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How Is Oral Candidiasis Transmitted

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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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Candida Infection

Recently I have been admitted into the hospital for what appears to be Thrush or Candida. My symptoms include small white spots on the tonsils, white coating of the tongue, a white curd-like spot on the roof of my mouth when easily scraped away bled...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...disease since the early 90's. Indeed, esophageal candidiasis is a well known and serious AIDS-defining illness. Furthermore, Candidal infections can be very serious and life-threatening, especially when they reach the blood stream. If your... Read more »

Candida Infection

Recently I have been admitted into the hospital for what appears to be Thrush or Candida. My symptoms include small white spots on the tonsils, white coating of the tongue, a white curd-like spot on the roof of my mouth when easily scraped away bled...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Candida is a common fungus that, as you say, is present in almost everyone to some extent. With more advanced HIV disease (such as you have with a CD4 count below 200=, it can cause symptoms. This has little to do with diet or other things. It... Read more »

Erythematous Candidiasis

Thank you so much for this valuable site.In 8 months and 8 dr. visits, I haven't learned anything from the dr.'s I've visited. I have learned from your site, based on the pictures, that Erythematous Candidiasis is most similar in appearence to my...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...risk factors including those you have mentioned plus many more.As far as your concern regarding the possible transmission of candidiasis, be advised that candida organism occur in approximately 60% of the general population. Whether or not a... Read more »

Candidiasis y VIH (sexto correo)

Por favor necesito de su ayuda. Hace 8 semanas tuve sexo de alto riesgo(anal con una prostituta y sin condon), a la semana cinco comenze con sintomas de candidiasis(ya diagnosticada), al siguiente dia de estos sintomas me realize la ELISA(tercera...
Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Response from Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Universidad de Puerto Rico
...Este tranquilo. La Candidiasis oral asociada a la condicion por VIH esta asociada con enfermedad bien avanzada en la gran mayoria de los casos.No se transmite Read more »
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Oral Candidiasis (Thrush)

...Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Conclusion Introduction Oral candidiasis, which is also called thrush, is a fungal infection of the mouth and/or throat. Candidiasis of the throat is called esophageal candidiasis... 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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Vaginal Candidiasis

... Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Treating Vaginal Candidiasis Prevention Treating and Preventing Fungal Infections Naturally Practical Prevention Tips Food as Prevention! Read more »
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Candidiasis in Immune-Compromised Women

...Candida can infect the lining of the mucous membranes in the esophagus, intestines, vagina, throat and lungs. Oral candidiasis (thrush) or recurrent vaginal candidiasis (vaginitis, yeast infection) is an early sign of weakening of the immune... Read more »
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erythematous candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and are always burning. Could it be something transmited by mouth??? i made a negative Elisa. now i have more than this i have candidiasis in the corner of mouth too. give me your opinion please Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »