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How Does Oral Candidiasis Spread

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

...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 taken, but candida might become resistant to...
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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 Read more »

Diflucan and Bactrim

I am taking Diflucan and Bactrim . I have been diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis and thrush. My LP was normal, as well as my CT scan. My Lab results from the LP were clear; however, the crypto antigen showed up at a low level in my blood lab...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Fluconazole usually would be effective at suppressing cryptococcal infection and mimimizing chances for spread to the central nervous system. KH Read more »

sex

I perform oral sex on girl if she has thrush can pass it to my mouth
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thrush is caused by candida, which is a type of fungus. Most thrush comes from within our own system and is not spread from one person Read more »

Thrush?

Hi Doc,been poz for about 4 years now, im doing really well, i wake up some mornings with a tiny white spot on the same part of the gum,( i picked at this a lot , i know i shouldnt have.), i comes off easily, leaving no mark or no pain.my doc said...
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
...or whether you are on HIV meds. The lower the CD4 count the greater the likelihood that mouth problems such as this could be thrush. It would be unusual for this to be thrush and only be in the one spot. It is usually easily recognizable, so I... Read more »
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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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Candidiasis Update

...be the first choice for treating candidiasis. If the infection is aggressive, not responsive to therapy and/or shows signs of spreading throughout the body, then systemic therapy will be employed. Systemic therapies can be used for any type of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptococcal Meningitis

...expensive drug. Taking fluconazole for a long period of time can lead to yeast infections (such as thrush, vaginitis, or severe candida infection of the throat, see Fact Sheet 501 ) that are resistant to fluconazole. These resistant infections... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...milk has to get into your body. HIV-infected pregnant women can pass the infection to their new babies. To decrease the risk of spreading HIV: Use condoms during sexual activity; Do not share drug injection equipment; If you are HIV-infected... Read more »
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candidiasis oral??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...No se si es candidiasis oral o no!! tengo la lengua muy blanca, sobre todo la parte de mas adentro. Lo que pasa es que no es en formas de placas como Read more »

candidiasis oral

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Buenas tardes, mi pregunta es la siguiente: Se puede tener candidiasis oral, a los once meses de una exposicin de riesgo y con cuatro pruebas de ultima generacion (ELISA), la ultima de ellas a los Read more »

Glositis - Candidiasis oral

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Cuantas semanas tarda en aparecer Glositis romboidal o candidiasis desde el posible contacto de riesgo. Tengo una zona con pequea depapilacion a ambos lados de la parte central de la lengua,como Read more »

Am I Infected?!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...slowly (I used hydrocortisone today and it seems to already be helping). Am I infected? My mind is telling me that I have had thrush (on the tonsils only?), erythematous candidiasis and seborrheic dermatitis. My rational side is saying that... Read more »