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How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Oral Candidiasis

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AIDS InfoNet

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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How long after infection does thrush typically appear?

Dear Dr.,I'm very confused. All the literature I've found on HIV says that, on average, people infected with HIV don't have symptoms for 5 to 10 years. If this is the case, how long does it take for CD4 cells to diminish to the point that symptoms...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...takes about 5-10 years for someone's CD4 cells to drop below 350, which is about the point where many people begin to develop thrush. I guess I don't understand the source of your confusion-- hope this helps. Read more »

candida sp throat infection

My husband is 32yr old and had recently done a throat swab culture which showed Candida Sp .He and myself had a series of sore throats in past 4 months which was not completely responsive to many antibiotics which was given to reduce the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...course of steroids (oral or inhaled) or individuals with diabetes (especially with poor sugar control) can be susceptible to candidal infections of the oropharynx. I would suggest that your husband seek the opinion of an ear, nose and throat... 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...
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
...may be another infection (helicobacter) that could be easily treated with a short course of antibiotics. Good luck with this longstanding problem... 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 »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...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 Usually occurs with CD4 cell count less... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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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Strategies for Managing Opportunistic Infections

...need for life-long maintenance therapy. List of AIDS-Defining OIs from the Centers for Disease Control Candidiasis (thrush) of the throat (esophagus, trachea) or lungs Fungal infection. Most people already have candida in their body.... Read more »
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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 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. Read more »

Dry Mouth, Thrush?

Posted by TheTyger, 3 Replies
...One of the symptoms I experienced was a dry mouth lacking in saliva. My mouth felt kind of sticky and burning. Was this thrush? Or is thrush mainly a bunch of white stuff that resembles cottage cheese on the tongue? Could this have been an oral... Read more »

oral candidiasis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Good afternoon, my question is the following: One can have oral candidiasis, to last generation's eleven months of an exposition of risk and with four proofs ( ELISA ), last theirs to the 185 days of Read more »