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How Many Times To You Use Gentian Violet For Thrush A Day

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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
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thrush or hairy leukoplakia

I keep getting white stuff in my mouth, and my doc quickly dismisses it as hairy leukoplakia (I had it before, and I have CD4 ofless than 20).When I insist that using Sporanox gets rid of most of it, he says it's both HL and thrush. It's getting...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...keep in the refrigerator and easy to swallow, and swabbing the thrush once a day for 3-5 days in a row with a dye called 1% gentian violet, which can be ordered by a pharmacy.If you do also have OHL, then you should treat it with an antiherpes... Read more »

PLEASE Help Me...HORRIBLE THRUSH

Hi Dr--I have searched the internet, as well as many Drs, for an answer to my problem and after reading your website you seem to be the only person that can help.For the past year I have developed a white, paste-like film in my mouth on my tongue,...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...sugar content, potential nausea (which you have already experienced and relative ineffectiveness. I also would not recommend gentian violet, which has some efficacy, but would not be a drug of choice. For moderate to severe thrush, I recommend... Read more »

Follow Up (oral thrush concern in window period) with day 85 test result

Hi Doctor. Thanks again for answering previous question few weeks back. So did take an oraquick swab test today at clinic and waited even 1 day beyond the exact 12 week to the day of the possible exposer (85 days now) from having given (me male)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negative HIV-antibody tests out to three months are conclusive and definitely WOO-HOO-able! Whatever is or was causing your thrush, one thing is certain: it is not HIV! Please note the vast, vast majority of cases of thrush have nothing to do... Read more »

THRUSH TREATMENT and LAMICIL

Thrush just flared up from my esophogas to my mouth. I started 250mg of Terbinafine (Lamisil generic) 2 days ago for fungus on a big toe... the same time Thrush flared. Should I continue the LAMISIL? What's to treat the Thrush? I'm using an...
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
...The lamisil should cover the yeast that is causing the oral thrush. If you don't see a response in a few days, you may need another oral antifungal drug. Read more »
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Fluconazole (Diflucan)

...skin lotions or creams. It works against several different types of fungus, including the yeast infection called candidiasis or thrush. Many germs live in our bodies or are common in our surroundings. A healthy immune system can fight them off or... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...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 continued for a few days after the symptoms have gone. The most widely used rinse is nystatin (Mycostatin Oral... Read more »
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Cryptococcal Meningitis

...fluid. The test is safe and usually not too painful. However, after a spinal tap, some people get headaches that can last a few days. The blood or spinal fluid can be tested for cryptococcus in two ways. A "CRAG" test looks for an antigen (a... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms, when they do occur (most people experience only very minor symptoms, some... Read more »
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Oral Thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Is a white pasty coating on your tongue thrush? Any deffinite way to tell for sure? Read more »

thrush returns

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...this year and it took a few weeks to get rid of (due to antibiotics). My doctor tested me for HIV and it was negative after 32 days. I left the country shortly after and my doctor said that the thrush had cleared in my mouth. It is now June... Read more »

THRUSH QUESTION...

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 1 Reply
...When Oral Thrush is present in true ARS form, does it go away after a few days/weeks? Or is it 100% necessary to get antibiotics to rid of it. Just wondering because of my extremely and unusually white tongue Read more »

thrush??, please help.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...sound stupid or ignorant, but how you know you have oral trush??? i drink lots of coffee( cream&sugar) i found myself today witha yellowish tongue, use a napkin to clean it and turn yellowish. there is no sores, or anything else but a... Read more »