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How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Candidiasis

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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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Can candidiasis appear when on meds for long time?

Can I develop candida in the mouth and esophagus while i am under treatment for 10 years, undetectable for 9 years? last lab test done 5 months ago showed cd4 592, cd8 670.I have been getting often mild infections in the past 5 months since i have...
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
Although it is possible, it is very unlikely, given your CD4 count and response to HIV treatment. You may want to have the diagnosis confirmed.... Read more »
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I will assume that you are asking about clearing hepatitis B after new infection...If your Hepatitis B surface antigen is reactive six months into infection, I would be concerned about the development of chronic infection.... Read more »

Diagnosing Erythematous Candidiasis

Dr. Reznik, How difficult is it to diagnose erythematous candidiasis? Starting last November, I developed these flat red patches on my tounge (mainly the tip). In the morning, they usually have a faint white outline that goes away after I eat or...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
Erythematous candidiasis is diagnosed by appearance taking into consideration the patient's underlying medical condition or medications they may be on. It is possible to perform a lab test (KOH stain) to confirm the diagnosis, but the results... Read more »

fluconazole-resistant candidiasis

HI, FIRST OF ALL LET ME CONGRATULATE YOU FOR YOUR WORK. IT IS GREAT AND GENEROUS.I HACE THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: WOULD IT BE "NORMAL" OR COMMON FOR SOMEONE TO DEVELOPE FLUCONAZOLE RESISTANT CANDIDIASIS AND (OR) SEBORREIC DERAMTITIS AS SOON...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It would be pretty unusual to develop fluconazole-resistant candidiasis only 10 months after contracting HIV, but it would depend on how often fluconazole was used and not how long you've had HIV. Since seborrheic dermatitis can happen to... Read more »
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itchy vagina? vaginal candidiasis

Posted by wishingforacure, 3 Replies
I am HIV+ and recently my vagina has been itchy. Usually before I get my period. I don't have any STI's. The doctor said this may happen more often since I am HIV+. Is anyone experiencing this? Is there any way to get rid of it or make it better?... Read more »

Candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long after infection would you see signs of Erythemathous Candidiasis and what are the symptoms associated with it. I have a some small red blotches on my tongue that are not painful or burning.

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to rid of me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
fine ill post my whole story tonight or tommorow morning and then ill stop unless i really need to post but just so you know i did get exposed to it by having unprotected sex with a girl ok. here is a short part of my story: i had unprotected sex... Read more »

how long 4 symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi all....one quick question and all responses are welcome. how long after possible exposer does it take for oral thrush to occur?its been about 4 months and the sides of the back of my tongue are starting to feel weird....does this correspond with... Read more »