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How Effective Is Nystatin For 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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oral thrush?

After receiving a positive Hiv result6 months ago, I have noticed a bwhite plaque-like film on my tongue along with small white spots on my lip. Well come to find out, I had received a false-positive result but I do not know what to believe because...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
First of all, it would be a good idea to be retested for HIV. In addition to the standard test, you can ask your doctor to test you for the presence of HIV in your blood (viral load test). If you are not HIV+, then congratulations! and please see... Read more »

Amoxycillin and thrush

Would a doctor perscribe Amoxycillin to clear thrust. Is Amoxycillin effective at clearing up a mild case of thrush....
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic and does not treat thrush. Thrush needs to be treated with an antifungal medicine such as nystatin, clotrimazole, fluconazole. Sometimes thrush can clear up on its own. This is more likely to happen if someone starts HIV... Read more »

Thrush

What is thrush and what causes it? What medication is used to treat thrush?...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Thrush is a common term for pseudomembranous candidiasis which is caused by fungal organisms. The most common causative agent is Candida albicans, but our recent research has shown an increased prevalence of non-albicans species such as Candida... 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 »
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resistant thrush

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
I've had drug resistant esophogeal thrush in the past, been on amphotericin IV, but was OK for years. Recently, I was diagnosed with esophogeal thrush and microsporidiosis. Has anyone out there had success treating thrush with something other than... Read more »

Q about oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was wondering if some of the experts could give me some info. Is oral thrush painful? I came down with a bad throat infection a couple of days ago. Having a hard time swallowing and both my nodes are swollen and painful in my neck. Upon further... Read more »

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 and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My girlfriend has thrush and I'm concerned if she could have HIV. We've always practiced safe sex, but I'm still concerned. She has had a cough and has been taking antibiotics. The doc said that the medicine kills a lot of bacteria in the body... Read more »