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How Long Does Oral Thrush Last

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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 »

Thrush doesn't mean you have HIV!

Hi dr.BobThis is more of a comment than a question but i figured i would post it anyway.Im a... 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... Read more »
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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...have these side effects. Candidiasis can come back repeatedly. Some health care providers prescribe anti-fungal drugs on a long-term basis. This can cause resistance. The yeast can mutate so that a drug no longer works. Some serious cases do not... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...short time. However, they may be the best choice for someone with a very sore or dry mouth. Rinses are held in the mouth for as long as possible and should be swilled around and then swallowed. They are used at least four times a day and... Read more »
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Fungal Infections

...anti-fungal drugs interact with HIV drugs. Candidiasis can come back repeatedly. Some 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... Read more »
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Smoking and HIV

...people with HIV, smoking can make it more difficult to fight off serious infections. People with HIV disease are now living longer. Smoking and related problems can interfere with long term quality of life. What Are the Risks of Smoking?... 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 »

thrush returns

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I had oral thrush end of February this year and it took a few weeks to get rid of (due to antibiotics). My doctor tested me for HIV and it was 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 Read more »

Q about oral thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was wondering if some of the experts could give me some info. Is oral thrush painful? I came down with a bad throat infection a couple of days ago. Having a hard time swallowing and both my nodes are swollen Read more »