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How Is Candidiasis Spread

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Systemic Candidiasis

...and/or vagina. It causes a smelly, thick, white-yellow discharge that might occur with itching, burning 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 include discomfort of the mouth and throat, burning and an altered sense of taste (often...
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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 »

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 »

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Hello, I hate to bother you again, but here goes. I am having a horrible time shaking the fear that I can't trust my negative rapid test. It was a whole-blood OraQuick Advance done one year after the exposure, but with the story about false...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is not your problem. No way. No how. (No McCain. No Sarah "I can see Russia from my house" Palin.) You do not have esophageal candidiasis. Although there is no medical reason for you to have a follow-up ELISA, if this will put your residual fears... 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 »
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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...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... 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 »
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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 »
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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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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...so rarely screened for, it is bound to spread a little in the states, going relatively unnoticed. The actions that limit the spreading of HIV limit the spreading of HTLV as well luckily, but even then people get infected with HIV every day. ... Read more »

Erythematous candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...by itself.. then it comes back maybe in a week in a diff location and goes away again.. does this sound like Erythematous candidiasis? from what i have read it is unlikly it is because it usually doesnt just resolve by itself within a day or... Read more »

stress

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...70. Ear discharges. 71. Painful intercourse. 72. Food allergies or food reactions. 73. Hayfever. 74. General allergies. 75. Thrush. 76. Hair loss The majority of people who have Candida do not realize they have it until become seriously ill. The... 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 »