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How Do You Use Medication For Thrush

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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...providers prefer to use local treatment first. It puts the medication directly where it is needed. It has fewer side effects than a systemic treatment. Also, there is less risk of candida becoming resistant to the medications. The medications used to fight candida are antifungal drugs. Almost all their names end in "-azole." They include clotrimazole, nystatin, fluconazole, and itraconazole. Local treatments include: Creams suppositories...
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Is thrush contagious?

I am poz and have ITP....my CD4 count's been dropping and I started HAART and ITP-treatment a month ago...but since I was on prednisone, I got thrush. My boyfriend wants to know if he is at risk of "catching" it.Thanks,chris
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Chris,Nope. Thrush is not contagious. It's an opportunistic illness. It takes the "opportunity" of one's immune system being suppressed (in your Read more »

Thrush

Dr. Reznik, I had one "high Risk" exposure way back in the mid 80's. I'm concerned because from time to time i get white patches along my cheek, they tend to come and go. Could i possibly be looking at thrush here? I do not smoke nor am i on any...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...believe you are HIV infected, but rather as means of knowing your status and addressing the concerns associated with not knowing. Thrush (candidiasis) does not normally clear without medication unless the underlying medical condition is... Read more »

erythematous candidias and treatment

Would erythematous candidiasis go way on its own if it was left untreared? I have had small red patches on ny hard pallette before. They have hurt when eating or drinking hot drinks but they have gone after a few days.Thank you for your help.
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...It depends on the situation on why you have thrush. Thrush may occur when one is on antibiotics or medications that alter the immune system such as steroids. Even topical steroids Read more »

Is one Dose of Diflucan enough for THRUSH.?

Dr. ReznikI was going through the question that you had answered on Thrush and diflucan.http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Oral/Current/Q106492.qnaMy doctor told me I have thrush and I was given only one dose (1 capsule) of diflucan, do u think that...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...There are several reasons why a person can develop candidiasis (thrush) including, but by no means limited to HIV infection. Other potential causes include uncontrolled or undiagnosed diabetes, use Read more »
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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 »
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Starting Anti-HIV Medications

Terms Used in This Fact Sheet AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most severe stage of HIV infection. People infected with HIV are diagnosed with AIDS when their CD4 count falls below 200 cells/mm 3 or if they develop an... Read more »
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Combination Medications

What Are Combination Medications? What Are PK Boosters? Combinations of Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors ("Nukes") Combinations of a Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor and Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Combinations... Read more »
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Medical Appointments

Getting the Most From Office Visits Choose the Right Provider! Prepare Ahead of Time Keep Track of the Time Don't Be a Hero Get Your Questions Answered Take the Answers With You Getting the Most From Office Visits Health care... Read more »
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Oral Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...they had a topic related to dental needs and how the dentist was the first person that thought that they had HIV. I have oral thrush and have had it on and off for 2 months. I have also tested negative at the 20 week mark using a oral oraquick... Read more »

question guys. Is Chronic Thrush a sign of early H

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi Guys I have chronic oral thrush as well as thrush down below. Had it for 5 weeks. Doctor says i must have got it from the girl i have been seeing for the last Read more »

4 and a half months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...chances my test was false negative? Could it be possible I have hiv-2? Thanks in advance for any answers. Also would oral thrush clear on its own and then come back a few days later, or would one need medication for thrush to go away? Read more »

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 Read more »