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AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...Fluconazole fights opportunistic infections in people with HIV. Pfizer manufactures it. Baxter manufactures the generic version approved in 2000. Why Do People With HIV Take It? Fluconazole is used when fungal infections can't be treated with 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...
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THRUSH TREATMENT and LAMICIL

Thrush just flared up from my esophogas to my mouth. I started 250mg of Terbinafine (Lamisil generic) 2 days ago for fungus on a big toe... the same time Thrush flared. Should I continue the LAMISIL? What's to treat the Thrush? I'm using an...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...The lamisil should cover the yeast that is causing the oral thrush. If you don't see a response in a few days, you may need another oral antifungal drug. Read more »

Thrush

Dr. Bob, you are my "go-to guy". You have been amazing in helping me with my questions, so here goes another one... I am newly diagnosed, and very concerned with dating new people or being intimate. I have met someone new who has a symptom of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...thrush" and actually having thrush can be two very different things! If he has thrush diagnosed by a physician, it should be treated. Most cases respond rapidly to treatment. Assuming your CD4 cell counts are still reasonable, you are not at... Read more »

White film In Mouth

I was recently diagnosed with HIV. CD4 is about 300 VL 34,000. Just started medication. After I brush my teeth some mornings there is a white film that creates a few minutes afterwards, I can take in off with my hand or a tissue. Can you explain...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...common being oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) and oral thrush. You should show this to your doctor, as the thrush is very easy to treat, often with a liquid you swish around in your mouth. As for OHL, it tends to get better as your immune system... Read more »

oral thrush

I'm writing from South Africa where HAART is presently unaffordable for the vast majority of AIDS patients. Do you know of any herb that can be used for treating oral thrush ( probably as a mouth rinse )? I'm looking for a cheap alternative to the...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Talk to your doctor about this. Flucanazole is the most common treatment used. Garlic seems to have anti-fungal properties but I have not seen any data on thrush and garlic.nelson Read more »
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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 Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...doctors prescribe anti-fungal drugs on a long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV and the Mouth

...These signs were infections that are normally controlled by a healthy person. When people get tested for HIV infection and get treatment, most of these infections never show up. However, many people do not get tested for HIV. They may be infected... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

... Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Antifungal Drugs and Pregnancy Side Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Read more »
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Oral thrush will not go away...

Posted by Sal, 3 Replies
...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 thrush. Tongue is still white all... Read more »

scared out of my mind

Posted by Nervous84, 1 Reply
...Jan. In April I took and hiv test and it came back negative. In March I had unprotected sex with my new boyfriend and had to be treated for bv. I went back to the doctor after taking all of my meds for the bv because I had developed oral thrush... Read more »

just like everyone else

Posted by hopefulindy, 2 Replies
...granules, which are normal. Still her diagnosis has not set my mind at ease because I have recently come off of an antibiotic for treatment for an STD which I acquired from this one time affair. Taking the antibiotic led to a yeast infection,... Read more »

Thrush or Geographic tounge

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...consistent with HIV infection or could this be the stress I am going through everyday worring Also does anyone know how to self treat this condition Thank You and God bless Read more »