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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 »

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 »

Thrush Question Please Try To Answer

Hello,I know you cannot diagnose anyone by not being able to see them in person. But I have quick question about Thrush. I have this off white gunk I get in the back of my mouth. Its in the grooves of the arch way right before my throat starts. Its...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
You are correct that I cannot determine the nature of your problem without having the ability to perform an examination, but I do have some thoughts concerning Nystatin oral suspension:This is a relatively weak topical antifungal mouthrinse, which... Read more »

Thrush Treatment

Doctor:I am a 37 y/o male, I am not HIV positive, but I did suffer a brain injury ten years ago. I also have been suffering from an oral thrush problem that was diagnosed a year ago, in hindsight I probably had it six years, maybe longer. No...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post.As a general rule of my infectious disease thumb, before coming up with new treatments, it's worthwhile pondering if we have the correct diagnosis.While thrush is usually easy to diagnose, it can be confused with other... Read more »
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Oral thrush will not go away...

Posted by Sal, 3 Replies
Hi there,
I tested negative at about 5 weeks after protected sex with a CSW.
Sore throat and thrush will not go away. My GP has given me several antibiotics and treated my oral thrush with Nystatin and Mycelex. Niether one seems to get rid of my... Read more »

THRUSH QUESTION...

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
When Oral Thrush is present in true ARS form, does it go away after a few days/weeks? Or is it 100% necessary to get antibiotics to rid of it. Just wondering because of my extremely and unusually white tongue that has been present for some time now.

T... Read more »

Thrush or not?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, hope someone can help. I have always practised safer sex, included in this is oral sex without taking any semen in my mouth etc., and so I have always thought that I was safe from catching HIV. However, about 3 months ago i had a cold (so did my... Read more »

thrush returns

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had oral thrush end of February this year and it took a few weeks to get rid of (due to antibiotics). My doctor tested me for HIV and it was negative after 32 days. I left the country shortly after and my doctor said that the thrush had cleared... Read more »