candidiasis, which is also called thrush, is a fungal infection of the mouth and/or throat. Candidiasis of the throat is called esophageal candidiasis... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...and swelling. A bad case can make walking, peeing or sex very painful. Infection in the Mouth Oral candidiasis, called thrush , involves the mouth and sometimes the throat. It can also occur without symptoms. The most common symptoms usually... Read more »
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Is this oral thrush?

Posted by coronzon, 3 Replies
...All, Was curious if the following picture looks like thrush. The white coating is tough to brush away and causes bad breath. I am a smoker. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/tsesmatas/Pictures/1209101130a.jpg Read more »

Oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone here know the incubation period for oral thrush between a possible HIV exposure and the first signs of a problem(white spots)? Is it a few days, a few weeks, a few months? I Read more »

How likely is thrush in HIV- folks

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi, I have noticed a whitish coat over my entire tongue for the past week. I've been reading up on thrush and its typically described as milkish/curdish white patches. I don't have these typical patches any other patches in the mouth, Read more »

thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is white tongue, burning tongue or thrush a symptom of ARS? Read more »