How Long Do I Use Nystatin To Treat Thrush

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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or fungus) called candida. This yeast is
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candida help

DEAR DRs hi i hope that this very well just want to make one ponder my case I was diagnosed with oral candidiasis treated with fluconazole 12 days 200 mg nystatin unanswered then also no improvement only improves slightly with brushing and...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...disinfectants and other methods to clear it. Candida can become resistant to medication, but that is uncommon unless someone has been treated on and off for a long period of time. I would ask you doctor to look at it and do a scraping to... Read more »

Stupid & Scared - 3 month Woo-hoo!

Hi Dr. Bob,Many thanks for answering my previous question posted a few weeks ago.You certainly put my mind at ease until I got the 3 months test results which came back negative!!Woo, and indeed, hoo!I want to really thank you for your tireless...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...there. I am convinced there is some thrush present at the back of my tongue where I can scrape some whiteness off. I have not treated it this time - would thrush disappear if my immune system was damaged? Anyway, I am due to retest this week. Am... Read more »

Stupid and Scared

Hi Dr. Bob,I have been reading you forum and found it excellent.I am a married man with bi tendencies.Around three months ago I had anal sex with a gay guy. I was stupid and didn't use protection. I guess that in the heat of the moment I just didn't...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are not HIV related. It takes several weeks for acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) symptoms to become manifest.Why would a doctor treat you with Nystatin if your physical exam was not consistent with oral thrush? That makes absolutely no sense!Most... Read more »

Glossitis or Thrush?..Please help!!!

Hi,How are you? I have a question about Thrush and Glossitis-about a month ago I experienced a feeling like my throat was closing or my tongue was swelling up- i went to the doctor and they didn't see anything wrong except that my thyroid glands...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...your tongue and/or a build-up of bacteria and debris. Topical antifungal therapy will not help with coated tongue. The only treatment for this non-disease condition would be brushing your tongue every time you brush your teeth.What are other... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

... Table of Contents Cause Diagnosis Treatment Antifungal Drugs and Pregnancy Side Effects The Problem of Antifungal Resistance Drug Interactions Preventing Fungal Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...doctors prescribe anti-fungal drugs on a long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the Mouth (Thrush) Whitish coating of the tongue and/or the inside of the cheeks ... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

The Problem of Azole-Resistant Thrush

...The encouraging news is that we are making steady progress in treating -- and preventing -- the opportunistic infections that develop in people with advanced HIV disease. The distinctly discouraging Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...the generic version approved in 2000. Why Do People With HIV Take It? Fluconazole is used when fungal infections can't be treated with skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection... Read more »