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How Do I Take Care Of Oral Thrush

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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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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...
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 »

Re:Oral yeast...Meant Oral Thrush

Sorry I wasnt clear, I meant having oral thrush and having elisa test done past the window of 6 months. ThankyouMy elisa was negative, should I move on or retest?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Having tested negative after 6 months of a potential exposure I have two bits of advice:1. I would not suggest testing again2. I would return to your primary care provider to determine the cause of the oral thrush.DR... Read more »

oral thrush possible causes

What are some possible causes of oral thrush? I've had a history of sinus problems and recently had a possible low risk exposure to HIV (insertive oral sex) and am wondering if oral thrush is possibly cause by sinus problems as well as...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
There are numerous reasons why one may develop thrush including but not limited to use of broad spectrum antibiotics, asthma inhalers, systemic corticosteroids (such as prednisone) and conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes and HIV.I would make... Read more »

oral thrush scaring me..

I have tested hiv- at 16 weeks but for some reason I have oral thrush I have taken 7 oraquick test all negative from week 10 to week 16 could they be wrong???...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere are many reasons you can have thrush. Anytime your immune system is compromised, from the flu or other type of infection thrush can happen. If you are on antibiotics it can happen as well.The testing guidelines for HIV are to be initially... Read more »
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Oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How do I get a health professional to take serously, and test me for, oral thrush?

My doctor just laughed it off saying that it only happens when the immune system is really down. However, I have white stuff on my tongue which can't be removed and... Read more »

oral thrush question

Posted by rock_on, 1 Reply
im not sure if this is an early sign of hiv infection but from what ive heard and read it occurs in late hiv infection. is this true? and is it most common on the back on the tongue near the throat???? Read more »

Oral Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is it normal for someone who could possibly be having symptomes of a recent infection (due to having sex with someone of unknown status) have a burning tong and lips due to oral thrush without having the creamy white patches? Are patches supposed... Read more »

White spots on tonsils, oral thrush

Posted by lovelivelife1, 2 Replies
Exposure date was 8/1/12

8/2/12 Body hurt a lot for 3 days like I worked out or something mainly thighs and knee cap area it hurt to walk

8/9/12 bump appears on left shoulder area raised Dr took a sample of it and it came back as a staph infection... Read more »